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Tequila Old Fashioned

We’re big fans of the Classic Old Fashioned cocktail: it’s balanced, flavorful, and, when made right, hard to top. But we’re also equally big fans of quality tequila, which is why one of our all-time favorite twists on the Old Fashioned is this Tequila Old Fashioned recipe.

Tequila Old Fashioned Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

The combination of aged tequila, grapefruit, and orange bitters all stirred together makes for a tequila Old Fashioned recipe that is a smoky, citrus-y twist on the classic cocktail. It instantly has us wishing we were weekend-ing in Mexico City. Or at the very least eat a large plate of mole in Oaxaca!

Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this tequila Old Fashioned recipe:

  • reposado tequila
  • Demerara syrup
  • ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
  • ANGOSTURA orange bitters
  • grapefruit peel for garnish
  • large ice cubes

How To Make A Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktail

These are the instructions to make this Tequila Old Fashioned recipe:

  • Make A Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktail: Combine all the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Use a bar spoon to stir until the mixture is well combined. Squeeze the grapefruit over the glass, drop it in, and serve immediately.

What To Serve With This Recipe

Here are some small bites that pair perfectly with this Tequila Old Fashioned recipe:

Now go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Frequently Asked Questions

A Tequila Old Fashioned is a twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. Instead of whiskey, it uses tequila as its base spirit, combined with bitters and a sweetener like agave syrup, garnished with an orange twist or a lime wheel.

For the best flavor, it's recommended to use a type of tequila that is high-quality and aged, such as a reposado or añejo. These types of tequila offer a smoother taste with a hint of oak, enhancing the cocktail's overall profile.

Yes, you can customize a Tequila Old Fashioned! You can experiment with different types of bitters, such as chocolate or orange bitters, or substitute the sweetener with maple syrup or simple syrup. Adjusting the ratios can also tailor the drink to personal taste preferences.

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Tequila Old Fashioned Recipe

Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

This twist on the Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail uses aged tequila and a grapefruit peel for a more Mexican flavored take. Cheers to the Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1/4 ounce Demerara syrup
  • 1 dash ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
  • 1 dash ANGOSTURA orange bitters
  • grapefruit peel for garnish
  • Large ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • To Make A Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktail: Combine all the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Use a bar spoon to stir until the mixture is well combined, the glass is chilled and the liquid is a touch cloudy. Squeeze the grapefruit over the glass, drop it in, and serve immediately.

PERSONAL NOTES

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 6gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 6mgSugar: 5gCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.3mg
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