If you love tequila cocktails, these recipes cannot be missed. We also cover the origins of tequila, the different types, and much more!
What is tequila? Delicious nectar that has been blessed from heaven? Or is it a distilled spirit that comes from the blue agave plant?
We bet on the latter, but we wouldn't be surprised if the tequila gods came to earth and offered us the top tequila cocktails.
Because if we had one thing in common, it would be our love for the precious blue agave plant in all its intoxicating splendor!
What is tequila?
The blue agave plantThe tequila cocktail, which grows in the Mexican state of Jalisco, marks its origin. Some other communities that contain this scarce and valuable plant conclude the following states:
It takes at least 6 years for the agave plant to mature. However, in some places – in the highlands – the blue agave can take up to 12 years to ripen.
Three types of tequila make up the majority of tequila distributions. However, there are two less common varieties for the bolder tequila connoisseur.
- Blanco – 100% blue agave
- Tequila Joven – Some Aged Tequila + Unaged Tequila Mixture
- Reposado – at the age of two months to a year
- Añejo – At least one year ancient
- Extra Añejo – The rarest tequila. At least 3 years ancient
Best tequila cocktails
Here are some of our favorite recipes that use tequila. Best of all, they are all unique and absolutely refreshing! Additionally, we're sharing a simple grapefruit soda recipe below.
This ranch water recipe is a refreshing, low-calorie, 3-ingredient cocktail made in West Texas. It's simple to make, but delicious to slurp.
Mineral water, tequila, lime juice
These strawberry tequila sodas are refreshing and simple to make. They're made with tequila, tonic water (or soda), and lemon juice, plus some muddy strawberries.
Strawberry, tequila, lime, soda
Light and refreshing, this honeydew margarita has the great blend of honey essence, lemon and of course tequila.
Honeydew juice, tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, Gran Marnier
This refreshing and refreshing Italian Paloma cocktail is even easier to mix and drink! This lovely tequila-based cocktail is made from a mixture of citrus juices and Campari.
Tequila, Campari, grapefruit juice, lime juice, lemon juice, regular syrup, Italian orange soda
The easiest and most refreshing thyme tequila lemonade recipe. The top part is using store-bought light lemonade or making your own.
Light lemonade, tequila, thyme
You will never want a regular margarita again after trying this lean margarita! The cocktail is low in calories and sugar, but still tastes good. Hence, you can pass a second without feeling guilty.
Tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave syrup
This watermelon cocktail is great for a summer dinner! Made with simple ingredients and tequila, it will definitely keep you cool.
Watermelon juice, lemon juice, lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, regular syrup
A paloma is a traditional drink in Mexico whose main ingredients are grapefruit and of course tequila! However, we love our Italian Paloma equally!
Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, grapefruit soda
This is the easiest coconut margarita recipe! It consists of only 3 ingredients and is shaken perfectly.
Tequila, coconut puree, lime juice
This hibiscus margarita is a kind take on the classic margarita cocktail and boy is the boy making it pop! With its wealthy color and pleasantly pungent taste, it will be very popular at parties.
Tequila, Lime Juice, Cointreau, Hibiscus Simple Syrup
frequently asked Questions
What is the top tequila for cocktails?
Tequila Blanco, also known as silver tequila, is young and only matures in oak for up to 2 months. It has a strong flavor and mixes the top with various – often fruity – flavors.
What is Good Inexpensive Tequila?
Tequila doesn't have to be expensive to enjoy. In fact, the top tequila for parties and social gatherings is the one that won't break the bank.
Some of the cheapest brands of tequila are:
- El Destilador – $ 15
- Espolon – $ 20
- Guardian Silver – $ 20
- Sauza Blue Silver – $ 17
- Don Julio – $ 20
- El Jimador Silver – $ 20
- Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata – $ 21
The tequila brands on this list are selected for quality and price. Of course, you can buy tequila much cheaper, but we don't recommend it!
What can you add to tequila?
Tequila can be paired with almost anything, but some of the top mixes add a combination of fruits and sodas.
Some of these delicious mixes conclude:
- Orange juice + grenadine + tequila
- Tequila + mint and lime + syrup + soda
- Watermelon + three sec + tequila
- Tequila + orange juice + pineapple juice
- Leche Mexicana – Tequila + Milk
- Tequila + grapefruit soda
- Tequila + tomato juice
What's the simplest tequila cocktail?
Tequila sunrise. The first combo on our list above and all you need is your favorite brand of tequila, some orange juice, and a bottle of grenadine.
We also share a very simple tequila cocktail recipe below. Similar to our strawberry tequila soda, this one is also made with grapefruit soda.
There are several brands of grapefruit soda to select from. You can even select between zero and zero sugar. There are also some Grapefruit Sparkling Italian Sodas. Any of these products are suitable for this simple tequila cocktail recipe!
Tequila grapefruit soda
Amount per serving (1 g)
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value *
fat 1 g% 2nd
sodium 2 mg0%
potassium 155 mg4%
carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 10g% 11
protein 1 g% 2nd
Vitamin A. 13IU0%
C vitamin 27 mg33%
calcium 9 mg% one
iron 1 mg6%
* Daily percentages are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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