The quality and variety of this incredible liqueur have increased enormously over the past few years, and with that the awareness has grown as well. Tequila these days, mostly contain 100% blue agave which is a natural sweetening agent harvested from the core of the blue agave plant.
Tequila might not be a drink for the faint-hearted, but it sure is a drink for people who know how to add a bit of crazy to their lives! If you’re into drinking quality tipples, like Patron Silver then there should be no bitter aftertaste which is often associated with it. You can always opt for better quality tequila to forego that sharp and uneasy taste that is caused by it. Even though this spirit is mostly associated with shots and party culture (it is known to be an “upper”), it is absolutely brilliant in cocktails as well.
Margaritas being the obvious first choice for regular cocktail drinkers, it is always a fun, party drink. If made properly with premium quality tequila and fresh juices it tastes nothing short of fantastic. Keep it simple and make it with 100% blue agave tequila and you have a winner.
We give you a list of fantastic tequila recipes that you can use to make the lasting summer even better!
The best Frozen Margarita, ever
This frozen take on the classic margarita is perfect for those mid-day brunch drinks where all you want is to lay by the pool and sip on something good! A total crowd pleaser, use it to pamper your house guests at your next house party. Easy to make, it is ready in under 5 minutes.
25ml triple sec
25ml lime juice
15ml sugar syrup
large handful of ice
wedge of lime to garnish
Put all the ingredients except the lime wedge in a blender and blitz until smooth. Tip into a cocktail, margarita or rocks glass, garnish and serve.
Tequila Sunrise anyone?
This refreshing cocktail is for people who have an affinity for the beach! A perfect pick to sip on while you laze away your summer in tequila heaven
2 tsp grenadine ice
1 tbsp triple sec
1 large orange or 2 small ones, juiced
½ lemon juiced
1 cocktail cherry
Pour the grenadine into the base of a tall glass and set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, triple sec and fruit juices. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
Add a few ice cubes to the serving glass then carefully double strain the cocktail into it, trying not to disturb the grenadine layer too much. Add more ice if needed to fill the glass then garnish with a cherry on a stick or cocktail umbrella.
Juan Collins for the win
Magic in a glass:mix up your tequila cravings in this tall, zesty and refreshing concoction fit for any event.
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce agave nectar
2 oz. club soda (or enough to top the glass)
Lemon, lime wedge to garnish
Pour the tequila, lemon juice, and nectar into a collins glass filled with ice cubes. Stir thoroughly. Top with club soda. Garnish with a citrus wedge.
The classic Bloody Mary
One of the most popular drinks of all time, the Bloody Mary is a fantastic choice for people who have an old-school taste. An iconic drink and the perfect cure for a hangover, it is also super easy to make!
1 1/2 ounces vodka
3 ounces tomato juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
Pinch celery salt
Pinch ground pepper
Hot sauce (to taste)
Celery stalk and/or pickle spear for garnish
Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes. Add Bloody Mary ingredients to highball glass Stir well. Add and adjust seasonings to taste. Add seasonings to Bloody Mary. Garnish with a lemon and celery or pickle.
El Pastor mescal negroni to light up your soul
Tequila aficionados rejoice! Mescal is here to rejuvenate your summer like never before. Refreshing, spicy and smoky, it balances the bitterness of Campari allowing the grapefruit and orange notes to shine through.
25ml mescal (we used Amores Espadin)
25ml red vermouth
1 orange slice, to garnish
Put a few ice cubes in a tumbler and pour over the mescal, vermouth, and Campari. Stir until the outside of the glass feels cold. Garnish with an orange slice to serve.
We hope you relish these cocktails and enjoy them as much as we enjoyed curating them! Head over to the shop section on our website to shop all of the above, and find more options per your needs. Download our app for easier access and instant alcohol deliveries in London!