Tequila is one of the most versatile and beloved spirits in the world. With its smooth, smoky flavor and distinct aroma, it's no wonder that so many people love it.
But what's even more exciting is the endless possibilities when it comes to mixing Tequila into cocktails. From classic margaritas to more complex concoctions, there's a Tequila cocktail out there for everyone.
But with so many recipes to choose from, how do you know which ones are worth your time and taste buds? That's where I come in.
As a bartender with years of experience, I've had the pleasure of experimenting with a variety of Tequila cocktails. And let me tell you, there are some recipes that stand out above the rest.
In this post, I'll be sharing my top picks for the best Tequila cocktails. Whether you're a Tequila aficionado or a curious beginner, there's something here for you.
So sit back, grab a glass, and get ready to discover some of the most delicious and impressive Tequila cocktails you've ever tasted.
1. Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise is a classic cocktail that has been around since the 1930s. The modern version was created in the early 1970s and became very popular with the Rolling Stones, who even named their tour after the drink. This cocktail is a perfect choice for sipping in the garden during the summertime.
It is made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, and can be spiced up with a splash of Cointreau or triple sec. The drink is relatively low in alcohol and calories, making it a great option for those who want to enjoy a refreshing cocktail without overindulging. The Tequila Sunrise is a must-try for anyone who loves tequila and is looking for a classic cocktail to add to their repertoire.
2. Casa Noble Strawberry Paloma Cocktail
The Casa Noble Strawberry Paloma Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious party drink that features tequila, fresh strawberries, grapefruit, and lime. This cocktail is a spin on the classic Paloma cocktail, which is the most popular drink in Mexico. The addition of strawberries balances out the tartness of the grapefruit, making it a perfect summer drink.
The Casa Noble Tequila used in this cocktail is smooth and perfect for mixing cocktails. The Hepp's Black Lava Salt adds just the right touch for a refreshing concoction. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any get-together with friends or family. If you're looking for a new favorite tequila cocktail, the Casa Noble Strawberry Paloma Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
3. Tequila Paloma
Tequila Paloma is a refreshing and zesty tequila-based cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with grapefruit juice, lime juice, and soda, this cocktail is a great way to enjoy tequila without the sweetness of a traditional margarita.
It's a perfect drink for those who prefer a more tart and tangy flavor profile. The Tequila Paloma is just one of the many delicious tequila cocktails featured in our article on the best tequila cocktail recipes. So, if you're looking for a new way to enjoy tequila, be sure to check out our list for some inspiration!
4. Mexican 75
The Mexican 75 is a delightful twist on the classic French 75 cocktail. This tequila-based cocktail is perfect for any celebration or gathering with friends and family. The lime juice and tequila give it a unique and refreshing taste, while the addition of bubbly adds a touch of elegance to the drink.
For those who prefer a sweeter taste, the rim of the champagne flute can be coated with sugar, while those who prefer a saltier taste can opt for salt. The Mexican 75 is best served in an 8 oz. champagne flute and is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a fun and flavorful cocktail to serve at your next party, the Mexican 75 is definitely worth a try.
5. Tequila Mockingbird
Tequila Mockingbird is a refreshing and fruity tequila cocktail that is perfect for the summer season. This cocktail is a great choice for those who are looking for a unique and flavorful tequila drink. The combination of tequila and Aperol creates a delicious balance of sweetness and bitterness, making it a great choice for those who enjoy complex flavors.
This cocktail is easy to make and can be enjoyed by both tequila enthusiasts and those who are new to the spirit. If you are looking for a delicious and refreshing tequila cocktail, Tequila Mockingbird is definitely worth a try.
6. Champagne Margarita
The Champagne Margarita is a delightful twist on the classic margarita, perfect for ringing in the New Year or any special occasion. This cocktail combines the tangy taste of lime and triple sec with the smoothness of tequila, topped off with a splash of champagne or sparkling wine.
The champagne adds a bubbly touch to the cocktail, making it a perfect celebratory drink. The ratios of ingredients can be adjusted to suit individual preferences, resulting in a sweet or tart cocktail. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to add some sparkle to their tequila cocktail repertoire.
7. Aperol Tequila Twist
The Aperol Tequila Twist is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that can be enjoyed all year round. It's a perfect blend of tequila, Aperol, grapefruit juice, orange juice, orange bitters, and maple syrup. This cocktail has a tangy and bittersweet taste that is perfect for those who want to try something new.
The drink is also visually appealing with its colorful appearance. It can be served in a glass or bottled up for a party. The Aperol Tequila Twist is a must-try for anyone who wants to explore the world of tequila cocktails.
