25+ BEST Tequila Cocktails (with Easy Recipes!)

Wondering what the best tequila cocktails are? It’s not just all about the Margarita. There are so many delicious cocktails. Here are 25+ great tequila drinks to choose from.

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There are so many amazing tequila cocktails out there!

Triple Sec is a clear, dry, strongly-flavored orange liqueur. In most cases, it is made from unripened orange peels that are steeped in a base spirit derived from sugar beets.

I typically use it in my favorite Paloma Cocktail, and these Jalapeno Pineapple Margaritas, but it’s also a key ingredient to many cocktail recipes!

So let’s get started!

The BEST Tequila Cocktails: The Lineup

Side view of paloma cocktail garnished with grapefruit wedge.
This Easy Paloma Cocktail with honey simple syrup is a refreshing, citrus cocktail made with tequilla and a splash of soda water. Serve it on the rocks with a salted rim and enjoy! 
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Elderflower Margaritas can be made with just three ingredients – tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice. They're a delicious St. Germain cocktail that you'll love having in your arsenal.
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Hibiscus margarita in salt rimmed glass garnished with grapefruit wedge on white serving tray.
This Hibiscus Margarita recipe is a fun twist on a traditional margarita. Made with an easy homemade hibiscus tea concentrate, grapefruit juice and tequila. The ingredients are simple, but the taste is amazing!
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Three glasses of Italian Margarita rimmed with salt and garnished with orange and lime slices.
This Italian Margarita recipe is easy to make with just four ingredients! Orange juice, tequila, amaretto and lime juice combine in this delicious cocktail recipe. 
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This Grapefruit Habanero Margarita is the perfect spicy cocktail for sipping on summer days!
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Side view of grilled pineapple margarita garnished with grilled pineapple and jalapeno.
This Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky. Caramelized grilled pineapple & a splash of vanilla make it extra delicious.
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Overhead view of two holiday margaritas with cranberries and lime.
This easy White Christmas Margarita is the dreamiest Christmas cocktail around! It’s made with cream of coconut and lime juice for the perfect tropical escape on a cold winter day. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary for a stunning cocktail that looks like Christmas in a cup!
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Cucumber Tequila and Tonic muddled cucumber slices, lime juice and tequila topped with tonic water a fun twist on the classic gin and tonic.
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Tequila Sunrise! Made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup which provides the red colour in this Tequila Cocktail, this screams of summer!!
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Cool and super refreshing tequila lime mojitorita cocktails combine the best flavors of the classic margarita and mojito, with fresh mint and lots of lime.
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This pomegranate tequila cocktail is the ultimate light, refreshing drink you never knew you needed! Tequila. lime juice, Cointreau, and pom!
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Tequila, raspberries, passionfruit, and vanilla come together in this vibrant, vermillion cocktail. If you enjoy margaritas and exotic flavors, give this tequila sour a try!
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Welcome the weekend this Aperol Tequila Cocktail – the Part Time Lover! If you’re a fan of an Aperol Spritz you are going to love this tequila cocktail
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Tequila sour is a cold and refreshing shaken cocktail you’ll love! This easy drink is mixed with fresh lime juice, silver tequila and egg white.
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This Raspberry Tequila Cooler is a little sweet, a lot refreshing, and simple to make! Perfect simple tequila cocktail for a hot summer day.
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The Baby Blue Tequila Cocktail is made with tequila, Blue Raspberry Syrup, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, lime juice, and nutmeg.
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A tequila soda is a crisp & refreshing cocktail recipe made w/ 3 simple ingredients: tequila, soda, & lime. If you like non-sweet cocktails this is perfect!
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The strawberry cucumber tequila martini is a tequila cocktail made with elderflower liqueur and fresh muddled strawberries and cucumber.
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Made with just 3 ingredients – tequila, lime juice, and Topo Chico – this Texas Ranch Water is light and refreshing. The perfect summer cocktail that comes together in just a few minutes!
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This Bloody Maria cocktail recipe is made with tequila, lime juice, tomato juice, and spices for a fun twist on the classic Bloody Mary.
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The Tequila Mule (aka Mexican Mule) is a tequila, ginger beer and lime juice cocktail. Easy to make in less than 5 minutes and so refreshing!
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The Mexican martini is the wildly popular signature drink of Austin Texas. Locals and tourists go crazy for this smooth and tangy tequila martini drink.
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Tequila Sundown. Made with orange juice, pomegranate and tequila.
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This sweet and sour Tamarind Margarita Cocktail Recipe is tasty and easy to make with step-by-step instructions on how to make tamarind juice from tamarind paste.
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5 ingredients and 2 minutes is all it takes to make this orange margarita. This refreshing cocktail is perfect for summer parties and outdoor entertaining!
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25+ BEST Tequila Cocktails

Wondering what the best tequila cocktails are? It's not just all about the Margarita. There are so many delicious cocktails to choose from. Here are 25+ great tequila drinks to choose from. Try this Grapefruit Habanero Margarita. It's the perfect spicy cocktail for sipping on summer days!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 habanero (sliced)

Margarita

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 1 ounce spicy simple syrup
  • Salt (for rimming the glasses (I like to use citrus salts))
  • Lime wedges (for rimming the glasses)

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Heat over high heat, stirring so that the sugar dissolves into the water. The mixture will go from milky white to clear. At this point, add the sliced habanero.
  • Allow the mixture to come to a rapid boil, and then immediately turn the heat down so it just simmers. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, and then remove from the heat. The syrup will reduce and thicken slightly, and will take on a slightly orange tint.
  • Allow the syrup to cool (about 30 minutes). Remove the pepper pieces and any stray floating seeds, and discard them.

Margarita

  • Run a lime wedge along the lip of your glass and dip in salt to cover the rim. Combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, triple sec and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine and strain into a salted margarita glass. Add ice cubes and serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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