15+ Tequila Recipes for All Hours of the Day

Great news: It's just as fun to eat tequila as it is to drink it! These recipes incorporate this boozy beverage in mains, apps, and cocktails—lots of cocktails. Give 'em a shot!
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Blood Orange Tequila Sunrise

Blood Orange Tequila Sunrise

Up and at 'em, party people. You'll enjoy mornings a lot more with this super-sippable cocktail made with fresh blood orange juice. 

Recipe: Try our Blood Orange Tequila Sunrise

Rachael Ray's Baked Chilaquiles with Tipsy Tequila Shrimp

baked chilaquiles with shrimp

At their most basic, the classic Mexican food chilaquiles are fried corn tortillas smothered in salsa and topped with plenty of cheese. Rach's twist includes loads of other fixin's including corn, sour cream, avocado, and tequila shrimp.

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Baked Chilaquiles with Tipsy Tequila Shrimp 

Blackberry Tequila Cooler

blackberry tequila cooler

Mint. Tequila. Blackberries. Wine. This refreshing drink was made for summer. 

Recipe: Try our Blackberry Tequila Cooler

Pineapple-Lime Cooler

Pineapple-Lime Cooler

The tequila in these tropical drinks is optional, so you could make them without to share with the whole fam. Or you could just make them for yourself. The choice is yours. 

Recipe: Try our Pineapple-Lime Cooler

Grilled Margarita

grilled margarita

You only need three ingredients—honey, lemons, and tequila—to make these sweet-and-sour margs. Don't let the size of ingredients fool you, though. Grilled lemons give margs a whole new flavor. 

Recipe: Try our Grilled Margaritas

Tequila Spritz Guacamole

basic guacamole

Say hello to your new favorite party dip. Guy Fieri likes serving his guac with corn, black beans, and tequila. Who are we to disagree?

Recipe: Try Guy Fieri's Tequila Spritz Guacamole

Bloody Maria

bloody maria

Meet Bloody Mary's sister, the Bloody Maria. This drink gets a fruity twist with mango-infused tequila, and as a bonus, it calls for Bloody Mary mix, which means you can finish prepping and start drinking sooner. 

Recipe: Try our Bloody Maria

Tequila Daiquiri

tequila daiquri

Daiquiri's aren't just summer beverages. Add in apple juice, fall-spice simple syrup and a nice pour of tequila for an autumn beverage you'll want to drink year-round. 

Recipe: Try our Tequila Daiquiri 

Orange Margarita Gelatin Wedges

orange margarita gelatin wedges

If you've got a tailgate coming up, make sure these are part of the menu. They're shots but cuter (and tastier!)

Recipe: Try our Orange Margarita Gelatin Wedges

Watermelon Agua Fresca

watermelon agua fresca

Okay, it's not completely fresca. We threw some tequila and triple sec in with the fresh watermelon and lime.

Recipe: Try our Watermelon Agua Fresca

Maracuya Sunrise

maracuy sunrise

If our tequila sunrise wasn't enough motivation to get out of bed, maybe our Maracuya Sunrise will be. Allll the fruity juices—we're talking passionfruit, pear, orange, lime, and cranberry—combine with a habanero-infused tequila for a fresh, spicy start to your day. 

Recipe: Try our Maracuya Sunrise

Shrimp, Mexican Chorizo & Pineapple Tacos with Tequila & Lime

shrimp mexican chorizo pineapple tacos with tequila lime

All ingredients for the filling get sautéed together and combined with two shots of tequila and fresh lime juice, so you can rest assured you'll get plenty of that tangy boozy flavor in every bite. 

Recipe: Try our Shrimp, Mexican Chorizo & Pineapple Tacos with Tequila & Lime

Mezcalita

mezcalita

Three types of liquor—including smoky mezcal and tequila—along with with cranberry and lime juice make this a perfect drink any time of year. Smoked salt on the rim is like the *cranberry* on top. 

Recipe: Try our Mezcalita

Oh, Clementine

oh clementine

Make this your go-to cold weather cocktail. Tangy oranges, warm cinnamon-infused tequila, and fall carrots combine for a colorful, flavorful bev.

Recipe: Try our Oh, Clementine

Grapefruit & Tequila Guacamole

Grapefruit & Tequila Guac

Another tipsy take on guacamole, this time with grapefruit for a tart, colorful twist. 

Recipe: Try our Grapefruit & Tequila Guacamole

Sparkling Tequila Gimlet

sparkling tequila gimlet

We left the gin out of this classic cocktail and traded in some tequila and chilled Prosecco. The results are dazzling. 

Recipe: Try our Sparkling Tequila Gimlet

Charred-arita

Charred-arita

Give the traditional marg the grill treatment! On your next camping trip (or at-home campfire), grill sliced limes on a grate or cast-iron skillet, then squeeze that smoky juice into the drink. Serve it in a mason jar for an added rustic-chic vibe.

Recipe: Try our Charred-arita

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