When I think of summer, I instantly think of tequila cocktails like margaritas, tequila Sunrise and more. So I decided to make a list of 7 of my favorite tequila summer cocktails.
I also have a list of the best tequila cocktails for all seasons, a few of the cocktails with overlap with this list but that is because tequila is indeed one of the best base drinks for summer cocktails.
In this list, I haven’t included the classic margarita because I like the fruitier versions a bit more but that is my taste, a classic margarita can be great in the summer but that should be no surprise to anyone and you can find a recipe for that on my site or everywhere on the internet since is one of the most popular cocktails.
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These cocktails are the best to make your summer that much better. When I think of tequila, two things come to my mind. Tequila shots at a party or tequila cocktails on a sunny day. These cocktails can also combine those two occasions, so why not have a tequila cocktail at a summer party?
Paloma is one of the best tequila summer drinks, especially for those who also love the grapefruit taste. You can use grapefruit soda or grapefruit juice, no one will judge you for how you like your Paloma. I like my cocktails a bit sweeter but I can see how a Classic Paloma can be easier to drink in the summer.
Margarita is one of the most classic tequila summer cocktails, but I have to admit that fruity versions are that much better, at least for me. Pomegranate Margarita is one of my favorite fruitier versions of margarita. You can use pomegranate syrup or juice to make this awesome cocktail, keep in mind that if you use syrup it will be pretty sweet.
Tequila Sunrise is one of the best highballs at the beach or a summer dinner. Tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, what can go wrong? This is quite a famous tequila cocktail, but that is for a good reason, it is that good. Enjoy a great Tequila Sunrise while watching the Sunrise, it might sound like a cliche, but it's a great feeling for sure.
Mexican Firing Squad is another great tequila summer drink that uses grenadine, you can clearly see that I like grenadine and quite a lot. But on top of that, this cocktail uses angostura bitter, another ingredient that can improve any cocktail. So if you see it on the menu, don't hesitate to order this great cocktail while you are on a vacation.
Ranch water works great in the summer but not as the other ones from this list. It is a more simple, lighter cocktail, it will not overwhelm you as a fruity margarita does. However, this cocktail might be a better drink choice besides a delicious dinner since it will let you focus on the food while still having a nice refreshing tequila drink.
Matador is a great summer tequila cocktail that works especially well at a restaurant to make sure you have an unforgettable evening. I would have a Matador after the food or well before the food, not at the same time since its taste can cover the food taste. So have a great dinner and then enjoy one or two Matador cocktails to make sure you have the best summer night.
I listed two fruity versions of margarita, but I know how many people love a strawberry margarita, I included so I had to include it in this list.
To be honest, I have a few more fruity margaritas that I like but this list would become a best X fruity margaritas rather than best tequila summer cocktails.
I know it wasn’t a very long list, but some of those long lists can become overwhelming and while you might have more choices it might actually be harder to choose one. I also have a best 10 summer cocktails list if you are not looking for a specific type of drink or this 7 best summer gin cocktails if you are a gin lover.
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