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It’s summer, and that means, well, many things: on the downside, itchy mosquito bites, a kitchen that’s too hot for you to use the oven, and sweat stains in unfortunate and surprising locations. On the upside, however? It’s the true height of tequila season. If you’re a fan of tequila drinks, these are the months you’ve been waiting all year for: ideal weather for sipping a refreshing, tequila-based cocktail.

In college, it was cool to just take a tequila shot (or four), but now that you’re old enough to have graduated from bottom-shelf swill to Patron and high-quality mescal, you should be comfortable mixing up a truly elegant, delicious tequila drink.

When it comes to tequila cocktails, let’s be honest: the tequila sunrise is played out. Graduate from the basics with a simple but chic new tequila cocktail for summer: the “Este Lado,” which was created by mixologists Ben Scorah and Marshall Altier, and features Don Julio tequila. The flavor profile is clean and sophisticated: combining the fresh, crisp flavor of cucumber flavor with cooling mint and a touch of lime, this blend is the perfect summer sip.

Click here for the Este Lado recipe.

If you’re looking for more variety, check out our 8 Tequila Cocktail Recipes, which vary from classic to the more unusual. While it may no longer be the Cinco de Mayo, delicious tequila drinks that were suitable for the 5th of May only get more inviting as the days grow hotter.

I recently built some Spicy Tequila Drinks as Signature Cocktails, which include two killer, thoroughly road-tested recipes for mixing Avión tequila into some spicy specialty flavors.

If you’re less interested in making your own drinks than sipping high-quality mescal, you may be interested in the Top Tequila Bars in the U.S.

Jess Novak is the Drink Editor of The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesstothenovak

17 Great Tequila Cocktails To Warm You Up This Winter

We love our tequila shots or a frozen margarita on a summer day, but there's so much to do with tequila that we have never considered. Spots around the country are making some pretty creative and interesting cocktails, all using the very versatile (and delicious!) tequila.

Sure, we'll continue to have our frozen alcoholic slushies by the beach all summer and do tequila shots just because sometimes you really need one, but if you want to really expand your appreciation of a terribly underappreciated cocktail ingredient, these expertly mixed tequila cocktails are a great way to start.

And, of course, if you are going to go wild, go for the good tequila, because you are absolutely worth it.

Top 15 Tequila cocktails you can easily prepare at home

The Spruce Eats is a food and drink website packed with delicious recipes that work, cooking videos that show you exactly what to do, and actionable tips from both professional chefs and experienced home cooks. This time they bring us the top 15 tequila cocktails you can prepare at home.

Tequila cocktails are diverse and a lot of fun to explore. You can mix up the original margarita or enjoy it in a variety of flavors, from strawberry to tamarind. There are also tall, refreshing mixed drinks, slow-sipping versions of famous whiskey and vodka cocktails, and tantalizing spicy cocktails. With each recipe, you get an entirely new experience.

The beauty of tequila is that its agave flavor brings an earthy, sweet element to drinks. It’s a flavor you won’t find in any other distilled spirit, and it’s fascinating to discover how that reacts with a variety of mixers. Kick-off your tequila adventure with a few essential cocktails that display the spirit’s versatility.

