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8 Tequila + Whiskey Cocktails That Prove They Truly Belong Together

If you're a tequila lover, then your choice of poison is probably along the lines of a classic margarita, a deadly Long Island Iced Tea, a hangover curing Bloody Maria, or the tasty Tequila Sunrise. While these popular cocktails are foolproof tequila classics, there's something to be said about the mashup of a tequila whiskey cocktail.

Tequila certainly has a reputation for sending drinkers into party mode, while whiskey cocktails like the Manhattan and the Old-Fashioned are more of an after dinner relaxer. So what happens when you blend the smoothness of whiskey with the bite of tequila? You get the best of both worlds. With tequila and whiskey all in one cocktail glass, you'll never have to decide between the two again.

1. Maple Margarita

Margaritas are one of the most iconic tequila drinks. So what happens when you take this classic and add some whiskey? You get this Maple Margarita. A hint of fresh lime juice, maple syrup, tequila, and whiskey make up the cocktail while the martini glass is rimmed in salted caramel.

With a warming cocktail like this, margaritas won't just be summer drinks anymore. Get the recipe here.

2. Mango and Strawberry Whiskey Margarita

Of course, once you try whiskey margaritas in the winter, you're going to want one in the summer. Enter this Mango Strawberry Whiskey Margarita. Better than your average triple sec sweetened margarita, this blended cocktail uses fresh mangoes, strawberries, and a dash of agave nectar to sweeten up the tequila and bourbon. The frosty ingredients are then poured in a salt and brown sugar rimmed glass for an added touch.

Get the recipe here.

3. Slow Cooker Tequila Hot Toddy

Once the cold sets in, it's time for a hot toddy. And if it's a snow day, best put on the slow cooker and make a batch of this Slow Cooker Tequila Hot Toddy. Jim Beam Honey and Sauza are the trick to this big batch cocktail. Add in some cinnamon, honey, orange juice, and fresh lemon juice, and then sit back and let the slow cooker do it's thing while you enjoy your lazy day off.

Get the recipe here.

4. Another Fine Mes

A smooth rye whiskey paired with a quality tequila can make a smashing cocktail, like in Another Fine Mes. Sophistication in a glass, this cocktail calls for single barrel rye whiskey, reposado tequila, orange liqueur, bitters, maple syrup, and Italian vermouth. After dinner cocktail anyone?

Get the recipe here.

5. Sierra Gringo

Simple and refreshing, the Sierra Gringo is the cocktail to shake up when you want something with a hint of fruit. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, whiskey, lime juice, and passion fruit juice. Shake for a few seconds then pour into a highball glass. Doesn't get any easier than that.

Get the recipe here.

6. Man of Leisure

Mexican Mule meets Manhattan in the Man of Leisure. I know that sounds like an odd combination, but one sip of this Portland, Oregon born cocktail and you'll be convinced just how good this mash up can be. With ingredients like whiskey, tequila, lime, simple syrup, fizzy ginger beer, and a dash of Angostura bitters, you know you can't resist a sip.

Get the recipe here.

7. The Celtic Guy

Scotch whisky and resposado never tasted so good in a cocktail until they came together in the Celtic Guy. With the edition of fresh lemon juice, fresh orange juice, simple syrup, smoked orange bitters, and a pear liqueur, you may just find yourself trading in your whiskey for whisky.

Get the recipe here.

8. And to All a Good Night

A good night it will be indeed when you mix up one of these sip worthy cocktails. When making this cocktail recipe, a smooth flavorful bourbon like Bulleit balances the reposado tequila, orange bitters, Angostura bitters, and Cherry herring. Perfect as a digestif, this is the warming cocktail you'll want to send you off to sleep.

Get the recipe here.

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This post was originally published on January 25, 2018. 

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