13 Easy Tequila Summer Cocktails for Beginners
May 24, 2022 by Anna-Bet Stemmet
For days in the park and warm summery evenings in the garden, get everyone together and enjoy fresh tequila summer cocktails in the sunshine. Our list of tasty tequila based cocktails will ensure your hosting skills are always on point and the variety of refreshing tequila drinks on offer will mean there’s something for everyone, even if you can’t handle your spice!
So easy to make at home (even for newbies!), shake up a batch of summer cocktails with tequila for a party like no other. Here’s our top 13 to get you started:
1. Tequila Sour cocktail
Tequila summer cocktails do not come any more iconic than this. A quintessential mashup between a classy 1920S sour cocktail and a tasty modern-day Margarita, the recipe for a Tequila Sour cocktail walks the fine line between vintage and trendy, with plenty of lemony-lime appeal.
2. Tequila Sunrise cocktail
One of the undisputed best beach cocktails ever, the picture-perfect Tequila Sunrise combines tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup in a tall glass. These ingredients layer prettily on top of one another, which makes it a very photogenic cocktail, that’s also super tasty. A win-win!
3. Paloma cocktail
If you love serving refreshing tequila drinks in summer, we can highly recommend the Paloma. Combining tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and club soda, it’s potent, yet refreshing and zesty to the core. Pair it with fish tacos for a flavour match made in heaven! Discover the easiest Paloma recipe and get serving.
4. Blood Orange Margarita cocktail
Featuring fresh blood orange, limes, agave nectar, and tequila, this Blood Orange Margarita is a refreshing twist on the classic recipe and is ideal for tequila enthusiasts who enjoy a bittersweet flavour profile. It also has a gorgeously deep colour that makes it great for cheers selfies and tropical-themed parties.
5. Cadillac Margarita cocktail
This tequila-based cocktail is another super fancy spin on the famous Margarita. Also known as the Grand Margarita, this twist on the original features the best of the best ingredients, i.e., top-shelf tequila, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and orange liqueur.
6. Smokin’ Margarita cocktail
If you want to treat your guests to something a little different, the Smokin’ Margarita should definitely be on your radar. This unique drink features all the classic Margarita ingredients, but it’s rimmed with black lava salt, which looks really cool and adds a very unique taste. You also have the option of adding an egg white to make it creamier, if you want.
7. Watermelon Tequila cocktail
The best summer cocktails with tequila tend to capture the essence of the season. We love the fact that the Watermelon Tequila cocktail takes summery watermelon and gives it some edge. This drink is as refreshing as it is simple to make! Give it a go with our easy recipe.
8. Bloody Maria cocktail
The Bloody Maria cocktail is a spin-off of the classic Bloody Mary, which features vodka, tomato juice, and other spices and flavourings including Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic, and herbs, depending on the recipe you’re following. The difference with the Bloody Maria is that you use tequila instead of vodka, which gives it a more nuanced flavour.
9. Blue Lagoon Margarita cocktail
Every now and again you need a showstopper in your cocktail line-up. This is when the Blue Lagoon Margarita should be at the top of your must-make list. The recipe for this pretty blue drink includes tequila, blue curaçao liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, and lemon-lime soda and is bright blue in colour, as the name suggests. Get sipping and dream of the deep blue ocean with our easy recipe.
10. Mexican Coffee cocktail
When the sun starts to set and the heat of the day cools, choose a Mexican Coffee cocktail for cosy evening vibes. Served hot, this coffee cocktail is made with tequila, coffee-flavoured liqueur, and freshly brewed coffee. Add whipped cream to really hit the spot.
11. Buena Vista Margarita cocktail
A summer tequila drink with some serious swagger, the Buena Vista Margarita cocktail comes to the party with plenty of flavour and personality. It combines tequila, pineapple gum syrup, lime juice, bitters, and chili liqueur to absolute perfection.
12. Ghost Margarita cocktail
The Ghost Margarita is another easy-to-make variation on the classic Margarita. It features premium 100% agave tequila with a dash of hot pepper extract. To this, you then add some lemon and orange juice instead of the typical lime juice, for a refreshingly tart drink with a delectable hint of spice.
13. Tutti Fruitti cocktail
If you like your cocktails super sweet and very fruity, the Tutti Frutti will be right up your alley. It combines tequila, melon liqueur, Pessoa liqueur, and cranberry juice in the most delightful way possible.