Watch Now: Get Inspired by our Favorite Tequila Cocktails

  • 01of 15The Margarita />The Spruce / Katarina ZunicThe margarita is the most widely known tequila cocktail. The original lime version is incredibly easy to mix up from scratch. It requires just three ingredients, and the fresh citrus flavor is captivating. Once you get a taste of an authentic margarita, there are many other margaritas to explore.
  • 02of 15Tequila Sunrise />The Spruce EatsAnother iconic cocktail in the world of tequila is the beautiful tequila sunrise. This simple mixed drink includes tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. Not only does the grenadine create a sunrise in your glass, but it also adds a fruity sweetness to contrast the tart citrus. With tequila hanging out in the background, it’s easy to see why this will forever be a favorite.
  • 03of 15The Paloma />The Spruce / Julia HartbeckThe paloma may be one of the most underrated tequila cocktails around. For this recipe, you’ll choose your favorite tequila, add a little lime juice, then top it off with grapefruit soda. The simplicity does not do justice to the taste, and it’s one of the best ways to experience the perfect pairing of tequila and grapefruit.
  • 04of 15Tequila Collins />Brian Macdonald / Getty ImagesTequila makes an appearance in the collins drink family as well. While gin, whiskey, and vodka have long been the stars of this famous formula, a shot of tequila gives it new life. In the tequila collins, you’ll pour lemon juice and agave nectar, then finish it off with club soda. These semi-transparent flavors allow a good tequila to shine in all its glory.
  • 05of 15The Tequini />The Spruce Eats / S&C Design StudiosWith all the martinis in the world, it should not be a surprise that tequila has found its way into the mix. The tequini replaces gin with tequila, and it’s a fascinating way to switch up a routine. The key to this drink is to start with the best blanco tequila you can find. Pair that with quality vermouth, and you have a dry cocktail with a shining personality.
  • 06of 15Brave Bull />Ekaterina Molchanova / Getty ImagesFans of the vodka-based black Russian will surely want to get a taste of the brave bull. Tequila’s agave flavor adds a new dimension to the mixed drink, and the recipe shows off another fabulous tequila pairing: coffee. In this lowball, all you need is a little Kahlua (or your favorite coffee liqueur) for a fun twist on a happy hour staple.
  • 07of 15Envy Cocktail />The Spruce Eats / S&C Design StudiosBlue and green cocktails are alluring. Throw tequila into the mix, and you know it’s time to get the party started! One of the best in this category is the stunning envy cocktail. This fancy little cocktail is filled with tropical fruits, shaking tequila with blue curaçao and pineapple juice. When served in a cocktail glass, the turquoise drink works just as well for elegant affairs as it does for casual parties.
  • 08of 15Bloody Maria />The Spruce Eats / S&C Design StudiosThe bloody Mary is one of the most popular mixed drinks of all time. Have you tried substituting tequila for the vodka? The bloody Maria recipe has everything that makes the original great, including savory tomato juice and all the classic spices customized to your taste. However, with tequila’s agave flavor in the background, this brunch cocktail is even more exciting.
  • 09of 15The Passion Cocktail />Getty Images/Leslie ThomsonThe passion cocktail is an excellent choice when you’re in the mood for the sweet taste of cranberry. Just like the cosmopolitan, you’ll need cranberry and lime juices along with an orange liqueur like Grand Marnier. It’s simple, lovely, and perfect for a romantic dinner, and this recipe makes two drinks. You might even find you prefer tequila over the vodka version.
  • 10of 15Sangrita />The Spruce Eats Many shots and shooters use tequila, but few can rival the taste of the sangrita. This two-part shot is a taste experience like no other, and there are a couple of ways to make it. While the modern sangrita chases a shot of tequila with a spicy tomato juice mix, the original version is entirely different. It backs up the tequila with a shot of orange, lime, and grenadine that’s laced with hot sauce.
  • 11of 15Dulce de Tequila />Jeff Kauck / Photolibrary / Getty ImagesTequila makes an exciting dessert cocktail as well, though this recipe may not be what you expect. The dulce de tequila is a margarita of sorts, combining orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave nectar with reposado tequila. It gets interesting when you pour a small shot of cognac, then give it a sugar rim for a perfectly subtle amount of sweetness.
  • 12of 15Reposado Old-Fashioned />The Spruce Eats / S&C Design StudiosLove an old-fashioned but ran out of bourbon? Grab a bottle of reposado tequila instead! Similar to the original, the reposado old-fashioned is a stunning way to show off an exquisite tequila. It uses agave nectar for the sweetener and switches up the fruits to nectarine slices and Bing cherries. Give it a dash or two of bitters, and a wonderful cocktail is ready to enjoy.
  • 13of 15El Diablo />The Spruce Eats / S&C Design StudiosEl diablo is a cocktail that every tequila lover needs to taste. The recipe pairs an aged tequila with lime juice and the sweet black currant flavor of crème de cassis. Top it off with your favorite ginger beer to create a dazzling drink.
  • 14of 15Tamarind and Tequila />The Spruce Eats / S&C Design StudiosSome flavor pairings are utterly perfect. Tamarind and tequila are one of those, and the harmonious duo is the highlight of this simple highball. Mixing a blanco tequila and tamarind nectar, adding a hint of sweetness, then the sparkle of ginger ale creates a drink you definitely won’t forget.
  • 15of 15Habanero Martini />The Spruce Eats / S&C Design StudiosSpicy cocktails are a natural venue for tequila. In the habanero martini, the tequini gets a peppery kick that’s sure to please palates that can handle the heat. The recipe is best with the reposado tequila base. It’s accented with dry vermouth and garnished with a whole habanero pepper, which slowly infuses its spice into the mix as you drink. It won’t get too hot before it’s finished, but it will grab your attention!

