The Bar’s top ten best tequila cocktail recipes to make at home
Tequila lovers unite with this list of our top ten best tequila drinks, featuring iconic cocktails and unique recipes with easy steps to make at home.
Blanco, reposado, añejo, or even cristalino—you have your tequila, and now you want ideas for how to use it. Whether you’re a longtime tequila cocktail lover or new to the tequila scene, we’ve compiled a list of ten tequila cocktails ranging from classic to innovative for you to choose from. With these easy-to-make recipes, you’ll be whipping up high quality cocktails at home in no time.
One of the most iconic tequila cocktails after the margarita and paloma, the tequila sunrise derives its name from its vibrant hue. Layering of ingredients creates the effect of a vibrant sunrise—and a tasty one. With citrus, grenadine, and blanco tequila, this fruity drink is bright and refreshing-tasting.
Inspired by Casamigos premium tequila, the Casa Paloma is an extra-fresh take on the most popular tequila drink in Mexico. This grapefruit-based cocktail has a light, refreshing taste with hints of lime and salt. Fresh grapefruit juice keeps things tart, while sparkling grapefruit water makes it sweet and bubbly.
Puesta de Sol
In Spanish, puesta de sol (or puesta del sol) means “sunset,” which is the inspiration for this drink. Cousin to the tequila sunrise, the tequila sunset typically features grapefruit rather than orange. However, this Puesta de Sol recipe features unique ingredients, including turmeric and orange blossom water.
This cocktail is made with cristalino tequila, a unique, relatively new type of tequila created by filtering añejo. Paired with sweet, tropical pineapple juice and a splash of soda, this bubbly drink is refreshing-tasting and perfect for summer, the beach, or just sipping at home.
Blood Orange Paloma
While the traditional paloma features grapefruit, blood orange is the star of the show in this variation. If you love a bubbly, citrus-y tequila cocktail, this Blood Orange Paloma may be right for you. Light and airy with sparkling blood orange water, this cocktail can optionally be offset by a chili lime seasoning rim.
Cranberry Mezcal Madras
Though this recipe features mezcal rather than tequila, we couldn’t resist adding it to the list. After all, tequila is a type of mezcal. This cocktail recipe features Casamigos Mezcal, cranberry juice, sweet orange liqueur and fresh pressed lime juice for a mezcal take on a usually vodka-forward drink. The result is a smoky and sweet cocktail somewhere between a margarita and a madras.
Still looking for more?
If none of these cocktails are quite what you’re looking for, or you’ve tried them all and you’re ready for even more ideas, head over to our recipe selection on The Bar to discover not only more tequila cocktails — including a list of our Top Margarita Recipes — but also a wide variety of drinks featuring an array of high-quality spirits.
You can also check out our barware and spirits for the supplies you need to make the drinks above. We even carry cocktail kits that contain all the ingredients you need to make delicious cocktails at home, hassle free and delivered straight to your door.
Happy sipping, and enjoy your tequila cocktails in all the variations that elevate this versatile Mexican spirit. Raise the bar for your next cocktail with The Bar.