13 Tequila Cocktail Recipes to Have in Your Party Arsenal

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Ingredients: 2 oz. Casa Noble Reposado½ oz. Alessio Chinato Vermouth1 oz. Fresh Fruitations Grapefruit Mixer½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice½ oz. Wilks & Wilson Orgeat Syrup2 oz. San Pellegrino LimonataDirections: Combine all ingredients except for soda and shake with ice.  Add soda to mixture and strain over fresh ice. Garnish: Paper Straw, Fresh Grapefruit Peel, Rimmer of Aleppo Pepper and Lime (Junior Merino Brand).Courtesy of Azure at The Palazzo. 

Because we've never heard of anyone having a quiet evening at home after a round of hearty tequila cocktails, we say that if you're going to rage against the dying of the light, you might as well do it with drinks that go down easy, too. Below, delicious and easy-on-the-eyes tequila concoctions made to impress at gatherings or solo parties. Servings: as many as it takes.

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1 Holiday in Jalisco

Ingredients:

2 oz. Espelon Blanco Tequila

.5 oz. Jalapeno Syrup

.75 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Pineapple Juice

.25 oz. Simple Syrup

Directions:

Shake with cubes and strain over fresh ice. Top with 1.5 oz club soda. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a leaf.

Courtesy of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

2 Italian Stallion

Ingredients:

2 Dashes Scrappy's Chocolate Bitters

1 Small Rosemary Sprig

1 oz. Casamigos Repasado Tequila

1 oz. Lazzaroni Amaretto

1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

3/4 oz. egg whites

1/4 oz. agave syrup

Directions:

Add all ingredients into mixing tin, dry shake without ice.,Then add ice and shake vigorously. Then double strain with tea strainer, into martini coupe. Garnish with a rosemary sprig skewered lemon peel and/or edible flowers.

Courtesy of Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca.

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3 Mango Mint Tea Mojito

Ingredients:

2 oz. Patrón Citrónge Mango

3 oz. Fresh Lemonade

3 oz. Unsweetened Iced Tea

6-8 Mint Leaves

Directions:

Tear mint leaves and add to a tall glass over ice. Pour remaining ingredients, stir, and serve. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint.

Courtesy of Patrón.

4 Centinela Paloma

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Centinela Reposado Tequila

3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

2 oz. fresh orange juice

6 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

4 oz. grapefruit soda

Agave nectar to taste

Orange and cherries wedge to garnish

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients and ice cubes in a tall glass. Garnish with orange wedge and a cherry.

Courtesy of Phillips Distilling.

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5 Pineapple Paraiso

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Cabrito Blanco

.5 oz. Suze Liqueur

1 whole Cara Cara Orange Squeezed

4 Chunks Pineapple (Muddled)

Ginger/Sage (Muddled)

.75 oz. Lime Juice

.25 oz. Agave Nectar

Directions:

Hard shake, double strain into Leopold coupe. Garnish with black pepper and sage.

Courtesy of Tequila Cabrito.

6 Watermelon Crush

Ingredients:

2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco

3-4 pieces Watermelon

½ part Hibiscus Syrup (Boil hibiscus tea; once hot, add in equal parts white sugar to the tea and let dissolve)

¾ part Lime Juice

½ part Coconut Water

Directions:

Muddle watermelon and combine all ingredients. Shake and strain into a highball. Garnish with a thin watermelon slice.

Courtesy of Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY

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7 Twisted Bocktail

Ingredients:

1 ¼ parts Tres Agaves Reposado

¾ part Lemon

½ part Cointreau

½ part Simple Syrup

Hefeweisen

Directions:

Combine all ingredients minus the beer; shake and strain into a highball. Top with beer and garnish with lemon.

Courtesy of Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY.

8 Green With Envy

Ingredients:

1 ¾ parts CRUZ Reposado Tequila

¾ part Lime

¾ part Honey Water

2-3 pieces Green Pepper

Dash of Cayenne

Directions:

Shake and strain into a lowball glass rimmed with a cayenne, sea salt and white pepper rim.

Courtesy of Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY.

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9 Sparkling Tequila Sunrise

Ingredients:

2 oz. orange juice

2 oz. tequila

½ oz. grenadine

2 oz. Tangerine Sparkling Water

Directions:

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, then the orange juice, and tequila. Top with Tangerine Sparkling water and grenadine, then garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice and serve.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice.

10 Star of the Show

Ingredients:

2 oz. Casa Noble Reposado

½ oz. Alessio Chinato Vermouth

1 oz. Fresh Fruitations Grapefruit Mixer

½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz. Wilks & Wilson Orgeat Syrup

2 oz. San Pellegrino Limonata

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except for soda and shake with ice. Add soda to mixture and strain over fresh ice. Garnish: Paper Straw, Fresh Grapefruit Peel, Rimmer of Aleppo Pepper and Lime (Junior Merino Brand).

Courtesy of Azure at The Palazzo.

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