Alexa, play Tequila by The Champs! Crank up the volume and get the salt and lime at the ready as National Tequila Day is here (yay!) and conveniently on a Friday (double yay!), so why not round up your friends and enjoy a tequila cocktail (or two!).
Take a look at these UKMums.TV approved cocktail recipes for National Tequila Day and beyond! You can find plenty more inspiration here too.
- 15ml The Groovy Food Company Light & Mild Agave
- 50ml Cazcabel Blanco
- 25ml lime juice
- Ice (to serve with)
Mix all the ingredients into a shaker, shake and pour over ice. Enjoy!
Silver Breeze (via Patron Tequila)
- 45ml Patrón Silver
- 30ml grapefruit juice
- 30ml cranberry juice
- 30ml lemonade
- Lemon wedge for garnish
Combine Patrón Silver, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and lemonade in an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Island Spice (via Jose Cuervo)
- 2 oz. Jose Cuervo Especial Gold
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 5 oz. lime juice
- 5 oz. Agave
- 2 slices jalapeño
- Pineapple wedge
- Mint sprig
Lightly muddle the jalapeño in a shaker. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the shaker. Shake until chilled and strain over ice. Garnish with pineapple wedge and mint sprig.
Tequila Diablo Rojo (via BBC Good Food)
- 50ml tequila blanco
- 15ml lime juice
- 15ml sugar syrup
- 125-150ml ginger beer
- 1-2 tsp crème de cassis to finish
- 1 tsp pomegranate seeds to garnish
Add the tequila, lime and sugar syrup to a tall glass with ice and stir the ingredients gently to combine, before topping with ginger beer and stirring once more. Slowly pour the crème de cassis and garnish with a few pomegranate seeds dropped into the glass.
Watermelon Margarita (via Tesco Real Food)
- 500g pack frozen watermelon balls (or fresh, deseeded watermelon flesh)
- 100ml tequila
- 50ml triple sec
- 4 tsp icing sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth – it will be very thick and slushy but will gradually thin as the watermelon defrosts. Pour into a 1ltr bottle and chill for up to 1 day before serving. When ready to serve, thoroughly shake the bottle to mix then pour into glasses.
Tommy’s Margarita – 3 pack – RRP £19.50
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What’s your favourite tequila cocktail? Let us know by commenting down below or over on social media @UKMumstv!