Tasty Tequila Recipes

Tasty Tequila Recipes

cover photo by Dawn Garcia
[dropcap letter=”B”]ecause when you want to add a little excitement to your cocktail repertoire, a few ideas can seal the deal. Below are recipes from all reaches of the world to give you something to quench that thirst, seduce your senses and impress anyone you’re making them for! #ATODTequila

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Los Angeles {Toca Madera}

“Agave Por Vida” by Juan Martinez

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  • 2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • Fresh Watermelon
  • .5 oz. watermelon mint shrub
  • .5 oz. sweetened ginger juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Tamarind Candy

Build cocktail in tin, throw two pieces of watermelon into tin and muddle. Add lime juice, ginger juice, watermelon- mint shrub and DeLeòn Platinum. Shake and pour into Cantarito (clay cup). Top off with more fresh ice and garnish with mint sprig and tamarind candy.

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Los Angeles {Bartoni’s}

“Summer of Love” by Aidan Demarest

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  • 1 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • .25 oz. Smith and Cross Rum
  • .75 oz. Sherry
  • .5 oz. Velvet Falernum
  • .75 oz. lime juice
  • .5 oz. passion fruit syrup

Shake all ingredients and pour into a frosted mug over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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CAPE TOWN {The Paloma}

El Burro Restaurant | Drizzle + Dip


The Paloma is the most popular tequila based cocktail in Mexico and if you struggle to drink tequila cocktails because they bring back too many dreadful memories of drunken student days and debauchery, this might just be the alternative.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink


  • 1 1/2 shots of reposado tequila (or any good quality blanco)
  • juice of half a ruby grape fruit
  • 1/2 shot of agave syrup or sugar syrup
  • about 75ml club soda
  • a squirt of fresh lime juice (optional)


  1. Mix the grapefruit juice, tequila and sugar syrup until well mixed.
  2. Pour over a tall glass filled with ice and top up with soda water. You could add a squirt of lime juice which is nice and I did, and you could also rim the glass with salt.

If you are wanting to reduce your sugar intake, simply leave the sugar out. Its less sweet but delicious. *1 shot = 25ml

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MEXICO {The Cosmo Rita}

by Armando Zapata


  • 1.5 oz Sauza Gold Tequila
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • .5 DeKuyper Triple Sec
  • .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice


Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 11 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Garnish: 1 Lemon twist | Glass: Cocktail


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