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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, Tangy And Sweet Watermelon Paloma Cocktail, Tequila Mojito, Drink Your Greens, Mexican Mule, White Dragon Tequila Cocktail, Pomegranate Tequila Cosmo, Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas, Lavender Paloma, Blackberry Tequila Spritzer With Red Wine Float, Coconut Tequila And Grapefruit Cocktail, Spicy Ranch Water, Aperol And Elderflower Margarita, Honey Thyme Margarita, Tequila Sunrise, Festive Christmas Margarita, Charro Negro, Tequila Mockingbird, Strawberry Mango Margarita On The Rocks, Apple Cider Margarita, Tequila Old Fashioned, Sour Apple Tequila Cocktail, Raspberry Passion Fruit Tequila Sour, Tequila And Ginger Ale, Gonzo Gonzalez, Cinnamon Tequila Sour and Cotton Candy Margarita.  

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! 

Tasty Tequila Cocktails: Quick Table 

Recipe CaloriesPreparation Time 
Tequila Smash 268 (per serving)15 min
Tequila Punch 228 (per serving)5 min
Pink Senoritas n/a10 min
Tipsy Texan n/a5 min
Tequila Honey Been/a5 min
Tangy And Sweet Watermelon Paloma 224 (per serving)10 min 
Tequila Mojito 268 (per serving)5 min
Drink Your Greensn/a5 min
Mexican Mule142 (per serving)5 min
White Dragon Tequilan/a5 min
Pomegranate Tequila Cosmo199 (per serving)5 min 
Blueberry Lemonade Margaritan/a10 min
Lavender Paloma n/a10 min
Blackberry Tequila Spritzer With Red Wine Float236 (per serving)5 min
Coconut Tequila And Grapefruit Cocktail 286 (per serving)3 min
Spicy Ranch Watern/a2 min
Aperol And Elderflower Margaritan/a1 min
Honey Thyme Margarita n/a45 min
Tequila Sunrise n/a4 min
Festive Christmas Margarita 265 (per serving)5 min
Charro Negro184 (per serving)2 min
Tequila Mockingbirdn/a5 min
Strawberry Mango Margaritan/a5 min
Apple Cider Margarita 168 (per serving)5 min
Tequila Old Fashioned274 (per serving)5 min
Sour Apple Tequila Cocktail268 (per serving)5 min
Raspberry Passion Fruit Tequila Sourn/a5 min
Tequila And Ginger Ale 178 (per serving)3 min
Gonzo Gonzalezn/a10 min
Cinnamon Tequila Sour262 (per serving)5 min 
Cotton Candy Margaritan/a5 min

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

Total 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

Total 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! 

Total 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.  

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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. 

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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. 

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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. 

Total 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. 

Total Preparation Time: 1 minute

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. 

Total 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). 

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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! 

Total 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. 

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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

Total 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. 

Total 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

Total 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.

Total 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

Total 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

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes


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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