Weekend Roundup: tequila signature cocktails for your south of the border style wedding reception
In my book, a wedding reception just isn’t a wedding reception without a few trendy alcoholic beverages. Why not spruce up your open bar with a few interesting signature beverages? This weekend’s Pinterest roundup includes a list of my favorite signature cocktails that include Tequila (my fave!). These would be perfect for a destination wedding somewhere south of the border.
And if you don’t like the names of a particular cocktail, but love the way it tastes, just change the name on your menu to reflect your wedding or personality. Heck, name it after yourself even! For example: Hurricane Liz, Blushing Bride, The Passed Out Groom, I could go on and on all day…
Bite of the Iguana (Trish’s favorite!)1 oz. tequila
3/4 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. vodka
1 3/4 oz. orange juice
1 3/4 oz. sour mix
splash 7-Up Shake and strain into martini or cocktail glass
Blue Lagoon Margarita1 1/4 oz. gold tequila
3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
splash Rose’s Lime Juice
pineapple juice to fill Shake with ice and strain over ice, add pineapple juice to fill
Caribbean Iced Tea1 oz. Admiral Nelson’s Vanilla Rum
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. gin
1 oz. gold tequila
1 oz. vodka Mix together and serve over ice. Garnish with fruit.
Champagne Rita4 oz. tequila
1 cup champagne
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
4 oz. limeade Mix in blender with ice.
Cactus Berry1 1/4 oz. tequila
1 oz. Triple Sec
1 1/4 oz. red wine
dash lime juice
splash lemon lime soda
3 1/4 oz. simple syrup
3 1/4 oz. lemon juice Shake with ice and pour into salted margarita glass.
Chapala1 1/2 oz. tequila
1 1/2 oz. orange juice
3/4 oz. lemon juice
dash orange flower water Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice filled hurricane glass. Garnish with orange blossoms, flowers, or fruit.
Chupa Cabra2 oz. white tequila
1/2 oz. campari
1/2 oz. lime juice
3/4 oz. grapefruit juice
q/w oz. simple syrup
dash bitters Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime or other fruit.
Flamingo Rita2 oz. tequila
1/2 cup sour mix
5 strawberries Blend with ice until frothy and pour into a tacky pink glass with a flamingo stir stick or straw.
HPNO-rita2 oz. HPNOTIQ
1 oz. white tequila
splash lime juice Shake well and pour over ice in a salted glass. Garnish with lime.
Hurricane Leah1/4 oz. tequila
1/4 oz. vodka
1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
1/4 oz. gin
1/4 oz. white rum
dash cherry brandy
3 oz. orange juice
3 oz. sour mix Build into an ice filled hurricane glass and stir and garnish.
Loco Lemonade1 1/2 oz. tequila
4 oz. lemonade
1 oz. grenadine
1/2 oz. lemon juice Build over ice and squeeze a lemon over top.
Lover’s Margarita1 oz. 1800 Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Agavero Tequila Liquer
splash lime juice Mix in shaker and pour over ice in salted margarita glass. Garnish with lime.
Mexican Peach1 oz. Patron Reposado
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz. margarita mix
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
slice of peach Salt the rim of glass. Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain over ice.
Paloma2 oz. tequila
splash of tonic water
1/2 oz. lime juice
grapefruit juice to fill Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail glass over ice and fill with grapefruit juice.
Tequila Matador1 1/2 oz. tequila
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. lime juice Shake with ice and strain into champagne flute.
Tequila Mockingbird1 1/2 oz. tequila
3/4 oz. green Creme de Menthe
1 oz. lime juice Shake with ice and strain, garnish with lime.
Tequila Pink1 1/2 oz. tequila
1 oz. vermouth
dash grenadine Shake with ice and strain. For photo credits and source links, please visit our Pinterest board.
And as always…
Photo by ME!