Tequila Drinks

Looking for recipes for tequila drinks? Tequila is a cultural symbol of Mexico, which you may have guessed if you've ever been to a Cinquo de Mayo celebration. The name "tequila" is legally protected and can only be used for the drink made from blue agave in the Jalisco region of Mexico. It's fermented from agave, a plant similar to cactus or aloe vera. In addition to making delicious alcoholic beverages, agave nectar has become a trendy natural substitute for processed sugar or corn syrup. Tequila has a spicy, sweet and sour flavor that goes well in a variety of mixed drinks.  If you have a bottle of tequila sitting in your cabinet and are looking for some inspiration, try one of these tequila drink recipes to start your juices flowing.

Margarita  The margarita is a classic tequila drink, especially on Mexican holidays like Cinco de Mayo.

You will need:

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 3 ounces margarita mix
  • Chilled margarita glass
  • Shaker
  • Ice
  1. Rub the lime wedge over the rim of the margarita glass. Dip the glass in the salt to coat the rim.
  2. Shake the tequila, margarita mix, and ice in the shaker.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Note: You can make your own margarita mix by dissolving 3 cups sugar in 3 cups water to make a simple syrup, then stirring in 2 cups each fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice.

The Batanga  The Bantanga was created by Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner of the cantina La Capilla in Tequila, Mexico.

You will need:

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 shot tequila
  • Cola
  • Highball glass
  1. Rub the rim of a highball glass with a lime wedge. Dip it in salt to coat the rim.
  2. Fill the glass with ice. Add the juice of half a lime and a shot of tequila.
  3. Add cola to fill the glass. Stir before serving.

Tequila Sunrise  The tequila sunrise was supposedly invented in a Tijuana casion at the end of Prohibition. It gets his name for the red and orange layers that look like a sunrise.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Shaker
  • Cracked ice
  • Chilled cocktail glass
  1. Shake the tequila and orange juice together with the ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Slowly pour in the grenadine. It will settle on the bottom, forming a red layer.

 

 

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