8. Big Batch Cucumber Tequila Cocktail
The Big Batch Cucumber Tequila Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any summer gathering. Made with Exotico Tequila, cucumber, basil, limeade, and sparkling water, this cocktail is a burst of flavors that will leave you feeling cool and refreshed. The premium tequila used in this recipe adds a robust taste of fresh agave with hints of pepper, making it a perfect addition to this cocktail.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to add some veggies to their drink and enjoy a cooling, thirst-quenching, and effervescent cocktail. So, if you're looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail to enjoy this summer, be sure to try the Big Batch Cucumber Tequila Cocktail.
9. Tequila and Squirt Paloma
Tequila and Squirt Paloma is a simple, refreshing, and inexpensive cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with white tequila, grapefruit soda, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt, it is a fruity and delicious alternative to the classic margarita. The cocktail is easy to make and can be dressed up with a salt or Tajín seasoning rim, or a grapefruit wedge for added flavor.
It is a popular drink in Mexico and is perfect for entertaining guests, as it allows the host to spend more time socializing and less time making drinks. Overall, Tequila and Squirt Paloma is a must-try for anyone looking for a quick and easy tequila cocktail that is sure to impress.
10. Guava Cooler Tequila Cocktail
The Guava Cooler Tequila Cocktail is a tropical delight that will transport you straight to a beachside paradise. Made with guava nectar, triple sec, and a blend of fruit juices, this refreshing cocktail is perfect for happy hour or any summer gathering.
The combination of sweet and tangy flavors, along with the smoothness of the tequila, makes for a truly unique and enjoyable drinking experience. Whether you're a tequila aficionado or just looking for a new cocktail to try, the Guava Cooler is a must-try. So sit back, relax, and let the flavors of this delicious cocktail take you away to a sunny, tropical destination.
11. Tequila and Coke
Tequila and Coke, also known as the Batanga, is a classic and simple cocktail that combines the earthy and fruity flavor of tequila with the caramel flavor of cola. Adding lime enhances the sweet and tart flavors, while a salt rim on the glass takes it to the next level.
The Batanga is a popular drink in Mexico and is a legit cocktail in its own right, especially when made with good tequila. If you're looking for a tasty and easy-to-make cocktail, give the Tequila and Coke a try.
12. Tequila Soda
The Tequila Soda is a refreshing and crisp cocktail made with three simple ingredients: tequila, soda, and lime.
It's perfect for those who prefer a not-so-sweet drink and the silver tequila adds a salty citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with the soda water and lime. It's a great option for a summer cocktail and is easy to make. Give it a try and see for yourself!
The Paloma is a classic Mexican cocktail that's gaining popularity worldwide. Made with tequila, grapefruit soda, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar, this refreshing drink is perfect for summertime parties.
The combination of sweet and bitter flavors, along with the fruity and boozy notes of tequila, make the Paloma a delightful treat for your taste buds. Whether you're a tequila aficionado or a casual drinker, the Paloma is a must-try cocktail that will leave you wanting more.
14. Pomegranate Tequila Cosmo
The Pomegranate Tequila Cosmo is a unique and refreshing twist on the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail. Combining the sweetness of pomegranate juice with the smoothness of tequila blanco, this cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day.
The addition of Cointreau and fresh lime juice adds a citrusy kick, making it a well-balanced drink. While it may not be a traditional margarita, the Pomegranate Tequila Cosmo is a must-try for tequila lovers looking for a new and exciting cocktail. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.
15. The Perfect Paloma Cocktail
"The Perfect Paloma Cocktail" is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that is perfect for spring and summer. Made with fresh grapefruit juice and silver tequila, this Mexican favorite is a great alternative to the classic margarita. The drink is topped off with bubbly club soda, making it a thirst-quenching treat that is perfect for poolside sipping or weekend get-togethers.
What sets this cocktail apart is its complex flavor profile, with just enough tequila to make things interesting without overpowering the grapefruit and club soda. Whether you're a tequila lover or just looking for a fun and fruity drink, "The Perfect Paloma Cocktail" is a must-try.
16. Lemonade Margarita
Lemonade Margarita is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is a perfect blend of tequila and lemonade, with a hint of tart citrus flavor that makes it a perfect summer drink. The cocktail can be made with store-bought or homemade lemonade, and can be customized with different fruits and additions.
The recipe also offers alternative versions of the cocktail, such as the Salty Chihuahua and Pink Señorita. Overall, Lemonade Margarita is a must-try cocktail that is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.
17. Blackberry Paloma
The Blackberry Paloma is a refreshing and fruity take on the classic Mexican cocktail. Made with El Mayor tequila, blackberries, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and a touch of honey, this cocktail is perfect for brunch or a summer day. The blackberries add a sweet and tangy flavor, while the grapefruit and lime juices provide a refreshing tartness.
