National Tequila Day is Saturday, July 24, and we’ve rounded up some tequila cocktail recipes to celebrate the distilled spirit made from the blue agave plant.
We’ve got margaritas, mules, and martinis, check out the tequila recipes below!
2 oz of Casamigos Blanco
0.75 oz of Fresh Lime Juice
0.75 oz of Jalapeno Agave
5 oz of Watermelon Jarritos
A pinch Spiced Salt for the rim (Tajin works great)
1 Watermelon wedge for garnish
A pinch of black salt for the watermelon wedge
In a shaker tin combine Casamigos Blanco, Fresh Lime Juice, Jalapeño agave. Add ice. Shake roughly 20 seconds to fully combine ingredients. Using a lime wedge, wet rim of glass (preferably only the outside edge) dip into spiced salt. Strain shaken ingredients over fresh ice in rimmed glass. Add watermelon jarritos soda. (When inserting straw, a quick stir goes a long way). Garnish with watermelon wedge Sprinkle black salt over watermelon wedge for bonus points!
Recipe courtesy of Casamigos.
Pomegranate Ginger Bubbly
1/2 can Spicy Ginger Volley
½ oz. triple sec
Juice of ½ lime
Splash of pomegranate juice
orange and/or lime wheel
Combine 1/2 can Spicy Ginger Volley, ½ oz. triple sec, Juice of ½ lime into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Once shaken, pour into glass and add a splash of pomegranate juice. Top with orange and/or lime wheel and pomegranate seeds.
Recipe courtesy of Volley.
1.25 oz LALO Blanco Tequila
.75 oz Gamle Ode ‘Celebration’ Aquavit
.5 oz Campari
.75 oz Twisted Alchemy 100% Watermelon Juice
.75 oz Twisted Alchemy 100% Eureka Lemon Juice
.5 oz sansho peppercorn and marjoram syrup
Combine all ingredients and ice in a shaker tin. Shake vigorously and double-strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with folded lemon wheels.
Recipe and image courtesy of David Mor for Twisted Alchemy.
The Dano-Rita (Dano’s Tequila Spicy Margarita)
2 oz Dano’s Pineapple & Jalapeno Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lime Juice
Shake all ingredients and pour over ice into a highball or rocks glass. Garnish rim of glass with Tajin sugar/salt mix.
Recipe courtesy of Dano’s Tequila.
Cutwater Spirits Tequila Grill & Chill
2 oz Cutwater Tequila Blanco
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz agave syrup
3-4 grilled pineapple chunks
1 fresh ginger slice
1 pinch of cilantro
Grill pineapple, ginger, and cilantro in a cocktail shaker. Add tequila, lime juice, agave, and ice. Shake until cold. Strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a piece of grilled pineapple and a cilantro sprig.
Recipe courtesy of Cutwater Spirits.
Tanteo Tequila Grapefruit Hibiscus Marg
2 oz. Tanteo Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Hibiscus Tea
1 oz Fresh lime Juice
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
3⁄4 oz. Agave Nectar
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a dried orange wheel.
Recipe courtesy of Tanteo Tequila.
Los Arango Blanco de Blanc
1 1⁄2 oz. Los Arango Blanco Tequila
1⁄4 oz. Blanc Vermouth
1 oz. Chareau Aloe Vera Liquor
2 Dashes Celery Bitters
1⁄2 oz. Lemon Oil
Sub Lemon Juice
Top with 4 Drops Celery Oil
Combine all ingredients except for the celery oil into a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously. Fill a rocks glass with ice and Hawthorne strain the cocktail over rocks in the glass. Top off the cocktail with a few drops of celery oil and an aloe vera leaf. Garnish with an aloe vera leaf.
Recipe courtesy of Los Arango Tequila.
Corralejo Spanish Peach Margarita
2 oz. Corralejo Silver
1⁄2 oz. Peach Schnapps
3⁄4 oz. Agave Nectar
1 oz. Lemon Juice
5 Mint Leaves
Tear mint leaves into fourths and add to a shaker. Add tequila, peach schnapps, agave nectar and lemon juice to the shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.
Recipe courtesy of Corralejo Tequila.
Flecha Azul Watermelon Flecharita
1 ½ oz Flecha Azul Blanco
1 oz Agave Syrup
½ oz Lime Juice
4 oz Watermelon Cubes (Remove Seeds)
Chamoy and Tajin Rim
Combine Flecha Azul Blanco, agave syrup, lime juice, and watermelon cubs in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a Chamoy and Tajin-rimmed rocks glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with a watermelon slice.
Recipe courtesy of Flecha Azul Tequila.
0.5oz Vanilla Syrup
1.5oz Fresh Espresso
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Combine and shake all ingredients (yes, shake the orange peel too). Double strain into your favorite martini glass. Garnish with three espresso beans.
Recipe courtesy of IZO Spirits.
El Pavo Real
1oz Espolòn Blanco Tequila
1oz Vida Mezcal,
.5oz pomegranate hibiscus syrup
.5oz Tempus Fugit Violettes
.5oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Pomegranate Hibiscus Syrup:
1814 g Granulated Sugar
1814 ml Pom juice
45 g dried Hibiscus
150ml St Elizabeth’s Dram
Dissolve Sugar into POM juice. Add hibiscus flower, let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Strain off flowers. Refrigerate for up to 30 days
Shake and strain over ice, garnish with edible flowers or lime wheel.
Recipe courtesy of Espolòn Tequila.
2 oz Casa Noble Blanco
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
.5 oz Agave Nectar
Garnish: Grapefruit wedge
Place Casa Noble Blanco, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and agave néctar into a shaker with Ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass over ice, add salt, tap with sparkling wáter, and swirl. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.
Recipe courtesy of Casa Noble Tequila.
1800 Coconut Cream
1 ½ oz. 1800 Reposado
3 oz. Jarritos MXCN Cola
2 oz. cold brew coffee
½ oz. sweetened coconut cream
Build all ingredients in a tumbler with ice, stirring gently to incorporate. Garnish with coffee beans and coconut.
Recipe courtesy of 1800 Tequila.
Five O’Clock Fizz
1 ½ oz Blanco Tequila
¾ oz Campari
¾ oz Lime Juice
5 oz Q Hibiscus Ginger Beer
Shake all ingredients except the ginger beer & strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with Q Hibiscus Ginger Beer and garnish with an orange peel.
Recipe courtesy of Q Mixers.
Pica Piña Margarita
1 1/2 oz. Fresh Victor Pineapple & Ginger Root
1 1/2 oz. Fresh Victor Jalapeño & Lime
1 1/2 – 2 oz. blanco or reposado tequila
Garnish: pineapple wedge, lime wheel and/or jalapeño wheels
In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients, fill the shaker with ice, shake well (to chill and dilute) and strain over ice in a 10-12 oz. glass. Add garnish and serve.
Recipe by H. Joseph Ehrmann, Fresh Victor Chief Mixology Officer.
2 Parts Milagro Reposado
½ Part Fresh Lime Juice
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
3 Parts Ginger Beer
Place 2-3 ice cubes in a Collins glass. Add fresh squeezed lime juice, Milagro Reposado, ginger beer and bitters. Garnish with mint sprig and a lime wheel.