Prepare them at home and fly with the flavors of agave in drinks.

When you think of tequila, you think of Margaritas, but tequila is much more than this cocktail. Perhaps drinking tequila shots now seems to be a little out of fashion. However, there is a new trend where this agave liquor is the special ingredient in cocktails.

People associate tequila with the atmosphere of vacations and the beach. Because of the confinement and pandemic, people want to evoke that freedom of enjoying under the sun rays on the sand.

So we will give five Mexican tequila-based cocktails that you can make at home so you can feel on your lips and in your body, the sensation of flying in open spaces, reminiscent of the music and festivity of the night.


This cocktail was created in one of the best bars in the world according to Drinks International Magazine, located in Tequila, Jalisco. It is a recipe created by Javier Delgado Corona in the 1950s.

It is a mixed drink composed of white tequila, lime, ice, black cola, and a salted rim.

It is served in a tall glass with lots of ice and frosted with coarse salt on the rims, to offer sweet and salty nuances when tasted.


  • 50 ml (milliliters) of white tequila
  • 10 ml of lime or lemon juice
  • Coarse salt
  • Slices of lime
  • Enough black cola
  • Ice


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and frost the rims with salt.
  2. Pour in the tequila and lime juice.
  3. Add the soda and mix with a long knife, Don Javier style.
  4. Garnish with lime slices.

This cocktail is also called Capilla in other bars or pubs, they replace the black cola with agave nectar with chunks of cilantro.

Tommy’s margarita

Tommy’s Margarita, created by Julio Bermejo in the early 1990s at Tommy’s Mexican restaurant in San Francisco.

It is created by shaking tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar with ice. It is usually served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Agave nectar is a sweetener made from the same plant that produces tequila.


  • 2 oz of tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice (approximately 1 lime)
  • ½ oz of agave nectar
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Vigorously shake ingredients over ice and strain into a cocktail glass or rocks. No garnish.

Serve straight up in a martini glass or over ice in a tumbler glass, no salt rim needed.

Ideal with foods that use corn and chiles: tacos, guacamole. You can also add a spoonful of chili sauce or fresh jalapeño and cilantro to this drink to make a spicy house cocktail.

Tequila old-fashioned

This is a cocktail that requires an aged tequila, it refers to tequilas with more than one year of aging. This drink wants to recreate the spirit of whiskey.


  • 60 ml of reposado tequila
  • 10 ml of pro-gave syrup
  • two dashes of orange bitters
  • two dashes of Angostura bitters

It is prepared with ice, stirred for 30 seconds, and served in a glass with ice or in a glass.


It is a delicious and fruity cocktail, ideal for vacations and summer days, made with tequila, triple sec, and lime or lemon juice. The tequila must be 100 percent agave.

It is prepared with lots of ice. It can be served in different glasses.


  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 75 parts lime juice.

Salt on the rim of the glass is an option.

The Paloma

It is an easy recipe to prepare with just a few ingredients. Its creation is attributed to Don Javier Delgado Corona, who ran a famous bar Capilla in the city of Tequila. Some believe it is named after La Paloma, a song popular in the early 1860s.


  • Optional: lime wedge (to wet the rim of the glass).
  • Optional: salt (for the rim of the glass)
  • 2 ounces of tequila (Blanco or reposado)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of lime juice (fresh; to taste)
  • 4 ounces of grapefruit soda

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