The honey adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the flavors. This beautiful magenta-colored cocktail is sure to impress your guests and make any occasion special. Try this recipe for a delicious twist on the classic Paloma and enjoy the taste of summer in a glass.
18. Tequila Sunrise Cocktail
The Tequila Sunrise Cocktail is a classic, fruity cocktail perfect for summer parties. Made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, it has a refreshing citrusy flavor and tropical garnishes like orange slices and maraschino cherries.
The grenadine sinks to the bottom of the glass to create a beautiful "sunrise" effect. It's easy to make and visually appealing, making it a great way to kick off summer gatherings.
19. Paloma Cocktail
The Paloma Cocktail is a refreshing and simple tequila drink that is perfect for any occasion. This classic Mexican cocktail is a cousin of the margarita and features tequila with grapefruit instead of lime. The switch in citrus makes for a sweet and tart flavor that is perfect for happy hour drinks or even a brunch drink.
Traditionally made with grapefruit soda, this recipe uses fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, lime juice, and soda water for a perfectly balanced taste. Add a salt rim for an extra kick and try it with mezcal for a unique spin. If you're looking for a laid-back tequila drink that's easy to make and delicious to drink, the Paloma Cocktail is a must-try.
20. Tequila and Ginger Ale
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make tequila cocktail that isn't a margarita? Look no further than the Tequila and Ginger Ale. This two-ingredient drink is perfect for those who want to mix things up with their tequila.
The sweetness of the ginger ale helps to smooth out the tequila, making it a great option for those who want to enjoy tequila without the harshness. A squeeze of fresh lime adds a touch of acidity to balance out the flavors. This cocktail is quick, easy, and perfect for summer sipping. Try it out and see why it's quickly becoming a favorite among tequila fans.
21. Part Time Lover
"Part Time Lover" is a refreshing and citrusy tequila cocktail that is perfect for warm summer evenings. Made with Aperol, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur, this cocktail has a sweet and tart flavor with just a hint of bitterness from the Aperol.
Aperol, an Italian aperitif, adds a unique flavor to this cocktail with its strong orange and mandarin taste. This cocktail is a must-try for tequila lovers who are looking for something new and exciting. So, grab a glass and enjoy the sweet and juicy sipper that is "Part Time Lover."
22. Strawberry Tequila Sodas
"Strawberry Tequila Sodas" is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for a warm summer day. This tequila-based cocktail is made with tonic water (or club soda), freshly squeezed lime juice, and muddled strawberries, giving it a natural fruity flavor and a beautiful rose color.
The cocktail is perfect for a small gathering or a summer BBQ, and pairs well with a cheese platter, taco salad, or a seasonal fruit platter. The recipe also includes tips for choosing the best tequila brands for the cocktail. If you're looking for a light and refreshing tequila cocktail to enjoy this summer, "Strawberry Tequila Sodas" is definitely worth a try.
23. Miel De Jengibre Tequila Hot Toddy
Looking for a unique and warming tequila cocktail? Look no further than the Miel De Jengibre Tequila Hot Toddy. This spin on a classic hot toddy features a smooth aged tequila, honey, lemon, and ginger for a soothing and aromatic drink perfect for chilly evenings.
Not only is it a tasty and comforting beverage, but the ingredients also have aphrodisiac properties. So, why not cozy up with a Miel De Jengibre Tequila Hot Toddy and see where the night takes you?
If you're looking for a refreshing and fruity tequila cocktail, look no further than the Cantarito. This classic Mexican drink combines tequila with a mix of citrus juices, including grapefruit, lime, and orange, and is topped off with bubbly grapefruit soda.
The result is a tart and sweet cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Traditionally served in clay cups, the Cantarito is a fun and authentic way to enjoy a taste of Mexico. Whether you're looking to switch up your usual tequila routine or impress guests with a unique cocktail, the Cantarito is definitely worth trying.
25. Tequila Old Fashioned
The Tequila Old Fashioned is a unique twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail that is sure to impress any tequila lover. Made with aged añejo, this cocktail packs a smooth and rich flavor that is hard to resist. What makes this cocktail truly special is its simplicity – with only five ingredients, it's easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
While some may think that an Old Fashioned cannot be improved upon, this south of the border spin on the classic drink is sure to change your mind. If you're looking for a new tequila cocktail to try, the Tequila Old Fashioned is definitely worth a shot.
26. Cinnamon Tequila Sour
The Cinnamon Tequila Sour is a perfect cocktail for those who love tequila but want to switch it up from the classic margarita. Made with simple ingredients like tequila, cinnamon, and lemon juice, this cocktail is perfect for a cozy night in during the fall or winter months.
