10 Magnificent Tequila Cocktail Recipes for Tequila Lovers

Tequila is a drink few can say no to. They're like eggs. They go well with other spirits and they leave a lasting impression on your high spirits. Having stated the obvious, let's move on to why tequila cocktails are a must have on your bar counter, especially if you're a fan of the Mexican spirit. Our carefully curated list of tequila cocktail recipes will excite your taste buds and let you know about the beautiful world beyond a glass of margarita. Don't get us wrong. The classics are always a favorite and have a high regard on our liquor list. However, do gather that there's more to tequila when it meets the right base! Without further ado, check out our list of easy tequila cocktails that will definitely have a lasting impact on your taste buds and make your skills an attraction of the party. 

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1.  Margarita 

2 oz. silver tequila

1 oz. lime juice 

1 oz. Cointreau (can be replaced with other triple sec or orange flavored liqueur)

coarse salt 

Let the cocktail glass rest in the freezer with a good rub of lime juice and salt on its rim while you shake the ingredients mentioned above. Give it a good shake and pour the drink into the glass with ice. Your drink is ready to be served.

 

2.  Cilano Special 

3 oz. white tequila 

1/2 tbsp. creme de cassis (a black current based liqueur)

1/2 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. lime juice

1/2 tbsp. simple syrup (an equal parts mixture of sugar and water)

Add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish the drink with a twist of lemon peel. 

 

3.  Tequila Manhattan 

2 oz. añejo tequila

1 oz. sweet vermouth

2-3 dashes bitters

Mix all the ingredients in a mixing glass, stir well and strain into a fancy cocktail glass. Complete the preparation by adding lemon. Voila! You're 3 glasses away from having a good night. 

 

4.  Hot To Trot 

2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1 oz lime juice

.75 oz agave nectar (agave plant sweetener)

3 slices cucumber

1-2 slices jalapeño

Jumble cucumber and jalapeno in a glass and add the other ingredients. Stir well and top it off with cucumber and jalapeno pieces. 

5.  Tequila Sunrise 

1 1/2 oz. tequila

3 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tsp. grenadine (pomegrenate juice syrup)

Mix tequila and orange juice with ice and shake it well. Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass. Add grenadine to produce layers of oranges and red. You're pretty much set with that. 

 

6.  La Paloma 

2 oz. tequila

1/2 oz. lime juice

pinch of salt

grapefruit soda

Add the tequila, lime juice and salt in a tall glass along with some ice. Complete the prep by pouring some grapefruit soda and stir well. 

 

7.  Blood Orange Margarita 

1.5 oz Silver Tequila

.5 blood orange juice

.75 oz simple syrup

1 oz lime juice

Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake robustly. Pour the contents into a glass with salted rim. Finish the process by garnishing the drink with the fruit's slices. 

 

8.  Twenty-First Century 

2 oz Maestro Dobel Blanco Tequila

75 oz Brizard White Creme de Cacao

75 oz lemon juice

5 ml agave

Bring all the contents mentioned above in a nice shaker and do the needful. Strain the drink into an absinthe-rinsed glass - obviously chilled - and top it off with a lemon wheel. 

 

9.  El Gavilan 

.5 oz grapefruit juice

.75 oz lime juice

.75 oz simple syrup

Top with Mexican grapefruit soda (such as Squirt or Jarritos)

I gather by now you know the drill. No rocket science. Just add all the ingredients - minus the soda - in a shaker, shake, strain, pour in a glass. Complete the drink with Mexican soda and lime wheel. 

 

10.  Casa Ginger Mint Paloma 

1.5 oz grapefruit juice

1 oz fresh lime juice

.5 oz sugarcane Syrup

.5 oz ginger syrup

8-10 mint leaves

Mince the herbs and mix all the ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake the contents thoroughly for a few seconds. Strain the drink into a glass with fresh ice. Garnish the drink with grapefruit wheel for the feels and mint sprig.

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