About Gold Tequila

Serve in a Shot Glass
Gold tequila is unaged silver tequila that has been colored with caramel coloring. It is also known as mixto as it is made from a mixture from at least 51% blue agave and the rest from other sugars, usually cane-based.
Top Picks for Gold Tequila
216017
Old Mexico
Tequila Oro
Pale straw yellow color. Grassy, fruity aromas and flavors of candied yams and figs, herbal honey, pickled nopales and peppers, and lipstick with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, caramel cream and powdered sugar finish. A smooth and easy tequila for margaritas or shots.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215824
Tres Pesos
Gold Tequila
Golden silver color. Minerally aromas and flavors of dark roasted peppers, dried pineapple and apple, polenta, and cajeta and nopales with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, subtle, tres leche cake, dried Mexican spices and herbs, nutskin, and salty minerals finish. A flavorful tequila packed with nice fruit and lots of gusto.
88 points $6.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215655
Sauza
Gold Tequila
Brilliant gold color. Funky, green herbal aromas and flavors of epazote, nopales, pickled Brussels sprouts, and curry leaf with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, toasted herbs and chalk finish. An interesting herbal gold tequila for cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215822
Ardiente Pasion
Gold Tequila
Golden silver color. Creamy aromas and flavors of caramel vanilla taffy and roasted yellow pepper and papaya with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity body and a tingling, delightful, nougat and tropical fruit custard tart finish. A nice creamy versatile gold tequila.
86 points $7 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215706
Old Mexico
Oro Tequila
Dusty straw color. Vegetal, toasty aromas and flavors of pickled pepper, roasted pineapple, spiced melon, and cilantro with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, sweet cream, papaya, and pepper finish. A solid gold tequila for fruity agave and a creamy center.
85 points $13.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab