Lunazul blanco tequila
According to Cahill, Lunazul blanco's "pronounced flavors of agave, pepper, and vanilla hold up solidly with other ingredients." At less than $30 for a bottle, the cost-per-ounce breakdown makes it a great value for making cocktails and sipping on the rocks -- or, y'know, filling 1oz shot glasses.
Calle 23 blanco tequila
This un-aged, 100% agave tequila pours clear and works extremely well with cocktails, with crisp flavors of apples and pears. "It's delicious and well made, and for the price, it can't really be beat," says Ivy Mix, bartender at New York's Leyenda.