An Introduction to Sauza
A Brief History
The House of Sauza (or Casa Sauza) has been producing high-quality tequila since 1873. Sauza tequila has an undeniable influence on the history of Mexico, surviving over the years through revolution, war, and centuries of perfecting their craft.
In 1978, Casa Sauza has a record-breaking amount of sales - 3 million cases of tequila - in just one year, firmly establishing the spirit line as one of the world’s most beloved and go-to tequila options. In 2003, Casa Sauza was even recognized as the world’s most consumed tequila.
How is Sauza tequila made?
Sauza tequila is made from the fruit (or piña) of the blue weber agave plant, a type of plant that only grows in the Jalisco region of Mexico’s arid drylands. These plants are carefully grown and cultivated to produce the sweetest, ripest fruits before harvest. The nectar of the blue weber agave plant is extracted from the piña and cooked to begin the fermentation process.
The tequila is then distilled and aged from anywhere between a number of months to a handful of years. Depending on how long the tequila is set aside to age, this affects the spirit’s color and overall flavor and smoothness. The older the tequila is, the more golden-brown in color they appear, having pulled this color from the oak barrels in which they age.
Sauza Tequila Prices List
Sauza Signature Blue Silver
$13.99 - $19.99
$24.99 - $35.99
Sauza Signature Blue Reposado
$13.99 - $19.99
Sauza Conmemorativo Anejo
$24.99 - $27.99
$12.99 - $18.99
$12.99 - $18.99
Sauza Cucumber Chili
$13.99 - $17.99
Prices Compared to Other Tequila Brands
Patron brands itself as a premium tequila, which results in significantly higher prices when compared to the bottles that Sauza offers. The older bottles of Patron, like the Patron Gran Burdeo, typically fetch prices as high as $$419.99 - $499.99. The most expensive bottle that Sauza offers, the 1.75L Sauza Signature Blue Silver, only ranges between $24.99 - $35.99. Generally speaking, Sauza is an affordable tequila marketed towards the masses.
In terms of price, Hornitos tequila and Sauza tequila offer very similar ranges. They are both brands that are intended to be enjoyed by everyone, and this truly does reflect in their prices. heir cheapest tequila option, Hornitos Plata (375ml), usually retails between $12.99 - $19.99, which runs in the exact same range of Sauza’s 750ml bottle of Sauza Signature Blue Silver. The main difference between the two brands is the fact that Sauza has been around for much longer, while Hornitos is still a relatively new spirits company.
Tequila made by Milagro is slightly more expensive than Sauza, but still retains a high-level of quality. Milagro offers a slightly wider range of products, with their more expensive bottle of tequila (Milagro Unico 2) being aged for several years. The Milagro Unico 2 ranges between $269.99 - $299.99, while Sauza doesn’t have a bottle that is even remotely comparable. A 750ml bottle of Milagro Silver can retail between $21.99 - $27.99, which is only slightly more expensive than Sauza’s standard tequila product.
What should you mix with Sauza?
This refreshing cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day, or if you’re just looking for a drink that’s fruity and light! In a shaker over ice, pour in the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain over a salt-rimmed cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon wedge and mint leaf for a pop of color. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even substitute the simple syrup with maple syrup for an added level of sweetness.
Looking for a little more spice in your life? Then this cocktail is the answer! Fruity, spicy, salty, and loads of fun, the Bloody Maria is actually simple and easy to put together. Fill a large glass with ice and simply pour in the ingredients. You can garnish with a celery stalk or a small wedge of avocado to truly bring a contrast of color. You can obviously omit the horseradish sauce or use less Tabasco if your spice tolerance isn’t very high.
Cucumber Chili Cooler
If spice just isn’t your thing, consider a Cucumber Chili Cooler. Sauza actually makes a cucumber and chili infused tequila, which is perfect for this particular recipe! In a highball glass over ice, pour in the ingredients and garnish with a cucumber and small slice of jalapeno. The fizzy sweetness of the lemon lime soda will no doubt quench your thirst!