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72 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Easily Make at Home

While your friends are paying 25 bucks for a frosé at a rooftop bar, you can easily whip up three for the same price thanks to these easy summer cocktail recipes, ahead, that taste even better homemade. Think: Less calories, more saving, and an excellent excuse to use your new bar cart.


1/2 cup Orange Slices (Peaches)

Pour all tonic soda, lemon juice, and Ketel One Vodka into pitcher. Stir well. Place ½ cup of fruit into each mold (one mold with strawberry only, one orange mold with oranges only, etc). Then equally pour soda and vodka mix across popsicle molds. Place in freezer for 4-6 hours.


1 bottle white wine, chilled


3 bottles Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

1.5 cups Passion Fruit Juice

10 dashes Peychaud&rsquos Bitters

Add all ingredients to a punch bowl with ice and stir to combine. Garnish with peach and apple slices.

Courtesy of Angry Orchard mixologist partner Jeremy Oertel


2 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila

In a tin with ice, combine all ingredients excluding the club soda and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a salt rimmed glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

Courtesy of Inigo Salazar, Beverage Director at Bodega Negra


Add The Botanist Gin, Fresh Lime Juice and Fresh Muddle Blueberries into a shaker. Gently muddle. Add ice and shake. Fine strain over ice into a Highball glass and top with Tonic Water. Garnish with Fresh Mint and Blueberries.

Courtesy of The Botanist Gin


2 oz Cold-pressed red pepper juice

.5 oz Simple.5oz Lemon juice

1.5 oz Tequila blanco or mezcal (if you prefer smoky-style drinks)

Build, shake, pour over ice.

Courtesy of Carmine DiGiovanni, Corporate Chef, David Burke Tavern


6 oz Stella Artois Stritzer

In a cocktail shaker, muddle pineapple chunks and mint. Add vodka, Italian aperitif, and shake over ice. Strain into a glass. Top with Stella Artois Spritzer. Garnish with an orange wheel.

Courtesy of Stella Artois


Drop of lemongrass, pineapple, and grapefruit essences

Fresh mint and dehydrated lemon wheel to garnish

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into chilled can with ice.

Courtesy of Grey Goose available at Surf Lodge


Rim glass with Pink Sea salt. Add mezcal, Italicus, and lime juice to a shaker and short shake with a few Ice cubes. Strain into Highball glass filled with Ice cubes and top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Courtesy of The Miami Beach EDITION's


Add The Botanist Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Honey and Turmeric into a shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain over ice in a Rocks glass. Garnish with a Fresh Lemon Peel.

Courtesy of The Botanist Gin


.5oz fresh blackberry puree

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a coup or martini glass. Garnish with mint sprig.

Courtesy of Grey Goose available at Surf Lodge



1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lemon juice, coconut water, and agave in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass with ice. Add a dash of cayenne.


2 parts BACARDĺ Lime Flavored Rum

Pour ingredients over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.


2 cups brewed hibiscus tea, chilled


1½ parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho

¾ parts Homemade Raspberry-Dark Chocolate Puree

Courtesy of Hermant Pathak of Junoon in NYC


1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1 oz Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry-Infused Agave Nectar

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and berry agave nectar in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass.



1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco

2 oz Cooked Pineapple Juice

5 sprigs Cilantro Hibiscus Salt*

*Hibiscus Salt: 2 parts dried Hibiscus flowers, 1 part fine salt, 1 part white sugar, 1/2 part confectioner&rsquos sugar

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and cooked pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a double old-fashioned glass with hibiscus salt rim over fresh ice. Garnish with cilantro.

