8 Chill Tequila Cocktails That Aren’t Margaritas

In celebration of the upcoming festivities – aka National Margarita Day – this February 22nd, we will be drinking all types of tequila cocktails, because in our minds it is always margarita day.

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  • 1 part Sauza Cucumber Chili
  • 3 parts Lemon Lime Soda

Starting off strong with this spicy mix, we can’t wait for you to try our top Mexican-influenced refresher by Sauza.

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  • 1 1/2 oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
  • 2 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • Splash of Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Salt Rim (optional)
  • 1 Lime Slice

A sweet twist on the traditional Paloma, this grapefruit and Reposado concoction is golden.

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  • 1 1/2 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 oz  Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Fresh Mint, muddled
  • 1 Fresh Lime, cut into small pieces
  • 1 oz Club Soda
  • 1 Sprig Mint

Mojito with tequila? I mean why not.

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  • 1 1/4 oz Don Julio Añejo Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash Cocktail Bitters
  • 1 Orange Twist

A strong tequila Manhattan is all we need at the end of a long day, am I right?

Charo’s Kick 

  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Lemon
  • Orgeat (a sweet almond-based syrup)

Served at Faro, this Mexican agave twist on the Cameron’s Kick whiskey cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book released in 1930 by Harry Craddock. Sweet and sour like no other, this drink is a unique and pleasant surprise.

Up In Smoke

  • Lunazul Reposado Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Maraschino
  • Orange blossom
  • Egg white
  • Crème de menthe
  • Lemon
  • Simple syrup

Served at the hip restaurant/bar/movie theater, Syndicated, this cocktail takes its name from the world of film and pays homage to Cheech & Chong.

At Midnite

  • 1 oz Patrón XO Cafe
  • 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 8 Fresh Blackberries
  • Pinch of Turmeric
  • Sparkling Water
  • White Rose Petal for garnish

Ann odd but incredible mix, this blackberry and coffee drink by Patron is a late night crowd-pleaser.


  • 1 oz Patrón Reposado
  • 2 oz Spice-Infused Tomato Juice
  • 0.5 oz Jalapeño Olive Juice

Bloody Mary! Duh.