hero image left mobile hero image right mobile hero image left main hero image right main

The best Tequila Mixers for your next drink

We love tequila! We can't fault this incredible spirit - fun, versatile and delicious. But if you’ve got into a little bit of a tequila rut, we’ve got some recipes to share.

Quick history of tequila

First, let’s start with a history of tequila - don’t worry, it’s not boring!

The Consejo Regulador del Tequila licences five different kinds of tequila: blanco, joven, reposado, añejo, and extra añejo. Our recipes explore the best of the tequila family. What we recognise in Europe is blanco. Extra añejo often takes decades to age, just like brandy or whisky, and is savoured in the same way.

Tequila is:

  • Distilled from the blue agave
  • Clear - or golden - or amber!
  • Sweet, but spicy, with an earthy undertone.

Tequila isn’t:

  • Made from cactus - blue agave is a totally different kind of plant
  • The one with the worm in the bottle - that’s normally mezcal
  • Bound to give you a headache - you’re no more likely to get a hangover with tequila than any other spirit.

The best tequila mixers

So, what are the best mixers for this fascinating spirit? Some are classic, some are obvious and some might surprise you, but we’ve found the best mixers to make your tequila shine.


Most famous in the Paloma cocktail, grapefruit has just the right blend of sugar and citrus to make tequila sing.

Our version of this classic cocktail uses our Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit soda to pep up a Paloma

Paloma cocktail recipe

tequila pink paloma mixer

You'll need the following to make our Paloma cocktail recipe:

  • 50ml tequila blanco or joven
  • Lime juice
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda
  • Fresh lime
  • Pink grapefruit


Here is the process for making this delicious cocktail:

  1. Dip the rim of your glass in lime, then in pink salt before filling the glass with ice.
  2. Pour in your tequila. Squeeze in your fresh lime.
  3. Fill up with Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.

View our full perfect Paloma cocktail recipe here.

Agave Nectar

This one might be new to you, but believe us, it’s a winner. Agave nectar uses the same blue agave as tequila so these two are perfect companions. Discover the double power of the agave by making this Margarita variation.

Agave margarita recipe

To make our agave margarita recipe you'll need:

  • 60 ml tequila reposado
  • 50 ml fresh lime juice
  • 20 ml agave nectar
  • 20 ml Triple Sec
  • Rock salt


Here's the process for making an Agave Margarita cocktail:

  1. Dip your glass rim in the lime juice and then in the rock salt.
  2. Put the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and Triple Sec into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into the glass, top with ice and serve.


Orange is a great addition to tequila, the way to use it is within a Tequila Sunrise. This old school cocktail but it still holds up. Also, it’s an easy mix with an amazing look, which makes it the perfect prop for a selfie!

Tequila sunrise recipe

Grab the following ingredients to make this incredible cocktail:

  • 100 ml orange juice
  • 50 ml tequila blanco
  • 30 ml grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Orange slice


  1. Choose a tall glass and fill it with ice.
  2. Add the tequila and then the orange juice, but don’t mix.
  3. Slide the grenadine down the side of the glass and let it pool in the bottom to create a sunset.
  4. Garnish with the cherry and the orange slice.


No surprise that pineapple and tequila are an OG combination! They are the perfect twins in cocktail flavours. Our Piña Mule blends these two stand-out tastes with Double Dutch Ginger Beer to elevate this cocktail to epic levels.

Piña Mule recipe

Piña Mule recipe

The perfect way to experience pineapple with tequila is in a piña mule, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • 25ml tequila blanco
  • 90ml pineapple juice
  • 15ml lime juice
  • Double Dutch Ginger Beer
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh lime


Here's our process for the perfect Piña Mule:

  1. Pour your tequila into a mule mug.
  2. Add the pineapple and lime juices.
  3. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Fill the mule mug with plenty of ice.
  5. Top up with Double Dutch Ginger Beer and stir gently.
  6. Garnish with a pineapple chunk, a sprig of mint and a wedge of lime.

View our full Piña mule tequila cocktail here.

Tonic water

Mmm hmmm! This is our surprise entry but trust us, tequila and tonic is going to be your new fave. Tequila loves a little sparkle and tonic water adds a zing to the sweetness and deep mineral tones of the spirit.

Triple Tokyo recipe

Triple Tokyo recipe

A triple Tokyo in our opinion is one of the best ways to taste tonic water with tequila. Here are the ingredients you'll need to pick up:


  1. Pour the tequila, lime juice, sugar syrup and teach into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Fill a tumbler with ice and strain the cocktail into it.
  4. Top with Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water and two dashes of grapefruit bitters.

View our full Triple Tokyo recipe here.


Finally, and just for the sheer summer fun of it, watermelon juice with tequila. It makes a neon pink cocktail that is as summery as freckles and deck chairs.

Recipe for watermelon and tequila

Use the following ingredients to get the most out of combing watermelon and tequila:

  • 60 ml tequila joven
  • 100 ml fresh watermelon juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon
  • 1 watermelon wedge
  • Fresh mint


Follow the method below to for the best watermelon tequila combo:

  1. Juice and strain your watermelon.
  2. Pour the tequila into a tall, ice-filled glass and then squeeze in the lemon juice before topping with watermelon.
  3. Muddle, and garnish with a narrow curve of watermelon and a sprig of mint.

What do you think?

Tequila is one of our favourite spirits and we love making cocktails with. Whether you’re mixing tequila with tonic water or grapefruit, it creates a delicious combination. What else do you like to mix your tequila with?