Cocktail Recipes Using Tequila

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Suave AgaveThis week Tequila Don Julio hosted a delightful dinner party at the new Malmasion Restaurant, right at the waterfront in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC. We enjoyed an outstanding dinner presented by Chef Malcolm Mitchel, who incorporated Tequila Don Julio as an ingredient in the 3-course meal, while the Mixologist Andy Saymour prepared some spectacular drinks using Tequila DON JULIO as the main ingredient.

Tequila is famously made in the Mexican town of Tequila, in the State of Jalisco. The only alcoholic beverages than can be named “Tequila” are the ones made out of the Blue Agave (or, “Agave Azul”) grown in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Guanajuato and Tamaulipas. Tequila’s popularity is rapidly growing among connoisseurs from all over the world, and is becoming a favorite mixer drink in parties and social events in the United States.
As a conservative cook, sometimes I always go for the traditional foods and drinks. And with drinks using Tequila, I usually settle for a “Margarita” or “Tequila Sunrise”, but after tasting these delicious cocktails, I’m changing my mind.

Created by Mixologist Andy Seymour

  • 1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • 2 ounces Malbec Wine
  • 3/4 ounce Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Orange Wheel for Garnish
1. Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Malbec wine, pomegranate juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake vigorously and strain into a wine glass.
3. Garnish with an orange wheel.
Ideal Serving Glass:
Wine Glass
1 drink, no drink contains more than .6 fluid ounces of alcohol.

PUNCH DE LA CASAPunch de la casa
  • 3 1/3 bottles Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo
  • 1/3 liter Mezcal (Del Maguey Santo Domingo or Vida recommended)
  • 3 cups Strong Black Tea
  • 1 1/2 liters Water
  • 12 dashes Aromatic Bitters (Angostura Bitters recommended)
  • 5 cups Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 cups Clementine or Tangerine Juice
  • 2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 8 ounces Agave Nectar (or to taste)
*Oleo Sacrum 

*Peels of 4 lemons, 4 grapefruits muddled with 2 cups of sugar

1. Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl over a large block of ice.
2. Stir ingredients and serve.

Ideal Serving Glass:
Rocks Glass
60 servings, no individual drink contains more than .6 fluid ounces of alcohol

Do you know that the Distilled Spirits Council of The United States (DISCUS) has declared that the following Wednesday after Thanksgiving is the “National Tequila Day” in the USA? and that 80% of the Export Production of Tequila is consumed in USA and the 20% left is for the rest of the world. So America likes some Tequila!

Enjoy, and drink responsibly!



  1. What an interesting post about Tequila. Rick Bayless had a show on where Tequila comes from and how it's made. Very interesting Mely and that short piece on the following Wednesday after Thanksgiving being called being National Tequila Day. That is awesome and great to know. You know Mely that I will be headed down to my local huge liquor store where they discount everything and getting a bottle of Resposado and making myself a drink and I will definitely toast to you. Thank you for this awesome post. Happy Holidays amiga!

    1. Hello Gloria,

      The Suave Agave Cocktail is so easy to make and takes so good. I hope you try your reposado with this recipe.

      Happy Holidays to you too.


  2. Perfectly festive, Mely! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post. It's really early...but I'm thirsty now! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Oh, that punch sounds so good! Happy Tequila Day, Mely!

  4. I do love me my tequila! I'm generally pretty happy with a margarita, but these look really yummy.

  5. Mely, quiero las recetas!!!!!!!!


  6. All I can say is wow, looks good and tasty. Wanna try this tequila. Frozen cocktails


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