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Cocktails

Stirred, With Tequila

October 18, 2022

Story: Punch Staff

photo: Lizzie Munro

Cocktails

Stirred, With Tequila

October 18, 2022

Story: Punch Staff

photo: Lizzie Munro

Beyond the shaken classics, tequila adds earthy and herbaceous dimension to a variety of drinks.

While tequila serves as the base for shaken summer staples like Margaritas and Palomas, the agave spirit tends to be overlooked when it comes to stirred cocktails outside the warmer months. But from smoky Boulevardier riffs to wholly original Champagne-topped cocktails, tequila adds earthy and herbaceous dimension to a variety of stirred drinks that are craveable all year round.

Here are 12 of our favorite stirred recipes that showcase a different side of tequila.

Noche Triste
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Noche Triste

A bold cocktail featuring tequila, sherry and Gran Classico Bitter.

Stone Raft Spicy Tequila Drink Recipe
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Stone Raft

A spicy, savory take on the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned.

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Down By Law 

The White Negroni gets a modern update.

Dale DeGroff Champagne Cocktail Recipe
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Big Spender

A tequila-based cocktail with an extravagant rosé Champagne topper.

golden horseshoe tiki cocktail recipe
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Golden Horseshoe

Savory components like thyme liqueur and saline complement tequila and Galliano.

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Thou Shall Not Be Named

An agave spin on the Boulevardier.

Golden Phone Cocktail Recipe
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Golden Phone

A stirred riff on the 21st Century with tequila, yellow Chartreuse and crème de cacao.

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Rosita

This softer riff subs smoky tequila for mezcal and Aperol for Campari.

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Padua Paloma

A Paloma by way of Italy.

Modern Grasshopper Drink Recipe
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El Chapulín

While most Grasshoppers showcase brandy, this stirred, boozy variation showcases tequila instead.

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Latin Trifecta

A strong and savory trio of sherry, tequila and Cynar.

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Mexico, ME

A tequila Old-Fashioned spiked with mezcal and coffee-flavored brandy.

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