Bartending: 6 Tasty Tequila Recipes - dummies

Bartending: 6 Tasty Tequila Recipes

By Ray Foley

It’s not hard to make that great tequila cocktail you had the other day. It looked fancy enough, but just follow these steps and you will be on your way to bartending excellence.


1-1/2 oz. Tequila

2 oz. Pineapple Juice

1 dash Rose’s Lime Juice


Shake the first three ingredients with crushed ice. Strain. Add a few drops of Grenadine.

Tequila Gimlet

1-1/2 oz. Tequila

1-1/2 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice

Blend Tequila and Lime Juice with crushed ice and pour into a glass. Garnish with a Lime Wheel or Green Cherry.

Tequila Julep

2 sprigs Fresh Mint

1 tsp. Superfine Sugar

1-1/4 oz. Tequila

Club Soda

Crush three Mint Leaves with Sugar in a chilled highball glass and fill with ice. Add Tequila and top with Club Soda. Garnish with a Mint Sprig.

Tequila Sunrise

1/2 oz. Grenadine

1-1/2 oz. Tequila

Orange Juice

Pour Grenadine into a tall glass first. Then add Tequila and fill with ice and Orange Juice. Garnish with an Orange Slice.

Tequila Teaser

1-1/2 oz. Tequila

1/2 oz. Cointreau

1-1/2 oz. Orange Juice

1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice

Pour ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice.


2 oz. Tequila

1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth

Stir Tequila and Vermouth with ice in a mixing glass until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a Lemon Twist.