A drink recipe using tequila is Liquor.com's Margarita Cocktail recipe. To make the margarita, add 3/4 ounce lime juice, 1 ounce triple sec and 1 1/2 ounces tequila to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel, if desired.
For a sweeter version of the traditional margarita, add agave syrup to the cocktail shaker before mixing. Another variation is to serve the margarita in a highball glass and top with 4 ounces of a light Mexican beer. To make a strawberry basil margarita, start by muddling together 3 or 4 strawberries, 3 basil leaves, 3/4 ounce lime juice and 3/4 ounce simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add in 1 1/2 ounces tequila, 1/2 ounce Cointreau, 1/4 ounce Maraschino liqueur and ice, and then shake until combined. Usually margarita glasses are rimmed with salt before adding the drink.
Tequila is used in other drinks besides margaritas, such as a spiced old fashioned. To make this drink, muddle together 2 teaspoons maple syrup, 2 Fresno chili slices, and 2 or 3 dashes of bitters in a glass. Add in 2 ounces tequila, and mix all ingredients together. This drink is best garnished with an orange peel and an additional slice of Fresno chili.