The Difference Between 100% Agave And Mixto Tequila

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Countless tequila brands claim to offer the best tequila in the world have you ever wondered about the type of tequila they’re selling? If your answer is yes, then here is your complete guide to the two types of tequila – pure agave and mixed.

100% Agave Tequila

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Agave tequila is the pure version of tequila. It is also known as 100% blue agave. This type of tequila utilizes sugar that comes purely from blue agave. That’s where it derives its name from.
100% agave tequila includes:
  • Reposado
  • Añejo
  • Plata
These three types of 100% pure agave tequilas are present at Agavales. Our tequilas are made from 100% blue agave. When you drink them, you will taste amazing premium tequila that is as pure as it can be.
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Mixto Tequila

These are also known as mixed tequilas and as the name suggests, they are mixed with other ingredients. However, they are not marketed as mixto tequila. They are just known as normal tequila.
This is why if you want the pure agave tequila, you always need to check the label. Any tequila that doesn’t have 100% blue agave is categorized as mixto.
Legally, every tequila should contain at least 51% of blue agave. Mixto tequilas fulfill this requirement, but the rest of the tequila is made with cane sugars.
You will notice this in the taste of the tequila right away, as pure agave tequilas have a distinct flavor that you will not find anywhere else.

Why Choose 100% Agave Over Mixto?

If you want to make the most of your tequila, then you should always go for 100% blue agave tequila over mixto. Here are three reasons why:
#1. Tastes Better
These are premium tequilas and they taste much better than mixto tequilas. Every brand of agave tequila has its own distinct flavor profile. If you want a variety of tastes and flavor profiles, then choose 100% agave tequila from Agavales.
#2. No Hidden Ingredients
Mixto tequilas can include a variety of ingredients and additives such as colorings, flavorings, and other non-agave contents. The worst part is that these producers are not obligated to tell you what they use in their tequila, so you won't know what you're getting.
#3. Less of a Hangover
Mixto tequilas have many different ingredients that can cause you to have terrible hangovers. On the other hand, 100% agave tequila is pure and if you drink it responsibly having a hangover will be less likely.

Final Words

If you want to enjoy tequila the right way, then you should always go for 100% agave tequila. At Agavales, we have many unique flavor profiles and pure agave tequila that will blow your mind. Browse the rest of our site and choose your flavor now.