What's Your Favorite Tequila Drink?

October 21, 2013

We want to feature your favorite tequila drink in an upcoming Food52 promotion, brought to you by Patrón Tequila. Read on for details.

Margarita from Food52

When it comes to tequila drinks, it's easy to fall to the classics: who doesn't love a good Margarita or Paloma?

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But in typical Food52-style, we want to know your favorite original tequila drink -- and we want to feature it in an upcoming Food52 promotion.

So whether it's a riff on a classic -- Watermelon Paloma, anyone? -- or a completely new concept, upload a recipe for your favorite tequila drink, and then post the link in the comments by Friday. We'll choose one winning recipe to spotlight -- and the chosen contributor will receive a $50 Provisions credit. 


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Michael October 28, 2013
I infuse Patron silver with strawberries and jalepeno for 6 days. I muddle 17 mint leaves, cut limes and Slevia wih 3 oz of my infused tequila. I shake it wih ice in a martini shaker and pour into a low ball glass with ice. Fill it wih seltzer. It's a skinny tequila mojito! A strawberry-jalepeno tejito? Yum!
MWest October 24, 2013
Our spicy take on a Margarita (using Tequila Blanco, a classic homemade sour mix, and Gordy's Thai Basil Jalapeño brine):
MWest October 24, 2013
oops! sorry - had to edit recipe :(
Waiting O. October 22, 2013
"Respect Your Elders" contains 1.5 oz Silver Tequila (preferably Patron!), 1 oz St. Germaine, 1 oz fresh lime juice, 1/2 oz club soda, splash of Simple Syrup or Agave to taste, 2-4 mint sprigs, salt (optional)

Photos on Waiting on Martha here: http://waitingonmartha.com/martha-mixes-margaritas/
Full recipe featured here: http://issuu.com/sweetlemonmag/docs/issue10.final.singles/169?e=3628766/3836230

Big big hugs! xo @ Waiting on Martha
diana G. October 21, 2013
Basil margarita: 2 oz silver tequila, 2 oz fresh lime juice, 1 oz grand marnier, 5 leaves chopped basil and a dash of agave syrup
Monica October 21, 2013
This one is a mashup beteween a classic Mexican snack, Mangoneadas and a margarita. Grab 1.5 parts jalapeno-infused tequila, 1 part green lemon juice, 1 part mango juice (with pulp for some yummy bites), 1.5 parts triple sec, 1 tsp of sugar (more or less depending on your tooth), some ice, a shaker if you feel like moving, or a blender if that's your style. Salt on the rim is always a yes for me. Saludos!
Lost_in_NYC October 21, 2013
Blood orange or Jalapeno margaritas!
YetAnotherDave October 21, 2013
My favorite breakfast eye-opener is tequila and grapefruit juice. Simple, yet elegant. Should it be called a Grey-Chihuahua?
ann L. October 21, 2013
I'm not sure what it's called, possibly a Tijuana Mule:
I mix 4 oz tequila, juice of one lemon, one lime and one tangerine and pour over ice in two very chilled copper mugs and top with ginger beer, garnish with a lime wedge.
laurenlocally October 21, 2013
Yes please, Ann!
cjbollinger October 21, 2013
Margarrrrrrita! 3oz fresh lime juice, 2oz tequila, 1oz simple syrup and a dash of grand marnier!
Miss M. October 21, 2013
I really dig Bobby Flay's Mesa Fresca. A friend whipped up a pitcher (or 3) of these for a cookout a few years ago, and it was love at first sip.. and I normally can't stand grapefruit juice!
2 ounces tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2-ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Pinch salt
Splash lemon-lime soda (recommended: Sprite or 7-Up)

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Serve over the rocks in a Collins glass.
Maria October 21, 2013
My favorite Tequila cocktail is a variation of one of Mario Batali's "What I'm drinking now" columns in the 7/28/13 NYTimes magazine:

Peel one cold peach, chop roughly and muddle it with two mint leaves in an old-fashioned glass. Add two jiggers of tequila and the juice and zest from one lime. Pack the glass with crushed ice — all the way, like a snow cone — then fill with tonic, and dream of the state fair.