Mix it up with Tequila

1 1/2 oz. Tequila
1 1/2 tbs. triple sec
2 tbs. fresh lime juice
1/2 line

Rub lime around the rim of a glass, then dip in salt
Combine tequila, lime juice and triple sec.
Either shake and pour over ice, or blend with ice.
The only drink that carries with it as much legend and myth as tequila itself! Invented sometime between 1930 and 1950, it has a colorful past and is a perennial favorite...

Tequila Sunrise:
2 oz Tequila
4 oz orange juice
3/4 oz Grenadine

Into a tall glass, pour tequila and o.j. Tilt the glass and pour Grenadine down the side. The Grenadine rises slowly to the top, hence the name!

Substitute tequila for other liquors in your favorite cocktail, especially where vodka or gin is used, such as in a Tequila Martini, or a Tequila Sour.

Some great suggestions from Jose Cuervo...

Jose Casual:
3 parts tequila
4 parts pineapple juice
7-up or Sprite

Pour over ice in an old-fashioned glass, and take it easy!

Cuervo Old-fashioned:
4 parts tequila
1 tsp. sugar
5 dashes bitters
sparkling water
Maraschino cherries

Combine sugar, water and bitters in the bottom of a chilled glass. Fill with ice and add tequila. Stir well and drop a cherry in. Everything old is new again!

Cuervo Painkiller:
1 part tequila
1 part vodka
1 part light rum
2 parts pineapple juice
1 part orange juice
2 tbs. cream of coconut

Blend all ingredients with ice until smooth. Veryyyyy painless!

Mexican Slow Screw:
3 parts tequila
6 parts orange juice
1 part sloe gin
lime wedge

Pour tequila and o.j. into a tumbler filled with ice. Stir. Top with sloe gin. Take it slow!


4 parts tequila
1 teaspoon grenadine
1 dash salt
slice of lime
slice of orange
slice of grapefruit
slice of lemon

Put salt, lime, orange, lemon, grapefruit and ice in a clay bowl (cazuela). Add grenadine and tequila, then fill with Squirt and stir. Well worth the trip to Jalisco to get the bowl!

Cuervo Breeze:
3 parts tequila
6 parts grapefruit juice
Club Soda

Mix tequila and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a tumbler and add club soda. So refreshing!

note: 1 part is = to 1/2 oz. Jose grapefruit Especial is the tequila recommended pour for these recipes from Cuervo.

pureed sweet onion
dash hot sauce
dash Worcestershire sauce
dash A1
dash grenadine
celery salt,
fresh ground black pepper
grapefruit juice
thick tomato juice

Blend all ingredients. Can be used as a mix, to sip alongside tequila, or as a chaser. This is also sold pre-made.

Cooking with tequila

A wonderful addition to many recipes. It is best to add at the end of cooking, so the essence and smell is not lost or overpowered by other ingredients.

Try adding tequila to a cream sauce along with some lime; tequila shrimp; tequila lime chicken; grilled tequila salmon; tequila marinades. You can even add tequila to desert by incorporating it into a lime pie or cheesecake!

Check out some links for these recipes on our hot links page.


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