Wondering if Joven tequila is worth buying or simply wondering if it should be sipped on or used in a cocktail?
This post will simplify what it is, what it tastes like, and when to use it, so your selection is best enjoyed!
What Does Joven Tequila Mean?
Young, or Joven, refers to the aging time of the tequila inside of a barrel. And although Joven tequila is rarely aged inside of a barrel, the mixing of the Blanco tequila, which is tequila that's been bottled after distilling, and an age tequila will give it its aging classification.
What Does Joven Tequila Taste Like?
Joven tequila takes the hints of citrus and peppery aftertaste from a Blanco tequila and the sweet flavors of vanilla and pear of the Reposados into a deliciously enjoyable drink.
What is the Difference Between Joven and Blanco Tequila?
Blanco tequila is straight-up tequila that's bottled immediately after the distilling process is complete. Joven tequila is first mixed with lightly aged tequila, a Reposado, for it to get additional hints of flavors that only aging can give the tequila.
Both Joven and Blanco tequila are clear in color. And while several tequila brands offer both varieties, Joven tequila is made in small batches, which tends to carry over a higher price per bottle.
Where to Buy Joven Tequila
You can buy Joven tequila online or at your local liquor store. Price differences will vary by brand as well as by the size of the batch, origin, and agave and processing methods.
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How to Drink Joven Tequila
Joven tequila can be mixed into drinks, with cleaner drinks like a Classic Margarita, being my favorite, or sipped on served on the rocks, over ice, or neat in a glass.
If sipping your Joven tequila but don't want to dilute it with ice, consider storing it in the freezer, so it's served chilled and at its full strength.
Cocktails Using Hoven Tequila
Joven tequila mixes great with everything. Consider using it on a one of these tequila drinks.
Drinks to make with Joven Tequila
If you're going to use your Joven tequila in a cocktail, you should stick to the classic cocktails like our Classic Margarita recipe, Tequila Screwdriver, Tequila & Lemonade, Kiwi Margarita, or an Orange Margarita.