Tequila is beginning to receive the recognition it deserves. As a premier Mexican import, many excellent tequilas have layers upon layers of fascinating notes that tantalize all the senses. A true tequila connoisseur knows how to enjoy this unique spirit neat, sipped as a before- or after-dinner drink, or paired with the right meal. In this article, we’ll look at five tequila drink recipes apart from margaritas to enjoy during your next fiesta. Let’s get started.
The Mexican Mule
We all love the original Moscow mule for its light, refreshing taste. Make your favorite mule a Mexican mule by using tequila instead of vodka and an orange instead of a lime. Here’s a quick recipe:
- 3 ounces of ginger beer
- 1.5–2 ounces of tequila
- A few splashes of bitters
- An orange wedge for garnish
Grapefruit, lime, and a little carbonation make the Paloma a popular tequila drink. Enjoy a Paloma with your favorite spicy Mexican dish. Choose a high-quality tequila, then add:
- 2.5 ounces of grapefruit juice
- 1/3 ounce of lime juice
- A tablespoon of sugar
- A splash of seltzer
Shake the Paloma rather than stirring it.
Are you a mimosa fan? If so, get ready to take it up a notch. Who needs orange juice when you can have tequila? Yes, keep the champagne, but replace your orange juice with tequila. Toss a strawberry into the champagne glass to make the drink pretty and add a little sweetness.
It’s a great song and a great drink. The tequila sunrise is simple with just the right amount of sweetness. Be careful, though; they’re quite easy to enjoy and may sneak up on you. Here’s what you need:
- 1.5 ounces of tequila
- .5 ounce of grenadine
- As much orange juice as you like
Serve a tequila sunrise over ice.
The Bloody Maria
A little play on words, the bloody Maria is a bloody Mary with tequila instead of vodka, with a bit of lime juice thrown in. These are great for brunch or late mornings on a weekend getaway. Let’s look at a popular bloody Maria recipe:
- 3 ounces of tomato juice
- 2 ounces of tequila
- 3 splashes of hot sauce
- 3 splashes Worcestershire sauce
- Juice of half a lime
- A small bit of horseradish
Mix and serve over ice with skewered garnishes.
The great thing about bloody Marias is the fun you can have with garnishes. Try creating a bloody Maria bar for friends with different veggies, pickles, meats, cheeses, olives, and anything else you can think of to add to skewers for your bloody Maria.
We hope you’ll enjoy trying some of these tequila drink recipes apart from margaritas. Tequila is a unique spirit, rich in history and flavor.
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