10 Best Tequila Cocktails

If you are a tequila lover it is hard to pick just ten best tequila cocktails. Tequila can invoke thoughts of hot summer nights, or relaxing in the sun. Enjoy the following list of some of the best tequila cocktails made by man.

  1. Margarita. Once you get wasted away in "Margaritaville" there is no coming back. What else would lead to the best tequila cocktails? Mix a shot of tequila, 1/2 oz. of triple sec, 1/2 oz. lime juice. Pour everything in a shaker with lots of ice, and shake. Don't forget to rim the glass with salt.
  2. Tequila Sunrise.  A tequila sunrise cocktail is sweet and slightly exotic for special occasions. It even looks pretty in the glass. Make the perfect tequila sunrise with gold tequila, orange juice and grenadine. Make sure you put the grenadine in last and pour it in down the backside of a spoon so that it settles at the bottom to look like a sunrise. 
  3. Straight Tequila Shot. Maybe it isn’t a cocktail, or maybe it is. But it's one of the best ways to enjoy good quality tequila, and its fun too! Start off with good gold or silver tequila. Don’t waste your time with the cheap stuff. Lick the back of your hand and add salt to it. Then lick the salt off. Take your shot and as fast as you can then sink your teeth into a wedge of lemon or lime.

  4. Tequila Furnace. Once again you are going for a shot of fine tequila with the salt on the hand and lemon or lime wedge routine. But add four or five shots of Tabasco sauce to the tequila.  This is one of the best tequila cocktails to get you all fired up.

  5. Tequila Slammer or Moppet. If you get down south of the border you will encounter this classic way of enjoying some good alcohol. Use champagne or lemon lime soda. Mix the two ingredients in a shot glass and leave just a tiny bit of empty space at the top. Cover the shot glass with the palm of your hand and slam it down—not too hard or the shot glass will shatter. Then drink up the massive fizz.

  6. Paloma. It's a simple, but delicious and thirst quenching cocktail. Mix a shot of tequila with some grapefruit soda or grapefruit juice then add a healthy squirt of lime juice. Simple, but worthy of making the best tequila cocktail list.

  7. La Pinela. If you are in the mood to do something a bit fancy and want to play bartender then you have to try La Pinela. You will need three parts tequila and three parts pineapple juice, mixed with the juice from a half of a lime. Throw in a shot of vanilla flavored liqueur, add ice and mix in a shaker. Rim glasses with a cinnamon and sugar mixture.

  8. Vampiro or Bloody Maria. Supposedly, this is good for a hangover. But maybe you can beat the hangover by drinking these all night long instead. Add a shot or two of tequila to some tomato juice, with a dash of Worcestershire sauce and a squirt of lemon juice. A bit of salt and pepper does wonders too.

  9. Liquid Lust. This one is for all the fruit lovers out there. Mix equal parts of tequila with white wine and two parts cranberry juice, to one part orange juice.  Add a dash of sugar and throw in orange slices, sliced grapes and lemon slices. If you plan ahead soak the fruit in the wine and tequila for a few hours to absorb some alcohol than you can really call it a party.

  10. Toreador. Bringing up the rear of the ten best tequila cocktails is for chocolate enthusiasts, and just about anyone else who has ever tried this smooth drink. Add one shot of Creme de Cacao to two shots of gold tequila. Mix in a dollop of heavy cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Place all ingredients in a shaker to blend with some ice. Strain and enjoy.

     

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