While the margarita is certainly a staple, it’s not the only tequila drink to have in your repertoire. From a serrano-spiced Paloma to a Bloody Maria, there are tons of tasty tequila-infused cocktails. Here are nine creative concoctions to sip on National Tequila Day and beyond.
While Friday may be a work day, there’s no rule against breaking out brunch cocktails at happy hour. Instead of a Bloody Mary, try this spicy tequila-based Bloody Maria by Brooklyn Supper with fresh tomato juice.
Cantaloupe Tequila Spritzer
We can’t get enough of this cantaloupe tequila spritzer from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen, bursting with vibrant color and seasonal flavors.
Serrano adds heat to this light and refreshing Paloma by Cookie + Kate. It’s a zesty combination of fresh-squeezed grapefruit, lime, tequila, club soda, and agave nectar.
Cucumber Lime Tequila Cocktail
Sip on this cucumber refresher from B. Britnell to cool down after an order of spicy carnitas tacos. It’s also a great way to beat the summer heat.
Blackberry Tequila Smash
Smashing indeed! Oh So Beautiful Paper’s blackberry tequila smash boasts the perfect balance of tangy, boozy, tart, bitter, and sweet.
Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzer
If you love a frozen margarita (and who doesn’t?), try this blended watermelon tequila spritzer from Ginger Wroot. Garnish with a salt rim and wedge of lime.
Summer Sangria with Tequila
As pretty as it is palatable, this tequila-spiked sangria from Wicked Spatula is loaded with fresh fruit, citrus, and mint. Mango, watermelon, and peach are a tasty trio, but don’t be afraid to get creative with local, seasonal produce.
Surely, you’re familiar with the classic rum mojito and the vodka varietal, but have you tried a tequila mojito? If not, you’re seriously missing out. Try this recipe from Delicious Everyday.
Last, but certainly not least, we couldn’t resist including this floral-forward margarita from Lemon Drop Love, made with creme de violette, lavender syrup, and tequila.