Tequila isn’t just Mexico’s most iconic drink; it’s also a versatile ingredient found in some of the world’s most famous cocktails. The most well-known example is the Margarita, a drink so popular that it appeared in TIME magazine in 1971 and has since remained a favorite cocktail in the United States. According to Yahoo Finance, one in every five people in the US considers themselves a “Margarita lover”; moreover, Nielsen data suggests these consumers are more willing to pay a premium for this drink than any other cocktail.



Unlike aged tequilas like Añejo or Extra Añejo, which are best enjoyed neat, there are tequilas highly popular in mixology culture. Blanco Tequila is, of course, the main ingredient in the Margarita, followed closely by profiles such as Joven and Reposado Tequila, used in various recipes worldwide. Some cocktails have gained popularity for their creativity in mixing traditional recipes with tequila, including:


  • Paloma: A drink closely related to the Margarita, traditionally made with lime, a pinch of salt, grapefruit soda, and Blanco Tequila.

  • Tequila Sunrise: A layered cocktail resembling a summer sunset, made with Blanco Tequila, orange juice, and grenadine.

  • Tequila Martini: A twist on the conventional vodka or gin martini, made with Reposado Tequila and vermouth.

  • Bloody Maria: A Bloody Mary replacing vodka with Silver Tequila. A classic, spicy, and flavorful cocktail.

  • Mexican Mule: A variation of the Moscow Mule. Blanco or Reposado Tequila, lime juice, and ginger beer.

  • Ranch Water: A highball-style Silver Tequila cocktail with lime and mineral water, originating in Texas in the 20th century.

  • Brave Bull: The tequila version of a Black Russian, made with Blanco Tequila and coffee liqueur.

  • Tequila Negroni: Replacing gin with Blanco or Silver Tequila, accompanied by vermouth and Italian bitter.


To craft cocktails with tequila, it’s important to understand its different flavor profiles, as each variety offers a unique palate experience. Learning about the characteristics of each type is essential for selecting the right tequila to complement a cocktail. In other words, delving into the exciting world of mixology and cocktails is necessary.


Tequila and the Art of Mixology


Mixology is the art of blending alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to create new cocktails. This discipline involves carefully combining ingredients, experimenting with flavors, textures, and presentations, and, of course, knowing the appropriate preparation and serving techniques. Mixologists leverage mixology to create unique sensory experiences, utilizing the flavor profiles of liquors, juices, syrups, herbs, and other available ingredients. Tequila mixology is an exciting way to explore the delightful world of craft beverages and goes beyond simply mixing ingredients: it involves creativity, passion, and attention to detail to craft unforgettable drinks that captivate the senses.


Tequila’s popularity worldwide has been fueled by its versatility as an ingredient in a promising market: according to data from Market Data Forecast, the global cocktail market size is valued at $86 million, projected to reach $1.4 billion by 2028, with a growth rate of 6 percent. Another factor driving enthusiasm for mixology is the ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail segment, as pre-mixed beverages are increasingly seen as a convenient option due to the simplicity of serving drinks that can be enjoyed quickly and effortlessly.

Each tequila has its own personality, imparting a distinctive character to each recipe and opening up countless possibilities for chefs and mixologists from different countries to unleash their creativity. From the citrusy freshness of a Margarita to the complexity that Reposado adds to a Tequila Negroni, each new tequila expression enhances the tasting experience for palates of various cultures and nationalities around the world. At Casa Natima, we seamlessly integrate tradition with modernity to create unique and different Tequila profiles, thanks to the processes of our distillery of origin, and in accordance with the preferences of our clients and their consumers worldwide.