It’s Time for Tequila

Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, and its potent punch lends itself well to Christmas cocktails.

Try these recipes at your next holiday party. Get a good tequila from your local liquor store. The experts there can recommend a great one for each one of your cocktails.

TAMARIND MARGARITA

Shaken in ice in Martini glass or tumbler glass. Add:

  • 50 milliliters Tequila Blanco
  • 25 milliliters Lime juice
  • 25 milliliters El Yucateco Tamarind syrup
  • 5 milliliters agave syrup

CHIQUITITA

Dry shake in ice, double strain in Coupe Glass or martini glass. Add:

  • 40 milliliters Tequila Blanco
  • 20 milliliters Campari
  • 10 milliliters Coing liqueur
  • Two dashes Peychauds bitters
  • 20 milliliters lime juice
  • 20 milliliters grapefruit juice
  • 10 milliliters agave nectar
  • Garnish with orange peel.

LA PALOMA

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add:

  • 60 milliliters white tequila
  • 60 milliliters pink grapefruit juice
  • 30 milliliters lime juice
  • 10 milliliters sugar syrup

Pinch of salt. Stir and top up with soda water or fizzy grapefruit drink.

HIBISCUS MARGARITA

Shaken in ice. Add:

  • 50 milliliters Tequila Blanco
  • 25 milliliters lime juice
  • 25 milliliters El Yucateco Hibiscus syrup
  • 5 milliliters agave syrup

Serve in Martini glass or tumbler glass.

EL YUCATECO

Shaken in ice, double strain, in a Coupe Glass or martini glass.

  • 35 milliliters Tequila Reposado
  • 30 milliliters El Yucateco, Horchata concentrate
  • 20 milliliters Mezcal
  • 20 milliliters lime
  • 15 milliliters Passoa Egg white.

Passion fruit garnish.

LA GUERA

Shake on ice in a highball glass. Add:

  • 1 passion fruit squeezed
  • 25 milliliters lemon juice
  • 20 milliliters Vanilla syrup
  • 50 milliliters Herencia de Plata Reposado

Garnish half passion fruit and mint.

TEQUILA SUNRISE

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add:

  • 50 milliliters white tequila
  • 90 milliliters fresh orange juice.
  • Do not stir. 10 milliliters grenadine

The grenadine should sink to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.

COSMOPOLITANO

Shake on ice. Add:

  • 50 milliliters Tequila Blanco
  • 25 milliliters Contreau
  • 20 milliliters El Yucateco Hibiscus syrup
  • 15 milliliters lime juice

Serve in Coupe Glass or martini glass with orange peel garnish.

GUAVA MARGARITA

Shake on ice. Add:

  • 50 milliliters Tequila Blanco
  • 25 milliliters lime juice
  • 25 milliliters guava syrup
  • 5 milliliters agave syrup

Serve in a martini glass or tumbler glass.