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National Tequila Day – 10 Best Tequila Cocktail Recipes

National Tequila Day - 10 Best Tequila Cocktail Recipes

No special day is required to celebrate tequila or, for that matter, craft cocktails made with blue agave. However, we don’t want to fall behind if everyone is ‘gramming their tequila-based drinks on July 24th (National Tequila Day). For this, we have selected a handful of our favorite tequila drink ideas that taste just as good as they look.

Here are 15 simple tequila cocktails to try this summer—or any time of year. They range from traditional margaritas and cooling Palomas to more adventurous thirst quenchers with lavender, grapefruit, matcha, and crème de cacao. Cheers!

10 Tequila Cocktail Recipes for National Tequila Day

  1. Sweet Heat Margarita 
National Tequila Day - 10 Best Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Ingredients 

  • 1 oz Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz agave nectar
  • 4-5 muddled raspberries

Direction 

  • Muddle the raspberries in a shaker with ice and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Shake well, then filter twice into a rock glass packed with ice. 
  • Use a raspberry skewer as a garnish.
  1. Lavender Spritzer 

Ingredients 

  • 2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1 ½ oz lavender syrup
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 dashes of lavender bitters
  • Splash of grapefruit soda
  • Lavender sprig (for garnish)
  • Lemon peel (for garnish)

Direction 

  • All ingredients should be added to a shaker. Shake well for 8 to 10 seconds.
  • Fill the top of the Collins glass with grapefruit soda after straining over new ice.
  • Lemon peel and a sprig of lavender make excellent garnishes.
  1. COA’s Edge 

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ oz Lobos 1707 Joven
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3 slices jalapeño
  • Jalapeno slice, for garnish

Direction

  • All ingredients should be placed in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.
  • After straining, decorate the coupe glass.
  1. DeLeon Coco Horchata Colada 

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 oz DeLeón Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • 2 oz horchata
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz pineapple syrup
  • 3 dashes of Mexican Molé Bitters

Direction 

  • Place ice in a shaker and add all the ingredients.
  • Shake vigorously
  • Into a margarita glass loaded with ice, strain.
  • Slices and leaves of pineapple, a cinnamon stick, and dried lime are used as garnishes.
  1. Mexican Margarita 

Ingredients 

  • 1¾ oz Casa Dragones Blanco
  • ¾ oz Mandarin-Infused Giffards Triple Sec
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • Orange blossom water/mandarin salt (for garnish)

Direction 

  • All the ingredients should be combined with ice in a shaker. Shake well until some of the ice melts, then pour over new ice.
  • Add a wedge of lime as garnish.
  1. Guadalajara Fizz 

Ingredients 

  • 2 oz Volcan de mi Tierra Cristalino Tequila
  • ½ oz Crème de Cacao White 
  • ½ oz Triple Sec 
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice 
  • ½ oz simple syrup 
  • 4-5 dashes of grapefruit bitters 
  • 1 oz soda water 

Direction 

  • For one to two minutes, dry shake tequila, triple sec, crème de cacao, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters.
  • Open the tin, add a large ice cube, and shake once more for one to two minutes.
  • After straining, pour soda water on top in a Collins glass.
  • Grapefruit peel is garnished by expressing it on top of the beverage.
  1. Casa Cosmo 

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • ¾ oz triple sec
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • ½ oz pomegranate juice
  • Orange peel (for garnish)

Direction 

  • In a mixing glass, combine all the ingredients—aside from orange peel—and stir.
  • In a glass with ice, strain.
  • Add flamed orange peel to the end.
  1. Cafe Ole 

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • 2 oz oat milk
  • 1 oz cold brew coffee
  • Hazelnut shavings

Direction 

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the tequila and oat milk. Shake well.
  • Add fresh ice to a highball glass and strain the mixture inside.
  • Add cold brew coffee on top.
  • Add shaved hazelnuts as a garnish.
  1. Matcha Made in Heaven 

Ingredients 

  • 2 oz Milagro Silver Tequila
  • ¾ oz matcha green tea syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz egg white
  • Mint sprig (for garnish)

Direction 

  • All ingredients should be combined in a cocktail shaker.
  • Into a chilled coupe glass, add ice, shake, and double strain.
  • Add a mint sprig as a garnish.
  1. Camerena Paloma 

Ingredients 

  • 2 oz Camarena Silver
  • 4 oz grapefruit soda
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • Lime wheel (for garnish)
  • Mint sprig (for garnish)

Direction 

  • In a Collins glass with ice already in it, add all the ingredients.
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish.

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