Married to its margarita, tequila’s a sweet little love story. 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!
The perfect cocktail, margaritas are sweet with just enough acidity to keep them from being cloying. They’re delicious, refreshing, and dangerously drinkable.
Fruity, Frozen Variations on the Classic Margarita
Hey, we could all use more servings of wholesome fresh fruit in our diet.
Check out our complete collection of Margarita Recipes.
We’ll always come back to margaritas. But now and again, we like to mix it up with these other tequila-based drinks.
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.
Don’t drink alone — add some food to the fun. We’ve picked several top-rated favorites to go with your favorite tequila drinks.
- Tacos De Matamoros
- Taqueria-Style Tacos
- Oaxacan Tacos
- Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo