Discover six easy tequila cocktails that go beyond the classic Margarita. Our tequila drink list includes the Paloma and Tequila Sunrise plus some that may be new to you.
Tequila cocktails stand out from the mixology pack thanks to tequila’s distinctive agave flavor. It’s a flavor familiar to anybody who has sipped a Margarita or two.
It only makes sense. All tequila is made from blue agave plants indigenous to Mexico. The different types of tequila (i.e. Blanco, Reposado and Añejo) reflect the liquor’s aging length as opposed to its ingredients.
Most tequila drinks are crafted with Blanco tequila. Also called white tequila and silver tequila, this clear tequila is often unaged or aged for just a month. Aged Reposado and Añejo tequilas are more appropriate for sipping either with or without ice.
Like many, Margaritas were our gateway to tequila. Over the years, we’ve imbibed classic Margaritas as well as frozen, spicy and strawberry Margaritas.
Tequila is a distilled Mexican liquor that’s made from blue agave plants.
There are three main types of tequila – Blanco, Reposado and Añejo. Blanco (i.e. white or silver) tequila is aged for zero to 1 month before bottled. Reposado tequila is agedfor two months to a year. Añejo tequila is aged for one to three years.
Purists prefer to sip tequila neat or on the rocks. Others like to drink tequila in cocktails like Margaritas and Palomas.
The Margarita is the most popular tequila cocktail. It’s also one of the most popular cocktails period.
Tequila is a type of mezcal that’s exclusively made from blue agave plants. In other words, all tequilas are mezcal but not all mezcals are tequila.
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Original Publication Date: March 4, 2023