Can You Mix Tequila & Rum? (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin

They say a sip of tequila can offer you peace and joy after a tiring day. Along with its unique flavor profiles and cocktail recipes, it became a staple spirit on our shelves. However, a bottle of rum could offer just the same.

What if you want to double the fun? Can you mix tequila and rum? 

Rum & Tequila: Can You Mix Them?

Tequila & Rum Cocktail

Yes, you can mix tequila and rum together. You can try to make rum and tequila cocktails, like the tequila pineapple punch cocktail. This cocktail is made of tequila, pineapple juice, coconut rum, a splash of lemon juice, and a dash of seltzer. 

This refreshing drink is not excessively sweet. However, the alcohol is hardly detectable, so two of these are just enough to get you drunk.

Will Mixing Them Make You Sick?

El Dorado Rum

Mixing rum and tequila doesn’t make you sick. Sticking to one sort of alcoholic beverage will probably have the same impact on your body as mixing rum and tequila. However, it has the potential to strike you hard or make you even more intoxicated.

The body becomes used to being drunk at a given pace if you start with a lower alcohol level [1].

Other Alcohol That Goes Well With Rum

Rum Cocktail

Some of the greatest rum mixers include limes/lemons, club soda, tonic water, pineapple juice, coca-cola, tonic water, ginger beer, and wine. Fruit juices are commonly used as mixers for alcoholic beverages because their sourness complements rum’s oaky and roasted surgery flavor [2].

What Goes Well With Tequila

Paloma Cocktail

You may blend tequila with soda, grapefruit soda, pineapple juice, orange juice, agave syrup, and vermouth. Fruit juices are a good way to balance out the flavor of your tequila. Fruit juices have a sharpness that complements each other. That is why juices go so well with tequila.

However, if you want your tequila to have more texture and a velvety flavor, you may blend your favorite tequila with vermouth. But, what does tequila really taste like?

Popular Tequila & Rum Cocktail Recipes

Popular Tequila & Rum Cocktail Recipes

Tequila Moonrise


  • 1800 Tequila
  • Dark Rum
  • White Rum
  • Lemon Juice
  • Rose’s Lime Juice
  • Sugar
  • Ale


Combine the light rum, tequila, dark rum, lemon juice, Rose’s lime juice, and sugar in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Serve in a Collins glass nearly filled with ice cubes, topped with ale.

Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea


  • 3/4 ounce white rum
  • 3/4 ounce vodka
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce silver tequila
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Cola, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wedge


Combine the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a Collins glass filled with ice. Toss in a splash of cola and mix quickly. Serve with a lemon slice for garnish. 


Can you drink tequila and rum on the same night?

Yes, you can drink tequila and rum on the same night. However, it is not recommended to drink various alcoholic beverages on the same night. Also, what’s a good tequila chaser?

Can you mix other alcohol with tequila and rum?

Yes, you can mix other alcohol with tequila and rum. Aside from the fruit juices and other mixers, Ginger beer and vermouth are some alcoholic drinks that can be mixed with rum and tequila. Here are some 2-ingredient rum mixed drinks

In Summary

You can mix tequila and rum. They are both mainstays in the world of spirits, but when it comes to cocktails, they are a combination made in heaven.

Tequila Moonrise and Long Island Iced Tea are two fantastic drink ideas that you can make with tequila and rum. You can also mix the two spirits with other alcohol, and you can even drink both on the same night. 



Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.

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