With National Tequila Day falling in the middle of the week this year (boo!), getting up for work the next day took priority over you and bae indulging in one too many shots of our favorite Mexican drink. Fortunately, work is over and that means there’s plenty of time to catch up on what you missed with a steamy date night, and spicy cocktails to go along with it.
These three cocktails full of flavor – and tequila – are sure to keep things hot between you and bae with each and every sip. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch on your next date night, whip up these tasty drinks and watch the sparks fly.
Raspberry Jalapeño Spicy Margarita
2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila
.75 oz Combier L'Original Liqueur D'Orange
1 oz Fresh lime juice
.75 oz Agave syrup
3-4 Fresh raspberries
2-3 Jalapeño slices
Salt the rim of a rocks glass. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1-2 fresh raspberries and 1-2 jalapeño slices. Add all other ingredients and shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Double strain into the salt-rimmed rocks glass. Decorate with 2 fresh raspberries and 1 jalapeño slice.
Photo Credit: Casa Tua Cucina
Love and Lust
1.5 oz Patrón Silver
2 oz Fresh watermelon juice
.15 oz Fresh lime
4 Fresh basil leaves
Fresh black pepper drops
Watermelon slice for garnish
Simple syrup to taste
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice.
Photo Credit: Patron Silver
2 oz Volcan de mi Tierra Blanco
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Grapefruit Szechuan Oleo Saccharum
Add ingredients to tin, shake/strain, top with soda, garnish with a lime wheel and a pinch of Tajin. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel/Tajin.