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5 Tequila cocktails

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

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Classic Frozen Margarita

It's tequila time! Don't miss out on all the fun if you can't make it to Mexico this year. Bring the party home with these five tequila cocktail recipes that will be sure to help you have fun without all the sun!

Classic frozen margarita recipe

No tequila roundup would be complete without a classic margarita. Served frozen, this drink will help you have fun all week long!

Serving size 1 pitcher

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces triple sec
  • 4 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in mixer until combined.
  2. Rim glass with salt, pour in margarita and enjoy!
  3. Store in freezer to keep frozen.

Bloody maria recipe

This cocktail is a twist on the classic bloody mary. It pairs perfectly with brunch and is also great for sipping by the pool!

Serving size 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes celery salt
  • 3 cracks fresh pepper
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish (optional)
  • 6 ounce tomato juice
  • Lime wedge
  • Celery stalk

Directions:

  1. Add ingredients in a large glass over ice.
  2. Top with tomato juice and stir until combined.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge and celery stalk.

Tequila sunrise recipe

This classic '70s drink is making a comeback! How can you go wrong with orange juice, tequila and grenadine?

Tequilla sunrise

Serving size 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 1 part tequila
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange slice
  • Maraschino cherry

Directions:

  1. Pour orange juice and tequila over ice. Stir.
  2. Slowly pour grenadine into drink. It should sink to the bottom.
  3. Add orange slice and cherry as a garnish.

Tequila and tonic recipe

Tonic isn't just for gin! Give a boost to your tequila with a little tonic and a squeeze of lime!

Serving size 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • 1 part tequila
  • 2 parts tonic water
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge

Directions:

  1. In a glass, pour tequila and tonic over ice.
  2. Squeeze lime over drink, stir and enjoy!

Paloma recipe

Wildly popular in Mexico, this drink is delicious and tart. Traditionally it's made with grapefruit flavored soda, but I ditched the store bought soda and made it 100 percent natural.

Serving size 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts tequila
  • 3 parts fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Lime wedge
  • Ice
  • Seltzer water

Directions:

  1. Pour tequila and grapefruit juice over ice and stir.
  2. Squeeze lime wedge into drink and top with a splash of seltzer water.

More tequila recipes

Tequila and pomegranate temptation cocktail
Tequila express cocktail
Refreshing tequila cocktails for summer

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