What to mix with tequila? There are loads of great mixers for this spirit that make stellar 2 ingredient tequila drinks.
What to mix with tequila? Here’s news: tequila’s not just for margarita recipes! Sure, the margarita and its myriad of variations are wildly popular. But this spirit is just as easy to mix into carefree, cheap and easy 2 ingredient drinks. In fact, there’s a whole list of good tequila mixers that take your bottle from 0 to cocktail in no time.
And now…what to mix with tequila: 2 ingredient drinks!
What to mix with tequila? Tonic water! Love a good G&T? Swap out the gin for tequila, and you’ve got the tequila tonic. This 2 ingredient drink is tart and bubbly, with just the right bite from the tequila. Cousin to the Tequila Soda, it uses tonic water for an intriguing sweetness and light bitter note on the finish.
Ingredients: Tequila and tonic water
The most famous 2 ingredient tequila drink? The Paloma! This classic Mexican cocktail is just two ingredients: tequila and grapefruit soda. Substitute it for the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and sparkling water in our fresh spin on this recipe.
What to mix with tequila? Club soda! This refreshing 2 ingredient tequila drink is so easy, you only need 1 minute. Yes, it really is that simple: meet the Tequila Soda! Cousin of the Vodka Soda, this drink pairs tequila and soda water for a refreshing, bubbly highball cocktail.
Tip: Add lime to make it a Ranch Water!
Ingredients: Tequila and club soda
Why mix tequila with pineapple juice? Well, it’s just that good! Pineapple juice is a stellar tequila mixer because of its aggressive sweet tart flavor. It holds up perfectly to the tequila, which adds a spicy bite to the finish of each sip.
Here's another great tequila mixer: cola! There’s something decidedly intriguing about the earthy, fruity flavor of tequila combined with the caramel flavor of cola. It gives vibes of drinking a margarita and a rum and coke at the same time!
Ingredients: Tequila and cola
What to mix with tequila? Ginger ale! Ginger beer is often mixed with tequila and lime in a Mexican Mule, but Tequila and Ginger Ale is something altogether different. The sweet, delicately bubbly ale makes a surprisingly tasty pair with the oaky and vanilla notes of tequila reposado.
Ingredients: Tequila and ginger alle
Got orange juice? Got tequila? Let’s make a Tequila Screwdriver! The Screwdriver is one of the easiest cocktails there is, ideal for afternoon drinks or brunch. Swapping out vodka for tequila makes a totally different drink.
Tip: Add grenadine to make the popular Tequila Sunrise!
Ingredients: Tequila and orange juice
What to mix with tequila? Try lemonade! You may have heard of Vodka Lemonade, but Tequila Lemonade is even better (in our opinion). It comes out fresh and sweet tart, and easy to drink with a little tequila zing on the finish.
Ingredients: Tequila and lemonade
Sour mix makes a great mixer for tequila, turning it into a Tequila Sour! Of course, we prefer our sours homemade, so head over to this recipe to make it with fresh citrus. If you're using sour mix, combine 2 ounces tequila with 1 ½ to 2 ounces sour mix. Try our Homemade Sour Mix for a super zingy flavor.
Ingredients: Tequila and sour mix
Last up in what to mix with tequila? Bloody Mary Mix! Vodka can often get lost in a cocktail, but tequila comes out with a strong finish. The Maria is Mary’s better half! Use 4 ounces Bloody Mary mix with 1 ½ ounces of tequila. Or, try our homemade recipe below!
More tequila mixers
Need more ideas outside of 2 ingredient tequila cocktails? Increase your number of ingredients and you’ve got some great iconic tequila drinks:
- Add ginger beer and lime for a Mexican Mule
- Mix in Cointreau and lime for a Margarita (of course!)
- Add grenadine and orange juice for a Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Tonic (& Best Tequila Mixers!)
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
Tequila and tonic is a fun spin on the G&T! Swap in tequila for a zingy, bubbly cocktail that everyone will love.
- 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) tequila
- 4 ounces (½ cup) tonic water
- For serving: Lime wedges, ice
- Fill a glass with ice. Add the tequila and squeeze in the lime wedges (if using).
Pour in the tonic water. Serve with additional lime wedges.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stirred
- Cuisine: Cocktails
- Diet: Vegan
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More cocktail ideas
We’ve got lots more drink ideas outside of what to mix with tequila! Here are some more top drinks to try:
- Want vodka mixers instead? Go to What to Mix with Vodka (2 Ingredient Drinks!)
- Try our top Easy Mixed Drinks and Cheap Drinks to Try Now
- Grab all our favorite 10 Top Tequila Cocktails
- Browse this master list of all the Popular Homemade Margarita Recipes
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