To celebrate world Tequila Day, we have compiled our top 5 tequila recipes!

Tequila is a distilled drink made from the blue agave plant, hailing from the city of Tequila in Mexico (more than 300 million agave plants are harvested there each year!)

Tequila is most commonly served as a slammer, with salt and lime around the world but the taste of tequila neat, isn’t for everyone so let’s commence with the cocktail recipes!

Tequila sunrise         

You will need:

  • 2 tsp grenadine
  • 50ml tequila
  • 1tbsp triple sec
  • The juice of a large orange
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cocktail cherry
  • Ice

Method:

Pour the grenadine into the base of a tall glass and put to the side

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, triple sec and fruit juices

Add a few ice cubes into the glass and strain the mixture in too

Add more ice if you wish, and garnish with the cherry.

Margarita

You will need:

  • 50ml tequila
  • 1 ½ tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp triple sec
  • Salt to rim and a slice of lime to serve

Method:

Pour some salt onto a saucer and rim a martini glass with lime juice

Turn the glass upside down and rim with salt

Stir the rest of the ingredients with ice, or mix in a cocktail shaker

Strain into the glass and serve with a slice of lime

Long island ice tea – *Warning, this one is not for the faint of heart!*

For 4 servings, You will need:

  • 50ml Gin
  • 50ml Vanilla vodka
  • 50ml tequila
  • 50ml rum
  • 50-100ml Lime Juice
  • 500ml coke
  • 2 limes cut into wedges

Method:

Pour the spirits into a large 1.5l jug, and add lime juice to taste

Add ice to the jug too, and stir until the mixture is cold

Add the coke and stir to combine

Drop in the lime wedges and stir once more

Fill 4 glasses with ice and add the ice tea mixture

Paloma

You will need:

  • 50ml tequila
  • 25ml lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • grapefruit soda

Method:

Combine the tequila (reposado, preferably), lime juice, and salt in a tall glass. Add ice, top off with grapefruit soda, and stir.

Negroni

You will need:

  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 25ml Tequila
  • Soda to taste
  • Ice

Method:

Add spirits to a glass with ice and stir until combined.

Add ice and soda to taste.


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