Baston Del Rey margarita with lemon and ice
Jan 18 2017

10 Amazing Tequila Cocktails That Aren’t Margaritas

Margaritas and shots aren’t the only way to enjoy tequila! Try these drinks and elevate your tequila experience.

Tequila Sunrise. Mix tequila and orange juice. Slowly pour in grenadine. Garnish with a cherry and slice of orange.


6 ounces cold orange juice

1.5 ounces call tequila

.75 ounces grenadine syrup

Peligroso Sangra. Translated, this drink is called dangerous blood. Mix all the ingredients in a shaker and serve in a cocktail glass over ice.


1.5 oz of tequila, preferably a cinnamon tequila (either flavored or infused)
.5 oz. of Cointreau
2 oz. of red wine,
1.5 oz. of gingerale
Orange twist (for garnish)

Veracruzana. Fix, mash the pineapple and basil in the shaker. Then add the rest of the ingredients and some ice. After shaking, strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a chunk of pineapple and a basil leaf.


2 parts aged, Reposado tequila
0.75 parts agave nectar
1 part fresh lime juice
4 pineapple chunks
2 basil leaves

Pomegranate Paloma. Mix all the ingredients but the soda water in a shaker with ice. Pour the mixture into a pilsner glass with ice. Top off the glass with soda and garnish with a mint sprig.


2 parts Silver tequila
.5 part lime juice
.5 part Pomegranate juice
.5 part grapefruit juice
.5 part agave nectar
Soda water

Fresh mint

QuiQui. Chill the ingredients beforehand, mix in a shaker, and then pour into a taller glass without ice. Garnish the glass with an orange slice or a twist of orange.


1.5 oz. of quality tequila
.5 oz. premier cru de cognac
1 oz. of mango nectar

.5 oz. of fresh squeezed orange juice
Splash of triple sec
Splash of fresh lemon and lime

Spanish Fashion. This drink is all about high quality tequila, so it’s a great choice if you’re ordering a top shelf, aged tequila. Mix all ingredients but the cherry in a shaker, strain, pour over ice into a cocktail glass. Garnish the drink with the cherry.


2 Parts quality tequila
.5 Part Sweet Vermouth
Dash bitters
Maraschino cherry

Chocolate Congelado. Mix the cream and ice in one shaker, aerating the cream. Mix the other ingredients in a second shaker, pouring the contents into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the cream slowly with a spoon, so it rests on the drink. Garnish with a little nutmeg or a stick of cinnamon.


1.5 oz. Anejo tequila
1 oz. Mexican bitter chocolate paste
2 dashes Xocolatl bitters
1.5 oz. heavy cream

Mayan Mule. Forget the Moscow Mule, this is a New World drink with a refreshing twist. Mix the liquid ingredients and pour into a Tom Collins glass with ice. Garnish with fresh mint and a twist of lime.


2 parts rested/Reposada Tequila
0.5 parts lime juice
2 dashes bitters
3 parts ginger beer
Mint sprigs and lime twist, for garnish

Cherry Smash. This drink has the color and flavor of black cherries, rich, sweet, and delicious. Mix all the ingredients in a shaker. Strain the drink into a chilled margarita glass that has been rimmed in sugar. Serve with a single cherry as a garnish.

1 part silver tequila
1/3 part premium orange liqueur
1/4 part agave nectar
2/3 part fresh lime juice
1.5 parts club soda
8 Bing cherries, pitted and stemmed

Sangre Maria. Yes, translated, that’s basically a Bloody Mary, but with tequila. Mix all the ingredients in a shaker, pour into a large glass with ice, and garnish it with a slice of lemon and a pickle spear coated in cayenne pepper and salt.


 2 oz. Silver tequila
.5 oz. pickle juice
2 oz. tomato juice
.5 oz. orange juice
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. lime juice
Large bar spoon of horseradish
.5 oz. Cholula sauce
4 large dashes of Tabasco
.5 oz. Worcestershire sauce
.5 oz. red wine

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