Tequila is a Mexican distillate that you can enjoy neat or “straight” as well as in a wide variety of blended preparations, from the classic Margaritas to the very trendy seltzer drinks for those who are looking for a low alcohol content, less carbohydrates, calories and sugars.
By itself, tequila is a low-calorie drink, although the amount you drink and the other ingredients with which it is combined must be taken into account. Cocktails to which juices, tonics or syrups are added have a higher caloric content. There is also a variety of mixed tequila drinks that are light and refreshing. We share some options.
6 refreshing drinks with tequila
1. Ranch Water
To prepare this refreshing drink with popular tequila from Texas you only need three ingredientsPairing: white tequila, fresh lime juice and sparkling water.
Mix: 1.5 ounces of white tequila, 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice, 4 ounces of cold mineral water and garnish with 1 lime wedge.
2. Tequila Screwdriver
The screwdriver is a classic cocktail made with orange juice with a little vodka. In a variation of the recipe the Russian distillate is changed for the Mexican distillate. It is an easy and quick drink to prepare.
You only need to stir 1.5 ounces (45 ml of tequila) and 4 ounces of orange juice. Serve with ice and decorate with a slice of orange.
3. Pineapple Tequila Cocktail
This tequila cocktail with pineapple juice is ideal for summer. To prepare it you only need to mix 1.5 ounces of white tequila, 1/4 ounce of orange liqueur, 4 ounces of pineapple juice and a splash of lime juice. Serve in a glass with ice and decorate with a slice of pineapple.
Paloma is a popular tequila drink for which you just need to mix tequila with grapefruit soda, frosting the glass with salt and lemon. In this version of Paloma we add a little lemon juice to add a touch of acidity.
Cover the rim of the glass with salt, add ice, one ounce of white tequila, the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon, 4 ounces of grapefruit soda and stir. After tasting you can increase the amount of lemon juice if you wish.
To make the refreshing Collins tequila, it is recommended to use good quality tequila since its ingredients do not mask the flavor of the distillate.
You just need to mix one shot of tequila (1.5 ounces), one ounce of fresh lime juice and 1/2 ounce of agave nectar in a glass with ice. Top with 3 to 5 ounces of carbonated water and garnish with a lemon wedge.
If you don’t have agave nectar you can sweeten with a teaspoon of cane sugar or substitute another sweetener if you wish.
The tequila jar is a Mexican cocktail that is usually served in clay mugs, although of course you can also serve it in a glass. It is made with mostly fresh ingredients, such as lemon, lime and orange juice.
To prepare thecantarito you need to mix 1.5 ounces of tequila, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, 1/2 ounce of orange juice and 4 ounces of grapefruit soda. Serve in a glass with ice, with salt and chili on the edge.
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