I’ve always been a big fan of finding fresh and exciting ways to incorporate tequila into my regular cocktail rotation.
So when I heard about the iced teaquila cocktail, I was anxious to give it a try. As the (somewhat cheesy) name suggests, it’s a drink that combines tea and tequila to create a cool and crisp porch sipper.
How to Make an Iced Teaquila
There are really two ways you can go about making a Mexican iced tea that qualifies as a teaquila. It really boils down to how many drinks you’re wanting to prepare.
If you’re only after a serving or two, you can make this drink cocktail style and combine ingredients into a shaker, then strain into a tall chilled glass that’s filled with ice. Skip to the bottom for the cocktail style recipe!
On the other hand, you can also make a bigger portion to be chilled and served in a pitcher if you’re wanting to brew this one up for a summer get together.
Now, if you’re wanting to make a larger batch to chill and serve out of a pitcher, there are a couple of modifications I like to make to the recipe.
What Goes Into a Teaquila?
Here’s what you’ll need to make the iced teaquila if you want to make a big batch (6 drinks) over the stove:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 1 cup black tea, brewed
- 12 oz tequila (we use Patrón Silver for this recipe)
- Lemon twists or slices to garnish
Put sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and bring mixture to a light boil, then remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
Then add the lemon juice and stir.
From there, combine the sugar/water/lemon syrup with the agave nectar, black tea, and tequila in a large pitcher. Prepare 6 tall glasses and fill with ice. Pour the teaquila into each glass and garnish with lemon. Serve and enjoy!
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
- Add a few cubes of ice and shake for about 10 to 12 seconds
- Add ice to a highball glass or similar tall glass and strain cocktail over ice
- Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
I hope you enjoy this iced teaquila recipe! This Mexican iced tea is a little bit off of the beaten path, but it’s an incredibly tasty drink to try out. Let us know what you think!