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31 Tasty Tequila Cocktails To Bring The Fiesta Straight To You

Quick Answer: What Are The Best Tequila Cocktails?

The best tequila cocktails include the Tequila Smash, Tequila Punch, Pink Señorita, Tipsy Texan Cocktail, Tequila Honey Bee, and Tangy, And Sweet Watermelon Paloma Cocktail. It is known for its strong, smoky taste and is traditionally served with a wedge of lime and a salt rim. Tequila is often mixed with other spirits, such as triple sec or Cointreau, to make cocktails. Also, some of the best tequila cocktails include the Tequila Sunrise, Margarita, and Paloma.

Put your sombreros on and get your favorite taco recipes ready because this article is all about tequila cocktails

Whether you’re into tequila for the Mexican traditions or not, there’s no arguing that this alcohol provides the perfect flavor for an array of irresistible and delicious drinks. 

If you don’t believe us, just check out this diverse list of our top 31 tequila-inspired cocktails, where you’ll find everything from your classic Tequila Sunrise to more unique mixes such as the cream soda-tequila blend that uses actual cotton candy as garnish! 

Quick Table: Tasty Tequila Cocktails

Recipes Calories Per ServingPreparation Time 
Tequila Smash 268 15 Minutes 
Tequila Punch 228 5 Minutes 
Pink Senoritas N/A10 Minutes 
Tipsy Texan N/A5 Minutes 
Tequila Honey BeeN/A5 Minutes 
Tangy And Sweet Watermelon Paloma 22410 Minutes 
Tequila Mojito 268 5 Minutes
Drink Your Greens205 Minutes
Mexican Mule1425 Minutes
White Dragon TequilaN/A5 Minutes
Pomegranate Tequila Cosmo199 5 Minutes 
Blueberry Lemonade MargaritaN/A10 Minutes
Lavender Paloma N/A10 Minutes
Blackberry Tequila Spritzer With Red Wine Float236 5 Minutes
Coconut Tequila And Grapefruit Cocktail 286 3 Minutes
Spicy Ranch Water802 Minutes
Aperol And Elderflower MargaritaN/A1 Minutes
Honey Thyme Margarita N/A45 Minutes
Tequila Sunrise 1104 Minutes
Festive Christmas Margarita 265 5 Minutes
Charro Negro184 2 Minutes
Tequila Mockingbird2065 Minutes
Strawberry Mango Margarita2525 Minutes
Apple Cider Margarita 168 5 Minutes
Tequila Old Fashioned274 5 Minutes
Sour Apple Tequila Cocktail2685 Minutes
Raspberry Passion Fruit Tequila SourN/A5 Minutes
Tequila And Ginger Ale 1783 Minutes
Gonzo Gonzalez6010 Minutes
Cinnamon Tequila Sour262 5 Minutes 
Cotton Candy MargaritaN/A5 Minutes

1. Tequila Smash 

Looking for an easy light and refreshing drink to get you summer-ready? 

This tequila cocktail offers a beautiful honey, mint and lemon blend for both a fresh and citrusy finish, as well as a soft, sweet surprise. 

Calories Per Serving: 268

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes 

2. Tequila Punch 

If you’ve got a fiesta coming up, then this simple Tequila Punch has your name written all over it! 

With tropical flavors such as pineapple juice and Hawaiian Punch, this large-batch tequila cocktail will bring the beach straight to you! 

Calories Per Serving: 228

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

3. Pink Señoritas 

These Pink Señoritas not only look cute, they also taste divine! 

With just four simple ingredients: tequila, pink lemonade, lemon juice and triple sec, and an adorable soft pink finish (totally Instagram-worthy, by the way), this cocktail would be the perfect addition to your next girl’s night! 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

4. Tipsy Texan Cocktail 

Get ready for a relaxing afternoon because with this cocktail you not only get a taste of tequila but peach liquor as well! 

Not to mention the sweet and tangy flavors from the added cranberry juice and Ginger Ale. 

Now that’s a fruity drink we can get behind.  

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

5. Tequila Honey Bee 

For a more subtle fruity flavor, this lemon Tequila Honey Bee blend is perfect. 

This recipe pairs tequila with honey syrup, lemon juice, angostura bitters and a touch of smoky mezcal to make the perfectly balanced cocktail

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

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6. Tangy And Sweet Watermelon Paloma Cocktail 

It’s not summer unless you’ve had watermelon and if it comes in liquid form? Well, that’s just a bonus! 

