Cocktail Recipes

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Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Tequila , Modern Classics

Enjoy the heat with this refreshing pineapple Margarita that boasts a touch of spicy jalapeño. Because what goes better with pineapple and tequila than a hit of chile heat?

Spiced Tequila Old Fashioned

Tequila , Modern Classics

The beautifully simple Old Fashioned gets a Mexican makeover with the addition of reposado tequila and a hit of allspice dram.

Pink Frozen Margarita

Tequila , Frozen / Blended

What’s better than a Frozen Margarita? A pink Frozen Margarita!

Teal-quila Sunrise

Tequila , Modern Classics

This fun, summer take on the Tequila Sunrise knocks out the grenadine for homemade raspberry syrup (don’t worry, it’s easy!) and a dash of blue curaçao for a drink that’s as tasty as it is colorful.

Verbena

Tequila , Modern Classics

At The Chandelier bar at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, chief mixologist Mariena Mercer has been experimenting with Szechuan buttons for years, and this cocktail is one of the bar’s most popular signature drinks.

Spicy Margarita

Tequila , Modern Classics

Don’t settle for a sickly sweet blender bomb this Cinco de Mayo.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila , Classics

Created in the 1970s, the Tequila Sunrise adds tequila to the citrusy and sweet ingredients popular in many cocktails during the party decade. Make this classic cocktail for a small sunrise whenever you want it.

Margarita

Tequila , Classics Margaritas

While the Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, its origins are shrouded in mystery. There are almost as many stories about who invented the margarita as there are margarita recipes. Some like them blended, others with a sweetener, but many argue the best margarita recipe is this classic one. Memorize it and you’ll never fail to impress.

Dirty Oaxacan Martini

Mezcal , Martinis

Mezcal in a Martini? Try this olive juice-spiked concoction.

Trato Hecho

Mezcal , Modern Classics

The classic Last Word cocktail goes south of the border.

Blackberry Mint Julep Margarita

Tequila , Margaritas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby at the same time.

Black Widow

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

Don’t fear: This crimson cocktail gets its bite from bold blanco tequila, not venom. Agave nectar and muddled blackberries soften that bite with a hint of sweetness, and give the Black Widow its signature spooky hue. Don’t forget the fresh basil and blackberry garnish for the full effect.

Guadalajara Silver

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

This tequila, apple, grapefruit juice and ginger cocktail is no runner-up.

Oaxacan Punch

Liqueurs Mezcal , Punches

Serve a big bowl of this festive mezcal concoction at your next party.

Jalisco Flor

Tequila , Modern Classics

Mix up this flower of a cocktail.

Herradura Tequila Mojito

Tequila , Classics Modern Classics

The short trip from Cuba to Mexico makes for a drastic change in flavor for the classic Mojito. Blending mint and tequila, this warm weather drink is an excellent Cinco de Mayo cocktail.

Mayahuel

Tequila , Modern Classics

A great orange-and-ginger twist on the classic Margarita.

1942 Martini

Tequila Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Martinis Modern Classics

A really good tequila can make a really good Martini.

Don Julio Colada

Tequila , Frozen / Blended Tiki / Tropical

You don't have to drink this out of a coconut shell, but...

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Tequila , Margaritas

A refreshing twist on the classic.

Pom Blanco

Tequila , Modern Classics

Sweet, tart and ice cold. Plus a big slug of tequila.

St-Rita

Liqueurs Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

One part tequila and one part St-Germain. Simple but elegant.

Patrón Pineapple

Tequila , Tiki / Tropical

Tired of Margaritas? Try this simple tequila and pineapples juice cocktail.

Mexican Punch

Tequila , Punches

The perfect punch to put any fiesta into gear.

Jalisco Express

Tequila , Modern Classics

Climb aboard a tequila and espresso delight.

Snap, Crackle, Drop

Tequila , Shots

The classic tequila shot gets a master mixologist’s upgrade.

The Treasure Margarita

Tequila , Margaritas

It doesn’t get much simpler than this easy take on the classic.

Piña Perfection

Tequila , Modern Classics

Pineapple, tequila and rosemary collide in this fresh, complex drink.

Margaritas by the Pitcher

Tequila , Classics Margaritas Punches

Make a roomful of people happy all at once.

Hearts of Pom

Tequila , Margaritas

Sweet-and-tart pomegranate is the ideal addition to this Margarita variation.

Sangrita

Tequila , Non-Alcoholic

This savory concoction is the classic accompaniment to a shot of good tequila. It's a savory blend of citrus, peppers and hot sauce. Intrigued? Try the Sangrita recipe below.

Partida Paloma

Tequila , Classics

You need authentic Mexican grapefruit soda to make an authentic version of the tequila classic.

Herradura Tequila Luxe

Tequila , Margaritas

A quick and easy version of the Margarita with a refreshing lemon-lime flavor.

Rubia Bonita

Tequila , Modern Classics

Muddled strawberries and cilantro bring out tequila's fresh side.

Caborita

Tequila , Margaritas

Want to party like Sammy Hagar? Try his signature Margarita recipe.

Baileys Irish Margarita

Liqueurs , Frozen / Blended Margaritas

South of the border…Irish-style.

Spicy Grand Margarita

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

Red pepper and chile pepper powder make this Margarita almost too hot to handle.

Campari Margarita

Liqueurs Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

A happy marriage of Italy and Mexico.

Don Julio’s Bloody Maria

Tequila , Classics

Who says a Bloody Mary needs to be made with vodka? Try this tequila take on the classic.

Antiguo Refresco

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

A refreshing Margarita with a cucumber twist.

Zacapa Perfect Manhattan

Rum Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Rum and honey syrup make an unusual but delicious version of the classic.

Chile Fresca

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

Red bell pepper is an unusual ingredient, but it works well in this sweet-and-spicy tequila cocktail.

Agave Ginger-Rita

Tequila , Margaritas

The spicy kick of ginger is a welcome addition to this update of the Margarita.

Tequila Furnace

Tequila , Shots

Fire up a traditional tequila shot with a little hot sauce.

Agave Drop

Tequila , Shots

All the flavors of a Margarita are distilled down into this tasty shot.

Spanish Raindrop

Tequila , Shots

If only the precipitation in the United States was this delicious…

Cocoa Passion

Tequila , Shots

Tropical fruit, crème de cacao and fine tequila will please your palate.

Mink Coat and No Manners

Liqueurs Tequila , Shots

A dressed-up tequila shot that’s ready to go out.

Tequila Daisy

Tequila , Classics Margaritas

The Spanish word for daisy? Margarita.

Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila , Margaritas

Tequila and watermelon is a woefully underused combination.

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