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15 Best Alcohol Options to Bring Back From Mexico (2023)

Best Alcohol to Bring Back From Mexico

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Mexico isn’t only about tequila – there are various alcohol types Mexico offers. And with all the options available, it’s challenging to pick the best alcohol to bring back from Mexico. 

So if you want alcohol ideas to bring home, this post is for you.

Here’s a list of all my favorite spirits I usually bring back home from Mexico, which my family and friends love the most. Read on! 

Top 15 Alcohols To Bring Back From Mexico 

15. Oaxaca Distillery Whiskey

Average Price: around $45/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 45% ABV 

Why We Like It: My friends like the captivating allure of Oaxaca Distillery Whiskey. It has a velvety texture with a harmonious blend of smoky and spicy notes, creating an unrivaled sipping experience. 

14. Mexican Sparkling Wines

Average Price: around $12.99/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 11% ABV

Why We Like It: If you want a perfect celebration spirit, try Mexican sparkling wines’ effervescent charm. I like Mexican sparkling wines’ crisp elegance and vibrant flavors, often infused with the country’s unique terroir. 

13. Siglo Cero Pox

Bottle and a Glass of Siglo Cero Pox

Average Price: around $41.61/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 42.2% ABV 

Why We Like It: Siglo Cero Pox is a traditional Mayan spirit from Mexico. This is a good choice if you want something earthy and complex. 

“Mexico’s liquid treasures, bottled brilliance to savor beyond its borders.” – Liquor Laboratory

It embodies the rich heritage of Mayan culture, truly a savory, unique, and authentic Mexican gem.

But how do you say I’m drunk in Mexico?

12. Mocambo Art Edition

Man Drinking Mocambo Art Edition

Average Price: around $42.99/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Looking for a premium Mexican Rum? I suggest the Mocambo Art Edition, a limited edition expression. 

Its velvety texture and complex flavor profile tantalize the senses, leaving a lasting impression on every sip. 

11. Herradura Seleccion Suprema

Bottle of Herradura Seleccion Suprema

Average Price: around $381.74/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Herradura Seleccion Suprema is renowned for its whiskey-esque caramel, vanilla, and oak aromas. 

Anyone will love its velvety sweet flavor complemented by leather, tobacco, cherry, and dried fruit tones. 

10. Código 1530 Rosa Blanco

Bottle of Codigo 1530 Tequila Rosa Blanco and a Glass

Average Price: around $62/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: This exquisite spirit undergoes a meticulous aging process in wine barrels, giving a delicate blush hue. 

With its floral and fruity notes, Código 1530 provides a refined and refreshing tequila experience that transcends expectations.

9. Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

Man Holding Bottle of Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

Average Price: from $65-$199/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Surprisingly, Cuervo Reserva de la Familia is an exceptional quality (since Jose Cuervo spirits aren’t my cup of tea).

It impresses my palate with its remarkable smoothness. Enjoyable neat, it’s a seamless and satisfying drink. 

8. El Jimador 

El Jimador Bottle and a Shot Glass

Average Price: around $19-$29/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Experience the authentic essence of Mexico with El Jimador. It is distilled from 100% blue agave and provides a smooth and versatile flavor profile – best enjoyed in cocktails or sipped neat.

7. Maestro Dobel 50

Bottle of Maestro Dobel 50

Average Price: from $161-$1079/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Maestro Dobel 50 enchants my senses with a delicate bouquet of vanilla, agave, and a hint of oak. 

I like the silky and sweet taste with an impeccably smooth finish, accentuating the delightful essence of vanilla. 

6. Patron Añejo

Bottle of Patron Añejo

Average Price: around $61.99/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: I like how Patron Añejo entices with its captivating aroma of oak, vanilla, and roasted agave, with a finish oozing with warmth and subtle caramel tones. 

It boasts a caramel presence, complemented by hints of almond, tobacco, and oak. 

