22 Tried-and-True Tequila Cocktail Recipes
Unlike any martini we've ever had before, this recipe combines tequila with dry vermouth, fresh grapefruit juice, and grapefruit bitters. A silver flake-sugar rim makes a festive final flourish.
What makes a margarita Texan? We thought it was the size, but apparently it's the addition of fresh orange juice. Bottoms up!
Tequila and Tonic
Don't let gin have all the fun! Tequila can play nicely with tonic, too.
Bloody Orange Maria
Upend your brunch routine with this Bloody Mary riff that swaps out vodka for tequila and adds some fresh blood-orange juice to the mix.
Marfa Ranch Water
Let tequila shine by pairing it with just two ingredients -- sparkling water and limes. An Aleppo pepper-spiced rim keeps things interesting.
Puree mangoes with tequila, lime juice, and sugar the night before the party, and all you have to do the day of is add mint and club soda.
Guava Fresca with Mint and Ginger
Homemade ginger-mint syrup is the piece de resistance in this sparkling guava cocktail. While it's delicious as is, it's even better with a shot of tequila.
Spicy Papaya Sunrise
Sunny days get sunnier when sipping this tropical take on the classic Tequila Sunrise. Red jalapeno gives it a fiery edge.
Strawberry, Basil, and Honey Punch
We can't decide what we like more about this summery punch: the whole bottle of tequila called for in the ingredient list or the combination of sweet strawberries and earthy basil.
Spiced Pineapple Cocktail
Chili powder, sugar, and salt make an incredible spicy-sweet rim for this blended tropical cocktail.
The vibrant red of watermelon makes for a sip-worthy, on-the-rocks margarita.
It’s always tequila time with this herbaceous concoction.
Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas
Warm nights call for a refreshing drink, and these frozen pomegranate margaritas are sure to kick off your next summer party in style. By freezing the juice ahead of time in ice-cube trays, you’ll be able to whip up these frosty drinks in just minutes!
A drunken lime -- a cored out lime filled with a shot of tequila -- floats like an island in this cooling drink.
Spice is nice, but cooling cucumber keeps everything in check.
The hectic holidays become a little more bearable with this festive tequila cocktail.
The essential oil from a strip of orange zest gives this tequila cocktail a wonderful perfume. Finish with a lime wedge.
A blender is the only power tool needed to create these icy treats.
Ruby-Red Tequila Cocktails
Despite its name, this simple three-ingredient cocktail is more pink than red. It pairs tequila with two kinds of juice -- grapefruit and lime.
Pulsing fruit rather than pureeing it makes for a margarita loaded with flavor and texture.
Elderflower Tequila Sipper
Elderflower liqueur, such as St-Germain, adds a crisp, floral note to this elegant cocktail.
Frozen Peach Margarita
Using frozen peaches makes this recipe super easy to pull together.