Bar Recipes Reposado Tequila

Recipe | Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

The Spicy Grapefruit Margarita brings together a bitter-sweet and spicy drink. It’s a great variation of a classic margarita, everyone’s favourite tequila cocktail.

The Spicy Grapefruit Margarita is perfect with barbecued meat and roasted veg on a cooler summer evening. But then, any time is margarita time in our household! 

The mellower taste of Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado doesn’t fight with the bitterness of the grapefruit and compliments the chilli warmth that comes through the salt/chilli rim.

There’s a warm chilli kick to finish that will have you reaching for more.

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita



50ml Jose Cuervo Tradicional® Reposado

25ml Fresh Lime Juice

1 tsp Agave Syrup

1 round slice of Jalapeño Pepper

50ml parts Grapefruit Juice

3 pinches Salt

1 pinch Mild Chilli Powder

Lime wedges

Small grapefruit or lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Extra round slice of Jalapeño for garnish (optional)


1. Shake together Ice, Jalapeño segment and all liquids including syrup

2. Prepare a salt and chilli mix in a small dish

3. Wet half the rim of the glass using a lime wedge

4. Dip this wet rim in the salt and chilli mix

5. Put the extra piece of jalapeño in a glass and fill on top with ice

6. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass

7. Garnish with grapefruit or lime wedges if available


Adapted from : Cuervo

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Recipe | Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise will always be the cocktail that changed tequila for us. It’s a classic fruity cocktail that takes us back sunny holidays by the beach feeling like the world was a wondrous place.

Before we used to to think of tequila as just a shooting spirit, but mixing it with orange juice and sweetening with grenadine, tequila became something glorious.

Tequila sunrise was invented in the 1970s in the USA and became a bit of a rock’n’roll drink thanks to the Rolling Stones and their entourage.

The sunrise element of the cocktail is thanks to the grenadine being a heavier liquid than the orange juice so as you carefully pour it in it sinks to the bottom in a gradient creating the striking sunrise look. 

Tequila sunrise is a simple and easy to make cocktail that looks impressive and ideal for throwing together at summer time gatherings.

The Tequila sunrise is a staple at the bar and actually inspired my favourite drink of choice –  tequila and orange juice filled high with ice. It tastes amazing on a cool day, easy to relax with, very easy to refill.

We recommend using Patron Reposado tequila for it’s smooth flavour profile that complements the orange juice. But you can use any of your favourite tequila’s. 



50 ml Patrón Reposado Tequila
120 ml Fresh Orange Juice
15 ml Grenadine Syrup
Orange slice, for garnish


1. Fill a high ball glass with ice.


2. Pour over Patron Reposado tequila and orange juice.


3. Gently pour over the grenadine, it will slowly fall to the base of the glass.


4. Garnish with slice of orange.

Note: We don’t recommend using a straw with the Tequila Sunrise as you will get a mouthful of grenadine! Stir the ice as you sip.

Picture source : Patron 

Patron - Tequila Sunrise

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Recipe | Tequila Old Fashioned

A Tequila Old Fashioned is a unique twist on the classic we all know and love. 

It was inevitable that we would make a Tequila Old Fashioned as we love the whiskey version so much.

The original Old Fashioned cocktail was created in the 19th century and has come in and out of fashion over the last 150 years. 

Traditionally an Old Fashioned is made with bourbon or rye whiskey, angostura bitters, a sugar cube, a dash of water, and an orange twist. The process of making an Old Fashioned begins with the sugar and bitters being muddled together first before adding the alcohol and garnish. It is served in a short round tumbler glass.

Essentially an Old Fashioned is spirit, sugar and bitters. There are many variations 

We already know how well orange goes with tequila thanks to the margarita so adding orange bitters and sugar to a strong premium tequila, such as a reposado or anejo, is a great way to enjoy the spirit.

We like to use an anejo tequila for this recipe as it has been aged longer for a deep, smooth flavour profile. But if you use a reposado you’ll get the lighter, vanilla flavour notes instead. Try both and see which you prefer!

This is sophisticated evening drink, strong, cool and balanced. We like to sip this on a crisp autumn evening. 

You can use simple sugar syrup (or even agave syrup) instead of dissolving the sugar if time is short but as this contains water, we prefer to dissolve the sugar the old fashioned way!

Patron - Reposado Old Fashioned 2



50 ml Reposado or Anejo Tequila
2 tsp Golden Sugar
1 dash Orange Bitters
Orange peel for garnish


1. In a low ball or old fashioned glass add the sugar, tequila and bitters.

2. Carefully stir this until the sugar has dissolved. This can take about 5 minutes and required continuous stirring. 

3. Take a piece of orange peel and twist over the glass to express the oils on top of the cocktail. Drop the peel into the glass.

4. Add large ice cubes or a “glass filler” ice block and stir once



Adapted from Patron  

Tequila Old Fashioned