Best cheap tequilas for margaritas
Olmeca Altos Blanco
$23 – 750ml
Olmeca Altos is medium bodied tequila with slight sweetness and spicy finish.
$25 – 750ml
Hints of pepper flavor but otherwise neutral. We’ve used Milagro numerous times including for our margarita at the San Antonio Margarita Meltdown.
Toro De Lidia Blanco
$24 – 750ml
Earthy and peppery with agave flavor upfront. Learn more about Toro De Lidia in our interview with their brand representative on The Tequila Tester podcast.
$16 – 750ml
The least expensive tequila on the list. Aroma has fresh cooked agave and finishes with a small bite at the end.
Espolon Blanco Tequila
$23 – 750ml
Subtle citrus flavor with vanilla and agave aroma. We talk more about Espolon and it’s flavor on our blanco tequila show.
What are some of your favorite tequilas for $25 and under? Did we miss one of your favorites? If so, we would enjoy hearing about it in the comments below.
Here is a delicious margarita to start you off with your inexpensive tequila purchase.
- 1 oz of blanco tequila
- 1/2 oz orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz strawberry schnapps
- 1/2 oz Margarita Texas Mix
- 1 oz fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup ice
Rub rim of glass with a rind of lime and dip in salt or sugar. Pour all ingredients into blender, blend until slushy and serve.
We have over 70 margarita recipes to try with these tequilas.
Note: Prices may vary depending on your location. We took average prices from liquor stores in Texas.