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1800 Blanco Tequila

clear liquid in a trapezoid shaped bottle with a cobalt and cream colored label

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1800 Blanco Tequila


About 1800 Blanco Tequila

Although we’ve tried a lot of blanco tequilas at this point, I’m still always on the look out for other affordable options for making cocktails. And since I’ve always been curious about 1800 Blanco Tequila, and the weather has been perfect for some refreshing cocktails, I thought it was finally time to check it out.

1800 Tequila gets its name from the year they began distilling and aging tequila. They still use the same recipe, and all of their tequilas are made from 100% Weber blue agave. 1800 Blanco Tequila is made using a blend of blanco tequilas to maintain a consistent flavor.

Bottle Specs

❖ Spirit: Blanco Tequila

Distillery: Nom 1122

❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof)

❖ Low Price

Tasting Notes

❖ Nose: Tropical Fruit, Agave, Vanilla

Taste: Pepper, Agave, Vanilla

Finish: Medium, Pepper, Tropical Fruit

clear liquid in a glencairn glass


pink liquid in a coupe glass with raspberries and a lemon wheel as garnish

Berry Sparkler

2 oz Blanco Tequila

1 oz lemon juice

3/4 oz Earl Gray Tea Syrup

4 Raspberries

❖ Add all ingredients to a mixing tin, add ice, and shake until chilled

Double strain into Collins glass filled with crushed ice, and garnish with a lemon wheel and raspberries

Even though I’m still going to use 1800 Blanco Tequila in plenty of margaritas and palomas, I also wanted to try experimenting with some new flavors. So, I got excited when I saw that this recipe for a Berry Sparkler from 1800 called for earl grey syrup. I made the syrup by letting three tea bags steep in the sugar and hot water mixture for about 5 minutes. I was also confused by 1800 using a picture of the cocktail in a coupe, but then writing to strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. I ended up making it both ways, but preferred my pictures in the coupe glass.

After making the Berry Sparkler in the martini style and with crushed ice, I can see why both methods are mentioned in the recipe. While martini style is still drinkable, the agave and vanilla notes are slightly overpowering. But, the addition of crushed ice adds just enough extra dilution to improve the balance of flavors. The lemon juice and tequila are the dominant flavors, while the earl grey syrup and raspberries enhance the cocktail with a subtle fresh, herbal quality. I think I’ll try to give the syrup a stronger tea flavor when I make another batch.

Bottom Line


1800 Blanco Tequila fits perfectly in the category of a reliable, affordable mixing spirit. The overall flavor works well in cocktails, but doesn’t have enough complexity to enjoy drinking neat. I did like the combination of pepper, tropical fruit, and agave notes, but there’s a general artificially sweet quality to the flavor that I found unpleasant. Compared to recent blanco tequilas I reviewed, I think I would put it about equal with Espolon Blanco but much higher than Sauza Hacienda. Overall, I think 1800 Blanco Tequila is a great option if you are looking for an affordable 100% agave blanco tequila for making some refreshing summer cocktails.

As always, drink responsibly.

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