Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's Another Tequilla Sunrise: Better Learn How To Make Them Right!

Whether you are hosting a party or just looking for a satisfying drink to help you
relax, tequila cocktails are a popular choice. There are hundreds, even thousands, of drink recipes out there so how do you choose? Some people have very specific tastes when it comes to a cocktail but other people just want something that tastes good.

The following cocktails with tequila are delicious enough to satisfy any cocktail connoisseur and several of them can be made with ingredients you probably already have around the house. So, grab your cocktail glasses and get ready to make some delicious tequila cocktails.
Cocktails with Tequila
Tequila Margarita
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 ox Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • salt for rimming the glass
  • ice
Margaritas are a favorite among tequila cocktails and they are very easy to make. If you liked your margarita glass salted, pour a little bit of salt into a shallow dish and moisten the rim of your margarita glass with a moist paper towel or a bit of lime juice. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt and press down, turning the glass slightly in either direction for full coverage. Next, fill your glass with ice and add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Stir a few times and serve immediately.
Tequila Sunrise

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • lime wedge garnish
This classic tequila cocktail has a deliciously sweet twist of citrus and cherry. To make a tequila sunrise, first fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the tequila, the grenadine, then the orange juice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
Shady Lady

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz melon liqueur
  • 5 oz grapefruit juice
With grapefruit juice and melon liquer, this cocktail with tequila has a distinct citrus flavor with a little bit of kick. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice then shake until chilled, strain it into a short glass and enjoy.
Bailey's Tequila Dream
Ingredients:
  • 2 oz Bailey's Original Irish Cream
  • 1/4 oz Cuervo Tradicional
This delicious tequila cocktail is a perfect after-dinner drink. Simply combine the ingredients over ice and drink up.
Chocolate Tequila Dream

Ingredients:
  • 1 oz Godiva Mocha Liqueur
  • 1 oz Cuervo Especial Gold
  • 1 oz heavy cream
This cocktail recipe makes for a fun drink - great for bachelorette parties or a party at home. Build this tequila cocktail in a tall shot glass, layering from bottom to top the tequila, mocha liqueur, and heavy cream.
Caribbean Mist
Ingredients:
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 1/2 oz blue curacao
  • 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 lime wedge
This colorful drink recipe is the perfect addition to any summer party. Enjoy this drink by first half-filling a rocks glass or tumbler with ice. Then, pour in the tequila, pineapple juice and orange juice and top it with the blue curacao. Garnish your tequila cocktail with a lime wedge and serve.
Easy Mojito

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 oz gold tequila
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/3 oz club soda
This classic tequila cocktail is well-loved and easy to make. Simply crush the mint leaves in a glass half full with ice (try using the back of a spoon to crush mint leaves). Add the sugar, lime juice, and tequila then top with cold club soda. Stir your cocktail well and enjoy!
Paloma

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 oz silver tequila
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Sprite
This easy drink recipe has become the national drink of Mexico and soon you will discover why. Put a full scoop of ice to a cocktail shaker and add the tequila, grapefruit juice and lime juice. Shake well and pour into a salt-rimmed glass then top with Sprite.
Tequila Oasis

Ingredients:
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 slice lemon
This refreshing tequila cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors. Take cocktail shaker filled with ice and add the tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice, and orange juice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve cold.
Electric Screwdriver

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 oz gold tequila
  • 3/4 oz vodka
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz energy drink
1 orange slice
Wake up with this cocktail with tequila. Pour the ingredients into a glass half filled with ice. Stir well, garnish with orange slice and enjoy cold.

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