Reposado tequila is a type of tequila that is between blanco and añejo. Reposado (rested) tequila is a blanco that is aged in oak barrels of any size for more than two months and less than one year. It must be between 70 and 110 proof.
Reposado tequila has a smooth, buttery aroma and flavor. It is softer than blanco due to the influence of oak and oxygen during the aging process, but it doesn't have the strongly woody flavors from extended oak aging.
While most tequila producers make a reposado, the Cazadores brand is probably the best known and most popular.
Some popular cocktails containing Reposado Tequila
- Money — Reposado Tequila, Amaro Nonino, Herbal liqueur, Mezcal, Passion fruit puree
- Nutcracker — Reposado Tequila, Bitters, Cranberry syrup
- The Pastry War Cocktail — Reposado Tequila, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Mace tincture, Tea, Honey syrup, Lemon juice, Nutmeg
- Constructive Summer — Hefeweizen, Suze, Reposado Tequila, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
- Ice-berg — Reposado Tequila, Underberg bitters, Crushed ice, Orgeat, Lemon juice
- B.C.M. — Reposado Tequila, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Maraschino cherry, Blackberry
- Apple Dandy — Reposado Tequila, Pommeau de Normandie, Chamomile syrup, Lemon juice
- Palo Negro — Reposado Tequila, Palo Cortado Sherry, Virgin Islands Rum, Orange liqueur, Demerara syrup, Orange
- Sabor de Soledad — Reposado Tequila, Pear eau de vie, Herbal liqueur, Soda water, Lime juice, Cinnamon syrup, Ginger syrup
- Pastinaca — Reposado Tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Reposado mezcal, Grapefruit juice, Lime juice