5. Abasolo el Whisky de Mexico

Close Up Image of Abasolo el Whisky de Mexico

Average Price: around $55/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 43% ABV 

Why We Like It: If you want a unique and intriguing spirit, I suggest the Abasolo el Whisky de Mexico. It’s crafted from 100% Mexican Cacahuazintle corn, giving a distinct flavor profile. 

The toasted grain, caramel, and hints of spices make for a rich and authentic taste. 

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4. Clase Azul Reposado 

MNan Holding Bottle of Clase Azul Tequila Reposado

Average Price: around $179.99/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: The best alcohol to bring back from Mexico for a luxurious indulgence is Clase Azul Reposado – a tequila that epitomizes sophistication. 

“If you want to make some memories, add some tequila. It was too much tequila, or not quite enough.” – Jimmy Buffett, American Singer-Songwriter

It exudes a harmonious blend of caramel, vanilla, and toasted agave flavors, with a smooth and velvety texture.

3. Ron del Barrilito

Close Up Image of Ron del Barrilito

Average Price: from $33-$942/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 43-69% ABV 

Why We Like It: Ron del Barrilito is another premium-aged rum with a complex flavor profile boasting caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, and spices. 

My friends and I like its exquisite character and smoothness, among other rums

2. Gran Centenario Leyenda

Close Up Image of Gran Centenario Leyenda Bottle Label

Average Price: from $166-$188/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: The nose of Gran Centenario Leyenda has a dominant oak presence with a subtle touch of banana. 

On the palate, oak takes the lead, followed by a medium-long finish with notes of caramel and spice. Overall, it’s smooth and sweet spirit.

1. Mezcal de Leyenda Guerrero

Average Price: around $84/750ml 

Alcohol Content: 45% ABV 

Why We Like It: Mezcal de Leyenda Guerrero truly embodies the essence of Guerrero, Mexico. 

This mezcal [1] has a balance of smoky and earthy flavors with hints of citrus and herbal notes. For a rich heritage and distinctive flavor, this is the best choice. 

** Average prices are based on Drizly online. Prices may vary by store. 

Mexican Alcohol Prices Cheat Sheet

Alcohol Bottle

Mexico Price

(on average)

Drizly Price

(on average)

El Jolgorio Madrecuixe

$100 

$132 

Don Julio 1942

$100

$189

1800 Milenio

$179

$229

Convite Jabalí

$62

$76

Herradura Seleccion Suprema

$299

$381

Código 1530 Rosa Blanco

$49

$62

Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

$59-$189

$65-$199

El Jimador 

$15-$21 

$19-$29

Maestro Dobel 50

$57-$1100

$161-$1079

Patron Añejo

$48 

$61

Real Minero Largo

$137

$159

Clase Azul Reposado 

$119

$179

Leguas Anejo Tequila

$49

$65

Gran Centenario Leyenda

$79

$166-$188

Mezcal de Leyenda Guerrero $79

$84

FAQs

What liquor can you only get in Mexico?

The liquor types you can only get in Mexico includes Mezcal, Pox, Comiteco, and Bacanora [2], which are traditional agave spirits.

How many bottles of tequila can I bring from Mexico on a plane?

You can only bring one bottle (750ml) and one small (250ml) bottle of tequila on a plane from Mexico. According to US Customs, this only allows a 1-liter bottle per adult. 

How many liters of tequila can I bring from Mexico?

You can bring 1 liter of alcohol from Mexico, according to the standards of US Customs. 

Final Thoughts

When it comes to the best alcohol to bring back from Mexico, Mezcal de Leyenda Guerrero stands out as a clear winner. 

My friends and family find this mezcal a perfect balance of smokiness and hints of citrus and herbal notes. 

This exceptional mezcal will enhance your home bar and remind you of the remarkable craftsmanship and traditions found in Mexico’s spirits.

 

References:

  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/mezcal 
  2. https://www.cntraveler.com/story/guide-to-mexican-spirits 
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