Tropical tequila cocktails that will leave you thirsty for another

Certain spirits can bring a particular atmosphere. While bourbon might be part of American history and gin might evoke the British garden, tequila seems to offer a sip to get away from it all. The blue agave flavors more than the liquor in the bottle. Somehow, he instills a touch of that Mexican culture into every drink. With these tropical tequila cocktails, every drink offers a little taste escape.

Although many people think of a margarita or a tequila sunrise, the Mexican spirit offers great versatility. From blanco to aged anejo, each brand weaves its own flavors. These vanilla or bright citrus notes lend themselves to creative cocktails.

Which tropical tequila cocktails quench your thirst?

Lemonade

As its name suggests, this tequila cocktail is above all lemony. The combination of lemon juice and hibiscus tea brings together sparkle and grass. When paired with crunchy Don Julio Blanco Tequila, the result is delicious refreshment. On a hot day it goes downhill really easily.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 1.5oz. Lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 ounces of water
  • Hibiscus Iced Tea

Method:

  • In a mixing container, combine ingredients (except hibiscus tea), add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Collins/Highball glass. Garnish with hibiscus iced tea. Garnish with a slice of lemon. Enjoy!

Tequila Mai Tai

Often a popular choice for that holiday vibe, this version of a Mai Tai uses tequila. The aged reposado brings a touch of nuance to the beachy cocktail. And don’t forget to use that fresh lime juice to help bring some extra brightness to the glass.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Lobos 1707 Reposado tequila
  • 1oz Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 0.5 oz dry curacao
  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 cl of orgeat syrup

Method:

  • Shake and strain over fresh ice pebbles in a Collins glass. Garnish with an Angostura bitters float, a sprig of mint and a slice of dried lime.

    The summer sun

Using seasonal ingredients is always a good option for a cocktail. In Casa Del Sol’s The Summer Sol, the simplicity of this cocktail makes it a great choice. Juicy blueberries take center stage. With a touch of mint for garnish, it invites you to take another sip.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Lemon
  • 2oz. Casa Del Sol
  • 1 oz. Water
  • 6 blueberries, crushed
  • 1/2 oz. agave
  • Mint – garnish

Method:

  • Mash the blueberries with the agave. Add ice. Add the lemon. Add water. Add tequila. Add the agave. Shake shake shake. Pour over ice and garnish with mint. Beverage. Repeat.

JAJA Mango Shandy

Many people like the cooler as a thirst-quenching session beer on a hot day. This cocktail enhances the drink with an extra splash of JAJA Blanco. Adding the mango, it sounds like the best beach cocktail you could ever want to sip your marigolds.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. JAJA Blanco
  • 1 ½ oz. mango juice
  • Mexican lager, to top it off

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a highball glass with ice cubes and a Tajín rim. Garnish with a slice of mango.

Cincoro Blanco Agua Fresca by Sandia

An Agua Fresca has always been a popular Mexican drink. While many versions are meant to offer a tasty hydration option, this cocktail ups the ante a bit. For the next backyard barbecue, this tequila cocktail is a must.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Cincoro Blanco
  • 2 oz fresh watermelon juice
  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.25 oz simple syrup 1:1*

Method:

  • Combine all the ingredients. Shake and filter.
  • Garnish: wedge of lime or watermelon. Kosher salt rim.

Hello my dear

Honeydew melon is not a common cocktail ingredient, but it could be one that should be used more often. This cocktail from El Bandido Yankee showcases flavor while alluring with a vibrant green hue.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces El Bandido Yankee Blanco Tequila
  • 2 oz honeydew juice/syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 2oz club soda

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Pour into a glass of champagne and garnish with a slice of honeydew

Hibiscus lemonade

When many people think of tequila, Jose Cuervo immediately comes to mind. While the brand’s margaritas may be legendary, this avant-garde tea cocktail has a quiet day in the sun. And, if you decorate it with a flower, you may be dreaming of that perfect vacation spot.

Ingredients:

  • 2oz. Traditional Tequila Plata Jose Cuervo
  • 1 tbsp. Dried hibiscus flowers or 1 hibiscus tea bag
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • lime wheel

Method:

  • Hibiscus tea steeped in 4 oz. boiling water. Strain loose flowers or remove the bag. While hot, stir in 2 tbsp. sugar until dissolved. Let cool.
  • Add ice to a shaker, then add tequila, lime juice, and sweetened hibiscus tea. Shake until frozen. Fill a Collins glass with ice and strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

Do you know any tasty tropical tequila cocktails? What’s your favorite tequila cocktail?

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