Best Tequila Cocktail Recipes

By Gayot Editors

At-home Tequila Cocktail Recipes

The immense popularity of margaritas has made it the go-to tequila cocktail but there are several other ways to enjoy the refined blue agave flavor. The variety of tequilas available, from clear blancos (“whites”) to dark brown añejos (“aged”) to reposado (“rested”), means the flavor profiles of your cocktails will also be as diverse.

> Fun fact: in 1974 the Mexican government declared the term “tequila” its intellectual property which made it a requirement to produce and age it in Mexico, usually Jalisco, and the nation is also recognized as the birthplace of the Tequila Daisy (“margarita”).

GAYOT’s list of tequila cocktail recipes includes the most famous cocktail as well as tips for how to make a carbonated margarita and a Mexican cosmopolitan.

> If you’re looking for affordable tequila options for your foray into cocktail making, check out our list of affordable tequilas or, if you’re looking to splurge, here’s our list of luxury tequilas

1. Black Diamond Margarita

Black Diamond Margarita

Recipe courtesy of Maestro Dobel Tequila

Maestro Dobel is a hand-crafted tequila made from 100 percent blue agave that grows in the volcanic lowlands of the Jalisco region near the coast.

2 oz. Maestro Dobel Tequila
1/2 oz. Agave syrup
1/2 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice

Method: Pour all the ingredients into an iced shaker. Then shake all ingredients with ice, and serve on the rocks. Garnish the rim with black salt, if desired.

2. Brujeria Dulce

Brujeria Dulce

Recipe courtesy of Tequila Corralejo

This easy-to-make cocktail features the smooth flavor profile of Tequila Corralejo Silver, which is made from 100% Blue Weber agave. Slightly sweet and utterly bewitching, this recipe is courtesy of Al Sotack from Brooklyn bar Jupiter Disco.

2 oz. Tequila Corralejo Silver
3/4 oz. Sorrel (one cup of hibiscus tea to one cup of white sugar)
3/4 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Muddled cucumber slices
2 Dashes angostura

Method: Shake all the ingredients together and serve with a cucumber wheel garnish.

3. Carbonated Margarita Recipe

Carbonated margarita recipe

> Full details here.

4. The Original Margarita

The Original Margarita

> Full details here.

5. Mexican Cosmopolitan

Mexican Cosmopolitan

Recipe courtesy of Agavero Tequila Liqueur

Agavero is a fine-sipping liqueur that is quite similar to tequila, but lighter and more palatable on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail.

1 oz. Agavero
2 oz. Vodka
Splash of cranberry juice
Splash of lime juice

Method:In a shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake until cold. Pour into martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.