Tequila is a classic liquor to mix in with your summertime cocktails. Although it’s easy enough to just take it as a shot, tequila goes well with so many different flavors. This summer, try these cool and refreshing cocktails featuring this popular alcohol.
A Few Summertime Tequila Cocktails
Although many people would guess the most favored summer cocktail in Mexico would be the margarita, many argue it is in fact the Paloma. All you need for this drink is some tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, club soda, and sugar! You could also replace the club soda with grapefruit soda, as suggested in this recipe from New York Times Cooking. Palomas are simple to throw together in a large pitcher and share with your friends. Although this is completely optional, consider taking a lime and some salt to make a rim on each glass.
A tequila sunrise is not just a delicious and refreshing summertime cocktail—it looks amazing too! This bright cocktail stands out in clear glasses, and it only requires three ingredients: orange juice, grenadine, and, of course, tequila! Chef Geoffrey Zakarian from the Food Network recommends using an orange slice and a Maraschino cherry to garnish the top of the glass. You can find his recipe here and maybe get creative with your own garnish! Even if you’re just drinking in your backyard, a tequila sunrise will do the trick to make you think you’re right on the beach.
Glasses for Your Summertime Tequila Cocktails
So you have some idea of which cocktails you want to try, but you need something nice to serve them in! GlassblowerBen’s drinking accessories are perfect for your summertime tequila cocktails.
Bright cocktails, such as palomas and tequila sunrises, need to be admired, so be sure to serve them up in glasses that will do them justice. GlassblowerBen’s Flare glass has a distinct cone shape with a wide rim, perfect to dress up with salt for your margaritas. The clear glass allows you to show off the color of your drink, and you could even choose to stamp a custom message on the bottom to make this glass stand out to your guests even more.
Whether you’re mixing up the recommended Paloma or some mojitos (or any other drink!), a good mixing pitcher helps you create a great cocktail you can easily share with your family and friends. Ben’s Mixing Pitcher comes with a glass stick you can leave in to make sure your drink stays well blended throughout a long evening. The unique texture on the pitcher will match all your GlassblowerBen glasses, too!
Don’t wait to get your hands on the perfect glasses for your delicious summertime tequila cocktails! Buy one of Ben’s hand blown glasses today!