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Sauza Hacienda Tequila

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Sauza Hacienda Tequila


About Sauza Hacienda Tequila

Now that the weather’s finally starting to warm up, It’s finally time to make some refreshing tequila cocktails. The first bottle that caught my eye was the affordable Sauza Hacienda Tequila Silver.

Emmeline has previously reviewed a product from Casa Sauza, Sauza 100 Años, so more history on the brand can be found there. Sauza Hacienda is produced using a gentle extraction method. This is when the agave juices are cooked only after being extracted from the pina. Like all of their other tequila, Sauza Hacienda is produced in La Perseverancia Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico.

Bottle Specs

❖ Spirit: Tequila Silver

Distillery: La Perseverancia Distillery

❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof) 

❖ Low Price

Tasting Notes


❖ Nose: Agave, Vanilla, Slight Heat

Taste: Pepper, Agave, Fruit, Vanilla

Finish: Medium, Bitter, Agave, Fruit

Sauza Hacienda Tequila in a glencairn glass


pink liquid in an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnished with a watermelon slice and salt rim

Sauza Watermelon Margarita

1 Part Tequila

1 part Homemade Watermelon Juice

1/2 Part Lime Juice

1/2 Part Simple Syrup

1/2 Part Triple Sec

❖ Add ingredients to a shaker, fill with ice, and shake until chilled

❖ Strain over ice into a salt-rimmed glass, and garnish with a watermelon wedge

I was quite impressed with the cocktail recipes available on Sauza’s Offical Website, particularly the Sauza Watermelon Margarita. It seemed both simple to make and refreshing. Many classic cocktail variations use flavored spirits, which often have an artificial taste I don’t typically enjoy, so I was particularly excited to use homemade watermelon juice. To make the watermelon juice, I simply scooped out the inside of the watermelon and put it in a blender. I kept the blender on low-medium to try and keep it from getting too airy.

The classic margarita is one of my favorite cocktails, so it’s no surprise I also loved this variation. It has all the elements I expect from a margarita, but the watermelon juice adds a fresh and vibrant flavor that works particularly well with the agave notes from Sauza Hacienda Tequila. The lime and triple sec also add a subtle citrus tartness to balance out the sweetness of the watermelon.

Bottom Line


I think Sauza Hacienda Tequila is a pretty solid affordable silver tequila. While it might be underwhelming on it’s own, it still works really well as a mixing spirit. I found the bitterness to be a bit to harsh, especially alongside the alcohol burn, but It’s not as noticeable when mixed in a cocktail. And although a little bit of heat still came through in the Sauza Watermelon Margarita, it wasn’t enough to ruin the balance of the cocktail, and the agave notes were much more dominant. But, I would still be wary of using Sauza Hacienda in spirit-forward cocktails.

So if you’re in the market for an affordable mixing tequila, Sauza Hacienda Tequila might be worth a look.

As always, drink responsibly.

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