The 91 point Margarita with Cointreau

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • coarse salt
  • lime wedge

Preparation: Combine first three ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled salted cocktail glass. Salting the rim: Frost half of the outside edge of the cocktail glass by rubbing a lime wedge on the outside rim of the glass, then dipping it into a saucer of coarse salt.

* El Gran Jubileo Blanco scored 91 points out of 100 in this recipe at the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge. Try this recipe with El Gran Jubileo reposado for the 87 point version.

The 94 point Paloma

  • 1 1/2 ounces El Gran Jubileo Blanco tequila
  • 3 ounces grapefruit soda
  • lime wedge garnish

Preparation: Fill a 12-ounce highball glass with ice and add 1 1/2 ounces tequila. Fill with 3 ounces of grapefruit soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.

* El Gran Jubileo Blanco scored 94 points out of 100 in this recipe at the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge. Try this recipe with El Gran Jubileo Reposado for the 85 point version.

The 93 point Tequila Sunrise

  • 1 1/2 ounces El Gran Jubileo Blanco tequila
  • 5 ounces orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine

Preparation: Fill a 12-ounce highball glass with ice and add 1 1/2 ounces tequila. Fill with 5 ounces of orange juice. Pour the grenadine down through the juice. No garnish.

* El Gran Jubileo Blanco scored 93 points out of 100 in the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge. Try this recipe with El Gran Jubileo Reposado for the 87 point version.

Contrary to popular belief, premium tequila is not best served in a shot glass.

The glass pictured here is the Ouverture tequila glass by Riedel. It is the official CRT approved tequila glass and allows you to discover the subtleties in smell and taste. Try El Gran Jubileo from a glass like this and you will never use a shot glass again. If you can't find or don't have a Riedel tequila glass, try a wine glass or a brandy snifter. You'll find that your whole approach to the tequila experience and the end result is distinctly different and more enjoyable if you use an appropriate glass.