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5 Tequila Cocktail Recipes You’ll Absolutely Love.

By: Kyle P.

8-23-19
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If you are searching for some great tequila cocktail recipes, look no further. We have prepared five of our favorites just for you. Tequila cocktails are perfect for mixing at home or at the bar. Cocktails to impress guests and patrons alike. So put those shot glasses away and let’s continue to treat tequila right by using them in some fantastic cocktails.

Let’s get pourin’!

1. Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Recipe Orange Juice Grenadine

This classic highlights all the right flavors. Tequila and citrus are an outstanding paring. This cocktail is great because it’s beautiful, the ingredients are easy to find, and are often on hand. So if you are a home mixologist it’s a perfect one to add to the menu.

🍹🌅 Tequila Sunrise 🌅🍹

  • 1.5oz Tequila Represado
  • 0.5oz Grenadine Syrup
  • Orange Juice

Begin by putting your tequila then orange juice into a glass over ice. Finish with a pour of grenadine over and around the top. Finally, do not stir! The grenadine will sink to the bottom giving you that “sunrise” effect.

2. Citrus Tranquilo

Citrus Tranquilo Tequila St Germain Yellow Chartreuse Gum Syrup In coupe

Continue summer with this delicious cocktail, the Citrus Tranquilo. With Tequila and St. Germain this one is going to be a little smoky with a great floral taste. Add the herbal notes from the chartreuse and you have a delightful mix.

🥃🍊Citrus Tranquilo 🍊🌼

  • 1.5 oz Tequila Reposado
  • 1 oz St. Germain
  • 0.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • 0.25 oz Gum Syrup
  • Dash Orange Bitters

To make this one, begin by adding all the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to develop the foam. Finally, strain and pour over fresh ice.

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3. Blue Splash Margarita

Blue Splash margarita Tequila Blue Curacao Lemon Lime Soda in Margarita glass

Try this twist on the classic Margarita, the Blue Splash Margarita! All the delicious citrus flavor with a fizz that brings this cocktail to life.

🔷🍹 Blue Splash Margarita🍹🔷

  • 1 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1oz Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Lime Garnish

Begin by pouring your tequila and Blue Curacao over ice. Then pour in the lemon-lime soda.
Sip back and enjoy!

4. Wholly Mole

Wholly Mole chocolate chili cocktail spicy alcoholic

Chili, chocolate, and booze? Sign me up! This cocktail is inspired by Latin American mole. With chili and chocolate notes, this cocktail has a flavor unlike anything we have experienced before. But delicious and goes down smooth. (As they say out East, “Not enough ‘o’s in Smoooooth, smooth!”)

🌶🍫Wholly Mole🍫🌶

  • 2oz Tequila Reposado
  • 1oz Creme De Cocoa
  • 1oz Half-and-half
  • Pinch Pasilla Chili powder
  • Pinch cinnamon powder
  • Cinnamon sugar rim
  • Lime wedge
  • Habanero garnish

First, prepare your glass by rimming it with cinnamon sugar. *Use lime to make the edge of the glass sticky. Then, grab your shaker and add all ingredients over ice. Next, shake well and strain into the coupe. Garnish with Habenero if you’re feelin’ spicy!

5. The Paloma

Paloma Cocktail Recipe Glass Pink Alcoholic

The Paloma is one of those old school cocktails that cannot be overlooked. Can be made with ruby red grapefruit soda, or in this case our own blend of fresh juice with simple syrup. Either way, this one may just become one of your all-time favorites. Get ready to be refreshed!

🍊☀ Paloma ☀🍊

  • 1.5 oz Tequila
  • 1.5 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda
  • Salt

Start by running a lime around the edge of the glass, rim it with salt. Then, add all your ingredients into a shaker over fresh ice. Next, shake and strain over fresh ice in your salt-rimmed glass. Top with club soda.

*Remember, if you are using grapefruit soda do not shake it. You will end up with quite a mess!

Conclusion

Tequila is a fantastic liquor. It’s great as a sipper, a social shot, or headliner of many delicious cocktails. These recipes should highlight just that. From the tart effervescence of the Paloma to the intoxicating simplicity of the Tequila Sunrise, the flavors of Tequila are a great alternative to vodka or rum. Expect to see many more in-depth articles from us about Tequila and the cocktail culture. Subscribe to the newsletter and be sure to share.