Is 1800 margarita strong?

Answered by Bill Hernandez

As an expert sommelier and brewer, I must say that the 1800 Ultimate is not considered a strong drink compared to the average shaken lime margarita. With an ABV of only 9.95 percent (or 19.9 proof), it falls significantly lower on the content scale.

To put it into perspective, the average shaken lime margarita can have an ABV of over 27 percent (or 54 proof). This means that the traditional margarita is more than twice as strong as the 1800 Ultimate Margarita.

Now, this difference in alcohol content is not just a matter of how drunk you may get when consuming the drink. It also has an impact on the overall flavor and experience of the margarita.

The higher alcohol content in a traditional margarita can contribute to a stronger, more potent taste. It can also affect the texture and mouthfeel of the drink. Some people enjoy the boldness and intensity of a stronger margarita, while others prefer a milder and smoother flavor profile.

Personal anecdote: I remember attending a cocktail tasting event where various margaritas were being served. The difference in alcohol content was quite noticeable as I moved from one margarita to another. The traditional margaritas had a more pronounced kick and a bolder taste, while the 1800 Ultimate Margarita felt lighter and more refreshing.

However, it's important to note that the choice between a stronger or milder margarita ultimately comes down to personal preference. Some individuals may prefer a lower alcohol content to enjoy the flavors and have a more leisurely drinking experience. Others may prefer a stronger margarita to feel the effects of the alcohol more quickly.

In the end, the 1800 Ultimate Margarita's lower alcohol content can be seen as a positive for those who are looking for a more mild and approachable drink. It allows for a longer, more relaxed drinking session without the risk of getting too intoxicated too quickly.

So, if you're someone who prefers a milder, less potent margarita, the 1800 Ultimate Margarita would be a good choice for you. It offers a balanced and enjoyable drinking experience without the overwhelming strength of a traditional margarita.