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So Cinco de Mayo has come and gone, you still have a little tequila left on your hands, but you’re all margarita’d out?

No problem.

Sometimes you just need to shake things up a bit. If you’ve got an ache to shake, try these tequila-enhanced cocktails that go beyond the traditional margarita …


Tequila Cosmo

1 oz. tequila
1 oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. orange flavored liqueur
¼ oz. fresh lime juice 

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of orange.


La Paloma

1.5 oz. tequila
grapefruit soda (not juice)
½ oz. fresh lime juice

  1. Pour all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.


 Tequila Mojito

1.5 oz. tequila
2 fresh sprigs of mint leaves
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup 

  1. Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and lime juice in a mixing glass. Pour in tequila and shake over cracked ice.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Add a splash of soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.