Ever since its introduction to the US market, tequila has become an important part of the world of cocktails. Because of the many varieties in tastes and flavors, tequila has been mixed with many different ingredients, creating new, tasty, and interesting recipes. This is why we have decided to share with you 4 classic tequila drinks you must definitely try, in case you haven’t.
From the timeless Margarita, to the simple yet refreshing Paloma, the more exciting Tequila Sunrise, and even the typical Mexican Vampiro. This list of four classic tequila drinks is the ideal place to start venturing in the tasty world of tequila. Also, if you’ve explored this world already, it’s never a bad idea to return to the basics every once in a while.
We are pretty sure you’ll come across this drink in 9 out of 10 tequila cocktail lists you consult, including this one. The Margarita is such a popular drink that it’s almost impossible not to take it in consideration. Its simple yet versatile recipe gives you the chance to experience a classic citrusy mix of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. Yet, many have found different ways to get creative with it, adding other fruits and flavors, including apple, strawberry, cucumber, and mint.
Another simple yet classic tequila drink is the Paloma. This is such a refreshing drink that it’s the perfect cocktail to have during those long, lazy days. All you need is mix your favorite tequila, whether it is blanco, reposado, or añejo, with grapefruit soda and a bit of lime juice. Pour it into a salted 12 oz. Highball glass, and you´ve got yourself a drink worth enjoying.
The tequila sunrise is one of those iconic drinks that make you believe in love at first sight. This drink consists of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, which creates the colorful and appealing illusion of a sunrise. For those who find grenadine syrup too sweet, there are many different versions of the cocktail that offer an interesting twist.
Last but not least, we have the typical Mexican Vampiro cocktail to close the list. Just as it happens with most cocktails, there are many different versions and alternative recipes available. However, the main ingredients to the original recipe include tequila, lime juice, grapefruit soda, and sangrita. Sangrita is a traditional beverage from Jalisco, Mexico, which is usually made from tomato, lime, and orange juice, salt, and chili pepper. Thanks to the sangrita, the Vampiro cocktail turns red, and its reminiscence to blood gained it the name of Vampiro, or vampire.