Tequila Cocktails Every Home Bartender Should Prepare  

For a unique twist on tequila, try blending it with orange juice and grenadine for a Tequila Sunrise or Cointreau and jalapeño peppers for a Spicy Margarita.   

Tequila is highly flexible, serving as the ideal alcoholic base for both sweet and savory cocktails.   

Here's how to prepare the best tequila cocktails, which are simple enough for home bartenders of all skill levels and will certainly please a crowd (or, at the very least, take the edge off of a particularly stressful work week).  

How can you improve on the most well-known, classic tequila cocktail? Add one jalapeño pepper.  

The Margarita is one of the most riffed-upon traditional cocktails, but at its foundation, it consists of blanco tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau orange liqueur.  

Don Angie's Italian Margarita in New York asks for reposado tequila and features fennel and blood oranges to represent Sicily.  

Lime, chilies, cilantro, and ginger distinguish this tequila cocktail from the rest.  

Ranch Water, a delicious concoction of tequila, fresh lime juice, and sparkling water, is a tequila highball claimed to have been originated by cattle ranchers in West Texas.  

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