The Grown-Up Way To Drink Tequila

Are you ready to put those tequila-shot nightmares to bed? Yeah, we are too. There are plenty of easy recipes out there that will help you take your cocktail game to the next level. So swap out those shot glasses for martini glasses, tumblers, and popsicle molds. These are the fast and refreshing tequila drinks of your dreams! Mix it up and sip away.

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Agave Citrus Paloma
Give your palomas a wintry upgrade with some festive citrus garnish and sweet agave additions.

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Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margaritas
Smoke, apples, and tequila make one festive cold weather margarita.

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Pineapple Cinnamon Margaritas
Sweet pineapple mixed with spicy-warm cinnamon makes this tequila drink sing.

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Orange Turmeric Margaritas
Spice up your summer drink staple this season with a little turmeric.

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Winter Tequila Sunrise
As the colder weather moves in, warm yourself up with a tall glass of this blood orange tequila cocktail.

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Tequila Mojito
Whip up a refreshing minty mojito — minus the rum and plus the tequila punch.

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Honey Pear Margarita
Get into the autumnal frame of mind with this honey and pear, on-the-rocks marg.

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Apple Cider Margarita
Making margaritas post summer has never felt so fall festive.

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Pumpkin Spice Margarita
What better way to ease the seasonal transition from summer to fall than with a sip of this PSM?

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Sour Apple Tequila Cocktail
Love Warheads Sour Candy? Well, then this tequila drink was made for you.

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Pineapple Dragon Fruit Margarita
Pineapple and dragon fruit add just the right hint of sweetness to compliment the classic tang in this margarita.

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Strawberry Tequila Sunrise
Macerated strawberries and freshly squeezed orange juice sing in this tequila-spiked summer sip.

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Mango Margarita
This on the rocks tropical tequila cocktail is naturally sweetened with mangoes, oranges, and a zesty hint of lime.

