Savour the Diverse Range of Tequila Cocktails. Simple Recipes for Preparing Fun Cocktails with Tequila and Taking Your Party to a New High (2020)

Savour the Diverse Range of Tequila Cocktails. Simple Recipes for Preparing Fun Cocktails with Tequila and Taking Your Party to a New High (2020)

Tequila is so much more than mere tequila shots. So, if you are planning to throw a small party or get-together at your home, surprise your guests with tequila cocktails which they will surely love. This BP Guide will explain some simple recipes for preparing cocktails using tequila which you can easily experiment with at home and make your get-together enjoyable and memorable.

Know About the Types of Tequila Before You Prepare Cocktails with It!

When you talk about tequila, the first thing that comes to mind is the infamous "tequila shots". Small shots were taken with your eyes closed and a burning sensation in your throat – that's what we're talking about. But have you ever wondered about the various types of tequila out there? These are mainly classified into 5 categories:

  • Blanco is the first category, and it is not generally aged for a longer time. It is considered to be directly taken after the distillation process. Since it is 100% agave, it never loses its touch though and you will feel an intense burning deep down.

  • Jovan is the second category and is similar to Blanco but with added flavour like caramel colouring, sugar syrups, etc. which give it an aged expression. This category is also 100% agave but less on the harsher side.

  • Reposado is the third category, which is prepared the same way, but is more aged and kept in wooden barrels. These wooden barrels, along with resins and tannins, give the flavoured texture to this tequila. The rest period is generally from 2 months to a year.

  • Añejo is the fourth category of tequilas and is bound to be rested for at least a year. This tequila develops a darker texture after losing its agave flavour and thus gets a stronger taste. It is also called vintage due to its resting period and considered at its peak when rested for less than 5 years.

  • Extra Añejo or ultra aged, the fifth category was introduced recently. As the name suggests, the resting period starts with at least 3 years. It has a richer taste with flavour of wood and smoke, and it is an expensive one.

The other tequilas are flavoured tequila or tequila liqueur; they are rising rapidly in popularity and are considered to have a rich taste and high quality. The most famous tequilas include Cosmopolitan, Elyx cup, Great Gatsby, Sea Breeze, Orange Tundra, Old Manhattan providing us with some expensive high-quality tequila. Some other drinks which are rising rapidly are Sophisticated, Negroni, The Munich, Judge's Gun Float, just to name a few.

Recipes for Cocktails with Tequila

Tandoori Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 long pepper
  • ½ ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 curry leaves
  • ½ ounces lime juice
  • 1 slice grilled pineapple
  • ¼ ounces simple syrup

How to Make:

  • First, take the long pepper and curry leaves and crack them in a jar.
  • Now add tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice and simple syrup and mix properly.
  • Add some ice cubes in it for making it more refreshing. The grilled pineapple slice mentioned earlier will be used for garnishing your cocktail.

This drink is quite easy to make in contrast to the complicated name it has. You can enjoy this Indian cocktail with classic Indian chaats, kebabs and tikkas. It will only take a few minutes, and it is ready to serve your house parties!

Spicy Indian Summer Mango-Rita

Mango based drinks are something we all crave for the most during summers. Here we have one with your favourite twist of tequila.

Ingredients Required :

  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 cups ice
  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
  • ⅓ cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 jalapeno
  • ½ lime
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sugar

How to Make:

  • First mix lime zest, kosher salt, sugar and chilli powder in a plate.
  • Pour it to the bottom of the glass you will serve in, to create a spicy taste at the end as the drink finishes.
  • Now take orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, cut mangoes, tequila and ice in a blender and blend them until smooth.
  • Pour this mixture in the glasses. Cut slices of jalapeno and lime for the topping in your drink. This will make it look more appealing.

It will only take about 10 minutes of your time, to make this perfect blend of spicy and sweet tequila for your summer splashes.

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

This is a drink with a preparation of time of only 5 minutes, to serve to your friends' last-minute tequila cravings. You can run out of cocktails, but you will never run out of the options available, and the prep time is also less for this one.

