Summer doesn’t truly start until you’ve gone to a cookout, barbecue or any other kind of party that involves being outside with your friends. And the best summer get-togethers are the ones with cocktails as good as any item on the grill.
These eight fruity cocktails, all made with fresh ingredients and high-quality tequila, more than meet that description. Fix any of them for your buddies to make sure your party will be remembered long after Labor Day.
Azuñia Organica Skinny Margarita
This organic Margarita is light on calories but full of flavor. Plus, this delicious take on the skinny Margarita is surprisingly simple to make at home.
Kiwi Apple Reposado Pop
Is there anything better than a popsicle on a hot summer day? Absolutely—a kiwi-apple popsicle made with amazing tequila. You have Country Velador of Super Chunk Sweets & Treats in Phoenix to thank for creating the recipe.
Making an amazing boozy popsicle is easier than you might think. Take a look at the recipe.
This irresistible apricot cocktail has really earned its name. Serve it to friends as the sun goes down so they can see just how good it is.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
White Hot American Summer
The combination of tequila and scotch may have some drinkers a little wary, but this bold and original cocktail should be recognized as a classic soon.
Islay Time in Jalisco
Spirits from Jalisco, Mexico, and Islay, Scotland, meet in this perfectly balanced cocktail. But remember that there’s more to it than great tequila and good scotch.
Cucumber Cilantro Margarita
If you’re a cilantro fan, you’re going to love the way the herb goes with cool cucumber syrup and blanco tequila. This herbaceous twist on the Margarita was created by Shawn Monnin of Coasterra in San Diego.
Cantarito De Amatitán
You can usually spot a Cantarito by the clay cup, but that’s not what makes this spin on the recipe special. The lime, grapefruit and orange flavors all play off of each other to perfection.