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Article: 5 Classic Tequila Cocktails Recipes

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5 Classic Tequila Cocktails Recipes

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There is no denying that Tequila is an exceptional drink that has made a big impact on drinking culture around the world. It comes as no surprise that over the many years since its creation and through its trips around the world, Tequila has become the main ingredient in some iconic cocktails. Today, we are here to introduce you to some of the most beloved Tequila-based drinks ever mixed. So, here are five timeless Tequila cocktail recipes to absolutely try:



The Margarita is perhaps the most famous Tequila cocktail. It has been mentioned in countless mixology books, movies, TV shows, songs and more. It is one of the most popular cocktails in the world and can be enjoyed by both cocktail beginners and Tequila connoisseurs. It is mostly known for its perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavours. To make a classic Margarita, you will need:

  • 50ml VIVIR Tequila Blanco

  • 20ml freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 20ml triple sec or orange liqueur

  • Salt or Tajin for rimming the glass


  1. Rim a margarita glass with salt by wetting the rim with a lime wedge and dipping it in salt (or Tajin).

  2. Fill a shaker with ice and add Tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.

  3. Shake well and strain into the salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.

  4. Garnish with a lime.

  5. Sip and enjoy!



The Tequila Sunrise is a visually stunning cocktail with a delightful fruity taste. It unfortunately does not get the popularity it deserves. When prepared with quality ingredients by a talented mixologist, it can be a wonderful treat. To make a tasty Tequila Sunrise, you will need:

  • 50ml VIVIR Tequila Reposado

  • 90ml freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 15ml grenadine syrup (or to taste)

  • A splash of lime juice

  • Orange or lime slice and maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.

  2. Pour in the Tequila and orange juice, leaving a little space at the top.

  3. Slowly pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon so it settles at the bottom.

  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry, and watch the sunrise in your glass.

  5. Sip and enjoy!



The Paloma is a refreshing, bubbly and citrusy Tequila cocktail that is starting to get the popularity it deserves. While it has Tequila in common with Margarita, it is a totally different drink with a character of its own. To enjoy a fresh and zesty Paloma, you will need:


  1. In a highball glass filled with ice, add the Tequila, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.

  2. Top it off with grapefruit soda to your liking.

  3. Give it a gentle stir, garnish with a lime.

  4. Sip and enjoy!



If you are seeking a bold and spicy cocktail experience, look no further than the Picante. This cocktail offers a fiery twist on traditional Margaritas and is perfect for those who appreciate the depth of flavour that Tequila can bring to a drink. To make this delicious drink, you will need:

  • 50ml VIVIR Tequila Reposado

  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 15mlAgave syrup

  • Jalapeño slices and lime wheel for garnish

  • Salt or Tajin for rimming (optional)


  1. Rim a Margarita glass with salt or Tajin.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Tequila, fresh lime juice, and Agave syrup.

  3. Shake vigorously until well chilled, approximately 15-20 seconds.

  4. Strain the mixture into your prepared glass filled with ice. If you prefer a spicier kick, consider using a fine strainer to remove any jalapeño bits.

  5. Garnish your Picante with a few Jalapeño slices, a pinch of Tajin and a lime wheel.

  6. Enjoy!



The 'El Diablo' is a hidden gem among classic Tequila cocktails, often overshadowed by the Margarita and Paloma. This mid-century classic, originally known as the Mexican El Diablo, was created by Trader Vic in 1946. It delivers a unique and refreshing flavour profile that's a must-try for Tequila enthusiasts. To make your own El Diablo, you will need:

  • 50ml VIVIR Tequila Reposado

  • 15ml crème de cassis

  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice

  • Ginger beer

  • Lime and blackberry for garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.

  2. Add Tequila, crème de cassis, and lime juice.

  3. Top it off with ginger beer, leaving some space at the top.

  4. Garnish with a lime and a blackberry for a touch of elegance.

  5. Sip and enjoy!


These classic Tequila cocktail recipes are perfect for any occasion, from a casual evening at home to a crazy party with friends. Experiment with them, add your own twists, and raise a glass to the versatility and timeless appeal of Tequila.

Visit our online shop to order Premium 100% Agave VIVIR Tequila. Remember to always drink responsibly, and enjoy your Tequila cocktails in moderation.

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