Tasteful Tuesday: Three Tequila Cocktails

Classic Margarita | Cocktail Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Whether you’re celebrating National Tequila Day (July 24th), hosting a summer barbecue or are looking to try a new beverage, here are three classic tequila cocktail recipes (each serves one) to get you started – just choose your type of tequila and get mixing!

Classic Margarita

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces triple sec
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • lime wedge and/or coarse salt for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously until outside of the shaker has frosted.
  2. If desired, add coarse salt to the rim of a glass. Strain mixture into the prepared glass, and if desired, garnish with a slice of lime.

GrapefruitPaloma

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • coarse salt for garnish

Directions:

  1. If desired, add coarse salt to the rim of a glass.
  2. Combine ice, tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice and club soda in the glass and stir until combined.

Tequila Sunrise

What You’ll Need:

  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1½ ounces grenadine syrup
  • 1 slice of orange and 1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila and orange juice. Cover and shake vigorously until combined.
  2. Fill a chilled glass with ice and pour in orange juice+tequila mixture.
  3. Slowly pour in the grenadine and allow it to settle on the bottom. Add garnishes, if desired.

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