23 Best Tequila Cocktails
Mar 09, 2022, Updated Jun 15, 2023
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Sure, we all love a good margarita… but why stop there when there are so many other amazing tequila cocktails to try! Whip up a classic Paloma or Tequila Sunrise, try a Mexican Martini or Tequila Colada, or discover a brand new twist on your good ole Margarita. From brunch to happy hour, this list has plenty of recipes to delight your taste buds and put you in the fiesta spirit!
When you think of tequila cocktails, what comes to mind? Probably Margaritas, maybe a Paloma, or even a Tequila Sunrise, right?
While these are all great options, perhaps you’ve been looking for some new ways to enjoy the traditional Mexican liquor. Or maybe you want to find the best way to whip up your favorite classic cocktail right in your own kitchen.
Either way, with over 20 tequila drinks, this list has you covered! From unique combinations to tried and true recipes, you’ll find plenty of ways to spice up your next brunch, happy hour, and beyond.
1. Ranch Water
Don’t worry, this drink has nothing to do with salad dressing! It’s a fizzy, refreshing cocktail made with tequila, fresh lime juice, and Topo Chico that’s sure to become a fast favorite. It’s a great way to cool down on a hot summer’s day!
If you’re looking for a vacation in a glass, this is the recipe for you! It’s packed with flavor and forms a beautiful gradient for an eye-catching cocktail that somehow tastes even better than it looks. Think of it as Tequila Sunrise’s beachy cousin who loves Peach Schnapps.
Honey simple syrup, 100% agave tequila, and plenty of fresh berries make this smash as beautiful as it is delicious! While the cocktail itself is amazing, I think the best part might be getting to enjoy all the berries at the bottom.
This classic cocktail is made with grapefruit juice and lime juice for a glass that’s sweet, sour, and oh-so-refreshing. And the best part about making it at home is that you can taste and adjust until you find your perfect balance of flavors!
If you enjoy a classic Bloody Mary, you’re going to love this new twist! Bright citrus, beer, tomato juice, and tequila add bold flavor and make this drink perfect for lazy brunches, backyard parties, and any manner of fiestas.
Everyone loves a margarita! And with just four fresh ingredients, this simple, classic cocktail recipe delivers a crisp and refreshing cocktail that will rival any restaurant. Mix one up for yourself, or go ahead and make a whole pitcher for your next get-together!
Pineapple juice and lime juice mixed with triple sec and tequila make the perfect summertime adult beverage. It’s super easy to make from scratch, and you can choose whether you want a salt or sugar rim!
This smooth, premium cocktail gets a flavor upgrade thanks to the Grand Marnier, orange liqueur. A burst of sweet orange compliments the traditional margarita recipe and allows the fresh, wholesome ingredients to truly shine!
Who can resist a frozen strawberry margarita? Especially when it takes less than 10 minutes to make! Freshly squeezed juice really brings out the flavor of the strawberries, and you can adjust the amount of sweetener for your ideal drink. Garnish with fresh strawberries and a lime wedge.
10. Tequila Sour
Reposado or anejo tequila gives this drink depth of flavor while citrus juice and egg white create the perfect balance. Serve this one straight up in a stemmed cocktail glass with an orange peel garnish.
Have you tried the wildly-popular signature drink of Austin, Texas yet? There’s a reason tourists and locals alike go crazy for this smooth and tangy cocktail! Finish with traditional stuffed olives, a salt rim, or add a little spice with jalapeño stuffed olives.
This boozy slushee combines tequila, Campari, simple syrup, and citrus for a unicorn drink that everyone will love. It’s refreshingly tart, just a little bitter, and absolutely perfect for backyard BBQs.
If you enjoy Margaritas or Palomas, you’ll love the combination of orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit flavors in a Cantarito. You’ll often find this traditional Mexican cocktail served in clay cups!
14. Margarita Mules
Also known as a Tequila Mule or Mexican Mule, this twist on the classic Moscow mule cocktail is perfectly balanced, fizzy, and invigorating. And you only need four ingredients, like tequila and ginger beer, to whip one up for yourself!
This sweet and tangy cocktail is as delicious on a hot summer’s day as it is at a holiday party! Tequila, peach, ginger ale, and cranberry juice has just the right sweet and tart notes for an easy drink you can throw together in minutes.
16. Corona Sunrise
This fun and delicious tequila cocktail comes together right in the Corona bottle! Beer topped with tequila, orange juice, grenadine, and lime juice is fruity, strong, and incredibly simple to put together. You don’t even need to dirty a glass!
Have you ever tried tequila in a fall-flavored cocktail? Combined with apple cider, brandy, lemon juice, and homemade cinnamon simple syrup, this drink is sure to warm you up on a chilly autumn or winter evening! Perfect to serve during the holiday season.
18. Tequila Colada
Swap out the rum and mix up your coconut cream, fresh pineapple, and lime juice with some silver tequila! The tropical flavors, hint of tartness from the lime, and smooth finish of the tequila is sure to hit the spot.
19. Tequila Sunrise
Named for the colors of the morning sunrise, this combination of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup is easy to make for a truly gorgeous cocktail. Add an orange wheel or some Maraschino cherries for garnish and enjoy!
Fresh lime, tart cherry juice, 7UP, and a little tequila come together for a wonderful and refreshing summertime drink. It’s fizzy, sweet, tangy, and as perfect for entertaining as it is for just sipping in the sunshine!
A classic old fashioned gets a smooth new twist thanks to aged añejo tequila. It pairs beautifully with the orange bitters and orange peel from the original recipe and only requires five ingredients to make.
22. Blue Margarita
This drink even LOOKS like summer! Fresh orange, lime, curacao, and tequila come together in a bright blue drink that is just perfect for parties and sipping pool-side.
You can’t have a list of tequila cocktails without a recipe for a Jello Shot, right? From backyard BBQs to holiday get-togethers, these bright green shots are always a hit! The margarita lime taste makes them dangerously delicious.
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- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 2 ounces fresh orange juice
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- Place tequila, orange juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 10-15 seconds.
- Pour drink into a glass and serve cold.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.