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Cosmo Margarita Recipe

Tequila cocktails

Published: June 30, 2021 at 12:31 pm
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Enjoy this lively Mexican spirt in one of our easy cocktails including twists on the classic margarita and a refreshing watermelon cooler

Looking for tequila cocktail recipes? Try one of our easy tequila drinks to create a lively vibe at your next party. Then try our rum cocktails and American cocktails


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What is tequila?

Tequila is a distilled spirit made from the cooked and fermented juice of blue agave. Most tequilas fall into three categories.

  • Blanco tequila is unaged and bottled within two months, and is typically used in cocktails. It usually has strong agave and earthy flavours.
  • Reposado tequilas have been aged in wooden casks for at least two months – which mellows the spirit and imparts oaky notes. Try them in cocktails like margaritas, or drink them neat.
  • Añejo tequilas are barrel-aged for at least one year and are typically very smooth to drink, with spice, vanilla and caramel notes – they’re perfect for sipping.

Tequila cocktails

Easy margaritas

Shake up this classic tequila cocktail then check out our refreshing twists for summer.

Margarita in a glass with copper cocktail shaker and a plate of limes behind

Paloma cocktail

For a softer and breezier alternative to a margarita, try this this tequila-based cocktail starring refreshing grapefruit.

Two peach-coloured cocktails in short glasses with salted rims and a wedge of grapefruit

Spicy margarita

Raise a glass to summer with this easy tequila cocktail with added chilli warmth – try swapping tequila for mezcal for a smokier flavour.

Margarita in a glass with salt-coated rim

Classic bellini

Add a dose of fun and kitsch to your next party with a classic tequila sunrise.

Bellini in glass

Blood orange margaritas

Here, the classic cocktail gets a beautiful ruby red hue thanks to vibrant blood orange. Add a large pinch of hot chilli powder to really make it sing.

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Frozen margarita

This simple frozen margarita with blanco tequila only needs four ingredients, making it a brilliant no-fuss cocktail to enjoy this summer.

Two frozen margaritas with lime wedges in the background

Frozen peach margaritas

Nothing quite says summer like a frozen margarita and we've given it a fruity twist with this recipe for frozen peach margaritas. They're easy to make and perfect for a boozy dessert.

Frozen Margarita Recipe with Peaches

Strawberry margarita slushies

Stay cool this summer with these refreshing strawberry margarita slushies. These fruity drinks are super quick and easy to make, a perfect crowd-pleaser.

Strawberry Margarita Slushie Recipe | Strawberry Granita Recipe

Ginger margarita

Try this twist on a classic margarita with a ginger punch. The recipe comes from Spice Market, a South-east Asian restaurant in the W Hotel.

Margarita Recipe with Ginger

Cosmo margarita

Cosmopolitan meets margarita in this fragrant and sophisticated cocktail, made with hibiscus tea, tequila and triple sec.

Cosmo Margarita Recipe

Lagerita cocktail

This largertia takes the tequila from a classic margarita and adds beer. Make this quick and easy cocktail recipe for a simple drink this summer.

Lagerita Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon cooler

This watermelon and tequila cocktail from Thomasina Miers is really refreshing for a hot summer day, and proves that tequila isn't all about slammers. Try serving it at your next BBQ.

Watermelon Cocktail Recipe

Tequila Mockingbird

This prep-ahead cocktail dessert from Sixtyone in Marylebone makes a dramatic finish to a dinner party.

Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Recipe

Christmas tequila cocktail

Try our tequila cocktail for an easy festive drink to whip up for all your winter activities.

Christmas Drink Recipe

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