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Six Superb Tequila Cocktails That Aren’t Margaritas

The numbers don’t lie, information lately launched by the IWSR Drinks Market Evaluation, present that tequila is on observe to overhaul vodka as America’s #1 spirit. What was as soon as a scorned spirit—the one everybody regretted consuming the day after—is now a commemorated tipple with star energy (you may’t swing a stick on the Oscars with out hitting a star that owns a tequila model). Now all of us love margarita, the truth is I wrote a whole story concerning the finest one ever, however this story is about what every little thing you are able to do with tequila besides make a margarita.

Tanteo Tequila Fresa Spritz. Tanteo is the one tequila model that’s owned by a collective of agave farmers. It really is a tequila of the folks, and the jalapeno infused expression has the right stability of spice. Makes a imply spicy margarita, however this model beneath is equally delish.

1 ½ oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila

1 oz. Strawberry Syrup (i.e. Monin)

3/4 oz. Recent Lime Juice

1 Sprig of thyme

Splash of Prosecco

Oaxaca Previous Long-established from Cutwater Spirits: A tequila riff on a brown spirit fave will get a little bit of sass from the smokey notes within the mezcal.

1.5 ozCutwater Reposado Tequila

.5 ozCutwater Mezcal

.25 ozagave syrup

1 sprint angostura bitters

Instructions: Mix components in a shaker with ice. Shake nicely and pressure into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange zest.

The Mora Breeze: Astral Tequila’s spin on summer time with notes of crisp citrus, clover honey and white pepper and an abundance of tropical fruit. You’ll really feel good too, with Astral’s Adobe Brick Venture, every bottle of tequila produced helps make an actual distinction – leftover agave fibers from distillation are upcycled into adobe bricks which will likely be used to construct houses in Mexico.

1.5 ozAstral Tequila Blanco

4 ozLimeade

Handful of Recent Berries

2 Slices of Jalapeno

2 ozClub Soda

Garnish: Mint Sprig / Glassware: Stemless Wine Glass. Preparation: Add Astral Tequila Blanco, limeade, berries, jalapeno slices and membership soda right into a stemless wine glass stuffed with ice. Gently stir and garnish with a mint sprig.

Reynosa Ranch Water: Chef Dave Martin, who authored The Tequila Weight loss plan: Exploring Mexican Meals & Drink with the World’s Biggest Spirit, places serrano peppers and cucumber freshness collectively on this mouth-watering cocktail.

1⁄4 cup Tequila

1⁄2 cup cucumber emulsion (see Cocktail Syrups & Emulsions)

1 TBSP recent lime juice

1/8 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp agave nectar

1 tsp serrano pepper, minced

martini shaker, muddle stick

lime or cucumber wedge


Technique: Place minced serrano pepper into martini shaker and utilizing muddler press down on the pepper items to launch the oils and warmth. Then add the ice and remaining liquid components and cucumber emulsion into the shaker and shake wildly and pour into rocks/lowball glass. Garnish with lime or cucumber wedge.

The Summer season Sol: Casa del Sol Tequila blended with recent berries is a simple on-the-go cocktail.

1 oz. Lemon

2 oz. Casa Del Sol Blanco

1 oz. Water

6 blueberries, muddled

1/2 oz. agave

Directions: Muddle blueberries with agave. Add ice. Add lemon. Add water. Add tequila. Add agave. Shake, shake shake. Pour over ice and garnish with mint. Drink.

Pomegranate Paloma: St. Germain and grapefruit soda are each nice enhances to tequila and this cocktail brings all of them along with the added savory-sweet punch of pomegranate.

1 1/2 ozTequila Cazadores Blanco

1/2 ozSt. Germain elderflower liqueur

2 ozpomegranate juice

Prime with grapefruit soda

Splash of lime juice

Pinch of salt

Technique: Add ice to a highball glass. Pour components into highball glass. Garnish with lime juice.

Maestro Dobel Ace Paloma: Dobel Diamante, the world’s first cristalino tequila, blended with a mixture of citrus and soda make this one virtually a bit too simple to drink.

1.5 OzMaestro Dobel Diamante

.25 OzEasy Syrup

.25 OzFresh Lime Juice

25 OzFresh Grapefruit Juice

2 OzFever-Tree Grapefruit Soda

Construct in a shaker, shake and pour over recent ice into diamante glass. Prime with Fever-Tree grapefruit soda and garnish with a rim of kosher salt and a pink grapefruit wedge positioned proper aspect up on the mouth of the glass, serve.


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