Whether you’re hosting a party or just relaxing after a busy day, you can’t go wrong with Tequila Mixed Drinks! From fruity drinks that transport you to the beach to spicy cocktails packed with flavor, you'll love these amazing (and easy) tequila cocktail recipes.
When it comes to tequila cocktails, margaritas are a popular choice. But there are so many other refreshing drinks you can make with a bottle of tequila!
From easy 3-ingredient drinks like Tequila and Soda to more unique cocktails like a Ginger Tequila Lemonade, you'll find tasty drink ideas using your favorite tequila.
Why Make Drinks with Tequila
Unlike vodka recipes, drinks made with tequila have a more distinct flavor. If you aren't a big fan of the taste, chances are you won't like many of the drinks on this list.
But if you do love tequila (I'm a BIG fan of Blanco), there are so many ways you can mix it into yummy cocktails!
There are certain ingredients that pair really well with tequila. Lime, grapefruit and spice (like from Tajin or jalapeno) are always delicious.
But I think you'll find from this list that you can get creative and mix yummy cocktails with things like red wine and ginger beer.
In order to make the most of your small home bar, I like to remind you of those simple, classic 2 and 3-ingredient cocktails that you may have forgotten about.
But you can take these easy mixed drink ideas and customize them by adding more flavors (like with muddled herbs, bitters, or flavored simple syrups) or mixing a few complementary flavors).
Browse this list of drinks with tequila and try some new ones out this weekend!
Related post: The Best Tequila for Margaritas
What is a Good Mix with Tequila
There are so many amazing mixers that pair wel with tequila, which means you have your pick of delicious drink recipes you can make!
When you grab your next bottle, add these mixers to your shopping cart so you can experiment with different flavor combinations at home.
- Soda - Mixing alcohol with soda is a classic combination, and tequila is no exception. Try mixing your tequila with cola, or lemon-lime soda (like Sprite) and see what you think. Usually, a squeeze of fresh citrus finishes it off nicely.
- Sparkling Water - Something fizzy like sparkling water, club soda, seltzer, or sparkling mineral water makes a serving of tequila totally refreshing and drinkable. Again, a little lime, lemon or orange adds the perfect hit of flavor. And don't miss out on flavored sparkling waters! YUM!
- Ginger beer - Another easy way to add some fizziness and falvor to your cocktail is with the help of ginger beer. It's slightly sweet and has a zingy ginger flavor that is really nice with tequila.
- Fruit juice - Create a fruity cocktail with your tequila by mixing the spirit with some fruit juice, like pineapple, grapefruit, or orange juice. Or look for a tropical blend that will instantly give you more layers of flavor while keeping the drink easy to make.
- Fresh herbs - Add a hint of freshness to your next tequila cocktail with the help of fresh herbs. Muddled mint or fresh basil leaves are a great way to enhance the flavor of your drink.
From margaritas and mojitos to martinis and Moscow Mules, there's a tequila cocktail for everyone. And what's even better is that most of these recipes are easy to make and don't require any special ingredients. So, next time you're looking to mix things up, reach for the tequila and get ready to make some tasty drinks.
Drinks that are easy are always great but this Tequila Sunrise Cocktail is nostalgic and sweet. With only three ingredients, it takes less than 5 minutes total from start to finish. If you like drinks with grenadine, you'll love this recipe.
Sip on a cool, refreshing Tequila Soda when the sun starts shining and you need an easy cocktail. This recipe only uses 3 ingredients: fresh lime juice, tasty tequila, and club soda. It's fizzy, and tart and lets the tequila flavor shine through. Or use mezcal for extra flavor!
Can't have a good time without the perfect beverage, amirite? All that's needed for this easy Tequila and Ginger Ale drink are a few ingredients: tequila (I like to use blanco) plus Ginger Ale and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Sometimes you just need a break from the same old tequila drinks, and that's where this 3-ingredient Tequila and Coke recipe comes in. It only takes minutes to make and you'll be surprised when you fall in love with this simple drink idea.
The Tequila Mule Cocktail is a delicious and refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion! Its cocktail is easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. So, if you are looking for a new drink to add to your repertoire, be sure to give the Tequila Moscow Mule Cocktail a try!
If you're looking for a refreshing and tasty cocktail to enjoy, that you may not have tried before, look no further than the Tequila Sour! This drink is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. With fresh lemon juice, this tequila cocktail is sure to be a new favorite.
Whether you're celebrating an occasion or just looking for a new cocktail to add to your repertoire, this Tequila Gimlet is sure to please. It's simple to make and features delicious lime and tequila flavors that are perfect for sipping on a warm evening. Give it a try!
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this delicious Ginger Tequila Lemonade for yourself. Head to the liquor store and get started on your summer cocktail today! You'll love the kick of the ginger and it's going to be your go-to drink to share with friends.
This collection of Red Wine Cocktails with tequila are perfect for those nights when you just can’t decide between a mixed drink or glass of wine. Pair red wine and tequila to satisfy your craving! These easy cocktail recipes take less than 5 minutes and are totally unique!
This fresh and tasty Tequila Mojito recipe is made with just 5 ingredients! It's the perfect drink for when you need to unwind after a long day.