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • ¾ ounces grenadine syrup
  • 1½ cup ice

How to Make:

  • Take orange juice and tequila in a mixing container and add some ice cubes before shaking.
  • After mixing it properly, stir and then strain it into the glass and add some ice cubes to it.
  • Now, pour some grenadine syrup and wait till it's settled. Stir it before you drink.

It contains lesser fat but more carbohydrates. Though this tequila holds extra calories but drinking it occasionally will do no harm. Also, the delicious taste will make you wanting it more!

Refreshing Guava Lime Cocktail

This is one of the sweetest and most delicious flavour of tequila, and works best as a very refreshing drink for your summertime outings.

Ingredients Required:

  • Tequila
  • Lime
  • Guava nectar
  • Mint

How to Make:

  • First, take a glass and squeeze out the limes in it until ¼ of the glass is filled.
  • Add some ice cubes to it and then add the raw guava nectar to it. Pour an ounce of tequila shot into it and stir it well before serving.
  • You can add some lime slices and mint for garnishing.

It has a sweet pink colour and is a gorgeous drink to look at. It gives a decent and classy look when held in your hand. You can serve it with any snacks you want, and it will be a perfect companion.

Mango Margaritas with Ginger and Mint

Another refreshing mango drink that fits well with everything you eat is Mango Margarita with Ginger and Mint. It is a refreshing summer drink with a delicious taste and of course tequila!

Ingredients Required:

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • ¾ cup mango puree
  • Ginger beer
  • Ginger
  • Lime
  • Salt

How to Make:

  • First, wet the rim of the glasses with lime and add salt to it.
  • Now, pour orange juice, tequila and mango puree to the mixing container.
  • Add some ginger and squeeze lime over it in the container.
  • Shake the container properly and pour the mixture into the glasses.
  • Use ginger beer and mint for the toppings of the drink.

It is not only a high-calorie drink but also provides you with some essential vitamins. It also contains potassium, calcium and carbohydrates in it.

Gallagher's Smash

The name of this drink might sound weird, but it does go along with the tequila vibe. Gallagher's Smash is a tequila mixed with fruit, other than lime, and is a delicious all-weather drink!

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ ounces simple syrup
  • 1 ounces lime juice
  • 5 cubes watermelon
  • 3 sage leaves

How to Make:

  • The first thing you need to do is, take the tequila, simple syrup and lime juice and pour them in a mixing container.
  • Add some ice to it and start mixing.
  • Once done, pour this mixture into the glasses and serve them with watermelon cubes and sage leaves as the toppings. Do not forget ice, though.

Tequilas are sure to sting in your throat, but it is also the only factor that creates hype for the tequila. Try this tequila drink and savour another taste.

Tamarind & Tequila

You can have Tamarind & Tequila cocktail as your favourite summer drink because of its delicious blend of tamarind and tequila. These two flavor the drink perfectly, that you would want to share it with everyone.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1½ ounces tamarind nectar
  • ½ ounces simple syrup
  • 4 ounces ginger ale
  • 1½ ounces tequila

How to Make:

  • You have to do nothing more than collecting the ingredients.
  • Pour tequila, simple syrup and tamarind nectar to a glass and stir it well.
  • Add ginger ale as the toppings of the drinks, and you are ready to serve.

This is not a very high alcohol-content drink and must be kept between a beer and wine, alcohol-wise. Though, the amount of ginger ale you add is what decides the alcoholic content.

Cinco de Mayo: A Cucumber Lavender Margarita

This cucumber lavender margarita is one of the most famous cocktail drinks. It only takes about a few minutes for its preparation, and it will definitely leave your mouth watering.

Ingredients Required:

  • Cucumber slices
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces lime juice
  • ¾ ounces lavender-infused simple syrup

How to Make:

  • Take all the ingredients and pour them into a glass.
  • Shake well for some time, and you are ready to go. Serve it immediately with cucumber slices or fresh lavender.

The speciality of this drink is that we use lavender-infused syrup, which is also convenient and beneficial for your health if you prepare it at home by soaking lavender in simple syrup for a few days.

