Tequila-story

As if you needed any.

When most people hear tequila, they think salt, shots, and an instant hit of the giddies. You may be all like “hells yeah!” when it comes to that blurry buzz, but those who like their liquor slow will be happy to know that there are some luscious alternatives.

Who needs exotic (and expensive) cocktails crafted with elderflower water and obscure forms of absinthe when you can have a perfectly delicious experience with a bottle of tequila and some juice? Here are nine entirely tasty excuses to keep that T-juice flowing:

1. Paloma Brava

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Just mix tequila with grapefruit soda, lime juice, and maybe a pinch of salt. Bright and refreshing. (Recipe here)

2. Tangerine Pomegranate Margarita

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This beauty gets its sweetness from fresh tangerines and tangy pomegranate juice, with a touch of ginger for added zing. (Recipe here)

3. Classic Agave Margarita

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This mesmerizing yellow creation is just tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, and kosher salt. Amazing! (Recipe here.)

4. In-Sandiary

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Delicious watermelon smashed up with lime and tequila. A drink that’s fruity and refreshing, with a spicy ancho chili rim on the glass for added zest. (Recipe here)

5. Tequila Sunrise

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My favourite! What could be better than tequila mixed with orange juice for that tart, citrus taste, with an extra fruity sweetness from a touch of grenadine? (Recipe here)

6. The Tequini

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Essentially a Martini, except the tequila replaces the gin. A new twist on a golden oldie you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. (Recipe here)

7. Spicy Rosemary Rhubarb Margarita

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There’s nothing more delightful than combining the tangy taste of tequila with homemade rhubarb syrup. This unique drink is in equal parts tart, fruity, and stunningly sweet. (Recipe here)

8. Jalapeno-Infused Tequila With Mango Juice

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Sweet, tangy, fresh, and slightly spicy. Who’da thunk tequila goes perfectly with mango juice and jalapeños? (Recipe here)

9. Coconut Creamsicle Margarita

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Slightly orange-flavored with a hint of coconut; this scintillating cocktail will having you basking in a coconutty-creamy glow. (Recipe here)

Images via pinterest.com and thedrinkingblog.com.