The 6 Tequila Cocktails You Have To try This Summer

Happy National Tequila Day!


Tequila is a Mexican spirit made from the agave plant. It has a long history and has been used in many different ways. Today, tequila is most commonly consumed as a shot or in a cocktail.


Whether you’re sipping it neat, on the rocks, or in a Margarita, there’s no doubt that tequila is one of the most popular spirits around. And what better day to enjoy a refreshing cocktail of tequila than on National Tequila Day?


There are many different types of tequila cocktails, each with its own unique flavor. Therefore, in honor of this special day, we’ve put together a list of fun cocktails made with tequila that you may not have known.


Enjoy! 


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DO THE SAMBA

Shake it, twirl it, spice it, make it - we’re talking about the drink, of course - though it would work for a little dance too. 

Fruity - sweet - tangy - spicy

Ingredients:

  • Tequila - 60ml / 2oz
  • Lime juice - 22.5ml / 0.75oz
  • Mango syrup - 22.5ml / 0.75oz
  • Salt - 1 pinch
  • Red chili powder - 1 pinch

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Mango slice and Thyme sprig

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add all the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice mix well

Strain in a chilled coupe glass

Garnish with mango slice and thyme sprig.

COOL AS A CUCUMBER

Yeah we’re talking about that cool suave, the flirty smile and gentle wit. You’ll get all of that and more - promise! Light up the room!

Fresh - cool - hint of spice

Ingredients:

  • Tequila - 60ml / 2oz
  • Lime juice - 22.5ml / 0.75oz
  • Agave syrup - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Cucumber - 3 slice
  • Jalapenos  - 3 slice

Glass:

Old fashioned 

Garnish:

Cucumber and Jalapenos slice

Method:

Shaken

Steps:

Add cucumber, jalapenos slice in a cocktail shaker and muddle lightly then add other ingredients into the cocktail shaker, add ice shake well

Strain in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass

Garnish with cucumber and jalapenos slice.

MEXICAN SUNSET

Imagine watching an orange sun setting over the ocean and the tunes of a mariachi playing - if a drink and do that to you, it’s worth an evening of day dreaming and more.

Vivid - strong - fruit & spice

Ingredients:

  • Tequila - 45ml / 1.5oz
  • Aperol - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Orange juice - 45ml / 1.5oz
  • Lime juice - 22.5ml / 0.75oz
  • Orange syrup - 15ml / 0.5oz

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Orange wedge + rosemary(opt)

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add all the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice mix well

Strain in a chilled coupe glass

Garnish with orange peel.

FERNANDO

A starry night, the moon for a guide, a companion to share the moment and a drink to live by. 

Fruity - aromatic

Ingredients:

  • Tequila - 60ml / 2oz
  • Angostura bitter - 1 dash
  • Lime juice - 22.5ml / 0.75oz
  • Raspberry syrup - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Orgeat syrup - 15ml / 0.5oz

Glass:

Old fashioned 

Garnish:

Mint sprig and Fresh Raspberry

Method:

Shaken

Steps:

Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice shake well

Strain it over crushed ice filled old fashioned glass

Garnish with mint sprig and raspberry.

TEQUILA SUNRISE

Dance through the night and watch the sunrise - a perfect tequila sunrise. Just kidding, what’s perfect is this glass of fizzy goodness

Fizz- well balanced

 

Ingredients:

  • Tequila - 45ml / 1.5oz
  • Aperol - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Lime juice - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Grapefruit juice - 45ml / 1.5oz
  • Agave syrup - 22.5ml / 0.75oz.
  • Soda water - 60ml / 2oz

Glass:

Collins

Garnish:

Grapefruit wheel

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add all the ingredients (except soda water) in a mixing glass, add ice mix well

Strain in an ice filled collins glass, top up with soda water and give a stir

Garnish with grapefruit wheel.

SENORITA

The ruffles, the vibrant colours, the flowers in her hair; oh so mesmerizing. Inspired by the youthful glee

Sweet - tart

Ingredients:

  • Tequila - 45ml / 1.5oz
  • Orange liqueur - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Lime juice - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Watermelon  juice - 30ml / 1oz
  • Salt - 1 pinch

Glass:

Old fashioned

Garnish:

Watermelon slice

Method:

Shaken

Steps:

Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice shake well

Strain into an ice filled and salt rimmed old fashioned glass

Garnish with watermelon slice.

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