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Excellent Tequila Mockingbird Recipe That Everyone Can Enjoy

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I love how this tequila mockingbird recipe is so unbelievably refreshing. This fruity and earthy flavored drink is a great choice for all adults to sip on during this hot summer season.

Finding a really good tequila cocktail can be difficult sometimes so enjoy this tequila mockingbird recipe.

How to Drink Tequila

Most people drink tequila straight. They have real cojones if you ask me. Straight means without any mixer.

They may drink it chilled or neat (no ice, just poured in the glass), with or without salt and possibly with a lime. This isn’t for everyone though. I personally can’t drink tequila straight.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a tequila straight shooter. You can enjoy it in many other ways.

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Do You Enjoy a Tequila Cocktail?

Tequila isn’t usually my thing so I was very surprised at how much I enjoy this tequila mockingbird drink.

Finding the right mixers can sometimes help you enjoy a liquor you may not typically like.

Tequila is commonly mixed with:

  • soda
  • orange juice
  • grapefruit juice
  • pineapple juice
  • margarita mix
  • bloody mary mix

This cocktail recipe calls for a couple of unfamiliar ingredients but ones that are delicious. The ingredients include:

  • tequila
  • Aperol
  • St. Germain Elderflower
  • grapefruit juice
  • basil leaves

What is Aperol?

Aperol is an Italian aperitivo. It has a rich, orange sweetness and bitter herbal undertone. It was created over 100 years ago and has continued to grow in popularity.

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How Can I Cheaply Make This Recipe

This drink can be easily made… even by an amateur. Start by heading to your local liquor store if you don’t already have the ingredients.

The tequila and Aperol both have cheaper versions and are a great way to save money when you are on a budget.

Buying cheaper options is going to alter the flavor so it will really depend on your personal preference and how much money you are looking to save.

The good thing is, once you have the liquor needed for the recipe, you can find more delicious recipes using some of those ingredients and save even more money overall.

Tequila Mockingbird Recipe Below

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tequila mockingbird recipe

Tequila Mockingbird

You'll absolutely love this earthy, yet fruit flavored tequila cocktail.
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person



  • 2 oz tequila, blanco
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower


  • 1 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 4 whole basil leaves
  • ice


  • Muddle the basil leaves into a mixing tin.
  • Add ice, tequila, St. Germain and grapefruit juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
  • Top your drink with the Aperol and add a basil leaf for your garnish.
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