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Shake Up Your Happy Hour with a Tequila Sour Cocktail!

Fri, Jan 20, 23  |  tequila cocktails

Tequila Sour Cocktail Recipe

Are you looking for something new and exciting to add to your happy hour repertoire? Look no further than the delicious tequila sour cocktail. This refreshing drink is easy to make and full of zesty flavor. Perfect for summer evenings or backyard barbecues, the tequila sour promises to be the star of any gathering! Let’s take a look at how you can make this delicious concoction.

Ingredients & Supplies Needed

  • In order to make this delicious drink, you will need: 

  • 2 ounces of tequila,

  • 1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice,

  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup,

  • 1/4 ounce of orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier),

  • an egg white (optional),

  • an orange wheel for garnish,

  • a jigger for measuring out liquid ingredients

  • and a shaker for mixing.

  • Some ice cubes are also necessary.


The first step is to fill your shaker with ice cubes and then add in the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and orange liqueur. If desired, you can also add in an egg white before shaking. Shake the ingredients vigorously until they are well blended. Place a few more ice cubes in your glass before straining the contents into it. Garnish with an orange wheel and serve cold! Enjoy! 


If you want to give your tequila sour a unique twist, there are plenty of variations that you can try out! For example, if you want something sweeter, you can replace some of the lime juice with pineapple juice or cranberry juice. Or if you want more zingy flavor, try adding some bitters or lemon juice into the mix.

You can also switch up what type of tequila or liqueur you use; silver or blanco tequilas work best as they are less sweet than gold or reposado varieties. Feel free to experiment with different combinations until you find one that works for you! 


Tequila sours are incredibly versatile drinks that can be easily customized according to your own taste preferences. Whether you're looking for something light and refreshing on a hot summer day or something more complex and bold for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries - tequila sours are sure to hit the spot every time! So why not give this classic cocktail recipe a try today? Cheers!

By Jason Zheng

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