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Tequila Cocktails Guide

12 Easy Cocktails to Mix Up, No Matter What Kind of Tequila You Have at Hand

Even if you hate math, these tequila summations are the kind of problem you'll actually want to solve. Bartender Jordan Corney from San Antonio, TX — whose Rosa Picante Margarita won Patrón tequila's 2016 margarita of the year award — shared his easy formulas to create the most delicious and creative tequila cocktails out there — yes, that includes his award-winning recipe.

All you have to do is choose your favorite kind of tequila (or the one you already have in your bar cart), stir the ingredients in your favorite cocktail together over ice, and strain the mix into a cold glass. It's that easy. Happy sipping!

Silver Tequila

1.5 ounces silver tequila + 7/8 ounce lime juice + 1 ounce orange liqueur + lime wedge garnish = Classic Margarita

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2 ounces silver tequila + 1 ounce lime juice + 0.5 ounce lime liqueur + 0.5 ounce ginger syrup + 1 dash rose water + 1 muddled jalapeño slice + 1 barspoon olive oil + rose petal garnish = Rosa Picante Margarita

1.5 ounces silver tequila + 1 ounce pomegranate juice + 0.5 ounce lime juice + 0.75 ounce orange liqueur + orange slice garnish = Pomarita

Blanco Tequila

1.5 ounces blanco tequila + 1 ounce pineapple juice + 0.5 ounce lime juice + 0.5 ounce simple syrup + grilled pineapple skewer garnish = Piñarita

1.5 ounces blanco tequila + 2 ounces tomato juice + 0.5 ounce lime juice + 1 dash Worcestershire sauce + 2 dashes Tabasco sauce + pinch celery salt + pinch black pepper + olive garnish = Bloodyrita

1.5 ounces blanco tequila + 1 ounce papaya juice + 0.5 ounce lime juice + 0.75 ounce orange liqueur + sugar rim garnish = Rainforest Rita

Reposado Tequila

1.5 ounces reposado tequila + 1 ounce grapefruit juice + 0.5 ounce lime juice + 0.5 ounce simple syrup + sea salt rim garnish = Palomarita

1.5 ounces reposado tequila + 1 ounce orange juice + 0.5 ounce lime juice + 0.5 ounce pomegranate syrup + orange slice garnish = Rita Sunrise

1.5 ounces reposado tequila + 1 ounce orange juice + 0.5 ounce lime juice + 0.75 ounce lime liqueur + lime wedge garnish = Zesty Rita

Añejo Tequila

2 ounces añejo tequila + muddled refined sugar cube + 2 dashes chocolate bitters + zested orange peel garnish = Tequila Old Fashioned

2 ounces añejo tequila + 1 ounce sweet vermouth + 1 dash Angostura bitters + orange zest garnish = Añejo Manhattan

2 ounces añejo tequila + 0.75 ounce lime juice + 0.75 ounce honey syrup + lime wedge garnish = Añejo Tequila Honeysuckle

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