3 Ways to Have Your Tequila

Tequila is a type of alcoholic drink distilled from the blue agave plant found in Mexico. It has a very sharp, woody taste, with some people experiencing a burning sensation when swallowed. We’ve round up the three best ways to taste your tequila and drink it too!

1)    MARGARITA COCKTAIL

Ingredients

  • 1/2-1 shot (13g) silver tequila
  • 1/2-1 shot (13g) orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • Fresh lime juice to taste, squeezed
  • Splash simple syrup
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 fresh mint leaf, for garnish

*Special equipment needed: cocktail shaker, citrus squeezer, salted rocks, glass strainer

Method

  1.     Combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  2.     Shake until cold, and strain into a chilled, salt-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with mint, and serve.

 

2) TEQUILA SUNRISE

Ingredients

  • 1 shot (13g) tequila
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2-1 shot (13g) grenadine syrup
  • 1 slice orange, for garnish
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Method

  1.     Add all ingredients to the cocktail glass of your choice and garnish with orange slice.

 

3) SHOT!

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Tequila
  • Lemon, sliced

Method

In 3 quick steps you LICK, SIP, SUCK!

  1.     Sprinkle a dash of salt on the back of your hand between your thumb and index finger. Lick the salt off your hand.
  2.     Quickly throw back the tequila shot from the glass, aiming to swallow in one go.
  3.     Pick up the slice of lemon and suck the juice.