Beyond the Margarita: 5 Amazing Cocktail Recipes with Tequila
If you think back to what 21-year-old you would have considered sophisticated tequila, you probably would have thought it meant springing for the higher end shot. Nowadays however, you want your tequila to last more than 0.5 seconds, and maybe have a few other ingredients in it.
The go-to cocktail is the margarita, but there are so many other delicious options out there with which to experiment. Here are five amazing cocktail recipes with tequila that you won’t be able to wait to try!
- Tequila Sunrise
- Although not quite as popular as the margarita, the tequila sunrise has a pretty high level of fame. Using a Collins glass (a tall, thin glass), add 50 ml of white tequila and then pour in 90 ml of fresh orange juice but do not stir. Add 10 ml of grenadine to create the image of a sunrise. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.
- Tequila Sour
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, 10 ml lime juice, 10 ml lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup, and 50 ml white tequila. Shake it, then strain it into a tumbler and garnish with a cherry.
- The Paloma
- Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add 60 ml white tequila, 60ml pink grapefruit juice, 30 ml of lime juice, a pinch of salt, and 10 ml of sugar syrup and mix them up. Fill the rest of the glass with either soda, or if you prefer to make it in a more traditionally Mexican style, use fizzy grapefruit drink.
- Mayan Mule
- Using a Collins glass, place 2-3 ice cubes. Add .5 parts fresh squeezed lime juice, 2 parts white tequila, 3 parts ginger beer, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters to the glass and stir. Garnish it with sprigs of mint and a lime wedge.
- Chocolate Congelado
- A name meaning “frozen chocolate,” this cocktail is for those with a sweet tooth. To begin with, you put 1.5 oz. of white tequila, 1 oz. Mexican bitter chocolate paste, and 2 dashes of Xocolatl bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it and strain it over a chilled coupe glass. Then, put 1.5 oz. heavy cream in a separate shaker with some more ice, and shake it again. Pour it over a bar spoon carefully into the glass, then garnish it with a pinch of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Try out these tequila recipes and branch out from margaritas. You’ll be glad you did.
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