Tequila is one of the most widely drunk spirits in the world, and more versatile than many think. If you don’t believe it, we present a series of drinks with tequila so that you don’t settle for the typical shot (which should never be drunk with lemon and salt) or beer with tequila.
This liquor is obtained from the fermentation and distillation of the blue agave and owes its name to the region of Mexico where it began to be manufactured. Although in its beginnings it was illegal, the federal government ended up legalizing it because of the enormous amount of money that its consumption generated. Today it is produced all over the world and there are several types of drink that go perfectly with this spirit.
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The 10 tequila drinks for all occasions
You don’t have to be at a bar counter to enjoy a good tequila drink. We offer you the best and easiest to prepare. 1. Paloma
We start with what is probably, along with the Margarita, the most famous tequila cocktail in all of Mexico. It should be noted that this drink is ideal for any occasion, even to accompany a good portion of tacos . It is a sweet and sour combination that is served in a wide glass, decorated with salt on the rim so that each sip is sparkling.
- 60 ml of anejo tequila (with a high percentage of blue agave).
- 60 ml of grapefruit juice.
- 15 ml de zumo de lime.
- 8 ml of agave syrup.
2. Tequila sunrise
This cocktail is also very popular and has given its name to countless songs and even a movie directed by Robert Towne. A visually spectacular long drink tequila drink thanks to the mixture of juices of different densities , which give rise to a gradient of reddish tones that resembles a sunrise.
- 60 ml of tequila.
- 180 ml of orange juice.
- 1 splash of grenadine.
- Fresh cherry or syrup to decorate.
We now come to the star of cocktails, an ideal solution for any occasion that we can order in almost any bar in the world (although not everyone knows how to do it). It is, again, that combination of sweet and sour that makes this a unique combination. It can also be served by frosting the edge with salt.
- 35 ml of tequila.
- 20 ml of triple sec liqueur (the best known brand is Cointreau).
- 15 ml of lemon juice.
There are many versions of the margarita cocktail, although all of them usually include tequila. In fact, this cocktail is so popular that it has given its name to a type of glass. 4. Pa’ Machos
As its name implies, this combination is for those who tolerate liquor well , since it contains a good amount. The aji or chili will give it that spicy and different touch. It is advisable to drink this drink with tequila in moderation if we do not want to end up seeing double.
- 120 ml of tequila.
- 20 ml of lemon juice.
- Fill the rest of the glass with soda.
- Decorate with an aji (chili).
5. Cerveza Matadora
If you are a die-hard fan of beer but you love tequila, you can try this classic drink from Mexico . Some beer brands like Desperados include tequila or tequila flavour, but Cerveza Matadora adds more ingredients to make the cocktail refreshing. It is important to serve it in a half-liter jar.
- 1 blonde beer.
- 60 ml of tequila.
- 30 ml de zumo de limon.
- 15 ml of sugar syrup.
- 2 strawberries.
- 4 basil leaves.
6. Salty Chihuahua
Another of the tequila drinks that many people are unaware of is the Salty Chihuahua, inspired by the Salty Dog cocktail that is made with grapefruit juice and vodka. We are facing a long drink cocktail, so it is best to enjoy it little by little while you watch the sunset.
- 120 ml of tequila.
- 60 ml of orange or Cointreau liqueur.
- 30 ml of grapefruit juice.
- Grapefruit segments to decorate.
7. Bloody Mariachi
With tequila we can make a version of almost any classic cocktail, and the Bloody Mary is no exception. As a result, we have the Bloody Mariachi, just as refreshing and served in a tall glass. This is possibly the drink that requires a more complex preparation due to the large number of ingredients.
- 45 ml of white tequila.
- 90ml tomato juice
- 15 ml de zumo de limon.
- 15 ml of orange juice.
- A splash of perris sauce.
- Pepper and salt.
- 1 branch of rosemary.
- 1 slice of cucumber.
- 1 slice of jalapeno.
- 1 tomate cherry.
Who said that tequila and Martini did not make a good combination
? Tequini is a risky proposal but if executed well it can be a 10. The original thing about Tequini is the incorporation of Tabasco, with which we must be especially careful. if we don’t overdo it or it will be too spicy.
- 50 ml of tequila.
- 20 ml de Vermouth Seco.
- 2 drops of Tabasco sauce.
9. Chamoyada Frozen Chamoyada
is a sauce made with seasonal fruits, with a sweet and sour and spicy flavor. The key ingredient is chamoy, a Mexican mix of dried fruit, chili, salt, sugar, and water . If we add some liquor and serve it in a chilled glass we have a cocktail that, although not very popular, is surprisingly delicious.
- 45 ml of tequila.
- 60 ml de chamoy liquido.
- 60 ml of hot sauce.
- A pinch of chili powder.
- A splash of lemon juice.
10. Ice Cream with Tequila
For those days when the heat is pressing and you need a very refreshing drink , we present the Ice Cream with Tequila, an incredible combination to enjoy in summer.
- 4 scoops of lemon ice cream.
- 1 cup of shaved ice.
- 15 ml of tequila.
- Half tablespoon of powdered lemon water.
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