Tequila, Beet and Orange Cocktail

We have beets, orange juice, and tequila mixed together in the most flattering way in this tequila, beet and orange cocktail. It is soft orange in colour and tastes as good as it sounds.

Ingredients Required:

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 8 ounces orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cooked beets

How to Make:

  • Start by cooking a mixture of beets, sugar and water for about 5 minutes on a low flame.
  • Now, strain this cooked mixture in a bowl, and remove beets.
  • Take tequila, lime juice and orange juice in a glass and add some ice cubes to it.
  • Stir well and then add the cooked beet syrup in the glass, which will automatically settle at the bottom.
  • You can use cilantro for garnishing.

Some More Cocktails You Can Prepare with Other Alcoholic Beverages

Vodka Thandai

This drink is not as desi as it sounds, though it could be your favourite drink to lift up your holiday spirits (pun intended).

Ingredients Required:

  • Milk
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Sugar syrup
  • Vodka
  • Almond flakes
  • Thandai syrup
  • Ice cubes

How to Make:

  • First, add some milk, sugar syrup, thandai syrup in a blender and blend it properly.
  • Later, in a glass, add some ice cubes and strawberry syrup.
  • Pour the blended solution into the glass.
  • Use almond flakes for garnishing.

Adding thandai syrup adds a desi texture without making it lose its incredible taste. It is purely a tequila drink and can be fun to drink during festivals such as Holi.


Sangria has its origin in Spain. It consists of a large variety of fruits compared to other cocktails and therefore tastes more like a fruit juice. A perfect choice for your fancy parties or dinners.

Ingredients Required:

  • Seasonal fruits, apple, mint and oranges
  • Red wine
  • Orange juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 7Up or Sprite

How to Make:

  • Cut all the fruits and put them in the glass you will serve in.
  • Now, pour red wine, orange juice and ice cubes over the cut fruits and into the glass.
  • Mix it properly. Top each serving with 7Up/Sprite and mint springs.
  • The flavour will leave your mouth watering for sure!

To make this amazing cocktail for your parties, you can use rum or brandy in it. It might get a little strong sometimes so you can cut the use of rum to lesser amounts.

India Lime Fizz Cocktail

India Lime Fizz Cocktail is an easy-to-make drink that requires only 10 minutes and serves good with any party food. For the kids version, just remove the rum and simple syrup, and yet you have a refreshing, light, and breezy drink.

Ingredients Required:

  • 7 ounces lime juice
  • 1½ ounces lime gin
  • 1 ounce rum
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Soda

How to Make:

  • First, take the mixing container and add 1 large egg into it. Now, add simple syrup, lime juice, gin and then rum in the given order.
  • Start shaking vigorously. Now add ice into it and shake for some more time.
  • Pour it into a glass. It must be topped with soda and lime slices for a greater experience.

Screwdriver Cocktail

This highly flavoured drink is your perfect choice to go with every appetiser. It is a fancy drink with a fruity flavor. You don't actually use a screwdriver in it. Still, initially, this drink got its name because of the use of a screwdriver instead of a spoon.

Ingredients Required:

  • 6 ounces orange juice
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice cubes

How to Make:

  • This requires a simple, one-step process.
  • Pour orange juice and vodka in a glass.
  • Add ice cubes to it. Stir it well.
  • It requires only 2-3 minutes to make.

It is not a very high calories drink and also contains less fat. It also contains carbohydrates and proteins in it. This tasty drink can be upgraded, by using fresh orange juice, adding amaro, swapping in flavoured vodka and of course, upgrading your garnishing.

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Enjoy Exotic Tequila Cocktails in the Comfort of Your Home

There is no need to go out when you can mix and enjoy exotic tequila cocktails right in the comfort of your own home. We hope this BP Guide would have helped you discover many tequila cocktail recipes which are extremely simple and you too can prepare these beautiful cocktails at home without any fuss for yourself and your loved ones. Stay connected with us for more such engaging content.