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7 Simple Tequila Cocktails You Can Make Right Now

Published On 07/14/2015 Published On 07/14/2015
Tequila Cocktails
Anthony Humphreys/Thrillist
Anthony Humphreys/Thrillist

Cucumber Lemon

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Lunazul Blanco
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 5 slices cucumber

Directions:

  • Muddle cucumber in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.
  • Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into rocks glass with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a cucumber slice.
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Blackberry Lime

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Lunazul Blanco
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 5 blackberries

Directions:

  • Muddle blackberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.
  • Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into rocks glass with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with 3 blackberries.
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Grapefruit-Campari Collins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Lunazul Reposado
  • ½ ounce Campari
  • ¾ ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¼ ounce light agave syrup
  • 2 ounces club soda

Directions:

  • To make agave syrup: Dissolve 1 part light agave in 1 part boiling water.
  • Combine all ingredients except club soda in cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously and strain into Collins glass with fresh ice.
  • Add club soda.
  • Garnish with grapefruit slice.
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Basil-Jalapeño

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Lunazul Reposado
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce light agave syrup
  • 1 thin slice jalapeño (for mild) - 3 slices (for spicy)
  • 5 basil leaves

Directions:

  • To make agave syrup: Dissolve 1 part light agave in 1 part boiling water.
  • Muddle jalapeño in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.
  • Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into rocks glass with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with jalapeño slices and a basil sprig.
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Cynar Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Lunazul Añejo
  • 3/4 ounce Cynar
  • 1/4 ounce light agave syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions:

  • To make agave syrup: Dissolve 1 part light agave in 1 part boiling water.
  • Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir until well-chilled.
  • Strain into rocks glass with ice.
  • Garnish with an expressed grapefruit peel.
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Añejo Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Lunazul Añejo
  • 1/4 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash chocolate bitters

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir until well-chilled.
  • Strain into rocks glass with ice.
  • Garnish with an expressed orange peel.
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Peach & Primero

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Lunazul Primero
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce honey syrup
  • ½ small peach

Directions:

  • To make honey syrup: Dissolve 1 part honey in 1 part boiling water.
  • Muddle peach in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into rocks glass allowing peach pulp to pass through over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a peach slice.