Introduction to Milagro Tequila
A Brief History
Milagro was founded in 1998 by Danny Schneeweiss and Moy Guindi, who were college friends at the time. They founded Milagro in order to bring not only a more sophisticated taste to tequila, but also wanted to make tequila a world renowned and celebrated drink popular amongst the younger generations.
How is Milagro tequila made?
Milagro tequila is made of blue agave that’s harvested from the Jalisco Highlands in Mexico. The blue agave that they use is incredibly sweet, which adds a lot ot the tequila’s flavor as it distills. The blue agave is roasted in a brick oven for up to thirty-six hours, which brings out the earthy tones and cooks the sugars of the fruit.
Once thoroughly baked, the blue agave is then shredded and pressed to extract all of its juices. The juice is poured into massive steel tanks where the aforementioned sugar turns into alcohol. The tequila is then distilled and aged in barrels. The longer they’re left to age, the better the taste and quality of the tequila. Once ready, the tequila is bottled right in the heart of Mexico City, where it’s then distributed to consumers around the world.
Milagro Tequila Prices List
$21.99 - $27.99
$46.99 - $50.99
$21.99 - $28.99
$29.99 - $35.99
Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Silver
$42.99 - $49.99
Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Reposado
$45.99 - $52.99
Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Anejo
$89.99 - $109.99
Milagro Unico 2
$269.99 - $299.99
Milagro Prices Compared to Other Brands of Tequila
Milagro hasn’t been in the tequila manufacturing game as long as Patron has, and the difference in quality between the two is quite noticeable. Patron is a premium tequila that offers a wide variety of products, varying in age and flavors. The older bottles of Patron, like the Patron Gran Burdeo, typically fetch prices as high as $$419.99 - $499.99. Milagro’s most expensive bottle by comparison, the Milagro Unico 2, averages between $269.99 - $299.99, half of what Patron’s top bottle of tequila is worth.
A standard 750ml bottle of Don Julio Blanco Tequila can be bought for roughly $41.99-45.99, which is roughly the same amount that a bottle of Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Silver retails for on the market. One of the more expensive bottles of Don Julio, Don Julio Real Tequila, retails from between $399.99 - $419.99, which is a couple hundred dollars more expensive than Milagro’s Unico 2. Over all, Don Julio offers more reasonable prices for their tequila, but are still slightly more expensive than anything Milagro offers due to their premium status as tequila makers.
Avion is a brand very similar to Milagro in that they aren’t too expensive for the average consumer, but still produce high-quality tequila. A bottle of Avion Silver (750ml) retails for slightly more expensive than a standard bottle of Milagro Silver, ranging between $34.99 - $38.99. All in all, Avion is a great alternative to Milagro, but for those looking for a cheaper bottle of tequila, Milagro is still a very excellent choice.
Hornitos is a significantly cheaper brand than Milagro. Their cheapest tequila option, Hornitos Plata (375ml), can range in price between $12.99 - $19.99. Their most expensive bottle, Hornitos Anejo (750ml) can typically retail between $25.99 - $35.99. In contrast, a standard bottle of Milagro Silver retails for nearly double their cheapest bottle of tequila. This is in part due to the fact that Hornitos doesn’t age their tequila as long, resulting in less of a refined taste.
What should you mix with Milagro tequila?
With this delectable drink, there’s no shaking required. In a tall glass, simply pour the ingredients over cubed ice and garnish with mint leaves for a splash of color. This is a fantastically bubbly drink that will not only refresh your senses, but provide a great introduction to first-time or newbie tequila drinkers.
Blood Orange Margarita
This fantastic cocktail is both sweet and fruity, the perfect option for those who don’t really enjoy the taste of bitter spirits. In a shaker, pour the ingredients over ice and shake very well. Once mixed, strained the contents into a salt-rimmed glass over cubed ice. For a little extra flare, feel free to garnish with some beautiful blood orange slices.
Who said that tequila couldn’t be a classy drink? The Allstar is the perfect answer to all naysayers. In a mixing glass, combine the ingredients over ice and still until the drink is chilled to your preference. Strain the contents into a martini glass and garnish with an orange peel for a beautiful contrast of color. Sweet, fruity, and chocolatey, this cocktail is perfect for an elegant evening out.
Nothing screams summertime like this wonderful mix of fruit, tequila, and and agave nectar. In a shaker, muddle the fruit until the juices and flavors have been thoroughly mixed. Add the remaining ingredients, along with some ice, into the mixer and shake very well. Strain into a glass filled with cubed ice and garnish with a tangerine wedge and tarragon sprig for a little extra zest.