Watermelon Paloma’s are super refreshing and contain the perfect balance of sweet and citrus (and tequila, of course). 

Make sure to invite your friends because this recipe makes an entire pitcher! 

Calories Per Serving: 224

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

7. Tequila Mojito 

For a tequila twist on the iconic Mojito, this cocktail is a must. 

Instead of rum, this variation uses solely tequila mixed with all of the classic ingredients, including lime juice, Club Soda and mint leaves. 

Simple, refreshing and delicious. 

Calories Per Serving: 268

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

8. Drink Your Greens 

Diets are all about getting in your greens, but instead of drinking just any plain, old kale smoothie, we like to sneak in a boozy bite. 

Tequila and veggies may sound horrendous, but we promise you, mixed with agave syrup and a hint of lime juice, you will be just as addictive as we are. 

Calories Per Serving: 20

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

9. Mexican Mule 

For a cocktail that includes all of your favorite Mexican flavors, there’s nothing better than the Mexican Mule. 

Mexican Mule’s incorporate ginger beer, lime, pineapple and tequila silver for the perfect fruity, spicy and citrus blend. 

Calories Per Serving: 142

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

10. White Dragon Tequila Cocktail 

Many people wouldn’t associate egg whites with tequila, but this recipe proves just how tasty the duo can be when paired with tangy lemon juice and sweet orange Cointreau. Simple, creamy and just plain dreamy

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

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11. Pomegranate Tequila Cosmo 

For a fun and fruity spin on the classic Cosmo, switch out the vodka for a little tequila Blanco

Mix it up with some lime juice, pomegranate juice, and Cointreau and pour it into a coupe glass for the ultimate lavish experience

Calories Per Serving: 199

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

12. Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas 

When it comes to Margaritas, the possibilities are endless. 

This recipe, for example, features the cocktail with a delicious homemade blueberry simple syrup along with lemonade and triple sec. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

13. Lavender Paloma Cocktail 

If you’re all about aesthetics, pull out your phone because this cocktail is definitely Insta-worthy! 

Palomas are made of tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda. This variation adds a lavender simple syrup for a wonderful floral touch

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

14. Blackberry Tequila Spritzer With Red Wine Float 

For a berry spritzer that will brighten up your day, this recipe is just what you need. I mean tequila and red wine? It doesn’t get better than that! 

Plus, with a homemade blackberry simple syrup and notes of zesty lime juice, you’ll be summer-ready in no time. 

Calories Per Serving: 236

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

15. Coconut Tequila And Grapefruit Cocktail 

If you’ve never tried Coconut Tequila, get ready because you’re in for a treat! 

With only three simple ingredients; Coconut Tequila, grapefruit juice and St. Germain, this cocktail will take you out of the kitchen and into a tropical paradise in minutes. 

Calories Per Serving: 286

Preparation Time: 3 Minutes 

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16. Spicy Ranch Water 

West Texans love this drink, and we know why! 

Silver tequila comes together with lime juice and Topo Choco for a refreshing and unforgettable experience. 

So all we can say is, thank you, fellow ranchers, for blessing us with this delicious cup of spicy goodness. 

Calories Per Serving: 80

Preparation Time: 2 Minutes 

17. Aperol And Elderflower Margarita

You didn’t think we would stop at just one Margarita recipe, did you? 

This Margarita variation is a delicious concoction of tequila, Aperol, elderflower liqueur and fresh lime juice. It’s the perfect blend of bitter, floral and zesty flavors. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 1 Minutes 

18. Honey Thyme Margarita 

To continue on the Margarita train, we couldn’t resist sharing this Honey Thyme variation. 

This recipe is full of fruity flavors, including grapefruit, lime and orange. Then, for a sweet-earthy punch, a delicious honey-thyme syrup is also thrown into the mix. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes 

19. Tequila Sunrise

We couldn’t talk about tequila without including the classic Tequila Sunrise

I mean, there’s a reason this cocktail is iconic. Not only does the delicious blend of tequila, orange juice and grenadine offer a refreshing and sweet beverage, but the vibrant appearance also reminds us of a beautiful sunrise (hence the name). 

Calories Per Serving: 110

Preparation Time: 4 Minutes 

20. Festive Christmas Margarita

For a tasty holiday cocktail, mix together cranberry juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila and for that festive feel, garnish with orange slices, cranberries and rosemary. 

