Tequila isn’t just for summer cocktails and lounging at the beach. You can enjoy tequila all winter long as well.
Whether you are hosting a holiday party or snowed in at home, don’t hesitate to enjoy a tequila cocktail during the colder months. Of course, you can enjoy these winter tequila cocktails at your local bar.
From wintery takes on classic margaritas to tequila-based eggnog, I’ve tested some of the best winter tequila cocktails. You’ll also find tequila versions of classics like the hot toddy and
whiskey sour on our list.
Are you looking for a new cocktail to keep you warm over the holidays? Below are seventeen of our favorite winter tequila cocktails.
We’ll start our holiday party with a refreshing winter citrus tequila smash.
This flavorful cocktail combines silver tequila, blood oranges, pomegranate juice, fresh ginger, mint, and honey to form a sweet and sour flavor profile.
The flavor mix is ideal for holiday brunch or a relaxing after-work cocktail.
The hot toddy is
a classic whiskey cocktail and is perfect for cold winter days. This twist on the drink uses tequila and chai tea to add spice and zest to the mix.
un-aged Blanco tequila with your favorite hot chai tea for this drink.
A splash of orange juice and honey adds to the flavor of this warm and cozy drink.
I suggest serving the cocktail with a cinnamon stick or cloves to add to the winter vibe of this cocktail.
While you may imagine the margarita is
a summer cocktail, there’s no rule against enjoying a winter margarita.
Pomegranate, cranberry juice, and orange liquor transform this beach cocktail into
a festive holiday drink.
Gold tequila, lime juice, and a salted brim keep this cocktail firmly in the margarita family of cocktails.
You don’t have to wait until sunrise to enjoy a tequila sunrise - one of
my favorite tequila cocktail classics.
This winter version of the cocktail uses blood oranges as the main ingredient.
Blood oranges are best between December and March, making them an ideal option for the winter version of a tequila sunrise.
One of the most unique drinks on this list, the white Christmas margarita uses coconut milk to get its signature color.
Pomegranate seeds, lime juice, triple sec, and honey add to the aesthetic and flavor of this festive cocktail.
‘Tis the season for blood oranges and I love using them in winter cocktails.
This drink combines pineapple chunks, blood orange juice, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup.
Serve the drink over club soda for a fun, flavorful, and refreshing cocktail at your next holiday party.
This tequila cocktail works best as a punch, so get your friends together and have some fun.
The dark red color comes from cranberry juice, triple sec, and gold tequila.
Simple syrup and lime juice add sweetness and sourness to the flavor of the margarita.
other holiday punch recipes to try!
You’ll get chills by looking at the frostbite cocktail. Inspired by Jack Frost, the drink has a white-blue hue that comes from a mix of blue curacao and Blanco tequila.
Creme de cacao and cream add to the flavor and give the drink its smooth and silky feel.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the frostbite cocktail.
If you prefer your cocktails tart, this cranberry margarita is a great choice.
Simple to craft, you’ll mix cranberry juice, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, and your favorite tequila to create this cocktail.
Don’t forget to rim the glass with salt to enhance the flavor of each sip.
Cranberry goes well with lots of spirits, so try some other
creative cranberry cocktails.
This ginger pear margarita has a unique flavor, and your next holiday party will love it.
A mix of silver tequila, Gingercello liquor, sliced pears, and pear juice gives this cocktail its unique flavors.
While this is one of the harder cocktails to craft on our list, the work is worth it.
The winter Paloma is one of the easier drinks to make on our list.
All you’ll need to do is add cranberry and pomegranate juice to your favorite black tequila.
A splash of soda water rounds out the ingredients and adds carbonation and freshness to the cocktail.
Amaretto warms the traditional margarita flavor and transforms it into a wonderful winter nightcap cocktail.
This margarita is easy to make as well. Simply mix amaretto, orange juice, lime juice, and tequila and serve over ice.
Feel free to rim the glass with salt or sugar, depending on your preference or mood.
other amaretto cocktails if you like this one!
If you haven’t tried eggnog with tequila, you don’t know what you are missing.
The recipe guides you through creating the eggnog base, but you can also use store-bought eggnog if you are in a hurry.
The base is mixed with
Anejo tequila and amontillado sherry to give the cocktail its unique flavors.
Spice, ginger, and sweetness make this cocktail unique.
The spicy pomegranate ginger Paloma uses a mix of ginger beer, pomegranate, chili pepper, honey, and tequila to create a unique flavor profile.
Every sip of this cocktail gives your mouth a new sensation and flavor.
This margarita uses a mix of Aperol and elderflower liqueur instead of traditional triple sec. This gives the cocktail its unique blend of tart yet sweet flavor.
The recipe calls for
Reposado gold tequila.
The golden tequila darkens the color of the drink and gives it a warmer taste than silver tequilas.
Apple cider is an all-time favorite drink during the holidays. The Manzansada mixes apple cider with Blanco tequila and
mezcal to create a unique and flavorful cocktail.
Don’t forget to add ginger beer to finish the cocktail by adding carbonation and more flavor.
One of our favorites, cinnamon tequila sour is easy to make and delicious. Blanco tequila, simple syrup, and lemon juice are the backbone of the cocktail.
You’ll finish off this classic cocktail with cinnamon and foamy egg whites on top of the drink.
Feel free to omit the egg whites if you have dietary concerns.
Tequila is drinkable year-round, especially with these winter tequila cocktail recipes to try!
Check out other wintry cocktails, like
winter rum drinks or wintry gin cocktails.
1. Choose your favorite recipe.
2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!