Top Five Tequila Recipes

El Guapo Caretaker, Auckland

- 5 lime chunks,

- 3 slices of cucumber

- 3/4oz sugar syrup

- 2 oz tequila

- Cholula hot sauce

Muddle lime and cucumber, shake with cracked ice and dump into a double rocks glass. Garnish with cucumber and salt and pepper.


What's The Thyme Mr Wolf – Library, Wellington

- 45mls Reposado Tequila

- 30mls Lemon Juice

- 30mls Blackberry Syrup

- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme

Rim half of a stemmed cocktail glass with high quality sea salt. Combine the above ingredients into a mixing glass/shaker and shake thoroughly. Double strain to remove foliage. Garnish with one sprig of fresh thyme floating on the surface of the drink.


The Grass Is Always Greener – Coley and Punch, Auckland

- Avion Silver Tequila

- St Germain Eldeflower liqueur

- Agave

- Fresh lime

- Mint


Tequila Mockingbird – Ballarat Trading Company, Queenstown


-  45ml Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

- 15ml Aperol

- 15ml House made Vanilla Syrup

- 60ml Orange Juice

- 3 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake and strain over crushed ice.Drizzle a small amount of grenadine and let it sink to the bottom and the colours to separate. Garnish with an orange slice and a sprig of mint.


Desert Sage Win Win, Auckland

- 60ml Jose Cuervo GC

- 30ml Apple juice

- 15ml Lemon juice

- 10ml Agave

- 10ml Sugar

- Bsp Rhubarb bitters

- 2 Dsh Scarborough bitters

- Fresh Marjoram

- Whole egg white

Dry shake, wet shake and double strain into a chilled coupette. Garnish with sage leaf.