<p>Tequila is the "it girl" at the party right now! So toss that syrupy margarita mix and explore these craft cocktails and cool bites that celebrate the grown-up flavor of tequila instead of masking it.</p>
Hot, spicy, smoky ... no, I'm not referring to a nightclub from your party days! I'm talking about this Jalapeño Paloma that blends smoky mezcal, fiery jalapeño simple syrup, and refreshing grapefruit juice into a summertime cocktail that is not for the faint of heart.
No straw required to enjoy these boozy watermelon margarita bites. Watermelon rounds take a good long soak in a tequila marinade before being topped with salty cojita cheese and candied jalapeños. Every kid's favorite fruit is definitely all grown up.
This is what you need to be sipping as you unwind around the fire pit on a cool summer night. Coffee-flavored tequila is shaken with Irish cream and finished with a dollop of cinnamon whipped cream in this decadent drink that is one part cocktail, one part dessert, and two parts aah!
This cocktail is like the girl that everyone wants to talk to at the party. She's got depth, sweetness, and a definite edge thanks to jalapeño-infused tequila. Who wouldn't be lining up for a date with this chic and cool slushie?
You'll want to grab your towel and head to the tropics after one taste of this tequila delight. Pineapple juice and yellow chartreuse in this summery cocktail make you feel like you're sipping on sunshine. It tastes like a pina colada and a margarita got hitched.
Nothing juvenile about these icy orange juice treats infused with spicy tequila and grenadine. When the kids go running for the ice cream truck, you can head to the freezer and grab a cooling Popsicle that is the perfect indulgence for the 21+ crowd.
Stick a pin in this recipe for when the nights get cooler and you're looking for a comforting, zesty cocktail to sip while the sun sets. This combination of pumpkin, tequila, and spiced rum will warm you from the inside out as you kick back and enjoy those magical end-of-the-summer nights.