Here’s three tequilas, and five tequila cocktails that grabbed our attention

You guys like your tequila, right? We do too, and we love tequila in cocktails. Below, we’ve got three classic blanco tequilas, and we’ve also got five tequila cocktail recipes that caught our attention.

Dragon Eagle

• 60ml Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata
• 8 muddled curry leaves
• 20ml of toasted coconut syrup
• 20ml fresh lime juice
• 1 dash Angostura aromatic bitters
• 1 dash saline solution

Chuck it all in a shaker, shake for 8-10 seconds. Fine strain over ice in an Old Fashioned glass, garnish and serve.

Adapted from a recipe by James Connolly, Long Chim, Perth.


Thea Trinidad

  • 20ml Herradura Plata Tequila
  • 15ml Cocchi di Torino
  • 10ml of Noilly Prat dry 
  • 15ml of Campari
  • 5ml of clarified fresh pomegranate juice
  • 55ml filtered water 
  • CO2 

The entire cocktail is carbonated and served from the bottle. This gives a much more brighter, leaner and elegant characteristic to the Rosita cocktail. 

Recipe from Orlando Marzo, Lûmé, Melbourne.

Imperial Essence

  • 50ml Patron Silver
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 25ml mandarin oleo saccharum

  • 10ml manzanilla sherry 
  • Dash sugar syrup

Shake, strain into a coupe.

Garnish with a tight grapefruit twist on rim with kaffir leaf rubbed on glass and rested inside twist.

Adapted from a recipe by Harry Saunders, The Lobo Plantation. 

Vicious Virgin #2

  • 45ml blanco tequila
  • 7.5ml blue curaçao
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 20ml grapefruit juice
  • 15ml orgeat

Flash blend all ingredients and strain over ice.

Adapted from a recipe from Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, Sydney.

Strawberry Fields

  • 45ml Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata
  • 15ml Campari
  • 15ml Orgeat
  • 15ml Lime
  • 20ml Strawberry syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice in an Old Fashioned glass.

Adapted from a recipe by Elise Godwin, The Dominion League, Perth.

Three classic blanco tequilas

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata
This is 100% blue agave tequila. The agaves are cooked in an artisanal way, for between 36 and 40 hours. It has a fresh, crisp taste, with a nice white peppery bite to it, and is ideal for mixing with cocktails. island2island.

Herradura Plata
This iconic 100% agave tequila is rested in oak for 45 days, and has lifted aromas of fruit, cooked agave, oak and vanilla on the nose, which leads through to a slightly sweet, full-bodied palate Brown-Forman

Patron Tequila Silver
Grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, it is characterised by a lemon and white pepper aroma, buttery sweet and peppery flavours and smooth clean, elegant finish. SouthTrade

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