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Ruby Twist 034 This little gem of a cocktail uses reposado tequila, pomegranate liqueur and premium orange liqueur. Ruby Twist weighs in at about 48.63 proof. - recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist {http://intoxicologist.net}

Ruby Twist Tequila Cocktail

Ruby Twist 032 This little gem of a cocktail uses reposado tequila, pomegranate liqueur and premium orange liqueur. Ruby Twist weighs in at about 48.63 proof. - recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist {http://intoxicologist.net}
This little gem of a cocktail uses reposado tequila, pomegranate liqueur and premium orange liqueur. – recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist

The Ruby Twist tequila cocktail was inspired by a cocktail offered years ago at a local brewing company. It was really nice to see something other than a margarita on the menu. Upstream Brewing Company in the Omaha Old Market served their drink with lemonade and lime cordial on the rocks. A little creative play and additional ingredients brought their tequila long drink into premium cocktail range.

Orange radiates with remarkable flavor. There are heavy, yet smooth notes of vanilla. The flavors round out nicely giving this cocktail beautiful full texture and decadent mouth feel.

Ruby Twist Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Ruby Twist 034 This little gem of a cocktail uses reposado tequila, pomegranate liqueur and premium orange liqueur. Ruby Twist weighs in at about 48.63 proof. - recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist {http://intoxicologist.net}
Ruby Twist weighs in at about 48.63 proof. – recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist

Ruby Twist – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1-1/2 ounce Reposado Tequila

1-1/2 ounce Pomegranate Liqueur

3/4 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

Thick Fresh Lemon Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Twist a fresh lemon rind over the cocktail so the essential oils spray into the drink. Drop lemon twist into the cocktail.

This little gem of a cocktail weighs in at about 48.63 proof {adding in approximately 1 ounce water dilution during the shake and chill process.} Please sip responsibly.

I used Cielo Tequila, PAMA Liqueur and Cointreau during the creation process.

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GIVEN Lime Infused Tequila Liqueur Cork Broken from Lid - photo property of Cheri Loughlin - The Intoxicologist

Tequila Cocktails with Interesting Ingredients

Tequila cocktails usually center on lime juice, some sort of orange liqueur and a name like “Margarita.” But not all tequila cocktails are built equally. A quick peek around the kitchen and creative inspiration will have you shaking up something special in no time.

Tequila Cocktails with Avocado

Cabo Wabo Tequila 5 with shot and limes shown - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Avocado isn’t just for guacamole anymore. The Guacarita just might pair rather nicely with a side of chips and dips though! The Guacarita combines tequila, avocado, agave nectar, fresh lime juice and cilantro. Get recipes for the Guacarita, a Churro Margarita and the Waborita in the Cabo Wabo Tequila Rocks post.

Larks and Japes has a very interesting tequila cocktail called the Mango Avocado Piedra Azul Punch. It has avocado, mango and wasabi in it to name a few ingredients. Definitely worth checking out!

Tequila Cocktails with Egg White

Tequila Cazadorez Teaser Cocktail 013 - Tease your taste buds with this little temptation of a cocktail. Teaser cocktail contains a wee bit of acidic tartness, hints of vanilla, a burst of orange and mellowed sweetness. - photo and recipe adaption by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Tease your taste buds with this little temptation of a cocktail. Teaser contains a wee bit of acidic tartness, hints of vanilla, a burst of orange and mellowed sweetness. Teaser includes egg white for texture and balance. If fresh egg white in cocktails makes you uneasy, try fresh egg substitute such as Egg Beaters or powdered egg white. Teaser recipe is included in the Tequila Cazadores Cocktail Tease review post.

2 more tequila cocktails with egg white include the Viva Maria with tequila, lime juice, maraschino liqueur and grenadine. There is also a Citrus Cactus drink with 2 ounces Tequila, 1/2 ounce each Lemon and Lime juice, 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, 1 teaspoon Absinthe, 1 teaspoon Grenadine, 1 teaspoon Egg White. Dry shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Strain into Double Old Fashioned glass packed full of crushed ice.

Tequila Cocktails with Hibiscus Flowers

Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila contains the subtly sweet flavor of hand-picked Hibiscus flowers. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila brings unique flavor to the glass with its hibiscus flower flavor infusion. Add Italian Vermouth, Amaro, Blackberry Liqueur and a dash of bitters to the mixing tin and expect one heck of a flavorful sip! This Mexican Manhattan is one you’re sure to enjoy. Find the Jalisco Mexican Manhattan and Rosangel Ruby Fizz recipes in the Sipping Through Rosangel Tinted Glasses post.

More tequila cocktails with hibiscus flowers include Angel Eyes and Mama Cita. Food and Wine.com has a Hibiscus Tequila cocktail made from homemade hibiscus tea and tequila of your choice.

