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Margarita Gift Baskets With Tequila: What To Include (2023)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member, or you simply want to spoil yourself with a fun and festive treat, margarita gift baskets with tequila are sure to please.

Discover what’s in our basket and what tequila brands we choose.

7 Things To Include In Personalized Tequila Margarita Gift Baskets 

1. Tequila

2 bottles of tequila with shaker on a basket

Of course, you want to include a bottle of tequila; there’s no margarita without tequila, after all. 

Silver, gold, or reposado are the most common. Añejos and extra añejos can be given as well, but are generally more expensive.

If you know the recipient’s favorite brand, that would be a great choice. If not, you can choose something from our list of favorite brands below.

2. Lemon or Citrus Juice

Fresh lemon or citrus juice is key for a delicious margarita. You can either buy fresh lemons or citruses and squeeze them yourself or purchase one ready to serve.

If it’s not to your taste, you can buy a margarita mixer or an orange liqueur.

3. Salt

salt on a red saucer

Margaritas are traditionally served with a salt rim. Though we can find table salt in our kitchen, a dedicated one for margaritas is special.

You can either use kosher salt or sea salt for this. You can also try colored salt for a more unique option.

4. Fresh Lime or Lemon

A few pieces of these round fruits would surely add a more lively design to your margarita basket. 

“If life gives you limes, make Margaritas”

– Jimmy Buffet, actor, businessman, singer/songwriter of the Coral Reefer Band

But aside from just a decoration, fresh lime or lemon can also be used to wet the rim of the glass before dipping it in salt.

5. Margarita Glasses

A nice set of margarita glasses is always appreciated and makes for a great gift basket addition. You can find some cool ones online or at your local home goods store.

It can be in many different styles and colors, so choose the ones your friend or family would like the best.

6. Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips on a plate

What else is better with a margarita than a bag of tortilla chips? Make sure to leave enough space for one or two.

Tortilla chips are a must for any tequila margarita gift basket. They can be used as dippers or to snack while enjoying the drink.

7. Margarita Recipe Note

Handwritten recipe notes not only share our knowledge or expertise on margarita recipes but also show affection and effort.

 A step-by-step guide on your favorite recipe and some magic words would surely be appreciated.

What Tequila Brand Should You Use?

Patron Roca

Bottle of Roca Patron Silver Tequila on a Countertop

Patron Roca Silver tequila is perfect for making margaritas.

It has a smooth, slightly sweet taste that pairs well with the sour mix and lime juice in a margarita. It has a less complex flavor but is not bland.

Patron Roca can be purchased for around $80 per 750 ml and is bottled at 42% ABV.

Herradura Silver Tequila

bottle of Herradura Silver on a countertop

Herradura Silver Tequila is a solid option for a flavorful and punchy margarita. It has a smooth, clean flavor that lets the other ingredients shine through.

The oaky, citrusy, and earthy notes complement the mix of lime or citrus.

Herradura Silver Tequila is bottled at 40% ABV and has an average price of about $45 per 1-liter bottle.

Avion Reposado

Bottle of Avion Reposado

Avion Reposado is produced in the highlands where prized agave grows.

The production process is quite unique, using “hornitos,” or large traditional clay ovens, and ultra-slow charcoal filtration.

Avion Reposado offers pleasant vanilla and oak notes that play well in margaritas. It is bottled at 40% ABV and costs around $50 per 750 ml.

Espolon Blanco

close up shot of Espolon Blanco bottle

Espolon Blanco is one of the best tequilas for cocktails, especially margaritas. It has all the necessary flavors – agave, vanilla, citrus – to make a great drink.

At a price tag of around $29 per 750 ml, Espolon is quite a steal and with no disappointment. It is also bottled at 40% ABV, as how tequila should be.

Elvelo Blanco

Elvelo Tequila Blanco on a wooden table

Elvelo Blanco is a high-proof, high-quality Blanco tequila that’s meant to be a great mixer.

Elvelo was first tested in various cocktail mixes to get the right ABV and flavor profile. At 89 proof, they agreed that it was the best.

The bold and flavorful Elvelo Blanco is bottled at 44.5% ABV and has an average price of around $29 per 750 ml.

*Average prices are based on Drizly online. Prices may vary in local liquor shops.

FAQs

Is it easy to DIY a Margarita gift basket?

Yes. To DIY a Margarita basket is very easy.

You just have to gather all the must-have ingredients for a margarita, put them in a wooden basket or steel bucket, add some tortilla chips and a recipe note, garnish some designs, and you’re ready to go.

What is the best type of tequila for Margaritas?

Reposado is the best type of tequila for margaritas and most cocktails.

A Blanco might be too young and harsh for some, while añejo and extra-añejo could also be too expensive and are better served neat. [1]

Key Takeaways

If you are looking for a special and unique gift, then look no further than margarita gift baskets with tequila.

A margarita gift basket should include all the essentials for making the perfect one. This includes tequila, lime juice, glasses, and salt.

You may also want to add some extra items, such as chips, salsa, and guacamole.

You can find margarita gift baskets online or at many liquor stores, but a personalized one, handpicked and made by yourself, is surely the best.

Reference:

  1. https://vinepair.com/articles/guide-5-different-types-tequila/ 

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