Mixologist-Approved Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Especially known for its relationship with salt and lime, playing a major role in the play of margaritas, tequila has so much more to offer us. Celebrate the versatile Mexican spirit on National Tequila Day with these tequila infused cocktail recipes.

Thanks to tequila’s smooth taste, the Mexican spirit’s ability to pair well with other spirits and food is the reason we can’t get enough of it. The agave flavor brings an earthy, sweet element to drinks that reacts differently with a variety of mixers. For National Tequila Day try your mixology hand at these great tequila cocktails.

Noble Paloma – A refreshing, fruity drink featuring Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, fresh strawberries, grapefruit and lime.

Noble Paloma - courtesy Casa Noble
Noble Paloma – courtesy Casa Noble

Recipes:

  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 5 oz agave nectar
  • Sparkling water
  • Grapefruit wedge

Preparation: Place Casa Noble, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and agave nectar into shaker with ice.

Shake until chilled. Strain into glass over ice (salt or lime-and-chili powder rim optional), top with sparkling water, and swirl. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

My Kind of Paloma At Matador Room, The Miami Beach EDITION’s bar/restaurant and mixologist Kip Byrne.  ‘My Kind of Paloma’ cocktail is a fresh and modern take on the classic; in place of the usual tequila, Byrne chose to utilize its rustic cousin, Mezcal, in honor of its growing popularity in the US. Throughout the cocktail one can find small tweaks have been made to the original recipe, giving the classic a new life in 2019.

My-Kind-of-Paloma-Courtesy of Matador Room
My-Kind-of-Paloma-Courtesy of Matador Room

Recipe:

  • 1.5oz Ilegal Mezcal
  • .5oz Italicus
  • .75oz Fresh lime juice.
  • 25oz Agave syrup
  • Grapefruit Soda
  • Pink Sea Salt

Preparation:

Rim glass with Pink Sea salt. Add mezcal, Italicus, and lime juice to a shaker and short shake with a few Ice cubes. Strain into Highball glass filled with Ice cubes and top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Borracho Amigo at The Skylark

Cheers with this spicy tropical cocktail made with jalapeno tequila, pineapple and more jalapeno.

Recipe:

  • 1oz Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
  • .5oz Agave
  •  .5oz Pineapple Juice
  • .5oz Lime Juice
  • 1.5oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
  • Grilled Pineapple Chunks & Jalapeno

Preparation:

  • Muddle 2 grilled pineapple chunks
  •  Add ingredients to ice
  • Shake and strain into a Tampico salted rocks glass with ice
  • Garnish with grilled pineapple and jalapeno

Blood Orange Paloma  – Courtesy of Inigo Salazar, Beverage Director at Bodega Negra. While the classic Paloma is a thing of beauty,  change things up by adding the perfect semblance of sweet and acidic with blood orange juice, paprika and Don Julio Reposado. 

Blood Orange Paloma  – Courtesy of Bodega Negra.
Blood Orange Paloma  – Courtesy of Bodega Negra.

Recipe:

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Reposado
  • 1.5 oz Blood Orange Juice
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Agave
  • Club Soda
  • Salt & Paprika

Preparation: In a tin with ice, combine all ingredients excluding the club soda and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a paprika salt rimmed glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a blood orange wheel

Casa Noble Spicy Buck – spice things up with this hot cocktail which includes jalapeño slices and ginger beer for an extra kick of flavor.

Spicy Buck - image courtesy Casa Noble
Spicy Buck – image courtesy Casa Noble

Recipe

  • 2 oz Casa Noble Reposado Tequila
  • 2 thin slices jalapen?o
  • 1 Tbsp sliced ginger
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 75 oz simple syrup
  • Ginger ale or ginger beer
  • Dash bitters
  • Lemon wedge

Preparation: Muddle jalapeno, ginger, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker; add ice.Shake until chilled.Strain into glass over ice, top with ginger ale or ginger beer; add bitters.Garnish with lemon wedge.

Yuzukosho Daisy at Alley Cat Amateur Theater

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Milagro Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Dry Curacao
  • 1 oz Yuzu juice
  • ¼ oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 dashes of Chili tincture

Preparation: Build: rim glass with chili/citrus-salt, combine ingredients, shake/strain into rocks glass.

Casa Cosmo – courtesy of Casa Noble Crystal Tequila this is a classic sophisticated sipper reminiscent of Sex and the City.

Recipe:

  • 5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 75 oz triple sec
  • 5 oz lime juice
  • 5 oz pomegranate juice
  • Orange peel

 

Preparation: Combine all ingredients, except orange peel, into mixing glass and stir.Strain into glass over ice. Finish with flamed orange peel.

Noble-Rita – courtesy of Casa Noble this classic margarita is made with a combination of Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, lime and agave.

Noble_Rita - image courtesy Casa Noble
Noble_Rita – image courtesy Casa Noble

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Lime wedge

Preparation: Place ingredients, except lime wedge, into shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass (salt rim optional). Garnish with lime wedge.

Summer Sunset – courtesy of Inigo Salazar, Beverage Director at Bodega Negra. Concocted with a flower-based cordial, this libation supplies delicate yet heady floral notes that complement Milagro Blanco Tequila

Summer Sunset - image courtesy Bodega Negra
Summer Sunset – image courtesy Bodega Negra

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila
  • .75 oz Elderflower
  • .75 Pamplemousse
  • .75 Lime Juice
  • Club Soda

Preparation: In a tin with ice, combine all ingredients excluding the club soda and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a salt rimmed glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

Image courtesy of Nosotros Reposado
Image courtesy of Nosotros Reposado

Nosotros Blood + Sand Margarini – a red, smoky Margini (Margarita Martini) features Nosotros Reposado, notes of cherries, vanilla, and blood orange.

Recipe:

  • ¾ oz Nosotros Reposado
  • ¾ oz orange juice (preferably blood orange)
  • ¾ oz cherry heering
  • ¾ oz dry vermouth
  • 3 dash vanilla extract

Preparation: Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange peel and a cherry.

Featured image courtesy of Casa Noble

Alyssa Holder

Alyssa is passionate about donuts, burpees, listening to the stories of the people who devote their time to fill our stomachs and exploring. She spends most of her time balancing her love for sugary, carb heavenly goods and fitness trends.She is currently working at the empowering fitness community Lucille Roberts as their Social Media Manager

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