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Tequila Mockingbird

tequila mockingbird cocktail served with watermelon garnish

The Tequila Mockingbird is a lively beverage that will welcome you into the cocktail scene with its exotic flavor profile. This drink isn’t just a smart play on words; it’s an orchestra of flavors that work together to make something refreshing. In my experience as a bartender, I can state without reservation that the Tequila Mockingbird is one of the most noteworthy cocktails due to its delicious flavor and the happiness it imparts to those who drink it. This cocktail is perfect for tequila connoisseurs and those who like to experiment with different flavors.

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Tasting Notes

Sharp, sour, and sweet flavors come together in perfect harmony in the Tequila Mockingbird. The agave-based tequila gives it a subtle sweetness, and the lime juice gives it a tangy tang that stimulates the taste buds. The simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness, while the mint leaves give a cool, refreshing layer. Enjoy this sophisticated beverage on a balmy evening; it’s as charming as it is complex.

Equipment and Glassware

A cocktail shaker, muddler, strainer, and measuring jigger are all that’s required for making the ideal Tequila Mockingbird. If you want to get the most out of this cocktail, the ideal glassware to serve it in is a highball glass since it provides the ideal balance of ice and liquid.


  • 1 slice jalapeño
  • 3 watermelon cubes (each about 1 inch cubed)
  • 2 ounces of blanco tequila
  • 3/4 ounce of lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce of agave syrup
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  1. Muddle the jalapeño slice and watermelon cubes in a shaker to extract the juices.
  2. Add tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, and ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish the drink with a watermelon slice and a sprig of basil or mint.

Pro Tips

If you want to spice up your Tequila Mockingbird with a touch of citrus, try adding a splash of orange liqueur. Fresh lime juice is essential for optimal flavor, and you may customize the sweetness of the simple syrup to your personal preference.

When to Serve

The addition of the Tequila Mockingbird would improve any summertime gathering, pool party, or event calling for an energizing and revitalizing beverage. This beverage is perfect for any occasion, day or night, because of its lively flavor profile.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

In order to enjoy the finest Tequila Mockingbird, it is recommended to use a premium blanco tequila with a clean and refreshing agave taste. To enhance the overall flavor of the drink, brands such as Espolòn, Patrón Silver, or Don Julio Blanco work wonderfully when combined with the other ingredients.

Similar Cocktails 

  • Watermelon Margarita: A vibrant, refreshing twist on the classic cocktail, blending juicy watermelon, tangy lime juice, smooth tequila, and a touch of sweetness.
  • Paloma: A refreshing mix of tequila and grapefruit soda.
  • Mojito: Swap the tequila for rum and you’ve got this minty classic.
  • Mint Julep: A bourbon-based cousin with mint and sweetness.
  • Daiquiri: Simple and elegant, with rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
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tequila mockingbird cocktail served with watermelon garnish

Tequila Mockingbird

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: agave syrup, blanco tequila, Jalapeño, Tequila, tequila mockingbird, watermelon cubes
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Find out more about the Tequila Mockingbird cocktail, which is a refreshing mixture of premium blanco tequila, lime, mint, and a touch of sweetness for the ideal drink to take.


  • Muddle the jalapeño slice and watermelon cubes in a shaker to extract the juices.
  • Add tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, and ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish the drink with a watermelon slice and a sprig of basil or mint.


Is it possible to create a Tequila Mockingbird that does not contain alcohol?
For a delightful mocktail, you may easily make it alcohol-free by using a different spirit or by increasing the quantities of club soda and lime juice.
In what ways can I adjust the acidity and sweetness of the Tequila Mockingbird?
Make the simple syrup as sweet or as tart as you like by adjusting the amount of lime juice.
Does it matter if the mint is fresh?
The unique, invigorating flavor of the Tequila Mockingbird is achieved, without a doubt, by using fresh mint.
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Tequila Mockingbird
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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