Lime Cordial and Tequila

lime and tequila drink

When the weather heats up, some people like to celebrate with the South-of-the-Border liquor, tequila! Tequila can be quite refreshing, especially when paired with one of its complementing flavors, lime. Tired of Margaritas? Experiment with one of these lime cordial and tequila cocktails.

Recipes for Tequila and Lime Cocktails

Mix your favorite type of tequila with lime cordial and other key ingredients to create a wide variety of drinks perfect for a casual afternoon by the pool or a summer cocktail party.

Tequila and Lime Quencher

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gold tequila
  • 2 ounces lime cordial
  • Crushed ice

Directions

  1. Fill a tall glass with crushed ice.
  2. Pour tequila and lime cordial over ice and stir.
  3. Sip drink slowly to allow ice to melt a little.

Sloe Tequila

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce tequila of choice (silver or gold)
  • 1 ounce of sloe gin
  • 1/2 ounce lime cordial
  • Cubed ice

Directions

  1. Fill a shaker about 3/4 full with ice.
  2. Pour tequila, sloe gin and lime cordial over the ice and shake it.
  3. Pour mixture into tall glass filled with ice and sip it with a straw.

Wooly Mammoth

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • 1 ounce lime cordial
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • Crushed ice

Directions

  1. Fill a shaker 1/2 with crushed ice
  2. Pour tequila, lime cordial, peach schnapps, both types of run and lemonade into the shaker and shake.
  3. Pour mixture into a highball glass and sip with a straw.

South-of-the-Border BB Gun

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gold or silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Sambuca liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 splash lime cordial
  • 1 splash lime juice
  • 1 splash club soda
  • Crushed ice

Directions

  1. Fill a Collins glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add all ingredients to the glass.
  3. Stir well and sip with a straw.

Cinco de Mayo

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces gold or silver tequila
  • 1 ounce lime cordial
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Crushed ice

Directions

  1. Fill a shaker about 3/4 full with ice.
  2. Pour tequila, lime cordial and grenadine over the ice and shake it.
  3. Pour mixture into a martini glass and garnish with lime wedge and maraschino cherry.

Madras

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gold or silver tequila
  • 1/2ounce lime cordial
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1 orange wedge

Directions

  1. Fill a shaker about 3/4full with ice.
  2. Pour tequila, lime cordial, cranberry juice and orange juice over the ice and shake it.
  3. Pour mixture into a highball glass and garnish with orange wedge.

Difference Between Lime Cordial and Lime Juice

If you haven't ever made cocktails with lime cordial, you may wonder what it is exactly. Different than regular lime juice, lime cordial is actually a unique blend of lime juice and sugar. In the mid-1800s, scurvy was a top concern for sailors, and the British government gave them daily doses of lime juice and rum to prevent it. In 1867, Lauchlin Rose found a way to preserve the lime juice without having to add alcohol, and lime cordial was invented. You can buy it today as Rose's Lime.

Give These Cocktails a Try

Make your next get-together more exciting by introducing your friends and family to one of these interesting lime cordial and tequila cocktails. One of these recipes might just become your new favorite!

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Lime Cordial and Tequila