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Tequila Limeade

Tequila Limeade
Image: / Tim Nusog

There’s little as refreshing during the summer swelter as a cool limeade. But when you add a bit of chile heat and tequila, well, that cooler gets a whole lot hotter.


  • 8 cilantro leaves
  • 2 slices fresh jalapeño
  • 1/2 ounce light agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces club soda, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: cilantro sprig


  1. Add the agave nectar, cilantro leaves and jalapeño slices into a shaker and muddle gently.

  2. Add the tequila and lime juice, and ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Double-strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.

  4. Top with the club soda.

  5. Garnish with a cilantro sprig