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Tequila Pineapple Punch Cocktail
Coconut rum and pineapple juice add some major summery vibes to this refreshing tequila cocktail.
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Blue Margaritas
Blue curacao gives these tequila beauties their tropical hue.
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Starfruit Palomas
Starfruit adds an herbal touch to this take on the traditional Paloma cocktail.
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Raspberry Rose Tequila Kombucha
We don't think this tequila drink could be more millennial if it tried — unless it was served out of a coconut.
Triple Berry Margaritas
Blueberries, and blackberries, and strawberries...and tequila — oh, my!
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Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margarita
Steep some cilantro and jalapeños into your next tequila cocktail for a punch of zesty-fresh flavor.
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Baby Turtle
Achieve this pale pink and frothy tequila cocktail with Campari, grapefruit, cinnamon, lime, and an egg white.
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Watermelon Rosé Margaritas
When three spring superstars collide, the watermelon rosé margarita is born.
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Cherry Beergaritas
Switch things up this weekend with a beergarita — blend together cherry soda, frozen limeade, tequila, and a cold Corona.
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Lavender Margarita
The combo of creme de violette and lavender syrup make for one lovely tequila cocktail.
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Grapefruit Tequila Slammer
It's officially spring — swing into it with this bubbly and refreshing grapefruit tequila slammer.
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Bertha (Honey & Tequila Cocktail)
Honey, lime juice, and a splash of soda make this silver tequila cocktail simply splendid.
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Champagne Lemonade Margaritas
Who says margaritas can't be pink and sparkly?!
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Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas
With spring on the horizon, whip up a batch of these blackberry lemonade margs.
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St-Germain Margarita
Give the classic citrus marg a run for its money with this fruity and floral take.
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Tangelo Margaritas
Use up the last of your tangelo bag with this refreshing margarita recipe — crushed ice is key for that orange-slushy consistency.
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Vanilla Pear Margarita
Vanilla and pear mixed with tequila make for a warming winter cocktail.
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Lemon-Thyme Tequila Spritzer
Spritzers aren't just for the warm weather months — try a sprig of time and a slice of lemon for some wintry hints.
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Spicy Matcha Margaritas
Jump on the matcha-trend-train with this bright and buzzy tequila cocktail.
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Cranberry Margarita
Holiday tensions high? Make a batch of these cranberry margaritas to put the party at festive ease.
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Kombucha Cider Smash
Kombucha, cider, and tequila make for a surprisingly festive apéritif combination.
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Blood Orange Margaritas
For when regular orange juice just isn't daring enough.
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Tequila Sunrise Mimosa
Nothing like an ombre mimosa to get your next brunch party started!
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Carrot Orange Tequila Cooler
Warnings state that alcohol can impair your vision — but this carrot cooler begs to differ.
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Spicy Grapefruit Margarita
The zest of grapefruit adds a boost to this sugary and spicy marg.
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Summertime Rosé Tequila Sangria
You can't really go wrong with rosé, fresh fruit, kombucha, AND tequila all in one drink.
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Pineapple Lemonade
Pineapple juice and tequila take lemonade to a whole new level of summertime refreshment.
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Guava Margaritas
The "Guavarita" mixes in sweet guava juice for its namesake twist on the classic marg.
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Creamy Margarita Popsicles
Take the classic margarita to new summer levels by freezing it on a popsicle stick.
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Good Morning Margaritas
Margaritas in the morning?! When orange juice is involved, yes you can.
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Fresh Strawberry Margaritas
Summery strawberries are the perfect complement to tequila and lime.
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Cranberry Margarita
A cranberry margarita?! Yes, it exists— and yes, it is delicious.
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Ginger Beergaritas
What do you get when you mix ginger, lime, and tequila on the rocks? A refreshingly delicious ginger beergarita, of course!
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Watermelon Tequila Cocktail
Juicy watermelon with freshly squeezed lime juice AND tequila? We just found our new summertime staple.
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Passion Fruit & Lime Margarita
This tequila cocktail is summer sunshine in a glass.
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Breaking Bad Blue Margarita
All you diehard BB fans out there (or just lovers of the color blue), get ready for the drink of your dreams! The Breaking Bad margarita takes it to the next level with blue salt AND blue ice chips.
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Cucumber Lime Tequila Cocktail
Ever heard the saying "as cool as a cucumber?" Well this is it, in cocktail form.
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Spicy Watermelon Margaritas
Give your fruity cocktail an unexpected kick with chili powder and fresh jalapeño.
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Fresh Mango Margarita Frosty
You can make this easy, boozy frosty with frozen mango.
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Watermelon Slush
This sweet slushy recipe can be made in 5 minutes, with just 3 ingredients (4 if you are counting the tequila)!
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Coconut Lime Margarita
These coconut lime margaritas are cool and zesty!
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Strawberry Jalapeño White Sangria
Bring some heat to your sweet with this killer duo of berries and spicy jalapeños.
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Sage Lime Tequila Smash
Not a sage fan? No problem. Try this refreshingly easy recipe with some mint or basil instead!
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Frozen Blueberry Margaritas
Not your ordinary slushy-machine frozen margarita, this blueberry twist is sophisticated and delicious.
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Tropical Tequila Sunrise Poptail
Who says popsicles can't be for adults? One lick of these passion fruit and tequila poptails is all the proof we need.
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Kiwi Margaritas
Sweeten up your margarita with a simple and refreshing addition — kiwi!
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Grilled Pineapple Margarita
Let this tequila cocktail instantly transport you from Netflix and chill to aloha and luau — it's like a cup of sunshine, with a little salt.
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Palomas With Salty Chili Sugar
Zesty grapefruit paired with sweet and spicy sugar makes for some serious refreshment!
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Pitcher Style Margaritas
Planning your next grownup fiesta? You'll definitely want to use this classic margarita recipe.
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Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas
Your cocktail game just got taken up a notch with this next level combo of frozen sangria and margaritas.
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Pear Nectar with Reposado Tequila
This tequila cocktail gets a festive and crafty makeover with sweet pear, honey, and some cinnamon spice.