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

The 10 best cocktails with Tequila & Mezcal

Tequila cocktail recipes are as diverse and different 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 base for a wide variety of light and dark tequila cocktails. There are a variety of ways to mix a tequila cocktail . We will introduce you to what we believe to be the ten tastiest variants and tell you the basic ingredients that you should have in the house.

tequila cocktails

Tequila and Mezcal – similarities and differences

Tequila is a Mexican spirit made from the agave plant. There are generally numerous agaves, including cultivated and wild plants. In order for a tequila to be called that, it must be produced from the so-called blue agave (Tequilana Weber). The name 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, different types of agave can be used here. Strictly speaking, tequila is a special variant of mezcal, with both requiring their own production process . An essential part of this is cooking or cooking the agaves. Tequila is prepared in regular ovens (autoclaves). Mezcal, on the other hand, is often traditionally produced 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 earth's 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 , which form the perfect basis for a delicious cocktail with tequila.

1) Strawberry Margarita

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

The Strawberry Margarita is very popular as a fruity cocktail with tequila. It consists of:

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

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

Strawberry Margarita

2) Bloody Aztec

The cocktail with tequila “Bloody Aztec” owes its name to the deep red food coloring, which is added to the cocktail as a little gag to achieve this bloody effect. The cocktail is one of the most popular party drinks and can therefore be used with a number of effective garnishes, such as a slice of lime on the edge of the glass and an umbrella.

You need:

  • 3 cl tequila ( mezcal )
  • 3 cl Creme de Cacao
  • 1 cl red food coloring
  • Crushed ice

The key to achieving the desired visual effect of this cocktail is to simply pour 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 uses a few ingredients and is very tasty.

Have the following ingredients ready for the Tequila Sunrise Cocktail:

When preparing the Tequila Sunrise cocktail, the correct order is crucial due to the associated effect. First, add the orange juice and tequila to 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 with this order of your Tequila Cocktails Mixology will the play of colors be reminiscent of a sunrise.

4) Devil's End

Like the Tequila Sunrise, the Devils End is also one of the cocktails with Tequila Gold. Just like with dark tequila cocktails, these additional names refer to different levels of maturity or age groups.

For the Devils End you need:

  • 4 cl Tequila Gold
  • 4cl 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 the orange juice and the ice cubes. Pour the contents into a glass with ice cubes, wait two minutes and then pour in the orange juice in a slow trickle. The colors of this Tequila Gold cocktail will stand out visually for a while.

devil's end

5) Long Island

Cocktails Tequila with vodka is a very popular combination and is drunk a lot 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. So you have an exciting combination of five different alcoholic drinks, each containing equal parts.

You need these ingredients:

  • 1.5 cl mezcal or tequila
  • 1.5 cl vodka
  • 1.5cl gin
  • 1.5 cl white rum
  • 1.5 cl orange liqueur (for example Curaçao or Triple Sec)
  • 1.5 cl sugar syrup
  • 3 cl lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 150 ml of cola

In contrast to James Bond and his Martini, the motto “stirred, not shaken” applies to this Tequila Cocktails Mixology.

6) Mexican Mule

This tequila and ginger beer cocktail may look familiar to you. It is a twist on another very well-known classic, the London Mule cocktail. The main 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 )
  • 90 ml 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 rather 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:

  • 6 cl tequila
  • 2 cl grenadine
  • 100 ml ginger ale
  • Crushed ice

Some people also use a little lime juice for this tequila with ginger ale cocktail. It's best to try out which option you like best. Lime juice is almost mandatory for the tequila cocktail with ginger beer. Since ginger and lime harmonize well with each other, you can safely try combining it with ginger ale.

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 Tequila Moonrise is no exception.

Have these ingredients ready:

  • 3 cl dark rum
  • 3 cl 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 version 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 a cocktail that is both bitter and sweet and gets its special note from the passion fruit.

You need:

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

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

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

Make sure not to use too much chili 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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