Nothing quite like a classic margarita when you’re in the mood for a fun drink! The ultimate cocktail for all kinds of good times is just enough to transport you back to a holiday in no time. If you’re a tequila drinker, shake up any of these cocktails to try something different but as delicious.
Tequila is for good times and a testament to that are refreshing margaritas! Loaded with citrus and a salty kick, those who enjoy this cocktail find it to be one of the easiest options to pick when you’re out with friends or hosting a brunch at home. This ultimate party cocktail also gets its zany flavours and potency from the usasge of tequila – a liquor which also makes for a great base to many a drinks that are as delicious and packed with flavour. From sweet to savoury combinations, fresh ingredients and a taste of the tropical – here are six different cocktails that are sure to please your margarita-loving taste buds.
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From the shores of Cuba to your glass, this cocktail is a tropical delight in every sense. Made with just three ingredients – white rum, fresh lime juice and simple syrup – the Daiquiri is a crisp and refreshing alternative, with half the effort. Shake it up with lots of ice and strain into a chilled glass for a taste of your next beach holiday in every sip.
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If you’re craving the zesty punch of a Margarita but with a fizzy twist on a sweltry day, the Paloma is the answer. An underrated Mexican gem, this cocktail – which can be consumed directly or frozen – combines tequila with grapefruit soda, a squeeze of lime and a pinch of salt for a vibrant drink that is sure to transport you to a relaxing day in the sun. Sip slowly and let the Paloma bring a burst of citrusy relief when you need it.
This carnival of flavours from from Brazil, the Caipirinha is a drink that all marg lovers would enjoy. Swap out the tequila for cachaça – a Brazilian sugarcane spirit and muddle with fresh lime wedges and some sugar. Strain this delicious concoction into a serving glass of choice and savour the blend of sweetness and citrus in perfect harmony.
Giving the classic Moscow Mule a trendy makeover, the Mexican Mule is a tequila-infused twist with the same ginger kick but in a more complex manner. Combine tequila, ginger beer and lime juice over ice and stir with plenty of fresh mint to get a refreshing elixir that pairs perfectly with tacos or a chips and guacamole situation. Garnish with a lime wheel and find yourself ready to revel in the spicy and spirited world a delicious cocktail.
If a sophisticated escape is what you’re seeking, the tequila-based spin on the classic Gimlet is the one to elevate your cocktail evenings. Simple yet refined, blend good quality tequila with fresh lime juice and simple syrup, before shaking it up and straining into a chilled glass for a drink that is synonymous with elegance.
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When the Bloody Mary travelled to Mexico, the tequila replaced the vodka and on came the chilli rim for a drink called the Bloody Maria. This fun savoury cocktail is a refreshing change from the usual notes of citrus, instead exploding with umami goodness from the tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce. Add a few dashes of tabasco for a spicy kick if you like your chillies!