What are Good Tequila Mixed Drinks?

Tequila is a multifaceted and delicious cocktail that has only started to recently get the attention and credit it deserves. It used to be relegated to college parties and bars, but more and more, people are discovering that tequila is a fantastic building block to delicious cocktails. These tequila drinks are fast becoming popular around the world, and today we wanted to share with you some delicious cocktail recipes that put tequila first. Here are some original cocktails and some tequila twists on the classics that are sure to become your next favorite cocktails.

The Bloody Maria

Forget the Bloody Mary, or even its Canadian cousin, the Caesar. There is a new version in town and it is the tequila drink known as “The Bloody Maria.” Essentially, this cocktail is a Bloody Mary where you swap out vodka with tequila. Usually, a richer tequila like Cristalino is the perfect pairing for this cocktail.

Start making this tequila drink by combining 2 shots of top quality tequila, the juice of 1/2 a lime, 6 ounces tomato juice, a dash of hot sauce, a dash of black pepper, and two teaspoons of olive juice. Pour that all into a tall glass. Then, decide on your garnishes, which is always the most enjoyable part of any Bloody Mary or variant. Some ideas include stuffed pimentos or stuffed hot peppers, spicy pickled beans, or even tiny, bite-sized burritos (which are probably reserved for special occasions).

The Cherry Beer Bulldog

If there are two popular Mexican drinks, it’s tequila and Corona, so why not mix them together in what’s affectionately referred to as a “bulldog”? This tequila drink is best made in large batches and is perfect for parties and hosting, but you can also make smaller batches since the recipe comes down to equal portions. Mix together one part each of frozen limeade concentrate, cherry soda, Corona, and tequila (yes, this is a boozy drink). Stir it all together and pour into glasses with salted rims. It’s a delicious, refreshing drink that’s perfect for anytime, from brunch to late night!

Pimm’s Vaso

The Pimm’s Cup is a loose amalgamation of drinks, all built around Pimm’s fruity liqueur, and the Pimm’s Vaso is the tequila variant. This tequila drink is a brunch classic and is surprisingly simple to make. Start with 1oz. of a classic tequila, like Platinum tequila, and pour into a cocktail shaker with 1oz. Pimm’s liqueur, 3/4oz. celery juice, 1/2oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice, 1/2oz. simple syrup, and two halved strawberries. Shake together and pour through a strainer into a collins glass. Top up with club soda and garnish with a strawberry.

Tequila Mimosas

Yes, mimosas are traditionally orange juice and Champagne, but instead of orange juice, why not add a margarita? That’s what this tequila drink is, and it will be an instant classic for your next brunch. Also, it’s incredibly easy to make. Mix together one part Rick n’ Roll Platinum Tequila, 1/2 part Triple Sec, and 2/3 part lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake together with ice and pour about a 1/3 cup of the mixture into a champagne glass through a strainer. Top up with Champagne and enjoy!

Tequila Punch

Why make one tequila drink when you can make a lot? This is the perfect party drink for those hot summer days, and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser! It starts with your own rosemary simple syrup, which is 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and 2 sprigs of rosemary. Stir those together in a pan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Take that off the heat and let it cool. Now, blend together 2 peaches (pealed, pitted, and roughly chopped) and the rosemary simple syrup. Pour into a pitcher and add 1 liter of lime soda and 2 cups of a high-quality tequila. Stir together and add frozen raspberries to keep it cool.

Tequila drinks are an excellent alternative to the classic margarita, which is still one of the most delicious and refreshing tequila drinks out there. But if you want to expand your horizons and truly start to explore what tequila has to offer, start with these cocktails. You are sure to find your next favorite cocktail while discovering the full breadth and diversity found in today’s top-quality tequilas.

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