Die 10 besten Cocktails mit Tequila & Mezcal - Pacific and Lime

The 10 best cocktails with tequila and mezcal

The top ten cocktails with tequila or mezcal

Tequila cocktail recipes are as varied and diverse as the people who enjoy them. Most people are familiar with the classic preparation of tequila as a shot in combination with salt and lemon. The brand is also extremely popular as a basis for very different light and dark tequila cocktails. There are a variety of ways to mix a cocktail of tequila. We present what we think are the ten tastiest variants and tell you the basic ingredients that you should have at home.

tequila cocktails

Tequila and Mezcal – similarities and differences

Tequila is a Mexican brandy made from the agave plant. There are generally numerous agaves, including cultivated and wild plants. For a tequila to be able to call itself that, it must be produced from the so-called blue agave (Tequilana Weber). The term tequila is only permitted if the raw material is obtained from it.

Mezcal is also a Mexican spirit that is also made from agave. In contrast to tequila, however, different types of agaves may be used here. Strictly speaking, tequila is a special variant of mezcal, both of which have their own production process. An essential part of this is the boiling or cooking of the agaves. Tequila is prepared in regular ovens (autoclaves). Mezcal, on the other hand, is often still traditionally made in earth pits (palenques).

Many lovers of tequila cocktails appreciate the original taste of mezcal, not least because of its characteristic aroma, which is due to the special preparation. The slow cooking of the agaves in the earthen cavities creates a kind of smoky aroma. The flavors are also usually more intense than tequila, which is only cooked for a few hours. At Pacific and Lime you will find the best Mezcal products that form the perfect base for a delicious cocktail with tequila.

1) Strawberry Margarita

The numerous margaritas with their many variations are among the classics of tequila cocktails. They are available both with ice (frozen margarita) and without, and in different variations with and without fruit.

As a fruity cocktail with tequila, the strawberry margarita is very popular. It consists of:

  • 2 cl tequila
  • 2cl Cointreau
  • 6 strawberries
  • 2 cl lemon or lime juice
  • Crushed Ice
  • Sugar

This fruity version of a cocktail with tequila does not have the salt rim on the glass that is otherwise typical of the margarita. Instead, you take a piece of your lime or alternatively lemon, rub it over the rim of the glass and then dip it in granulated sugar.

Strawberry Margarita

2) Bloody Aztec

The "Bloody Aztec" cocktail with tequila owes its name to the deep red food coloring that is added to the cocktail as a small gag to achieve this bloody effect. The cocktail is one of the most popular party drinks and can therefore take some effective garnishes, for example a lime slice on the rim of the glass and a little umbrella.

You need:

  • 3 cl Tequila (Mezcal)
  • 3 cl cream de cocoa
  • 1 cl red food coloring
  • Crushed Ice

It is crucial for the desired visual effect of this cocktail to simply fill the ingredients into your glass without stirring at the end.

3) Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise cocktail is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. It only needs a few ingredients and is very impressive.

Have the following ingredients ready for the Tequila Sunrise Cocktail:

The right order is crucial when preparing the Tequila Sunrise cocktail because of the associated effect. First, pour the orange juice and tequila into your glass filled with ice cubes. Then place the orange slice on top of one of the ice cubes and very slowly pour the grenadine syrup into your Tequila Sunrise cocktail. Only in this order of your Tequila Cocktails Mixology does the play of colors remind you of a sunrise (Sunrise).

4) Devil's End

Like the Tequila Sunrise, the Devils End is one of the cocktails with Tequila Gold. As with dark tequila cocktails, these additional designations are about different degrees of maturity or age groups.

You need for the Devils End:

  • 4cl Tequila Gold
  • 4 cl amaretto
  • 2cl grenadine
  • 2 cl lime juice
  • 2 cl orange liqueur
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • Ice cubes

Take a shaker and shake all the ingredients well except for the orange juice and the ice cubes. Pour the contents into a glass with ice cubes, wait two minutes, then slowly pour in the orange juice. The colors of this Tequila Gold cocktail will contrast visually for a while.

devils end

5) Long Island

Cocktails Tequila with vodka are a very popular combination and are drunk accordingly and combined with mezcal or tequila in numerous cocktails. The Long Island is not only a tequila cocktail with vodka, but also with gin, orange liqueur and rum. You have an exciting combination of five different alcoholic drinks, each of which contains equal parts.

These You need ingredients:

  • 1.5 cl mezcal or tequila
  • 1.5 cl vodka
  • 1.5 cl gin
  • 1.5 cl white rum
  • 1.5 cl orange liqueur (e.g. Curaçao or Triple Sec)
  • 1.5 cl sugar syrup
  • 3 cl lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 150ml coke

In contrast to James Bond and his Martini, the motto for this Tequila Cocktails Mixology is "stirred, not shaken".

6) Mexican Mule

This tequila with ginger beer cocktail might look familiar to you. It's a twist on another well-known classic, the London Mule cocktail. The key difference in Ginger Beer Cocktails Tequila is the ingredient tequila instead of vodka.

For the Tequila with Ginger Beer Cocktail Mexican Mule you need:

  • 6 cl tequila (or mezcal)
  • 90ml Ginger Beer
  • 2 cl lime juice
  • Ice cubes

The special thing is the vessel. Ideally, for style reasons, you don't use a glass for ginger beer cocktails with tequila, but a copper mug.
tequila mule

7) Tequila Fizz

There is not only the Tequila with Ginger Beer cocktail, but also the Tequila with Ginger Ale Cocktail.

To prepare this delicious combination you will need:

  • 6cl tequila
  • 2cl grenadine
  • 100ml Ginger Ale
  • Crushed Ice

Some also use some lime juice for this tequila with ginger ale cocktail. It's best to try out which option you like best here. Lime juice is almost a must for the Tequila cocktail with ginger beer. Since ginger and lime harmonize well with each other, you can try it in combination with ginger ale without hesitation.

8) Tequila Moonrise

The counterpart to the Tequila Sunrise Cocktail is the Tequila Moonrise. Dark rum and tequila cocktails are an extremely popular combination. Mezcal or tequila and rum generally harmonize very well, and the Tequila Moonrise is no exception.

Have these ingredients ready:

  • 3 cl dark rum
  • 3cl white rum
  • 9cl tequila
  • 1.5 cl lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 60 ml light beer of your choice
  • Ice cubes

The amount of beer is important in this variant of a dark rum and tequila cocktail. It should make up about a third of the total amount of liquid.

tequila moonrise

9) Passion Cocktail

The Tequila Passion Cocktail is both a bitter and sweet cocktail that gets its special note from the passion fruit.

You need:

  • 6cl tequila
  • 6cl cachaça
  • 9 cl fresh passion fruit juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Ice cubes

All the ingredients of your Tequila Passion cocktail are shaken well. Then pour the cocktail through a sieve so that no residue of the passion fruit gets into the glass.

10) Chocolate and Chili

Chili Tequila Cocktails are an option for everyone who likes it a little spicier and loves something special.

You need these ingredients:

  • 4.5 cl tequila
  • 1.5 cl chilli liqueur (ready made or homemade)
  • 120 ml hot chocolate (made from dark cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • freshly whipped cream

Be careful not to use too much chilli in your Chili Tequila Cocktail if you make the liqueur yourself. It should underline the cocktail, not dominate it.
chocolate and chili
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