The cinnamon adds a warm and comforting flavor that makes this drink stand out from other tequila cocktails. While egg whites are optional, they add a foamy texture that complements the flavors of the drink. If you're looking for a new tequila cocktail to try, the Cinnamon Tequila Sour is definitely worth a taste!
27. Strawberry Tequila Sunrise
The Strawberry Tequila Sunrise is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise cocktail. Instead of using grenadine syrup, this recipe calls for fresh strawberry puree, which adds a natural sweetness and a beautiful pink hue to the drink. The combination of tequila, orange juice, and strawberry puree creates a delicious and balanced flavor profile that is perfect for any occasion.
Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or just looking for a fun and easy cocktail to make at home, the Strawberry Tequila Sunrise is a must-try. So grab your shaker, some fresh strawberries, and get ready to sip on this delicious and vibrant cocktail!
28. Spicy Paloma Cocktail
The Spicy Paloma Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for those who love a little kick in their cocktails. This cocktail is a twist on the traditional Paloma recipe, which includes grapefruit soda, lime juice, and tequila. The Spicy Paloma Cocktail replaces the soda with fresh grapefruit juice, and adds a jalapeno simple syrup to give it a spicy kick.
The drink is garnished with jalapenos and coarse salt on the rim of the glass. This cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day, or paired with your favorite Mexican food. If you're looking for a new and exciting tequila cocktail to try, the Spicy Paloma Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
29. Tequila Mojito
Tequila Mojito is a refreshing twist on the classic mojito cocktail. This cocktail recipe replaces the traditional rum with tequila, giving it a unique and delicious flavor. The combination of tequila, lime juice, mint, and simple syrup creates a light and citrusy taste that is perfect for any occasion.
This cocktail is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a refreshing and flavorful tequila cocktail, the Tequila Mojito is definitely worth a try.
30. Classic Margarita
The Classic Margarita is a timeless tequila cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. Made with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, orange liqueur, and tequila, this cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. It is typically served over ice, making it a refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion. The best part?
The Classic Margarita is incredibly easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients. Whether you're entertaining guests or just looking for a delicious cocktail to enjoy on a warm summer day, the Classic Margarita is a must-try. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why this cocktail has stood the test of time?
31. Añejo Soda
Añejo Soda is a refreshing and flavorful tequila cocktail that is perfect for those who love the taste of Añejo Tequila. This cocktail is made with a combination of Añejo Tequila, soda water, and a squeeze of fresh orange wedge. The Añejo Tequila adds a depth of flavor to the cocktail, while the soda water keeps it light and refreshing.
This cocktail is perfect for those who are looking for a simple and easy-to-make tequila cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. If you are a fan of Añejo Tequila, then this cocktail is definitely worth trying out. So, why not give it a try and see for yourself how delicious it is?
32. Tequila Sour
Tequila Sour is a tangy and refreshing cocktail that combines the classic Margarita with a 1920's sour cocktail. The addition of egg white foam and Angostura bitters gives it a rich, creamy flavor and a complex and bitter undertone.
It's perfect for sipping as a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink, or for any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a classy and laid-back cocktail.
33. Mexican Mule
The Mexican Mule is a refreshing and crisp tequila cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. It's a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, with the distinct agave complexity that comes from good tequila and the addition of fresh lime and ginger beer. The cocktail is easy to make and can be adjusted to personal taste preferences.
Using a premium blanco tequila is recommended for the best flavor. The giant mint bouquet garnish adds a stunning visual element to the drink. Overall, the Mexican Mule is a must-try cocktail for tequila lovers looking for a light and refreshing drink with a kick of ginger.
34. Tequila Smash
The Tequila Smash is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for summer. This cocktail is a combination of a margarita and a mojito, with a minty and fresh taste and a hint of lemon-lime. The use of freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice adds a tangy and zesty flavor, while the honey syrup balances out the acidity.
The addition of mint leaves gives the cocktail a refreshing and herbaceous taste that is perfect for hot summer days. Overall, the Tequila Smash is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves tequila and wants to enjoy a refreshing and delicious drink.
35. Tequila Mule
The Tequila Mule is a refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule. This cocktail uses tequila instead of vodka, creating a perfectly balanced and invigorating drink that is fizzy and not too sweet. The combination of lime and tequila is a match made in heaven, and this recipe is no exception.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a Tequila Mule in a matter of minutes. It's no wonder this cocktail has become a popular choice for those looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make drink. So, if you're a fan of tequila and love a good mule, give the Tequila Mule a try and enjoy the perfect blend of flavors.