Courtesy of Mica Rousseau of Mexico City


Place rosemary in the tequila bottle and allow to sit for at least 24 hours.In an ice filled rocks glass, combine 1 ½ oz tequila with Lemonade Sparkling Ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice


¾ oz. pomegranate juice (freshly squeezed)

Garnish: Pomegranate pearls and rosemary sprig

Shake all ingredients except Chandon in a shaker tin. Strain into glassware with ice and top with Chandon. Stir the glass. Garnish with pomegranate pearls and rosemary sprig.


2 oz Angels Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

.5 oz Giffard Pêche de Vigne

4 Dashes Fee Brothers Peach Bitters

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a lowball glass. Garnish with an expressed orange peel or dehydrated peach ring.


Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Vodka

1.5 bar spoons of violette liqueur

0.5 oz of yellow chartreuse

1/4 oz of lemon juice Egg whites

Combine the infused vodka with all the ingredients. Dry shake with egg to break up the protein. Fine strained and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a pea flower.

Courtesy of Cafe Clover Head Bartender Kyle Sheridan


2 parts BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum

Add the lime wedges, sugar and mint leaves, and gently muddle until the limes release juice. Add BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum and mix the ingredients with a bar spoon. Fill with crushed ice and stir once again. Add club soda and garnish with mint.


1/8 oz. Orange Blossom Water

Combine Baileys Almande, orange blossom water, vanilla extract, simple syrup, lemon juice, strawberries, and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour contents into glass. Garnish with strawberry.

Courtesy of Mixologist Jane Danger


Pour chilled champagne into chilled large coupe glass. Add small scoop of raspberry sherbet/gelato. Top with Raspberry Tea Sparkling Ice. Garnish with some blackberries.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice


2 parts Sparkling White Wine

Build cocktail over ice in a tall collins glass or white wine glass. Garnish with an orange twist


3 Fresh Cherries (pitted/halved)

Muddle cherries in simple syrup in bottom of cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.


.5 oz. Liquid Alchemist Tamarind

Combine ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a wand of fresh lavender.

*Prepare house curaçao, 1:1 grand mariner and simple syrup

Courtesy of Jesse Ross at the Sycamore Den


.5 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

.5 oz. Pink Peppercorn-Cucumber Cordial*

Combine ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake. Strain over ice in a double rocks glass and garnish with cucumber slice and grapefruit wedge.

*Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan to make simple syrup. Reduce to low heat and add a small handful of pink peppercorns. Cook on low heat until flavorful. Let syrup cool. For cold infusion, incorporate two diced cucumbers and let syrup sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Strain through a chinois.

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Those with a creative eye know firsthand that inspiration is all around us. Whether you're energized by the earth tones of nature, a color-filled walk through a local farmer's market, or even by a quick scroll through Instagram, you never know what might spark a new creative project.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With These 8 Fun Tequila Cocktail Recipes

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Today, different parts of the world commemorate together with Mexico for the victory at the Battle of Puebla over the occupying French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862. Over the years this holiday has evolved into a celebration of the Mexican heritage, and people have made it an excuse to indulge in quesadillas, tacos, and various cocktail mixes with tequila.

Most of the bars in the Metro are currently having their promotions for tequila shooters and tequila-based cocktails. But, if you’re planning to celebrate at home, here’s a list of fun cocktail recipes you can mix up and serve to your guests Cinco de Mayo:

1. Southern Sunshine

Southern Sunshine, created by events group ICX Parties, is a take on the classic margarita. The addition of mango puree and basil and spicy salt, gives a different dimension to the drink. This sweet-spicy combination is lip-smackingly good. Click to see recipe

2. Serbesa Cocktail

This margarita + beer hybrid is a long drink you can nurse for a while. The sweetness of the triple sec and simple syrup rounds out the bitterness of the beer. It’s a full-bodied yet balanced cocktail that is a step above enjoying plain beer. Click to see recipe

3. Pastilla Colada Cocktail Recipe

Pastilla Colada is DrinkManila’s twist on the piña colada. Made with Zambales pastillas, the Pastilla Colada is a sweet, creamy cocktail with a rich, milky finish that lingers. The pineapple juice and Real Coco (or coconut cream) add tropical fruit flavors. This is a boozy smoothie is a perfect summer cocktail to serve for Cinco de Mayo. Click to see recipe

