When people think of tequila, they usually picture shots of this potent drink along with fresh lime wedges and salt. Some of the most famous tequila brands are the delicious Jose Cuervo and Patron.
Despite the popular image of tequila served in shot glasses, there are some tasty cocktails you can make with tequila to make it go down easier, especially if shots aren’t your thing. Lovers of tequila shooters, too, will love this list of mouth-watering and refreshing tequila cocktails. These can be served with food or drank alone after a hearty meal. Not only are these concoctions easy to make, they don’t cost much, so you can have fun without breaking your budget.
A drink doesn’t have to contain several ingredients to be unforgettable. Often times, the best cocktails have the smallest number of ingredients. The Horny Bull is simple, straightforward and sure to be a hit at any party.
- 2 ounces of good tequila like Patron or Jose Cuervo
- Orange juice (best if freshly squeezed)
Serve this simple yet refreshing drink in a tall glass. Fill the glass with ice before you pour the tequila in. Make sure to stir the tequila two to three times so the ice cools the beverage down. Add orange juice depending on your taste. Serve and enjoy.
Most people who avoid tequila usually do so because they find the taste too strong. Thanks to this sumptuous Cinco Herradura mixture, they can enjoy the strong party buzz of tequila without gagging.
This is an easy recipe that uses the sweet natural taste of fruit juices to enhance as well as minimize the strong punch of tequila on the tongue.
What you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 ounces of white tequila (Both Patron and Jose Cuervo have white or silver varieties).
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- Optional sugar to use on the glass rim
- Optional lime wedge to use as garnish
- Lemon-lime soda
- Lime juice
This cocktail is best served in a tall glass. You may also use a mixing glass. Fill up the glass with ice before pouring in the tequila. Add in the fruit juices along with the lemon-lime soda. Stir.
Top off with a splash of lime juice. Stir the drink once more. Use the sugar to rim the glass. You may then add a fresh lime wedge as garnish. Pour the cocktail into your sugar-rimmed glass before serving.
Some drinks are so good they make you feel like you’re on vacation somewhere exotic as you sip your cocktail. This Paloma recipe is one of those beloved cocktails. The grapefruit juice adds a healthy touch.
You will need:
- 2 ounces white tequila (Patron or Jose Cuervo are recommended)
- Splash of club soda
- 6 ounces of grapefruit juice
- Half ounce lime juice (use fresh juice whenever possible)
- Optional maraschino cherry, lime wedge or grapefruit wedge to use as garnish
Before you begin, use the salt or sugar to rim your serving glass if desired. Next, fill the glass with ice, then add the tequila. Add the lime juice and stir well.
Add a splash of club soda. Pour in the grapefruit juice. Stir once more. Before serving, garnish with your chosen fruit.
This Juan Collins cocktail is not only very refreshing, it’s also extremely easy to make. Serve it on a hot day along with a plate of Mexican appetizers and your guests are sure to ask for more.
- 5 ounces of tequila
- 9 ounces of club soda
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 5 ounces of lemon juice
- Optional lemon wedge to use as garnish
Take a tall glass and fill it up with ice. Mix in all the ingredients in the glass—except for the garnish—and stir. Garnish with the lemon wedge if you wish, and serve.
We told you it was easy to make. Now for the fun part: enjoy!
Lemonade Salty Chihuahua
What you’ll need:
- 5 ounces of tequila (We recommend Patron or Jose Cuervo)
- A splash of lime juice (Fresh if possible)
- 5 ounces of fresh lemonade
- Optional lime wedge
- Optional coarse salt or sugar to use as garnish
Before you begin, rim the serving glass with salt or sugar. Skip this step if you wish.
Next, fill the glass with ice. Mix the lemonade and tequila in the glass. Squeeze the juice of a lime wedge into the cocktail and drop the wedge into the drink. Stir well and then serve.
These tequila recipes are the perfect addition to any festive party. Be it your birthday bash, a friend’s bachelor’s party, or more, everyone will love the refreshing taste of these cocktails, and you won’t have to go to bartending school to create them.
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