Tequila is bad for you and you know you always regret drinking it the day after a night out. Yet, you keep going back to the same mistake all over again. Ditch the classic tequila shots with salt and lemon that kill your soul slowly every time you have one. There’s no reason for your tequila journey to end at the salt rim so here are 15 mixed drinks with tequila ideas for you and your tequila loving BBF. As always, make sure you are drinking responsibly.
1. Paloma Cartuja
This cocktail contains a long list of ingredients: blanco tequila, Yellow Chartreuse, cinnamon syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, soda water. All ingredients except for the soda are combined in a shaker and shaken briefly with loads of ice. Then the fine strain the mixture into empty glass. Add the soda, fill with cubed ice and finally garnish with grapefruit peel.
2. Jalisco Express
First place basil, jalapeno, and cucumber slices in shaker. then add agave syrup and muddle. Add in lime juice, white tequila and ice. Then shake, double strain, serve over ice in lowball glass and garnish with a Tajin rim.
3. Pacific tea
This is a heavy one. For experts only. You will need: jasmine pearl green tea, reposado tequila, Chinese 5-spice syrup, lemon juice (this is a must where there is tequila) and Negro Modelo beer.
4. Classic agave Margarita
It doesn’t always have to be complicated. Sometimes simple ingredients and simple steps are just enough. This recipe is made out of just tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, and salt. Enjoy, this is one of the best mixed drinks with tequila!
5. Blackberry Sage Tequila Smash
The recipe for this cocktail needs tequila, grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed), large blackberries, a few sage leaves, cane sugar cubes. All ingredients must be well shaken in a cocktail shaker with of course, load of ice.
6. Tequila Spritzers with Grapefruit Juice or Lime
Use sanding sugar to rim a glass. Then, pour tequila over ice. Top with lime soda and sparkling water then (more sparkling water for less sweetness). garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add more soda.
7. The Paloma
This is a two- ingredient cocktail very easy to make. Simply add grapefruit soda to tequila and garnish with a lime slice
8. Bell pepper and lime
Here is all you need to make yourself a bell pepper and lime tequila drink. Jalapeño peppers, limes, pineapple, and yellow bell peppers and of course your best tequila.
9. St. Germain Margarita
What really makes this margarita distinctive is the Elderflower Liqueur, which pair really well with tequila and lime juice.
10. Muddled orange and tequila frizz
Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz couldn’t be any easier to make. You will only need muddled strawberries, fresh orange juice, lemon and lime for a refreshing taste and ice to complete the job.
11. Rosemary peach tequila punch
This punch is a great idea for a picnic or a summer barbeque. It is super refreshing drink and so easy to make. Plus, its peach season, so lets take advantage of that. 4 easy steps: add the peaches and simple syrup into a blender and process until smooth, pour into a pitcher and add the tequila and lemon lime soda, add the frozen berries and serve over ice, Enjoy! This is one of the most refreshing mixed drinks with tequila!
12. Sour Apple Margarita
Preparation for this cocktail takes around 15 minutes but it is worth the effort. Use a lime wedge to rub around the rim of a glass, then dip the rim into salt. Then comes the syrup: In a small pan, combine sugar, water and jalapeno and bring to a simmer for a few minutes. Add the contents to the jar of a blender and puree on high until smooth. Put the syrup in the fridge to chill. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, simple syrup, sour green apple juice, lime juice and tequila. Shake vigorously and pour into the salt rimmed glass with ice cubes, garnish with Lime wedges and drink.
13. Bloody Maria
They say where there is a brunch, bloody Maria is also there. The Bloody Maria is the same as a Bloody Mary, but with tequila replacing vodka. It is basically the perfect makeover for tequila and brunch lovers. Simple and makeover.
14. The Salty Miami
Just your regular tequila drink with a hint of salt to it. You can either decorate your glass with salt, or even add a bit to the rest of the ingredients before shaking with ice.
15. Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise is a three-ingredient cocktail, very easy to make for you and your tequila loving BBF. It’s essentially the combination of tequila, orange juice and grenadine. Nothing else added, apart from ice.
Which one of these mixed drinks with tequila do you prefer? Let us know in a comment below
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