4. Pinaygarita

DrinkManlia created this cocktail as a tribute to Miss Universe and gave the classic sexy margarita a “Pinay” twist. This fun cocktail will be a great addition to your menu for tequila based cocktails this Cinco de Mayo. The balanced and well-rounded Pinaygarita has a little bit of everything: It’s sweet and tart, with a kick of tequila that lights up the taste buds. The green mango and pineapple combined produce a delicate fragrance that is unfamiliar but at the same time sophisticated and potent. Click to see recipe

5. Fire Rooster

We created this cocktail recipe last 2017 to celebrate the year of the Fire Rooster and if you’re looking for a spicy tequila cocktail this drink will certainly ring any celebration with a bang. This invigorating cocktail has a dry heat that matches well with the warmth of the agave from tequila. This citrusy drink is well-balanced and layered, with a spiciness that creeps in more than it kicks. Click to see recipe

6. Cheetos Valentina

This imposing shooter looks hot! We created a twist to the popular Cheetos tequila shooter. Apart from the Flaming Hot Cheetos, we’ve added the cheesy Jalapeno Cheetos, giving a savory-spicy taste to the spirit and also absorbed the spicy cheese flavors. This will definitely make you hot and wake you up! Click to see recipe

7. White Widow

This spirit-forward drink was created by 12/10 head bartender and 2017 Diageo Reserve World Class Philippine Champion Royce Pua . This drink is for the serious drinker who wants a tequila and mezcal in one drink, well, plus three more alcohol mix in it. It is made with Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Fidencio Mezcal, Tequila blanco, and Eau de Vie Metté – Framboise (Raspberry Brandy). It is meant to be enjoyed slowly. Click to see recipe

8. Tequilachu: A Pokémon inspired drink

This drink was created by bartender Sam Webster during the popularity of the mobile game, Pokémon Go. And though the game craze died down already, this fun serve is still one of the best recipes to serve in parties. It’s sweet, refreshing, and well, it makes you happy and energized to hunt for some more Pokémon. The popping candy makes you smile every time it touches your lips. Click to see recipe

Espanita Reposada

Tequila Mojito

I love mojitos, and when made with tequila they are especially refreshing! Below are some of my favorite sugar-free sweeteners.


  • 2 ounces Espanita Reposada
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • juice from one lime
  • 1-ounce Swoon Simple Syrup or Nu Natural’s Simple Syrup or powdered erythritol like So Nourished.
  • a small handful of mint leaves (4-10 leaves)
  • a handful of ice cubes

Muddle the mint leaves in your cocktail shaker. Then, juice your lime and add it to the shaker. After that, add the tequila, club soda, and sweetener of your choice, along with the ice cubes. Shake it up, pour, garnish with additional mint leaves and enjoy.

Tequila Sunrise

There’s something about a Tequila Sunrise that transports me to vacation mode. We’ve been choosing to stay at home this summer – thanks COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend we are away. My keto version of a Tequila Sunrise with another surprise ingredient – sugar-free Monin Pomegranate syrup – will have you thinking of fiestas and fun in no time. Moreover, it may help you forget about the Pandemic for five minutes. (The syrup is 7 grams carbs for a full serving, but I use just one teaspoon, making it very keto-friendly.)


  • 1 1/2 ounces of Espanita Reposada
  • 3 fluid ounces of sugar-free Tang
  • 1 tsp sugar-free Monin Pomegranate syrup
  • orange slice for garnish (not keto – don’t eat it if you are being strict, but, I eat mine!)
  • optional 1/2-1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • a handful or more of ice

Fill a highball glass with ice (I use these from Crate & Barrel), pour in the sugar-free Tang and the tequila and lime juice, and then slowly add the sugar-free pomegranate syrup down the side of the glass. Wait for the syrup to settle at the bottom. Garnish if you’d like.

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14 Low-Calorie Cocktails That Actually Taste Amazing

With a little savvy, it is possible to shake up light cocktails that still pack plenty of flavor and a healthy punch. Here, 14 of the best.

