Cocktails with agave spirits also called mezcal and tequila cocktails. These cocktails have one thing in common if you ask me – they love to be paired with fruit.
Tequila cocktails with fruit you say ? Yes I have provided four delicious cocktails below, using agave spirits and fruit, these cocktails is full of summer vibes and perfect to enjoy anytime on a sunny day, or when you’re in the mood for a delicious and refreshing cocktail with tequila (agave) that is fresh, fruity and full of summer vibes.
Try them out – you won’t regret it !
If you haven’t tried mezcal before, it can be a little overwhelming spirit. The smoked agave taste is distinctive, and because of that I like to pair mezcal and tequila when I use mezcal in my cocktails, to get the best of both spirits, and because I think it gives the best balance most of the time.
Cheers & Enjoy!
Refreshing tequila cocktails – recipes
Blood & ginger
35 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Mezcal 25 ml Fresh organic lime juice 12.5 ml Blood orange syrup Ginger beer
Method: Shake with ice (except ginger beer). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with ginger beer Garnish: Sprig of mint, lime peel and a metal straw
25 ml Mezcal 25 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Pink peppercorn syrup 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 20 ml Fresh organic grapefruit juice Pinch smoked salt
Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit and pink pepper corns
20 ml Mezcal 20 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Gomme syrup Fresh watermelon
Method: Add watermelon to a shaker and muddle (I used around 3 table spoons in dices). Add all other ingredients. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Watermelon and lime peel
Grapefruit & agave
30 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Mezcal 15 ml Grapefruit liqueur 15 ml Fresh organic lime juice Grapefruit tonic
Method: Shake with ice (except grapefruit tonic). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with grapefruit tonic Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, flower and a glass straw
This cocktail is a real crowd pleaser, and a delicious cocktail you can’t go wrong with.
Bramble is a IBA official cocktail, under the category “new era drinks” created by Dick Bradsell in London, in 1984. The name of the cocktail designated from blackberry bushes called brambles, and the original recipe calls for using creme de mure – a blackberry liqueur.
You can use any type of red berry liqueur, instead of creme de mure, to make your own twists, depending on what you prefer. Whether it’s currant, casis, raspberry, strawberry or any other type of liqueur, I’m pretty sure you will end up with a cocktail you’ll find delicious.
I have made some new takes on a bramble which I hope you like, and hopefully make for yourself.
You’ll find recipes and pictures below.
IBA official Bramble cocktail recipe
50 ml gin
25 ml lemon juice
12.5 ml simple syrup
15 ml creme de mure
50 ml Gin mediterannean 30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 10 ml Grapefruit liqueur 10 ml Creme de mure 10 ml Maraschino Dash grapefruit bitters
Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary
60 ml Gin 30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 20 ml Creme de mure 15 ml Gomme 15 ml Aperol Egg white organic
Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Lemon peel
50 ml Apple gin 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 25 ml Simple syrup 10 ml Aperol 15 ml Creme de mure (floated)
Method: Shake with crushed ice (except creme de mure) and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice and float with creme de mure Garnish: Sprig of rosemary, blackberries and apple
50 ml Gin 20 ml Limoncello 20 ml Creme de mure (floated) 15 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
Method: Shake with ice (except creme de mure) and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with creme de mure Garnish: Lemon peel and lemon balm
50 ml Apple gin 20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Pommeau 15 ml Currant liqueur (floated) 1 Bar spoon green apple syrup
Method: Shake with ice (except currant liqueur) and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with currant liqueur Garnish: Dehydrated apple and a cocktail pick
40 ml Gin midsummer solstice 20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Rose petal liqueur 15 ml Creme de mure (floated) Cucumber
Method: Muddle cucumber. Shake with ice (except creme de mure) and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with creme de mure Garnish: Cucumber and flower