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What to Mix with Tequila- 20 Best Mixers

Wondering what to mix with tequila to level up your cocktail game? I’ve got you covered!

You’ll find the best add-ins, from lime juice to vermouth, soda, or agave syrup.

What to Mix with Tequila- 20 Best Mixers featuring Boozy Refreshing Margarita Cocktail with Lime and Tequila with Salt Rim and Lime Wedge Garnishes
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Top Mixers for Tequila

You don’t have to be a pro to make a quality tequila cocktail. All you need is the proper mixer for the job.

Create a fresh and light concoction with club soda. Make tequila bold with creme de cassis. Or take the easy route with lemonade.

Curious novice or cocktail connoisseur, these tequila mixers will help you craft the ultimate libation.

1. Club Soda

A Glass of Club Soda with Ice and Garnished with Lime

You can’t have a well-stocked bar without club soda! It’s one of the most versatile cocktail mixers around.

Top off tequila with it for a thirst-quenching beverage. The bubbles make it delightfully fizzy and refreshing.

It’s a great sipper for something low-cal that’s not fruity. If you want to spruce it up, add a squeeze of citrus fruit.

2. Ginger Ale

A Glass of Ginger Ale and Ice Garnished with Lime and Lemon on a Wooden Table with Lime Slices and Fresh Ginger in the Background

Many people are familiar with ginger beer and tequila in a Mexican mule. But if it’s too strong or spicy, try ginger ale.

It’s a toned-down version that’s still plenty sweet, spiced, and effervescent. The ginger pairs well with the oaky notes of a reposado.

For a milder version, you can use Blanco tequila.

3. Pineapple Juice

Two Glasses of Pineapple Juice and Sliced Pineapple on a Table

Bring the islands to your humble abode with pineapple juice and tequila. These two are a quick cocktail fix.

But don’t underestimate the flavor.

The sweet tanginess of the juice is a complementary mixer. Especially if you want something drinkable that’s not too fruity.

Bonus points if you serve it with a pineapple wedge and tiki umbrella.

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4. Agave Syrup

Agave Syrup Poured into a Clear Glass Bowl on a Dish Cloth

Producers make agave syrup from a variety of agave species. One is blue agave (Agave tequiliana), where tequila comes from.

So, it only seems natural to mix the two!

Add it to tequila for a contemporary take on an Old Fashioned. Just be careful- it’s sweeter than sugar.

5. Orange Juice and Grenadine (Tequila Sunrise)

2 Glasses of Boozy Refreshing Tequila Sunrise Cocktail with Grenadine and Ice Garnished with Orange Slices o Wooden Table with Sliced Oranges

Nothing screams vacation like a tequila sunrise!

The layering of the drink looks like a sunset in paradise. If you’ve ever had one before, you know what I mean.

If not, grab that orange juice and grenadine and fix one up. Citrusy and sweet, it’s a radiating beverage that tastes like juice.

A word of caution- this drink sneaks up on you.

6. Triple Sec and Lime (Margarita)

Two Glasses of Boozy Refreshing Classic Margarita Cocktail with Salt and Lime Over Ice with Whole Lime and Cocktail Shaker on the Table Beside the Glasses

When the warm weather hits, you can catch me celebrating with a margarita. It’s the quintessential tequila cocktail.

But don’t you dare reach for the cloyingly sweet store-bought mix!

Tequila deserves only the best, freshest ingredients. Instead, make it from scratch with triple sec and lime juice.

7. Grapefruit Soda (Paloma)

Refreshing Boozy Tequila Grapefruit Paloma In a Tall Glass Over Ice with a Salted Rim Garnished with Fresh Grapefruit Slice on a Bamboo Tray with More Sliced Grapefruit Behind it

Want something a little fruity, fizzy, and fun? Reach for grapefruit soda.

It has the essence of citrus and the sweetness of soda. Combine it with tequila and tada! You have a Paloma.

This cocktail is a refreshing libation on a hot day. Plus, it’s easy.

8. Tomato Juice (Bloody Maria)

Tomato Juice Bloody Maria Garnished with Lime in a Martini Glass with Tomatoes, Limes, Peppercorns, and Rosemary in the Background

If you love a Bloody Mary, you have got to try a Bloody Maria. It’s very similar except there’s no vodka.

Instead, tequila and tomato juice are the backbone of this drink.

You can pull out all the stops with the fancy frilly toppings. Or keep things mellow and only add ice.

9. Creme de Cassis and Ginger (El Diablo)

Two El Diablo Cocktails Garnished with Lime Wedges

For something a little different, try El Diablo. This cocktail is not nearly as scary as it sounds. But it IS dark… and sinfully delicious.

The creme de cassis and ginger beer turn tequila into a bold drink. It’s sweet, zippy, and complex. And yet, well-balanced.

If you prefer ginger ale, that works too. Want a dazzling presentation? Float the creme de cassis on top!

10. Beer (Corona Sunrise)

Kick back and relax with a Corona sunrise. It has everything in a tequila sunrise with one addition- beer!

Corona is the Mexican beer of choice. Thanks to the crisp body and clear glass, it creates a striking drink.

Of course, you could keep it simple with just beer and tequila. Add a lime wedge and enjoy.

11. Vermouth

Glass Half Full of Vermouth Rosso with the Bottle Laying Beside the Glass

For a stiff drink, add vermouth. From about 15% to 18% ABV, this fortified wine has a kick.

