Tequila Cocktail Recipes

February 25, 2022

Tequila Cocktail Recipes

The Wine and Spirits Cellar

Come shop everything you need to make a delicious tequila cocktail at The Wine and Spirits Cellar! We’ve got all your favorites.

The Classic Margarita

The classic margarita is yours for tinkering. Try this easy tequila recipe, then experiment with the proportions. (Some bartenders recommend 2 oz. tequila, 1 oz. lime, and ¾ oz. Cointreau or other orange liqueur. Others dial down the tequila to 1½ oz., and do ¾ oz. each Cointreau and lime, plus ¼ ounce simple syrup.)

Afternoon Siesta

A little beer can make tequila cocktails extra refreshing. This one from Tristan Willey pairs hoppy IPA with fresh lime, bittersweet Campari, and blanco tequila.

Aperol-Kombucha Cocktail

Think of this cocktail recipe as a more boozy, more delicious, and just as pretty Aperol spritz.

Watermelon Sugar Cocktail

Does it get more refreshing than watermelon, lime, and tequila? This cocktail from famed bartender Phil Ward keeps things simple…but spicy. (You’ll give the booze a little heat by mixing it with jalapeño stems and seeds and letting it sit for just 15 minutes.) This one works with mezcal, too!


The Paloma is a classic Mexican highball that usually features grapefruit soda like Squirt. Here’s a fresh version of drink, made with grapefruit juice.

Pale Rider Cocktail

This cocktail was inspired by sangria, but it’s way better. It’s balanced with the saline notes of manzanilla sherry plus fresh lime, spice-infused tequila, and cane sugar syrup.


If you like bitter drinks but find the Negroni a bit overwhelming, try this brisk and bracing tequila aperitif. Jim Meehan recommends serving it up, as shown, in his book, Meehan’s Bartender Manual, but we also really like it poured over ice in a rocks glass.

Say Anything

This drink recipe from Ivy Mix’s Spirits of Latin America (and her bar, Leyenda) pays homage to the romantic comedy. It’s “a little sweet, a little bitter, and HOT,” writes Mix.

**Recipes from Epicurious