Meet your new favorite cocktail! This Ginger Tequila Lemonade is made with simple ingredients and you’ll be drinking it all summer long. If you love tequila, you’ll love this refreshing drink that can be made in under 5 minutes.
This post is sponsored by Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal. All opinions are entirely my own.
You don’t need a huge bar to create tasty drinks at home. Simple, fresh ingredients and a little creativity mean you can mix up a delicious cocktail even if you aren’t a bartender.
This lemon tequila cocktail was inspired by my love of fresh lemon. It’s full of bright, citrus flavor that pairs really well with blanco tequila, especially this bottle from Lobos 1707 Tequila.
Why This Recipe Works
With a quick homemade lemonade (made right in the cocktail shaker) plus some fresh grated ginger, this drink really packs a flavor punch.
It’s a totally refreshing drink that you will crave! It’s perfect to sip by the pool, while relaxing on your couch, at a quiet happy hour with your spouse or for a party with all your friends.
I made this cocktail in partnership with Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila. It’s a super smooth, flavorful tequila that is delicious when sipped on its own, in my go-to Tequila Soda and plays very well with the tang of lemon and kick of ginger in this cocktail recipe.
- Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila available at Target stores.
- Fresh lemon
- Fresh ginger
You’ll also use a little bit of water to balance the lemon. See recipe card for quantities.
About Lobos 1707 Tequila
Lobos 1707 Tequila and Mezcal was founded by Diego Osorio whose Spanish family produced sherry for generations. They would bring sherry from Spain to Mexico in barrels. When headed home, they would fill the empty barrels with what is now known as tequila.
The tequila would age in the barrels, giving it an incredible flavor. Diego founded Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal in 2020 to bring the story to life in the present day, blending his Spanish heritage with the traditional Mexican distillation process.
What makes this blanco extra special is that it also has a touch of Reposado (also known as joven), which is aged in sherry casks, giving it more flavor than a traditional blanco tequila.
Named after the Spanish word for “wolves” this brand values inclusion and was inspired by the pack mentality of wolves. They often use #WelcomeToThePack to highlight the sense of loyalty and devotion they strive for within their community.
This brand has several impressive shareholders, including Lebron James and more than half of the team is female (including the CEO and CMO! LOVE this!). The company also supports one of my favorite organizations, World Central Kitchen, and donates one meal per bottle sold.
Lobos 1707 Tequila Review
You know I like to keep my home bar small, but I do like to try tequila whenever I get the chance. I’m not an expert but love to make cocktails that are tasty, easy and fun to share.
The Lobos 1707 Tequila Joven is a great new find! The flavor is super smooth, it’s easy to drink without a crazy burn and is fantastic for using in mixed drinks.
It smells like tequila. But better. Like, if I could make it into a perfume I would. Which may be problematic for driving, but nonetheless, I LOVE how it smells. There’s a vague note of caramel that is just lovely.
There are layers of flavor that I noticed without being overly complex. It starts like a tequila, but there are definite notes that make it feel like a whiskey. The finish is clean and crisp, which also makes me think of gin thanks to an herbal plus black pepper vibe.
The blanco sells for just about $50, and while that is more than I typically spend, I would absolutely buy this again. Their Añejo also gets high marks but has a much steeper price point. I’ll skip that since I favor blanco tequila anyway.
Where to Buy Lobos 1707 Tequila
Lobos 1707 Tequila can be found at your local Target store. It was easy to find in the locked case in the liquor aisle. At my local store they had Joven, Reposado and Extra Añejo.
Use their online locator to find it near you.
How to Make a Tequila Lemonade Cocktail
In a cocktail shaker, add water, fresh lemon juice and agave.
(You can read more about my favorite cocktail shaker in my Bar Tools essentials post!)
Grate fresh, peeled ginger with a Microplane. Add 1 teaspoon to the cocktail shaker.
Add the Lobos 1707 Tequila. I added 1.5 ounces. If you aren’t yet a tequila lover you can start with 1 ounce. If you love the flavor of tequila, add 2 ounces.
The flavor is really smooth but strong enough to be tasted and not overpowered by the ginger and lemon.
Add ice and shake well.
Strain into your cocktail glass. I used a Nick and Nora glass, but you can use what you have.
A wine glass or another short cocktail glass would be best. The lemon tequila drink is about 4 ounces so you don’t need something big.
Hint: I like to serve this straight-up (without ice). If you prefer to serve it in a larger glass, you can add ice. Be sure to use a large block or sphere for the least amount of dilution while keeping the drink chilled.
To finish off the ginger tequila lemonade, I like to add a few drops of cocktail Bitters. They are like the salt and pepper of cocktails and give it the perfect finishing touch. It adds another layer of depth to the drink that I just love.
But if you aren’t a fan, skip it.
While I love this simple tequila cocktail as is, there are a few substitutions that might be helpful for you.
Ginger – If you don’t have fresh ginger, you can use a frozen “cube”. Just add to the cocktail shaker first, while you are preparing the other ingredients so it has time to thaw out. Adding the other ingredients and shaking the drink will help break it up also. It is also slightly less pungent than fresh ginger.
Lemonade – To save a little time, you can use store-bought lemonade. It will change the flavor slightly. You would need to taste the cocktail before adding any additional agave since pre-made lemonade will already be sweetened.
Tequila – while I used blanco tequila, you could also use reposado. It is aged in barrels and will have a little more flavor. You can also find Lobos 1707 Reposado at your local Target store.
Agave – I like to use agave since tequila is also made from agave as the sweetener. It has a bit of a richer flavor than simple syrup but you can use simple syrup if you prefer.
No Spice – Don’t love the heat the ginger gives? Just leave it out. The Tequila Lemonade is still delicious!
Extra Spice – Want even more heat? Use spicy bitters instead! Zowee!
2 Ingredients – Want to simplify the drink? Add lemonade (pre-made) and tequila. Boom. Cocktail done.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lemonade makes a great base for cocktails. You can add whatever your favorite liquor is. As a tequila lover, I like to add Lobos 1707 Tequila Joven as I have above. But you can pear lemonade with rosé, whiskey, vodka or gin. Lemonade is totally versatile!
Yes! You can make a larger batch of this Tequila Lemonade by making a larger batch of lemonade (or try Lavender Lemonade!). Use the servings variation in the recipe card to help you adjust the measurements.
If the idea of using tons of fresh lemons is too much for you, substitute store-bought instead. It makes a great party drink quickly.
I prefer to use blanco tequila, which is clear and unaged. But you can also use reposado which has been lightly aged in oak barrels which imparts a little more flavor.
While lime is a popular pairing for tequila, I think you are going to love this Ginger Tequila Lemonade! Make it for your pack immediately.
Protect your pack. Drink responsibly!
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Ginger Tequila Lemonade
- To a cocktail shaker add water, lemon juice, agave and Lobos 1707 tequila.
- Grate peeled, fresh ginger with a microplane then add it to the cocktail shaker.
- Add a handful of ice and shake well.
- Strain into a cocktail glass.
- Add 2-4 dashes of bitters and stir.