Tequila Cocktails

tequila2The most feared alcohol behind a bar, everyone has a tequila story. Whether it makes you giggle, makes you crazy or just plain makes you sick, everyone knows tequila. Whether in a shot or mixed in a cocktail, tequila is an essential behind the bar. Many of today’s most popular drinks are made with this agave-based alcohol.

Tequila Slammer


1 part Tequila
1 part 7-up or Ginger Ale

Pour Tequila and 7-up or Ginger Ale in a rocks glass. Put a napkin or hand over the top of the glass and slam it on the bar 3 times. Drink immediately.

Tequila Sunrise


2 oz. Tequila
3 oz. Orange Juice
2 dashes Grenadine Syrup
A splash of lime juice
Highball Glass

Pour tequila in a highball glass with ice and top with lime and orange juice. Add grenadine by tipping the glass to its side and pouring the grenadine down the inside, making sure it settles at the bottom. The grenadine should rise slowly though the drink, resembling a sunrise. Serve.

Margarita (on the rocks)


1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Fresh Lime
Lime wedge for garnish

In a shaker, pour tequila, cointreau and lime. Shake until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a salt rimmed margarita glass. Garnish with a lime. Serve.

El Diablo


1 1/2 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Crème de Cassis
1/2 Lime
Ginger Ale

Fill an old fashioned glass half full with ice, squeeze the lime over the ice and place the lime into the glass. Add tequila and crème de cassis, top with gingerale and stir gently.

Long Island Iced Tea


1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Sour Mix or Sweet and Sour Mix
1 Splash Cola
Tall glass

Mix vodka, gin, rum, and tequila in a tall glass. Add triple sec and sour mix. Splash with cola for color . Serve with a lemon garnish.

Purple Gecko


1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Orange liqueur
1 oz Cranberry juice
1 oz Sweet and Sour mix
1/2 oz Lime Juice

In a shaker, pour combine ingredients over ice and shake well. Pour into a salt rimmed cocktail or margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cowboy Killer


1 1/4 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Irish cream
1/2 oz Butterscotch schnapps

Pour tequila, Irish cream and schnapps into a cocktail glass. Add ice and half-and-half. Pour into a shaker, shake to mix and pour back into the glass. Garnish with a cherry, and serve.

Brave Bull


1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
1 twist lemon peel

Pour tequila and coffee liqueur over ice in an cocktail glass and stir. Add twist of lemon and serve.



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