5 Tequila Cocktails To Make That Aren't Margaritas

Put the lime & salt down - we're mixing things up

Margaritas are great. We love 'em. Can't get enough. But sometimes when that tequila craving hits, we like to take the untrodden path and get a little inventive with our cocktails...

Añejo Manhattan

A tequila as smooth and suave as Casamigos deserves a cocktail to match. This Manhattan uses Casamigos Añejo, aged for 14 months in premium American white oak barrels. It has a gentle hint of spice and vanilla, making it the perfect whisky substitute for this riff on the classic cocktail. 

Hibiscus Sour

Sometimes all ya need to perk you up are some pretty flowers and a bad-ass tequila. This cocktail combines both. With its pretty pink hue and floral sweetener, you'd be forgiven for underestimating this one, but with the double measure of Ocho Blanco, it's got a hit that'll knock your petals off ya.

Paloma Negra

This recipe by the Mr Black squad takes the classic fruity Paloma and puts a caffeinated rocket up it. It uses El Rayo Plata as its agave base, which is then topped with Mr Black Coffee Liqueur for a bittersweet hit. If you wanna make it even more impressive, add your Mr Black at the end and let it float on the top to create a sunset in a glass.

Mijenta Summer In Arandas

Whether you're trying to cool down from a UK heatwave or you're desperately seeking the vibes of Mexican summer, this refreshingly sweet and fruity cocktail using artisanal blanco tequila from Mijenta is the answer.

Reposado Old Fashioned

An Old Fashioned is one of the most popular cocktails in the game, but we bet you've never given it a chance with tequila. The reposado from Panchos Datos has a caramelised oaky spice to it that means it bangs in this classic serve.