Tequila, Lime, & Watermelon Popsicles

Tart and fruity, bright and boozy, these tequila, lime, & watermelon popsicles are the perfect late-summer treat! Freeze a taste of summer that can be enjoyed all year round. You only need 4 ingredients to make these boozy frozen treats, talk about easy peasy! Sometimes, you find yourself with way too much watermelon. Seriously. We’re […]

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Tart and fruity, bright and boozy, these tequila, lime, & watermelon popsicles are the perfect late-summer treat!

Freeze a taste of summer that can be enjoyed all year round. You only need 4 ingredients to make these boozy frozen treats, talk about easy peasy!

Overhead, Tequila Watermelon Popsicles arranged randomly on crushed ice, with slices of watermelon and lime.

Sometimes, you find yourself with way too much watermelon.

Seriously. We’re just two people. Do you really expect us to eat an entire watermelon all by ourselves?

We’ve been able to pick and choose the cantaloupe-sized melons from our CSA most of the summer, which, although they always made fun of us and our mini melons, were really the perfect size for two.

And then… the little melons turned into bigger melons and then even bigger melons the week after that. And, well, I wasn’t NOT going to take a watermelon just because it was a little on the big side.

We ended up with two big melons, just sitting there, taunting us.

Time for action.

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9 Bevs & Bites to Toast the End of Summer

We’ve teamed up with Patrón Tequila for an end-of-summer lineup you won’t want to miss (psst: there are cocktails involved). Their handcrafted tequilas—like smooth Patrón Reposado—make for highly sippable beverages that’ll help you savor the season.

We’ve teamed up with Patrón Tequila for an end-of-summer lineup you won’t want to miss (psst: there are cocktails involved). Their handcrafted tequilas—like smooth Patrón Reposado—make for highly sippable beverages that’ll help you savor the season.


The end of summer is upon us (doesn’t it seem to go by more quickly every year?). And while the days are still long and the weather’s still warm, we can’t think of a better time to head outside for a barbecue or throw a last-minute dinner party. With just a few good recipes for simple, grillable dishes (meaty and vegetarian!) and little- or no-cooking-required salads, the food’s covered and you can think about the drinks.

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How to Build Your Perfect Paloma

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We’ve teamed up with Patrón Tequila for a step-by-step guide to building your perfect paloma—and it all starts with their high-quality, handcrafted tequila. From amber Reposado to crystal-clear Silver, Patrón’s tequilas are the flavorful foundation for a summery sip.


The paloma is one of those perfect cocktails. It’s floral but not too sweet, packs a punch but isn’t too strong, and is simple enough to make at home without having an especially robust home cocktail setup. Start with the basic building blocks of a classic paloma—grapefruit, lime, tequila—and use it to find a formula that suits your needs. Prepared to make your own simple syrup and juice fresh fruit? You go! Only have agave syrup and grapefruit soda on hand? That’ll do just as well. Use any type of tequila your heart desires, like a lightly floral reposado or a smooth-drinking silver from our friends at Patrón—when it comes to tequila these folks know their stuff.

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9 Editor-Loved Cocktails to Celebrate National Tequila Day

To celebrate National Tequila Day, we’re shaking up tequila cocktails with our friends at Patrón Tequila. From lightly floral Reposado to smooth, golden Extra Añejo, their range of handcrafted tequilas are made with high-quality ingredients that’ll add…

To celebrate National Tequila Day, we’re shaking up tequila cocktails with our friends at Patrón Tequila. From lightly floral Reposado to smooth, golden Extra Añejo, their range of handcrafted tequilas are made with high-quality ingredients that’ll add an extra flavor boost to palomas, margaritas, and so much more.


Ready your cocktail shakers and mixing glasses: In anticipation of National Tequila Day (July 24) we’re coming in hot with a collection of our favorite tequila-based drinks. From creative sippers like a Raspberry Rose Paloma and a Smoky Tequila Mule to a classic lime and Cointreau-based margarita, we bet there’s something to please every palate in this list. (And hey, if you don’t want to drink your tequila, you could always pour it over watermelon.) But before diving in, it might be helpful to know your preferred style of tequila, which means knowing the differences between the three main types: blanco, reposado, and añejo tequilas.

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5 Breezy Tequila Drinks That Were Made for Summer Fridays

We’ve teamed up with Patrón Tequila to help you spend your Summer Fridays in style. Whip up a cocktail with one of their handcrafted, high-quality tequilas—like their lightly floral Reposado with just a hint of oak—then pair it with a warm-weather snac…

We’ve teamed up with Patrón Tequila to help you spend your Summer Fridays in style. Whip up a cocktail with one of their handcrafted, high-quality tequilas—like their lightly floral Reposado with just a hint of oak—then pair it with a warm-weather snack to start your weekend off right.


