These 2-ingredient tequila cocktails are perfect if you want a delicious, simple drink that you can make in five minutes or less from the comfort of your own home!
Types of Tequila for Cocktails
Before getting into the recipes, it’s important to know what types of tequila can be used for cocktails and what flavors they add to a drink.
The five types of tequila are blanco, joven, reposado, añej, and extra añej.
Tequila Blanco is also known as silver or white tequila, and it’s not aged. It’s perfect for margaritas, and is agave-forward in taste.
Tequila Joven is also referred to as gold, oro, or dorado, and it’s a mixture of aged and un-aged tequila. So it’s a little bit richer and smoother in taste than tequila blanco.
Tequila Reposado, or rested tequila, is aged in oak barrels for 2 months to a year. The taste is going to be smooth with notes of vanilla and caramel.
Añej and Extra Añej translate to aged and extra aged respectively. Tequila añej is aged in oak barrels for at least a year, while extra añej is aged for a minimum of three years.
The extra time in the oak barrels results in a darker amber color and a richer, oakier taste. These tequilas are often sipped neat to better appreciate the nuanced flavors, but they can also be used in cocktails that call for darker, more mature spirits.
These recipes mostly use tequila blanco since it’s the most popular type for mixed drinks by a long shot, but there are a few that branch out to other types!
One of my ALL-time favorite simple cocktail recipes that combines the power of fresh watermelon and tequila. You just add them together in a blender and you're done.
You can buy some watermelon chunks if you don't feel like messing with a full watermelon -- just make sure it's seedless. It's my go-to beach drink that allows me to drink my vitamins, electrolytes, and booze all at the same time!
Another wonderful spin on a classic cocktail! The Bloody Maria follows the standard Bloody Mary recipe, but it uses tequila instead of vodka.
For the mix, any store bought mix will do, but I love Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix because you can find it anywhere and it's cheap. You can also make it as mild or spicy as you want depending on your preferences.