Two glasses of Paloma cocktails

4 Easy Tequila Drinks to Make at Home

Tequila is one of the most popular spirits in America. Last year, sales of tequila and mezcal grew at the second-largest pace in the entire spirit industry (behind only pre-mixed cocktails).1

With all that tequila flying off the shelves, you should be prepared with some go-to recipes for easy tequila drinks you can make at your next get-together. Thankfully tequila mixes easily with many ingredients, and when you add in the smokier mezcal option, you have plenty of cocktails to choose from. So, let’s look at 4 easy drinks to make with tequila that you can enjoy yourself or have ready when your tequila-loving friends come for a visit.

1. Dulce Diablo

The Dulce Diablo cocktail is a fiery mix of spicy and sweet. Its origin is unknown (it may have fallen from heaven, just like its namesake), but it’s notorious for its peppery ginger and jalapeno undertones. Its silver tequila base only adds fire to the flames—in all the tastiest ways. And, perhaps, best of all, it’s incredibly simple to make.


As it’s traditionally made with silver lime tequila, this is the perfect cocktail to enlist SLIQ’s tart Classic Margarita frozen cocktail pop. But you’ll also need a few more fixings:

Making the Drink

To make this drink, you’ll need a shaker and your assortment of ingredients:

  1. Add the silver tequila, jalapeno syrup, and ginger syrup to the shaker.
  2. Take your SLIQ frozen cocktail pop, crush it to the desired consistency, and add it to the shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain and pour the cocktail into a glass.
  5. Top it off with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

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2. Paloma

You can think of the Paloma as the margarita’s slightly bitter cousin. The addition of grapefruit gives this tequila drink a mild bite, while the use of club soda provides a refreshing effervescence.


If you have the ingredients for a margarita, you’ll only need a couple of additions to make your Paloma:2

Making the Drink

This is another drink where you can choose whether you want to salt the rim of your glass ahead of time. The process of making it is also very similar to making the margarita:

  • Add all the ingredients except your SLIQ pop and club soda into the cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice. 
  • Shake well. 
  • Strain into a highball glass.
  • Add your SLIQ frozen cocktail pop. Then, slowly add the club soda on top of the drink.
  • Garnish with a fresh lime or grapefruit wedge.

3. Bloody Maria

If your get-together is earlier in the day and you’re looking for more of a morning drink, look no further than the Bloody Maria. This easy recipe uses a pre-made mix, but if you’re feeling ambitious, you can always make a homemade mix suited to your specific taste.


It doesn’t get much easier than this:3

Making the Drink

It’s the morning, so you shouldn’t have to bother with a bunch of steps. Simply: 

  • Add the mix into a glass. Preferably, the mix should be chilled ahead of time.
  • Add the tequila.
  • Add the SLIQ pop.
  • Give it a quick stir to make sure the tequila doesn’t just sit on the top.


Since construction was easy for this drink, you can focus more of your efforts on the garnish. Start with a celery stalk (you can even use this as your stirrer). Then, you can basically add whatever else you want. 

Popular options include:

  • Olives
  • Hot sauce
  • Lime wedge
  • Salt
  • Cocktail onions
  • Pickles
  • Peppers
  • Bacon

There are no wrong garnishes here. Feel free to get as creative as you like.

4. Mezcal Old-Fashioned

For the smoke lovers, here’s a refined option that uses mezcal as the base spirit. It’s a fun option that many people may not have tried before, but it may just become your new favorite drink.


The ingredients on this can be a bit fluid. You can sub in different types of bitters (Peychaud’s or Fee Brothers would work), and you can use different sweeteners (simple syrup or a sugar cube). You can even sub some reposado tequila for some of the mezcal if you want a less smoky variation.4

Making the Drink

Since there’s no citrus in this drink, there’s no need to shake it. That means you can build it in the glass. Simply add all of the ingredients to a rocks glass and stir. To top it off, garnish with an orange peel. You might be interested in learning how to make spicy margaritas or low calorie tequila drinks.

Enjoy Your Drinks with SLIQ

There you have it—4 drinks that are sure to be a hit even though making them takes no sweat at all (though if you want to claim hard labor, we won’t tell). Of course, the easiest drink of all is to simply go to your freezer and grab a SLIQ frozen cocktail pop. In addition to our Agave Margarita Pops, we also offer frozen Whiskey Highball Pops, Vodka Slush Pops, and Rum Daiquiri Pops.

No matter what you’re in the mood for, SLIQ alcohol ice pops have you covered. Enjoy!



  1. CNBC. Tequila could overtake vodka as America’s favorite liquor as sales boom. 
  2. Bon Appetit. Paloma. 
  3. A Couple Cooks. Bloody Maria. 
  4. New York Times Cooking. Oaxaca Old-Fashioned. 
  5. Margarita.