6 Delicious Tequila Drinks You Must Try This Weekend

When most people think of drinking a tequila-based beverage, a Margarita usually comes to mind. Well, that and blacking out. Tequila Sunrises are also fairly common, but there are dozens of other cocktail options that take advantage of this distinct Mexican liquor.

Mix it up this weekend and give one of these lesser known tequila delights a try:




VERACRUZANA

VERACRUZANA

Ingredients:




2 parts tequila

34 parts agave nectar

1 part lime juice

4 chunks of pineapple

2 basil leaves

Mix pineapple and basil leaves in a glass. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake vigorously with ice until blended. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with more pineapple and basil.

SANGRE MARIA

SANGRE MARIA

Ingredients:

2 oz. silver tequila

12 oz. pickle juice

2 oz. tomato juice

12 oz. orange juice

12 oz. lemon juice

12 oz. lime juice

Spoonful of horseradish

12 oz. Cholula sauce

4 dashes of Tabasco

12 oz. Worcestershire sauce

12 oz. red wine

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Stir and then strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a pickle and lemon wedge.

MICHELADA PRIMAVERDE

MICHELADA PRIMAVERDE

Ingredients:

2 oz. Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila

.75 oz. dry vermouth

.75 oz. lime juice

.75 oz. tomatillo juice

.5 oz. agave syrup

1 quarter of a seeded jalapeno

Mix together the jalapeno and agave syrup. Add in the other ingredients. Strain 2 oz. of the mixture into a salt-rimmed, ice-filled glass. Top with 4 oz. Victoria Beer. Garnish with a slice of jalapeno.

TEQUILA-THYME LEMONADE

TEQUILA-THYME LEMONADE

Ingredients:

3 thyme sprigs

1 teaspoon superfine sugar

2 lemon wedges

3 oz. silver tequila

1 oz. cold water

Ice

Muddle thyme with the sugar and lemon wedges in a glass. Add silver tequila, cold water, and ice. Stir.

THE PALOMA

THE PALOMA

Ingredients:

14 cup tequila

14 cup club soda

14 cup fresh grapefruit juice

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tsp sugar

Small plate with sugar

Grapefruit wedge

Sprinkle sugar on the plate. Halve the grapefruit and then rub the outer edge of a cocktail glass on the grapefruit to wet it. Rub the rim of the glass in sugar. Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar in the glass. Mix until the sugar dissolves. Add the tequila, club soda, and ice. Garnish with grapefruit.

BLACK DIAMOND

BLACK DIAMOND

Ingredients:

2 oz. silver tequila

12 oz. agave nectar

12 oz. lime juice

Black salt

Rim your glass with the salt. Shake all other ingredients and strain. Pour into an ice-filled glass.