Tequila Cocktails with Elderflower Liqueur

St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur is an artisanal French liqueur created only once per year in late spring. It is said to be 100% all natural with no preservatives. It is created from elderflower blossoms in limited quantities. Officially St-Germain tastes like tropical fruit, citrus and orchard fruits. The flavor is soft and lilting on the tongue making it perfect for light sipping or adding that finishing touch to delicate cocktails.- photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur adds delicate sweetness to cocktails. Mix in tequila with a little heat and you’ve just kicked the flavor up a notch. Dia Del Amor mixes St-Germain, Reposado Tequila, Fresh Lime and few dashes of hot sauce together for a spicy twist on the usual “Margarita.” Get the Dia Del Amor recipe and 3 more St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur recipes in the Sexiest Valentine Cocktail Spirit post.

The Pastinaca contains tequila and Mezcal with Elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice.

Tequila Cocktails with Espresso

Cafe Paloma tequila cocktails with espresso - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Getting buzzed takes on new meaning when caffeine is added to the ordinary Paloma cocktail. Palomas are refreshing summertime sippers. Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime and salted rim take the taste buds on a roller coaster ride of sweet, tart and salty. Add a dose of double espresso vodka and the mix just got a little pop of eye opening caffeine to brighten Happy Hour. Find the Café Paloma in Creating a Buzz.

More tequila cocktails with espresso include the Jalisco Express with coffee liqueur and espresso. The Café Pacifico is a nice winter warm up with tequila, coffee liqueur and hot coffee or espresso.

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Partida Tequila Reposado 002 close up of bottle neck and bird logo. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Partida Tequila Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita

Partida Tequila Reposado 002 close up of bottle neck and bird logo. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Partida Tequila Reposado 002 close up of bottle neck and bird logo. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Partida Tequila is quality Tequila made from 100% blue agave. It is all natural with no additives and no additional color. The Partida Tequila Reposado is aged in Jack Daniel’s American Oak barrels.

Partida Tequila Reposado 012 close up of bottle label. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Great care is taken during the creative process so the finest quality taste goes into each Partida Tequila bottle. Partida Tequila gives the agave plants 7 to 10 years to mature before harvesting. The riper the agave plant, the more flavorful it becomes.

Partida Tequila Reposado 052 Bottle stopper with Partida Tequila Reposado tasting shot. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Partida uses state of the art stainless steel ovens to bake their agave rather than the traditional old fashioned stone ovens. According to Partida, stone ovens develop sooty residue during the roasting process. Soot build up over time contributes to bitterness in Tequila. This is in part why Partida chooses stainless steel ovens. It is also why Partida Tequila cleans their ovens after each batch.

Partida Tequila Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

Partida Tequila Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita 094 contains some of the same flavor elements of a classic Paloma long drink; Tequila, Lime and Grapefruit. This Margarita variation is a blended frozen drink with additional premium orange liqueur. Top it with a float of Cassis for wonderful lush flavor. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Partida Tequila Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita 094 contains some of the same flavor elements of a classic Paloma long drink; Tequila, Lime and Grapefruit. This Margarita variation is a blended frozen drink with additional premium orange liqueur. Top it with a float of Cassis for wonderful lush flavor. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The Paloma long drink is such a refreshing warm weather drink with its easy tequila, lime and grapefruit flavors. It makes perfect sense to take the Paloma out for a spin and turn this tried and true favorite into a wonderful frozen blender drink. This Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita can easily make two smaller margaritas or one larger drink.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

2 ounces Partida Tequila Reposado

1 ounce O3 Premium Orange Liqueur

3 ounces Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Salt Rim and Lime Wheel Garnish

10 to 12 ounces Ice

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend on high until all ice is completely integrated into drink. No ice chunks! Rim chilled glass with fresh lime slice. Dip into coarse salt. Pour blended mixture into salt rimmed glass. Garnish with lime slice.

Extra option: Add a 1/4 ounce Cassis float to the top of the drink for a wonderful burst of flavor.

Partida Tequila and Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita Stock Photography Availability

Partida Tequila Reposado 020 close up of wood bottle stopper. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Partida Tequila Reposado 020 close up of wood bottle stopper. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

There are thirteen Partida Tequila bottle photography shots available in the stock photography gallery including the photos chosen for this post.

Partida Tequila Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita 116 contains some of the same flavor elements of a classic Paloma long drink; Tequila, Lime and Grapefruit. This Margarita variation is a blended frozen drink with additional premium orange liqueur. Top it with a float of Cassis for wonderful lush flavor. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

There are twenty-two images of the Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita with varying angles of the cocktail and lime wheel garnish. There are two O3 Premium Orange Liqueur holiday themed images in the Wine & Spirits Holiday Stock Photography Gallery. All images are available for immediate download for commercial and personal use, priced affordably in a variety of resolution sizes.

Partida Tequila Reposado 036 Bottle stopper with Partida Tequila Reposado tasting shot. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

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