5 Essential Tequila Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

From the classic Margarita to the refreshing and citrusy Paloma, these are mandatory recipes to add to your arsenal.


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Many folks love a good margarita with their chips and guac, but haven’t ventured very far from there in the wide world of tequila cocktails. But for those in the craft-cocktail scene, tequila has been one of the breakout spirits of recent years, finding its way into drinks that go well beyond the standard-issue marg.

For those who take the plunge, there’s a whole world of awesome tequila cocktails to explore. These cocktail recipes from Liquor.com are simple, boozy, and delicious. Watch the cocktail tutorials below, then start mixing.


San Francisco bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to mix up a traditional Paloma. This refreshing tequila cocktail is simple to make and a favorite in Mexico.

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Its origins may be obscure, but Simon Ford loves this Becherovka and tequila cocktail. Learn how to fix this cocktail recipe properly and share it with your friends.

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A slight twist on the classic Margarita, this tequila cocktail was invented at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to make a Margarita.

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La Perla

Tequila expert and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to mix up the La Perla. Including sherry and pear liqueur, this tequila cocktail makes a perfect aperitif.

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Sangrita is the classic accompaniment to tequila shots in Mexico. In this short video, tequila expert and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout introduces you to the deliciously spicy citrus-and-tomato concoction.

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