Winter tequila cocktails are a perfect way to warm up during the colder months. These cocktails are made with tequila as the base spirit and are often mixed with seasonal ingredients such as cinnamon, cranberry, and apple cider. They are perfect for anyone who enjoys a little bit of spice and warmth in their drinks.
Whether you’re curled up by the fire or hosting a holiday party, these cocktails are sure to impress your guests. They are a great alternative to the typical winter drinks like hot cocoa and eggnog, and are perfect for those who want to mix things up a bit. So, grab a shaker and some tequila, and get ready to enjoy some delicious winter tequila cocktails!
A Winter Spiced Margarita is similar to a regular margarita but with a cozy, warm, and sweet twist with the help of vanilla and blood orange juice. I love drinking a Winter Spiced Margarita after a hearty holiday because it is simultaneously deep and refreshing.
A Paloma usually incorporates grapefruit juice for a summery splash, but a Winter Paloma swaps grapefruit for pomegranate and cranberry juices. These two flavors are well-appreciated for their sour kicks that keep you wide awake during a cold winter night. I enjoy drinking a Winter Paloma while watching the snowflakes slowly fall outside.
I appreciate Cranberry Margaritas during daytime events because it's reminiscent of summer margaritas with their citrus and sweet touches but still fit in with wintertime snacks and treats. This Cranberry Margarita calls for cranberry juice and maple syrup for winter flavors, as well as triple sec, blanco tequila, and club soda for a lighter finish. Garnish with a lime and salt rim for a delicious winter margarita!
The pomegranate in this Sparkling Tequila Pomegranate and Blood Orange Cocktail gives the drink a fruity, sweet, yet earthy flavor that makes the beverage much more dynamic. The blood orange flavor adds a hint of tartness, making this drink perfect for those who don't like overly sweet drinks. I love serving this cocktail to my guests during winter holiday parties because it stands out but is still agreeable to most tastes.
A Winter Citrus Tequila Smash has a tartness from the limes and oranges, with the tequila providing that trademark kick. I enjoy this drink on a cold winter day when I'm craving something warm but with a citrus burst. Adding honey and mint to it makes the flavors even more complex.
Who says a tequila cocktail only has to incorporate tequila? This Winter Tequila Cocktail steps it up a notch by calling for both tequila and bourbon, making for a strong, bold drink any holiday party guest will remember. The orange juice, bitters, and zest work together to brighten the strong liquor flavors, and the cinnamon works well with the vanilla and caramel notes of bourbon.
A Tequila Chai Hot Toddy is the perfect winter warmer for any cold night. This comforting hot toddy has all the usual components like water tea and honey but uses chai tea for a wintery warmth and orange juice instead of lemon juice for sweeter notes. The combination of spicy chai, sweet honey, and orange with tequila is unique, and I can't help but want to curl up in a blanket when sipping on one of these.
Winter at Last is a complex beverage that will impress party guests if you are willing to shake it up for that many people! I prefer to drink this with just a few friends, as there are a few more steps than your normal party cocktail. This recipe even calls for adding blue food coloring to the Citronge to achieve the full effect.
This Tequila Sunrise recipe calls for blood oranges and tangerine juice for that special wintertime taste, with an added kick from the Blanco tequila. I enjoy how simple this drink is to make. It's ideal for wintertime gatherings because you can easily double or triple the recipe and make pitchers of this highly agreeable drink.
A Frostbite is a unique beverage that incorporates spicy Blue Curaçao, chocolatey White Crème De Cacao, and a heavy cream for a gorgeous result in both taste and style. This drink is fantastic for any winter occasion, as the combination of spices and chocolate will have everyone talking about it. I love serving this with a festive garnish, such as a Maraschino cherry.
Apples and Tequila Cocktail is a straightforward beverage that incorporates the sweet and tart flavors of apples with potent reposado tequila and agave bitters. This recipe calls for walnut bitters and cinnamon for additional earthy and spicy notes.
Pear juice, rosemary sprigs, and a hint of honey work together to create this perfect winter margarita. The addition of cinnamon gives this drink a depth of flavor, spice, and warmth than your average margarita.
You can't have a list of any type of winter cocktails without including an apple cider drink! Apple Cider cocktails usually use bourbon or gin as the base liquor, but this version incorporates tequila for a twist on the classic margarita.
13 Winter Tequila Cocktail Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Warm up this winter with tequila cocktails that will keep the party going all night long.