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18 Tequila Drink Recipes That’ll Make Summer Even More Relaxing

Whip up refreshing drinks with tequila from Taste of Home readers and food bloggers, and get ready to fiesta!

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Watermelon Margaritas

As beautiful as it is tasty, this tequila drink recipe uses fresh watermelon. Slices are blended with traditional margarita ingredients: tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. The result is this wonderfully refreshing drink. It’s perfect for summer, but also delicious any time you have a perfectly ripe watermelon on hand.

Want some margarita basics? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Summertime Tea

Looking for tequila drink recipes that are good for a crowd? We’ve found a great one in this tea that makes 18 servings. With lemonade, black tea, mint and tequila, it’s a refreshing drink perfect for pool parties.
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Texas Red River Margaritas

Tequila drink recipes often lend themselves well to an extra kick. In this Texas Red River Margarita, that kick comes from a few slices of jalapeno. It might sound funny, but paired with tart grapefruit juice and tequila, it hits the spot.
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Tequila Blackberry Lemonade

This drink is fantastic for parties because you can blend a big batch in advance. From the blog Real Housemoms comes this fruity, tequila cocktail brimming with blackberries. (Use fresh-picked if you have some bushes near you!)

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Find more blackberry recipes bursting with flavor.

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This is a traditional drink in Mexico. The pretty paloma is a blend of tequila, lime juice and a grapefruit soda like Fresca, Jarritos or Spindrift. It’s light, sparkling and thirst-quenching! You can add extra zing with a splash of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, too.
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Margarita Sangria

Give your favorite sangria recipe a kick with a dose of tequila. It’s a pretty and festive beverage to break out for your next dinner party.
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Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Here is a fun tequila drink from my blog, Hungry Enough To Eat Six! Planks of fresh pineapple are grilled to give them a wonderful smoky-sweetness that’s delicious in a margarita. The grilled pineapple is frozen, then blended with tequila, ice and orange liqueur for a unique and scrumptious cocktail.

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Frozen Lemon-Berry Margaritas

You can take advantage of in-season raspberries, strawberries and blueberries for this drink. (Frozen fruit works beautifully, too!) The berries are whipped together with lemonade concentrate, tequila and ice to make a frosty, cooling margarita.

Here are more cool drinks to enjoy by the pool.

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Tequila Kiwi Smash

This jewel of a cocktail comes courtesy of the No Spoon Necessary food blog. Fresh and vibrant kiwi combine with cool mint leaves, plus tequila and club soda. The slices of kiwi add flavor and are delicious to nibble on between sips as well.

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Bloody Maria

Think of this as a south-of-the-border Bloody Mary. Instead of being vodka-based, this cocktail combines tequila (of course!) with the flavors you love in your Bloody Mary: tomato juice, celery salt, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. This is a perfect Cinco de Mayo brunch drink.

Get that Cinco de Mayo party going with these tips.

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Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

If you like spicy-sweet cocktails, then this is a really good one for you! This margarita recipe comes from Domestic Fits: fresh strawberries, orange liqueur, tequila—and a dash of fiery sriracha sauce. It’s a fruity drink with some heat that you can make as subtle or intense as you like.

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Die-hard sriracha fans will love these recipes, too.

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Fresh Lime Margaritas

When it comes to tequila drinks, sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics. With lime juice, orange liqueur and rims dipped in salt, these are classic margaritas that please the crowd every time.
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Kumquat Margaritas

Looking for an excuse to buy tasty little kumquats? This tequila drink recipe is just the thing! These small citrus fruits a great substitute for lime in a margarita recipe like this one.
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New England Iced Tea

The familiar Long Island iced tea gets a Cape Cod update with this drink. The liquors from the original are still there—vodka, light rum, gin, Triple Sec and tequila. In place of sour mix, the bite in this iced tea comes from tart cranberry juice.
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Refreshing Beer Margaritas

Have you ever tried a beer margarita before? The combination may sound unusual but is actually similar to a shandy, which is made with equal parts beer and lemonade. In this drink, the citrus kick comes from limeade concentrate, sour mix and slices of fresh lime.

Here are a few more beer cocktails you’ll love!

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Corralejo PineappleCourtesy of Corralejo Tequila

Spicy Pineapple Paloma

This is a unique twist on a classic paloma. The flavors of fresh grapefruit and tequila are still there, along with pineapple soda and a few slices of Serrano peppers. Instead of just salt on the rim, this drink has zesty Tajín—a spice blend of salt, lime and chili peppers.

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Tequila Mojito

A traditional mojito cocktail is a blend of rum, mint and lime juice. This recipe from Delicious Everyday is a twist on that, using tequila in place of the rum—preferably anejo aged tequila to give a subtle smokiness to the drink.

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Spicy Cucumber MargaritaCourtesy of Tequila Avion

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Here is another drink to try if you’re a fan of fiery cocktails! Slices of fresh cucumber and jalapeños are muddled with tequila and lime juice, plus a little agave nectar for a touch of sweetness.

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Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.

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