Pour 1 ½ oz. Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint into a chilled glass filled with ice. Squeeze in the juice from 1 lemon wedge, and top with 3 oz. Health-Ade Pink Lady Apple Kombucha. Garnish with a thin apple slice and lemon twist.

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine 1 oz. Montelobos mezcal, 1 oz. Ancho Reyes Verde liqueur, ¾ oz. lime juice, ¾ oz. cucumber juice, ½ oz. simple syrup, and a few sprigs of cilantro. Shake well, and strain into a glass.

Recipe from Diez y Seis at Shore Club South Beach.

In a shaker with ice, combine 2 oz. rum or gin, 1 oz. lime juice, 1 oz. cucumber juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, and a few sprigs of mint. Shake well, and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint leaves and celery and nigella seeds.

In a highball glass, stir 2 oz. Tres Agaves Blanco tequila, 1 oz. grapefruit juice, and ½ oz. agave nectar. Stir, and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with fresh grapefruit and mint leaves.

In a shaker with ice, combine 1 oz. Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, ¼ oz. lemon juice, and ¾ oz. grapefruit shrub. Double-strain into a Champagne flute, top with cava, and garnish with a dash of Angostura.

In a rocks glass with ice, stir 1 ½ oz. Tres Agaves Blanco tequila and 1 oz. tonic water. Top with a splash of lime juice, and garnish with fresh lime wedges.

In a rocks glass with ice, stir 2 oz. Deep Eddy Orange Vodka and 3 oz. sparkling water. Garnish with an orange slice.

Pour 2 oz. Three Olives Rosé Vodka into a glass with ice. Top with club soda and a dash of bitters. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

In a mixing glass with ice, combine 2 oz. Avion Anejo tequila, 1 bar spoon of agave nectar, 2 dashes of orange bitters, and 1 dash Angostura bitters. Stir until cold, then strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

In a mason jar filled with crushed ice, stir 2 oz. Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and 4 oz water. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Combine 1 ½ oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka, 1 oz. lemon juice, and ¾ oz. simple syrup in a glass with ice. Stir to combine, and top with club soda. Garnish with 2 lemon wheels and sprigs of rosemary and thyme.

Recipe from Tito&rsquos/mixologist Abdul Ford.

In a shaker, combine 2 oz. SKYY vodka, ¾ oz. fresh lime juice, ¾ oz. simple syrup, and 2 dashes Mexican hot sauce. Pour into a glass with a salted rim and filled with ice. Garnish with cucumber dimes.

Slice 1-2 apples, and place in a large glass jar. Pour in one bottle of Tito&rsquos Handmade Vodka. Let sit in the refrigerator for 3-5 days until desired flavor is achieved. Drink over ice.

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine 2 oz. Bulleit bourbon, ⅓ oz. lime juice, and ½ oz. simple syrup. Strain into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with basil leaves.

Bloody Maria

As you can probably tell from its name, this cocktail is a variation of Bloody Mary – a perfect cocktail to drink with your lunch. All you need to make Mary a Maria is to substitute vodka with tequila Blanco.

Pour one shot of tequila over ice in a Collins glass. Add a teaspoon of horseradish, a couple of dashes of Tabasco sauce and the same amount of Worchester sauce, a splash of lime juice. Add some salt and pepper, and stir the ingredients well. Top it with tomato juice and garnish with a celery stick. Enjoy over Sunday brunch with friends!

What Is Tequila?

The blue agave plant, grown in the Mexican state Jalisco, marks the origin of the tequila cocktail. Also, some other municipalities containing this rare and precious plant include the states of:

The agave plant takes at least 6 years to mature. However, in some locations—the highlands—the blue agave can take up to 12 years to mature.

Types of Tequila

The three types of tequila make up the bulk of tequila distributions. However, there are two less common variants out there for the more daring tequila connoisseurs to enjoy.

  1. Blanco – 100% blue agave
  2. Tequila Joven – Some aged tequila + unaged tequila blend
  3. Reposado – Aged for two months up to a year
  4. Añejo – Aged for at least a year
  5. Extra Añejo – The rarest tequila. Aged for at least 3 years

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