With so many delicious flavors, this drink is truly the gift that keeps on giving. 

Calories Per Serving: 265

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

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21. Charro Negro 

The Charro Negro is a tequila-based drink with origins in Mexico. It’s a delicious and strong cocktail mixed with sea salt, Coca Cola and lime juice. 

It’s a perfect mix of salty, sweet and tangy and is often drunk on Dia de los Muertos.

Calories Per Serving: 184

Preparation Time: 2 Minutes 

22. Tequila Mockingbird 

The wordplay in the name of this drink is simply so witty (the ones who get it, get it), you pretty much have to try it. 

This recipe is super easy and only has 5 ingredients: jalapeño, watermelon cubes, silver tequila and lime juice. It’s zesty, spicy and fruity and would be perfect for your next Cinco de Mayo fiesta! 

Calories Per Serving: 206

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

23. Strawberry Mango Margarita On The Rocks 

Strawberries and mangos are delightfully fruity on their own, but it’s the smoky flavors of the chipotle sea salt rim that really make this cocktail a drink to remember. 

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.

Calories Per Serving: 252

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

24. Apple Cider Margarita

Like the other seasons, fall also needs its margarita fix and for that there’s nothing better than an adult apple cider

Take a sip of this cocktail and you’ll experience warm hints of cinnamon, fruity notes of apple, orange and lime, and a subtle punch of tequila

Calories Per Serving: 168

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

25. Tequila Old Fashioned 

An Old Fashioned is a classic in the cocktail world but that doesn’t mean it can’t be changed. In fact, this tequila variation, with its sweet agave and citrusy orange flavors, might even be better than the original! 

Calories Per Serving: 274

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

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26. Sour Apple Tequila Cocktail 

Are you looking for the perfect St. Patty’s day drink? Or perhaps you just love all things sour. 

Well, then you’re in luck because with its vibrant green hue and hints of Sour Apple Liqueur and lime juice, this tequila cocktail will have you wincing the whole holiday through. 

Calories Per Serving: 268

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

27. Raspberry Passion Fruit Tequila Sour 

For another Tequila cocktail with a tart component, this recipe is perfect. 

Raspberries and passion fruit pair beautifully together and, when combined with vanilla syrup, lemon juice and tequila Blanco, are perfect for a warm summer’s day. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

28. Tequila And Ginger Ale 

When you’re not in the mood for a Margarita, this easy 2-ingredient cocktail is a great alternative. 

Tequila and Ginger Ale are a match made in heaven and, when paired with a hint of lime juice, are also super refreshing

Calories Per Serving: 178

Preparation Time: 3 Minutes 

29. Gonzo Gonzalez 

With four different types of alcohol, this cocktail is not for the faint of heart and although it packs a powerful punch, the unique mix of smokey, nutty and fruity flavors is truly irresistible. 

Not to mention the presentation is absolutely stunning.

Calories Per Serving: 60

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

30. Cinnamon Tequila Sour 

With warm notes of cinnamon and tequila, this cocktail will soon become your new favorite fall drink

The duo is accented splendidly by lemon and syrup and, when served with ice, will go down oh so smoothly. 

Calories Per Serving: 262

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

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31. Cotton Candy Margarita 

With literal cotton candy as garnish, this Margarita not only tastes deliciously sweet but also looks super impressive. 

Cream Soda is the star of this cocktail and compliments the lime-tequila blend perfectly. 

Who needs to go to the fair when you’ve got a Cotton Candy Margarita

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Tequila? 

Tequila originally stems from the Weber blue agave plant (which is why it pairs so well with agave syrup) and is native to Mexico. This plant is then made into distilled liquor. 

In terms of taste, tequila can possess a wide variety of flavors depending on the type, including vanilla, citrus, caramel, oak, honey and black pepper. 

What Types Of Tequila Are There? 

All tequila comes from the blue agave plant, however, there are 5 different kinds: 

  1. Tequila Blanco: a pure, unnamed silver tequila 
  2. Tequila Joven: contains both aged and unaged tequila 
  3. Tequila Reposado: a rich and smokey aged tequila
  4. Tequila Añejo: 1-3 year aged tequila 
  5. Extra Añejo: aged for at least 3 years 

Hint: Gold tequila does not reflect the age of the tequila and is, in fact, simply tequila mixed with caramel coloring and artificial flavoring. 

When Is National Tequila Day? 

National Tequila Day takes place every year on July 24th.

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