Tequila can be mixed with a wide variety of drinks, from mineral water to wines such as vermouth. Simply white tequila, fresh lime juice, and sparkling water for Ranch Water
Tequila is a versatile Mexican distillate. A good tequila can be drunk alone to be able to taste all the notes and it is also perfect to be enjoyed as a base in a wide variety of cocktails, in addition to the popular Margaritas.
Although reposado tequila can be used to make cocktails, this type of tequila is best enjoyed alone to taste all the notes that they have acquired during their rest time. Mixing with other drinks can distract from the flavor of the tequila.
White or silver tequila is ideal for cocktails. “Since it has very strong notes, it is not recommended to drink it alone, although it will depend on the palate of each person in particular,” says Casa Sauza.
Tequila can be mixed with many other drinks. We list the most popular:
1. mineral water
Mineral water is one of the favorite drinks to mix with tequila. It gives the drink a fresh fizz. All you need is white tequila, fresh lime juice and sparkling water to make Ranch Water.
For those looking for a slightly more bitter carbonated drink, tonic water is a good option to mix with tequila.
2. Grapefruit soda
If you like citrus and slightly bitter flavors, you can try tequila with grapefruit soda. One of the popular cocktails that contains both ingredients is the Paloma, which also adds a touch of lemon juice.
3. Pineapple juice
Tequila and pineapple juice are a great combination. The distillate and fresh pineapple juice give rise to a tropical drink with a fruity and slightly spicy flavor. This combination works with any variety of tequila.
4. Orange juice and orange liqueur
Tequila and orange juice are a good pairing. You can prepare cocktails like Tequila Sunrise and Tequila Screwdriver. According to Casa México, reposado tequila goes well with orange juice due to its vanilla notes.
5. Lemon juice
Lemon juice is an ingredient that goes perfectly with white tequila. Among the cocktails that you can enjoy with both ingredients are the Margarita and the Tequila Collins. Lemon juice can make drinks more bitter. “A good starting point is one part tequila to three parts lemonade.”
Tequila and different carbonated drinks make up a variety of popular mixes. Tequila doesn’t just go with grapefruit soda. Tequila with cola and a few drops of lime juice make up a popular drink in Mexico known as Charro Negro.
Tequila and vermouth can be combined in different ways, the results will depend on the types of tequila and vermouth used.
In a Martini that substitutes white tequila for vodka, dry vermouth or a semi-sweet white vermouth will produce a rounder, more velvety texture. “For a richer, spicier version of the Manhattan, mix a reposado or añejo with sweet vermouth.”