Five tequila cocktails you need to know

Tequila's all grown up and making its way into cups you need to be drinking from


Prove you’re not a gringo and pay your respects to decent tequila with a side sipper of lime, fresh tomato and orange juices blitzed with onion and chillis.

Try it at... Los Amates

The 21st Century

Take this western 'tail South of the Border with silver tequila shaken down with Lillet Blanc, lemon juice and crème de cacao.

Try it at... 1806

The Paloma

Pride of Mexico, this tall fire-quenching glass of sexy is tequila floated with grapefruit soda (ask for Jarritos), served over ice with a salt rim.

Try it at... Kodiak Club

Tommy’s Margarita

Save yourself the mystery and throw your phone in the river now, then salt rim your glass, and fill her up with lime juice, agave syrup, and Don Julio tequila.

Try it at... EDV

The Bloody Maria

This Mexican-style Bloody Mary, is a chilli-tomato-tequila fuelled hussy who will slap the sense both into and out of you.

Find her at... Maya Tequila Bar

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First published on 26 Mar 2012. Updated on 24 Mar 2014.

By Gemima Cody   |  

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