1. The Classic Margarita
The most famous of tequila drinks is undoubtedly the margarita, a refreshing mix of citrus, tequila, and lime that can be found on beaches around the world. It’s the best drink to start with for making tequila cocktails because it’s all about the right ratios, and it can offer an excellent opportunity to try out the many different flavors tequila can offer in one delicious cocktail. Once you get the basics down of a margarita ( rocknrolltequila.com/mixology ), be sure to try different kinds of tequila to really explore tequila’s multifaceted flavors. But for now, let’s start simple:
Lime wedge, plus 2 lime wheels for garnish
1 tablespoon coarse salt, for glass rims
4 ounces tequila
2 ounces Triple Sec
1 1/2 ounces fresh juice from 2 limes
Directions: Rim the glasses with the lime wedge and salt. Combine tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glasses. Garnish and serve.
2. Flower Power
While the classic margarita takes full advantage of tequila’s natural flavorings, Flower Power takes flavored tequila and turns it into something truly special. This tequila drink is a twist on the 60’s favorite and is sure to be a hit at parties. The trick is to use mango-flavored vodka to add a fruity flavor.
1.5 oz Mango Tequila
1 oz. Ginger Syrup
2 oz. Hibiscus Tea
1 oz. Lemon Juice
Garnish: Orange Flower, Sage
Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker and pour into a high ball glass over ice. Garnish and serve.
3. Tequila Mockingbird
A recipe that turns this classic cocktail into a new and fresh tequila drink, the Tequila Mockingbird has a slight spicy kick and a lot of sweetness. The best tequila for this recipe is something pure and clean, like Platinum Tequila, which is triple-distilled to give you a complete tequila flavor.
2 oz. Platinum Tequila
1 Jalapeño pepper slice
1.5 oz. Watermelon-Basil Puree (watermelon & basil muddled)
0.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
0.75 oz. Agave syrup (one part agave nectar, one part water)
Garnish: Watermelon Slice
Directions: Muddle the jalapeño in a shaker. Add the other ingredients along with some ice and shake. Pour into a fluted rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with the watermelon slice.
With so many combinations and cocktails out there, the world has limitless potential for tequila drinks. If you love tequila drinks ( https://rocknrolltequila.com/our-brand/ ), be sure to try these cocktails, then get experimenting. You may come across something completely delicious, and completely your own. The trick is to use high-quality tequilas and fresh ingredients that take full advantage of tequila’s refreshing flavors.