Classic Tequila Cocktails

Married to its margarita, tequila’s a sweet little love story.

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Riverbank Margaritas

Riverbank Margaritas | Photo by lutzflcat

But knocked back with a taste of salt, it’s a wild man let loose upon the night. It’s several-sided. It’s a sunrise, and a sunset. It’s something south of the border and slightly mysterious. It’s tequila!


Favorite Margaritas

The perfect cocktail, margaritas are sweet with just enough acidity to keep them from being cloying. They’re delicious, refreshing, and dangerously drinkable.

Golden Margarita

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Sauza Golden Margarita

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Beer Margaritas

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Beer Margaritas

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Cowboy Margaritas

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Cowboy Margaritas

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Fruity, Frozen Variations on the Classic Margarita

Hey, we could all use more servings of wholesome fresh fruit in our diet.

Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

Banana Margaritas

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Banana Margaritas

Photo by DIZ

Frozen Raspberry Margaritas

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Frozen Raspberry Margaritas

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More Margarita Recipes:

Grand Margarita


Margaritas on the Rocks

Kiwi Margarita

Coconut Margaritas



Beyond Margaritas

We’ll always come back to margaritas. But now and again, we like to mix it up with these other tequila-based drinks.

Prickly Pear

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita

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Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

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Salty Chihuahua

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Salty Chihuahua

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Mexican-Style Coffee

Grenadine Half-Mast

Mexican Martinis


Mighty Mezcal

In years past, mezcal’s reputation was, well, for the worms. These days mezcal is a serious spirit, carefully crafted mainly in Oaxaco, Mexico. Artisanal mezcals get their smoky flavor from fire-roasting the hearts of the agave plant slow-and-low in rock pits covered with banana or palm leaves and mounds of earth. Adding just a splash of mezcal to cocktails gives them a delicious, smoky edge.

El Nacionalista

La Vida Mezcal

Death of the Red Ant


Booze Foods

Don’t drink alone–add some food to the fun. We’ve picked several top-rated favorites to go with your favorite tequila drinks.

Taqueria-Style Tacos

Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

Photo by cheeh

Tacos De Matamoros

Oaxacan Tacos

Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo


Eat Your Tequila

Here are a few recipes that call for a splash or two of tequila.

Restaurant-Style Tequila Lime Chicken

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Restaurant-Sytle Tequila Lime Chicken

Photo by Molly

Acapulco Margarita Grouper

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Acapulco Margarita Grouper

Photo by DIZ

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp

Photo by Spunky Buddy

Tipsy Fruit

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Tipsy Fruit

Photo by BigShotsMom

Tequila Lime Pork Tenderloin

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Tequila Lime Pork Tenderloin

Photo by lutzflcat

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Photo by abapplez

Tequila Lime Burgers

Classic Tequila Cocktails | Tequila Lime Burgers

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Fondue with Tequila

Tequila Chili

Grilled Salmon with Habanero-Lime Butter

Chicken Tequila Fettuccini

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