Tequila is much more than just the stuff you throw back in a shot or whiz up with ice and fluorescent green margarita mix. (And if you've only gulped it those two ways, let us tell you: you're missing out.) This Cinco de Mayo, why not try a new tequila drink? Here are 17 cocktail recipes that bring together the bright, herbal spirit with fresh fruit, amaro, and more.
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This mezcal drink, made with bittersweet Aperol and fresh lemon, can go two ways: with Angostura bitters, it's spicy-earthy-cinnamony. Or try chocolate bitters, which play up the sweet and bitter orange flavors in the Aperol.
The perfect margarita is all about fresh, crisp flavors barely tempered by triple sec and sugar. After testing all the ratios, this is the one we reach for.
I'm on a quest to find the best tequila for a margarita. Do you need to spend big bucks to make a great version of the drink? Are there affordable brands that make good margs? I convened a blind tasting of margaritas made from ten different tequilas to find out.
Bored with Margaritas and Palomas? Here are five great new tequila cocktails to mix up at home.
A tart and citrusy hot weather refresher featuring tequila and Liber and Co's awesome Rhubarb and Ginger Shrub.
This Sazerac variation swaps in añejo tequila instead of rye and uses creme de cacao for sweetener.
Muddled bell pepper and strawberry make this creation from Jim Meehan of PDT more than your average pomegranate margarita.
If you like the flavors of a Dark and Stormy, Moscow Mule, or Mojito, you'll love the Mojalisco.
This bitter and refreshing amaro-laced tequila cocktail from Aaron Joseph of Wit and Wisdom in Baltimore, MD gives a nod toward the Negroni
Our top recommendations for 100%-agave tequila that you can buy for $25 and under.
A cocktail in a pitcher means more time outside relaxing and less time inside making drinks. Hibiscus gives this drink a tart and floral flavor and a gorgeous color.
A cocktail in a pitcher means more time outside relaxing and less time inside making drinks. Hibiscus gives this tequila drink a tart and floral flavor and a gorgeous color.
You needn't give up tequila for the weekend just because limes are crazy-expensive. Here are 5 ideas for tequila drinks to make at home that don't call for limes at all.
The Los Altos highlands of Jalisco are known for their iron-rich red soil and high altitude: we're talking about 7,000 feet above sea level. (Take that, Mile High City!) This is where Olmeca Altos tequila is produced. Join us on a tour behind the scenes...
Chicago might be a whiskey city, but there's a new crop of great bars celebrating the virtues of other spirits. Here are some of the best spots for whiskey, gin, tequila, rum, vodka, and more.
These 14 drink recipes don't need Cointreau or Campari, St. Germain, or Green Chartreuse: just one bottle of tequila and a quick trip to the market for fresh supplies like citrus and herbs.
Cucumbers and celery add a cooling vegetal note to this tart and refreshing tequila cocktail.
The round sweetness of mango gets a kick from spicy ginger and tart lemon in this tequila cocktail. If you have it, use reposado tequila, which lends a warm oakiness to the drink, balanced here with a touch of bright, grassy cilantro.
Sweet, ripe strawberries are a natural match for balsamic vinegar. Mixed with fresh lime juice and mint, the combination makes for a refreshingly tart-sweet tequila cocktail you'll want in hand all summer long.