If you’re lucky enough to have enjoyed a Flybird margarita already, you might have noticed that our ready-to-serve alcoholic beverages are made with 100% Blue Weber agave wine, not tequila. 😱 You might have even doubted how a margarita without tequila could be worthy of the name—but after your first sip, your doubts probably disappeared as quickly as your new favorite drink did. So, what exactly is agave wine?
Keep reading to find out!
What is Agave Wine?
Agave wine is a type of wine made from the Blue Weber agave, found in Mexico. This is the same plant that tequila comes from, which is why agave wine and tequila have similar flavor profiles.
How is Agave Wine Made?
The process of making agave wine starts with harvesting and then cooking the Blue Weber agave plants. Aguamiel, also called honey water, is then extracted from the plants and fermented. Up to this point, the process is the same as making tequila, but here is where things change.
To make agave wine, instead of distilling the aguamiel into tequila, you filter it and fortify it into agave wine, which is the base for all of our Flybird margaritas and cocktails!
Is Agave Wine Tequila?
Not quite. Though they come from the same plant, there are several differences between agave wine and tequila.
- Alcohol Content: Agave wine has a slightly lower alcohol content than tequila.
- Taste: Because of the lower alcohol content, agave wine isn’t quite as strong as tequila.
- Process: Agave wine is made by filtering and fortifying aguamiel, while tequila is made by distilling aguamiel.
Is All Agave Wine the Same?
Sadly, no. If you’re looking for agave wine, you’ll want to look for 100% de agave on the label to ensure the wine is of the highest quality and made with 100% Blue Weber Agave. We only use 100% de agave wine in Flybird cocktails.
If you haven’t tasted the deliciousness that is agave wine yet, look for one of our ready-to-serve margaritas or cocktails (or more, we won’t judge!) near you. Don’t just take our word for it, but we have a feeling you won’t miss the tequila one bit. Check out our variety of margaritas made with 100% de agave wine!