Cheers Mexican Independence Day with 7 Tequila Cocktails You Can Make at Home

With a little luck and a lot of passion, great things happen. Much in the same way the Mexicans took Querétaro, where conspirators chose to take up arms on September 16 in the company of peasants and indigenous inhabitants of Dolores to claim their freedom from the Spanish monarchy, the friends behind Suerte Tequila maintained such a strong conviction that tequila needed to break away from industry standards so they decided to disrupt the status quo.

Over glasses of traditionally distilled blue weber agave tequila in the highlands of Jalisco, the Suerte partners, Lance and Laurence, realized the best place to alter the course of tequila history was right at the heart of its production. So, the pair surrendered to luck.

With a squeeze of faith, the pair unleashed their wish out into the world. In short order, others began to encourage their dreams of independent tequila production and suddenly talent began to blossom. What began as a dream had distilled down into an idea that eventually became the tequila that was created with the hope of bringing good taste and unity to friends.

So, to celebrate independence as one should, here are 7 beautiful cocktails that can be made from the tequila of the Mexican highlands. 

1. Paloma Flower

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Suerte Tequila

This drink proves that tequila can be delicate. With grapefruit juice and elderflower liquor to add some floral notes and a splash of soda water to prevent things from getting too overwhelming, this drink is a beautiful production to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in style.

Get the recipe here.

2. Cool Heat

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Suerte Tequila

Sometimes tequila can hit the nose a little hard for one's taste. So lighten up with a blanco tequila and some cucumber. Oh, and to keep things interesting, throw in a sliver or two of jalapeño.

Get the recipe here.

3. Cerveza Piñarita

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Suerte Tequila

If you've put a beer in your cocktail before, congratulations. You definitely spent a good amount of time in Texas. If you haven't yet, now is the time. After all, when you celebrate independence, you're celebrating the freedom to try something new, right?

Get the recipe here.

4. Negroni

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Suerte Tequila

A classic sip that only a splash of carefully processed añejo can wrench out of a stuffy good ol' boy club and infuse with a spirit that everyone can enjoy.

Get the recipe here.

5. Crushed Paloma

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Suerte Tequila

Sure, tequila goes splendidly with lime. But why stop with one wedge when you can add a handful plus a splash of grapefruit juice. Can't you just hear the ice cracking with refreshment?

Get the recipe here.

6. Sparkling Rosé

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Suerte Tequila

To really celebrate Mexican independence properly, you're going to need some bubbles with your tequila. Fortunately, there's a solution for that unusual combination.

Get the recipe here.

7. Manhattan

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Suerte Tequila

Dress up the drink that just screams to be sipped in a suit and tie. The natural elegance of this drink is the ultimate complement to a winning victory.

Get the recipe here.

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