Tasty Tequila Drinks That Aren’t Margaritas

If you love tequila, there’s a good chance you are tired of margaritas. Truthfully, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a margarita, but tequila is so much more versatile than that. You are really missing out if they are the limit of your tequila drinks. The next time  you need to satisfy your itch for tequila, try one of these outrageous cocktails instead. Your taste buds will thank you.


Juan Collins

The Juan Collins is the perfect drink to make if you are looking to showcase a fine tequila. All you need for this drink is a touch of club soda, a sprinkle of sugar and a splash of lemon juice. Simplicity at its best.


Strawberry-Balsamic Tequila Sour 

Move over whiskey sours and make room for this twisty take on it. The strawberries give this drink a sweeter taste than your usual sour drink, but it is perfectly balanced with an ingredient not common in most drinks, balsamic vinegar. Add a little tequila to the mix, and you have a piece of heaven on earth.


Cucumber-Tequila Cooler

This delicious and pretty beverage gets its unique color from two special ingredients: cucumber and celery. These two ingredients get muddled together and then mixed with tequila, lime juice and agave nectar to create a refreshing libation that  is the perfect cocktail for a steamy summer day.



The name of this drink is fun to say, but it is even more enjoyable to sip. Plus, it is super-easy to put together. All you need is a little tequila (or a lot) and grapefruit or lemon-lime soda, so it is perfect for a party or to make just a single drink to enjoy yourself.



This tasty drink is aptly named, because as soon as you see someone else drinking it, you will want it for yourself. The pale blue color is nothing short of hypnotizing, and the taste will absolutely blow you away. Its presentation is flawless in a cocktail or martini glass. This is a drink you just have to try.


Brave Bull

If fruity drinks are just not your style, you can still enjoy a delicious tequila-based cocktail. The Brave Bull pushes the sweetness of fruit flavors aside in favor of coffee. If you like a traditional Black Russian then you will love this drink, as all it does is swap out the vodka with tequila. Once you have one, you’ll never go back.


Although you can easily make any of these fantastic libations at home, why not let someone else do the work for you? Come visit The Gibson and ask one of our helpful bartenders to mix one up for you.