With National Margarita Day right around the corner, I figured this is a good time to talk tequila. More specifically, CRUZ Reposado tequila. But don’t worry, I also have a citrus margarita recipe for you to enjoy with said tequila.
About CRUZ Tequila
CRUZ Tequila, or CRUZ del Sol if you’re looking at the label on the bottle, is produced in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The tequila is made from 100% blue agave and does not contain any chemicals, flavorings or additives. Their lineup includes a blanco, reposado and anejo tequila. I was sent a bottle of the reposado so that’s what will be discussed here.
CRUZ Reposado tequila is aged for 6 months in American oak whiskey barrels and has a very pale yellow color. On the nose, it smells of sweet agave with hints of pineapple. On the palette, smoke comes through along with agave, vanilla and a tobacco finish. Overall, I liked this tequila and found it worked with a variety of other ingredients for cocktails.
Where to buy CRUZ Reposado Tequila
Right now, it looks like CRUZ Tequila is available in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Idaho. On their website, they have a where to buy page so you can try and locate a bottle in your area or online. I did find CRUZ Reposado tequila online at Crown Wine & Spirits, with a retail price of $40 for a 750ml bottle. I also found a few other retailers that sell the blanco for about the same price.
CRUZ Reposado Tequila cocktail recipes
I did quite a bit of experimenting with my little bottle of CRUZ Reposado tequila. Most of the drinks ended up being tequila cocktails instead of margaritas, so I’ll save those recipes for another time. For now, I suggest you try it in this citrus margarita recipe, or any other margarita recipe that strikes your fancy.
- 2 ounces CRUZ reposado tequila
- ¾ ounce Cointreau
- ½ ounce lime juice
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- ¾ ounce orange juice
- ¾ ounce grapefruit juice
- ½ teaspoon agave nectar, adjusted to taste
- Smoked sea salt for rimming glass
- Rim half of a rocks glass with lime and dip in smoked sea salt.
- Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into the salted rocks glass.
- Ice in the glass is optional. I chose to use a large ice sphere that I froze with lime wheels to add some color to the glass.
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Note: I received a bottle of CRUZ Reposado tequila to enjoy. All opinions, pictures and the recipe are my own.