When the weather is warm and my free time is filled with beach trips and barbecues, the last place I want to be is in the office. That’s why I would imagine Summer Fridays—aka the near-mythical tradition of getting to leave work early on the last day of the week—were invented. While I don’t technically have this luxury right now, I like to embrace the spirit of Summer Fridays by celebrating the weekend’s start in a backyard or on a rooftop with good friends, snacks, and a refreshing cocktail.

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I Need to Know: What’s the Difference Between Mezcal & Tequila

Mezcal and tequila are often used interchangeably for cocktails (I’ll take two smoky mezcal margaritas, please), but the truth is that they’re two very different Mexican spirits. Ever heard the saying, “All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangle…

Mezcal and tequila are often used interchangeably for cocktails (I’ll take two smoky mezcal margaritas, please), but the truth is that they’re two very different Mexican spirits. Ever heard the saying, “All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.” For starters, tequila is a type of mezcal, but mezcal is not a type of tequila. “The key differentiator is that while mezcal can be made from many varieties of agave, tequila can only be made from one: blue agave,” explains Autumn Chiklis, co-founder of The Pink Pig Tequila. Ahead, we break down the key differences between these two spirits.

Where They’re Made

Beyond the varieties of agave used to make mezcal and tequila, the two are produced in different parts of Mexico. According to Chiklis, there are nine regions throughout Mexico where mezcal can be produced (the most popular region being Oaxaca) and only five where tequila can be produced (the most well-known being Jalisco, where the actual town of Tequila is located).

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El Diablo Cocktail

The El Diablo cocktail is a must-make tequila drink! It’s sweet tart and spicy, starring black currant liqueur, lime and…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

The El Diablo cocktail is a must-make tequila drink! It’s sweet tart and spicy, starring black currant liqueur, lime and ginger beer.

El diablo cocktail

Here’s a highball that immediately shot to the top our favorite tequila drinks: the El Diablo cocktail! This one flies under the radar, but take one sip and you’ll become a new convert. Bold berries, zingy lime, and spicy ginger complement the bite of the tequila in a way that’s indescribable. You’ve just got to taste! Since it’s a highball drink, it’s as easy as pouring the ingredients into an ice-filled glass.

What’s in the El Diablo cocktail?

The El Diablo cocktail is a highball drink made with tequila, crème de cassis (black currant liqueur), lime juice, and ginger beer. The drink was invented by Trader Vic in the 1940’s, a restaurant owner considered the grandfather of Tiki drinks (he invented the Mai Tai and others). The first reference to El Diablo was in his 1946 book called “Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink” where he claims it as his original recipe.

The first recipe for this drink was a highball built right in the glass, but modern versions indicate to shake and strain. Our version goes back to the original (because, why dirty a cocktail shaker?). Here’s what you’ll need for the El Diablo:

  • Tequila reposado
  • Crème de cassis
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger beer

The use of ginger beer may remind you of another famous highball cocktail: the Moscow Mule! The El Diablo is similar to a Mexican mule, but adds creme de cassis.

Creme de cassis
De Kuyper is an inexpensive brand of crème de cassis that’s widely available

What is Crème de Cassis?

Is it worth grabbing a bottle of crème de cassis for this recipe? We give an emphatic yes. Though of course, this is the ideal cocktail to make after you’ve purchased a bottle for a Kir Royale. Here’s more about this liqueur:

  • Crème de cassis is a dark, sweet liqueur made black currants. It’s made in Burgundy, France and first became available in 1841.
  • How much does crème de cassis cost? It’s an inexpensive liquor: you can find a 750 ml bottle for as low as $10. We like the brand Drillaud.
  • What cocktails use creme de cassis? It’s most popularly used in the Kir Royale where it’s paired with champagne. Also try it as a Cassis Spritz (substitute it for Aperol in an Aperol Spritz), or substitute it for Chambord in a French Martini.

Want a substitute for crème de cassis? You can use Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) or crème de mure (blackberry liqueur).

El diablo cocktail

Tips for the El Diablo cocktail

The El Diablo cocktail is fast and easy: and you can build it right in the serving glass! Here are a few tips for making this quick drink:

  • Build it right in the glass. Many modern recipes recipes indicate to shake and strain this drink. But why spend the extra effort? Make it as a traditional highball cocktail, right in the glass (that’s the way Trader Vic’s original 1946 recipe indicates).
  • Use tequila reposado. The vanilla and oak notes from aged tequila reposado add just the right sophistication to the flavor. Use an inexpensive to mid-range reposado here (save the premium stuff for sipping). If all you have is tequila blanco, it works too!

More tequila cocktails

Of course, we all love a great Classic Margarita. But there are so many more great tequila cocktails to try! Here are a few more tequila drinks to put on your radar:

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El diablo cocktail

El Diablo


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink

Description

The El Diablo cocktail is a must-make tequila drink! It’s sweet tart and spicy, starring black currant liqueur, lime and ginger beer.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Add the tequila, crème de cassis and lime juice to an ice filled highball glass.
  2. Top with the ginger beer and stir gently. Serve immediately.

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: El diablo cocktail

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