The Patron replacing rum gives this classic cocktail an extra flavorful twist that will have your guests talking.
There's nothing quite like a refreshing Margarita on a hot day, and this collection of recipes has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a classic Margarita or something more exotic, you're sure to find a recipe that will instantly transport you to warmer climes. So gather up your ingredients and let's get mixing!
To make the Serrano Margarita, you'll need just a few ingredients including fresh serrano peppers. It's a simple recipe but there’s a kick so be ready! The heat makes this margarita recipe extra special.
This Spiced Clementine Margarita recipe is made with Izze® Clementine Soda and has tons zesty flavor combined with warm spices to give everyone's taste buds something new they'll want again and again this season! It's a great tequila cocktail to take you from summer to fall.
What better way to enjoy the warmer seasons than with a refreshing Strawberry Basil Margarita? This drink is chock-full of fruity flavor that'll have you craving more.
The classic margarita is a favorite for many people, but not always because of its high calories. This refreshing Super Skinny Margarita recipe has just 3 ingredients and will be full with fresh lime flavor! Although some people have told me this is actually something called "Ranch Water." Whatever you call it, you'll love this when you need something that is not packed with sugar or calories.
One of my favorite tequila cocktails is a refreshing Cucumber Margarita. The blended cucumbers and limes make this super tasty, especially when rimmed with Tajin! Plus it's easy to batch together for all your guests since you have to get out the blender anyway!
Make a pitcher of these frosty cocktails! This is the Best Frozen Margarita Recipe that uses limeade to create a perfect slushy summer drink. It's quick and easy to make and one that my friends love to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon by the pool.
The fresh and tangy taste of the watermelon is a perfect pairing with tequila. This simple margarita recipe can be made any time during summer for an energizing drink that will give you life on those hot days! Make a Watermelon Margarita this weekend!
Sip on a refreshing and fun drink with friends this summer by making the Margarita Sangria Recipe! The easy citrus-forward wine cocktail will be the hit of your next backyard party. It's easy to make and delicious to share with a crowd.
This refreshing Blood Orange Margarita is a perfect drink for any occasion! It only takes 4 ingredients and can be made in under 5 minutes. The fresh squeezed blood orange juice gives it an extra special flavor and gorgeous color.
The Basil Margarita is the perfect drink for when you want to sip something refreshing and enjoy some time with friends. With just five ingredients (including fresh basal), this recipe will have everyone requesting this tequila cocktail every time they come to your house.
With just 2 ingredients, this is the easiest ever recipe for a pitcher of margaritas. It's the perfect tequila cocktail for your Cinco de Mayo party and then all summer after when you don't have the time or energy to squeeze tons of citrus and need to serve a crowd.
What Type of Tequila Should I Use in My Cocktail
There are three main types of tequila to choose from, silver (or Blanco), reposado, and Anejo. There can also be blends of these types like Joven which is Blanco with a little bit of reposado.
Learn more about Joven in this Ginger Tequila Lemonade post!
Silver or Blanco Tequila
Silver tequila is bottled right after distillation and has a crisp flavor. It's usually clear and has the least amount of oak flavor.
Resposado is aged in oak barrels for up to 12 months, giving it a more dynamic flavor and a light golden color.
Anejo is aged for more than 12 months, giving a fuller flavor, darker gold color and is best for sipping (similar to a whiskey).
Use What You Prefer
Which tequila you use is based mostly on your flavor preferences. Find a tequila recipe you like on this list, and you can pretty much use any type of tequila interchangeably.
It will affect the flavor a bit but if you are using something you enjoy the taste of, that will hopefully never be wrong!
With most of the recipes on this list, there will be some variations listed.
- Spicy - You can make just about anything spicy by using muddled serrano or jalapeno. Or you can add some chile liqueur.
- Fruity - Change up the fruit or fruit juice called out in the recipe. Or better yet, blend a few different flavors together to create something truly unique.
- Blended - Make any of these recipes "frozen" by blending up the ingredients with ice in a high-powered blender. The ice may dilute the flavors a bit so don't be afraid to add a little bit of extra.
If you want to sip a few drinks and not end up with a lampshade on your head, just go light on the tequila!
Frequently Asked Questions
My usual is Tequila and Soda. It's so simple to make and super refreshing.
A Paloma! With fresh grapefruit juice, the drink is a pretty pink color and has a zingy taste that you'll love.
Yes, and you should! Tequila and Coke is another super easy mixed drink idea with tequila that you'll wonder why you didn't try sooner!
This Red Wine Tequila cocktail with grapefruit is so tasty and really interesting. This is a fun one to serve to friends.
- Sugar, salt or Tajin, you can't go wrong with a rimmed glass. Here are 3 Ways to Rim a Glass. Try it on your next drink.
- Serve tequila mixed drinks at this Chicks And Salsa-themed girl's night in.
- Not the right time for tequila cocktails? Try these Margarita Cupcakes infused with a little tequila instead!
- Make a Chelada! It uses Mexican beer and is a simple recipe you may fall in love with.
- Make a Papel Picado inspired straw flag to adorn your mixed drinks with tequila.
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