Gallery: 10 Awesome Tequila Cocktails To Make At Home

Vampira
Vampira

A Bloody Mary doesn't seem quite right for Cinco de Mayo, but this crisper, lighter version—made with Clamato, tequila, fresh lemon, hot sauce, and grapefruit soda—is just the thing.

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Cinnamon-Tamarind Margarita
Cinnamon-Tamarind Margarita

We developed this margarita recipe to bring out the rich tartness of tamarind. It's a little spicy, a little sour, and totally refreshing.

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Paloma Brava
Paloma Brava

Freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice upgrade the standard Paloma to something truly noteworthy.

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Santa Carla
Santa Carla

On a hot day, this tall lemony cooler is the first tequila cocktail we'd reach for.

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Tangerine Ginger Margarita
Tangerine Ginger Margarita

It's hard not to love this fruity cross between a Tequila Sunrise and a margarita. Pomegranate juice is the perfect foil for fresh ginger; we could go through a pitcherful mighty fast.

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In-Sandiary
In-Sandiary

The rim of the glass will burn a little, but the fresh watermelon cocktail within is as cool as can be.

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All The King's Men
All The King's Men

This rich, fruity, and complex highball is enhanced with Averna, ginger beer, and ruby port.

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Ruirita
Ruirita

Rhubarb bitters, Cynar, and orange flower water make this spin on a margarita intense, aromatic, and tasty.

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Siesta
Siesta

If you've got a thing for Campari, give this Katie Stipe creation a try. It's luxurious and intense, with a bit of tartness from fresh lime and grapefruit juice to balance it out.

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Decolletage
Decolletage

This Fernet-laced cocktail is fragrant and slightly mentholated, with hints of sweet orange and cinnamony spice.

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