3 Tasty Tequila Cocktails — and None of Them Are a Margarita
I get it: margaritas are delicious, especially when they're made right. However, after overindulging in my college years — legal drinking age in the DR, where I'm from and went to college, is 18 — I found myself a little averse to them. Margaritas were the first cocktail my mom taught me how to make, and eventually I shared with all my friends when we got together.
It got to the point where people would demand that I make my "famous margaritas" at any gathering. My love for margaritas carried through my move to NYC to the point where, not too long ago, I reconnected with one of the first guys I went out with after I moved here, and he said, "Are you still drinking margaritas?" True story. But the reality is, margaritas and I ended up distancing ourselves. I just got a little tired of them — although I'd still order one if a particular flavor catches my eye.
However, I do enjoy tequila, and in my search for alternative cocktails that mix both the spirit I love and different flavors, I came across these recipes thanks to Cazadores. Keep scrolling and try one out for yourself this weekend!
- 1.5 oz. Tequila Cazadores Añejo Cristalino
- 0.5 oz. Martini & Rossi Bianco
- 0.5 oz. simple syrup
- 0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz. Cabernet float
- Black salt
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice except the Cabernet. Shake and serve on the rocks with black salt. Top with Cabernet, garnish with lemon peel and lemongrass stick.
- 2 oz. Tequila Cazadores Anejo Cristalino
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 2 oz. Latini syrup
Latini Syrup Ingredients:
- 3 cups of water
- 2 cups of sugar
- 6 of each: Guajillo, Pasilla and Dried Morita chilies
- 3 slices of orange
- 3 oz. fresh lime juice
Latini Syrup: In a sauce pan, boil water, sugar, chiles, and orange slices for 15 minutes. Let cool and add lime juice. Strain into a glass container. Keep refrigerated.
Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake and serve up in a Martini glass.
- 1 oz. Tequila Cazadores Añejo Cristalino
- 0.5 oz. Mexican Chocolate
- 0.5 oz. Patron XO Cafe
- 1 shot of espresso
- Cocoa powder
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon stick
Combine all ingredients in and serve in a small coffee cup. Top with whipped cream, cocoa powder, and a cinnamon stick.