It’s very aromatic and full of notes of herbs and spices. Combined with tequila, it’s a starting point for many different drinks.

A Spanish Harlem, tequila martini, or Mexican-style Manhattan- to name a few.

12. Flavored Soda

One Glass of Orange Soda Over Ice, One Glass of Lemon-Lime Soda Over Ice, and One Glass of Cola over Ice Sitting in a Trio on a Wooden Table

For a super quick cocktail, add flavored soda. Pour the tequila into a glass, then top it off with any type you like.

Lemon, lime, orange, coconut, you choose.

Jarritos Mexican soda offers lots of fun flavors, too. Hibiscus, guava, pineapple, mango, fruit punch- so many to try!

13. Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Club Soda (Tequila Collins)

A Tall Glass of Tequila Collins Garnish with  Lemon and Cherry

For a refreshing riff on the classic Tom Collins, try tequila Collins.

This cocktail ditches the gin for blanco tequila. Then mix it with lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda.

It’s a refreshing libation to wet your whistle. Also, it’s a fantastic alternative for those who aren’t big on the botanicals in gin.

14. Coca-Cola

A Glass of Coca Cola over Ice with a Coca Cola Glass Bottle Behind it and an Empty Coca Cola Can Next To It

Do you like mixing Coca-Cola with whiskey or rum? Then, try it as a mixer for aged tequila!

The caramel and vanilla notes complement the earthy, fruity sweetness of the hard liquor.

And the cola has so much flavor that you don’t need to add another mixer. Although, a twist of lime is a delicious enhancer.

For a sweeter version, use Mexican Coca-Cola.

15. Lemonade

Two Traditional Lemonades with Lemon Slices, Mint, and Ice in a Glass on a Stone Serving Tray with Metal Straws and More Mint and Lemon

For a leisurely afternoon sipper, top off tequila with lemonade. Sweet, tart, crisp, and smooth, it’s the ultimate refreshment for a lazy afternoon.

But why keep it all to yourself?

Fix it in a pitcher for a big-batch cocktail. Then, when the neighbors stop by, you can offer them a glass.

16. Sour Mix (Tequila Sour)

A Glass of Tequila Sour Garnished with Cherry and an Orange Slice on a Wooden Table in a Dark Room

Are you a fan of whiskey sours? Use tequila for a fun twist!

You get the tart and citrusy flavor you love from the mix. Plus, you get the bold kick of this hard liquor.

It’s a vibrant concoction you don’t want to miss.

17. Tonic Water

A Bottle of Tonic Water Pouring into a Glass with Ice and Lemon Slice and More Lemon in the Background and Some Blurry Greenery

Tonic water is bitter, botanical, and sweet, making it a fine mixer for tequila.

It has an effervescent mouthfeel like other carbonated beverages. And you don’t need to add much else to your drink.

Just add a twist of citrus fruit, and it’s time to drink.

18. Ginger Beer and Lime (Mexican Mule)

Mexican Mule Cocktail in Copper Mug Garnished with Half a Lime on a Wooden Table

There are many ways to doctor up a Moscow mule. And the Mexican version is one of my favorites.

The ginger beer tickles your taste buds with its strong punch. Lime juice is vital for imparting a bright flavor.

And the tequila? It holds its own while adding more depth and flavor.

19. Lime Juice

A Glass of Lime Juice and Fresh Limes in a Wooden Bowl on a Bamboo Mat

Quality tequila needs no sugary mixer to mask the smooth taste. Instead, enhance the flavor profile with lime juice.

Just a twist is all you need. It’s enough to give it a bright, zippy punch without distracting from the tequila.

If you want something with a bit more oomph, it’s a fantastic starting point, too.

20. Bloody Mary Mix

Bloody Mary Garnished with Celery and Lime Wedge over Ice On a Stone Slab with Peppercorns

Every brunch-goer is very familiar with the Bloody Mary. It’s the hair of the dog you need after a night of too much imbibing.

But did you know you can also use it with tequila? Swap it out for vodka, and you have one killer Bloody Maria.

Clear tequila is the closest replacement.

Although, I prefer an aged type like reposado. The smooth, oaky, more full-bodied notes won’t get lost in the mix.

What to Mix with Tequila- 20 Best Mixers

Want to know what to mix with tequila? From club soda to beer to fruit juice, there are many tasty options. Fruity, plain, or savory? Find what you like best!

Ingredients

  • Club Soda

  • Ginger Ale

  • Pineapple Juice

  • Agave Syrup

  • Orange Juice and Grenadine (Tequila Sunrise)

  • Triple Sec and Lime (Margarita)

  • Grapefruit Soda (Paloma)

  • Tomato Juice (Bloody Maria)

  • Creme de Cassis and Ginger (El Diablo)

  • Beer (Corona Sunrise)

  • Vermouth

  • Flavored Soda

  • Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Club Soda (Tequila Collins)

  • Coca-Cola

  • Lemonade

  • Sour Mix (Tequila Sour)

  • Tonic Water

  • Ginger Beer and Lime (Mexican Mule)

  • Lime Juice

  • Bloody Mary Mix

Instructions

  • Select your favorite tequila mix.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious tequila cocktail in 30 minutes or less!
What to Mix with Tequila

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