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What To Mix With Don Julio Tequila: 10 Mixers (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on January 7, 2023 by Lydia Martin

If there’s a bottle of tequila that continues to stun and impress mixologists, it is Don Julio 1942.

This tequila is considered the star of many drinks and works like magic in cocktails.

So, we’ve rounded up the top 10 essential pairings to spike up this sophisticated tequila.

Here’s what to mix with Don Julio tequila to make Mexican-style cocktails.

Top 10 Mixers To Spike Up Don Julio Tequila

10. Orange Juice

4 glasses of orange juice

Turn your tequila into a Don Julio Sunrise cocktail by adding orange juice and a splash of grenadine.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Blanco
  • 4-5oz Orange Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir well and strain into a salt-rimmed highball glass.

Serving: 1

9. Lemonade 

glass of lemonade juice and lemon fruit on a table

Make a simple quench thirst Tequila Lemonade drink with your Blanco tequila and fresh lemonade.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Blanco
  • 6oz Lemonade

Instructions: Add tequila and lemonade to a highball glass with ice. Stir and serve with optional mint leaves on top.

Serving: 1

8. Malbec Wine

Bottle of Malbec Wine and Glass

Create a fancy red cocktail called Suave Agave by mixing Reposado tequila with a red Malbec wine [1] plus pomegranate juice.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Don Julio Reposado
  • 2oz Malbec Wine
  • 1oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1oz Simple Syrup

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well, and strain into a wine glass. Serve and enjoy.

Serving: 1

7. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

Bring your Reposado tequila and blend it with fresh grapefruit juice to make a Don Julio Paloma.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Reposado
  • 2oz Grapefruit Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • ½oz Lime Juice 
  • ½oz Agave Nectar

Instructions: Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, stir, and strain into a glass over ice. Serve it with optional soda water on top.

Serving: 1

6. Limeade 

Pouring Limeade on a Glass

Don Julio tequila with limeade and bitter-sweet tonic water [2] can turn into a fizzy Tequila Limeade drink.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Blanco
  • 4oz Limeade
  • 2oz Tonic Water
  • 1pc Sprig Mint

Instructions: Muddle sprig mint in a mixing glass, then add ice, tequila, and tonic water. Stir it well, strain it into a highball glass, then top it with tonic water.

Serving: 1

5. Triple Sec

Dekuyper Triple Sec Liqueur 750ml bottle

Make a tequila twist on a classic Mai Tai cocktail with triple sec, lime juice, nut syrup, and Blanco tequila.

“Don Julio lived up to its reputation for high-quality tequila…The Blanco expression delivered everything you’d expect”

– Melita Kiely, The Spirits Business Editor

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Blanco
  • 1oz Triple Sec
  • ½oz Nut Syrup
  • ½oz Lime Juice 

Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, mix well, and strain it into a salt-rimmed lowball glass.

Serving: 1

4. Pineapple Juice

Glass of Pineapple Juice

The aromatic flavors of Don Julio 70 Cristalino paired with pineapple juice can create a fruity Don Julio Pineapple cocktail.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio 70 Cristalino
  • 4-5oz Pineapple Juice 
  • Splash of Club soda

Instructions: Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain it into a glass over ice. Serve with a splash of club soda.

Serving: 1

3. Sparkling Water

Sparkling water on a glass and bottle with lime

Making Ranch Water is always easy with Blanco tequila and lime juice topped with sparkling water.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Blanco
  • 4-6oz Sparkling Water
  • ½oz Lime Juice 

Instructions: Pour the tequila and lime juice into a highball glass with ice, then top with sparkling water. Serve it with a lime wedge on top.

Serving: 1

2. Agave Nectar

agave syrup on a measuring cup

Turn your classic Margarita into Agave Margarita with Blanco tequila and agave nectar as its sweetener.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Blanco
  • ½oz Agave Nectar 
  • ½oz Triple Sec 
  • 1oz Lime Juice

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, strain into a glass with ice, then serve with an optional lime wedge.

Serving: 1

1. Club Soda

glass of club soda

Another simple yet refreshing Blanco Soda cocktail is made by adding club soda to your Blanco tequila.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Don Julio Blanco
  • 4-6oz Club Soda

Instructions: Add tequila into a highball glass with ice, then top with sparkling water. Serve it with mint leaves on top, then enjoy.

Serving: 1

FAQs 

How do you enjoy Don Julio tequila, with or without a mixer?

Both. You can enjoy Don Julio tequila with mixers to make cocktails or savor it neatly without a mixer.

Is Don Julio sipping tequila?

Yes, Don Julio is sipping tequila. It has a great balance of spice, crisp agave flavor, and oakiness, especially the Don Julio Reposado. 

In Conclusion

Versatility – it’s our favorite thing about tequila, especially with Don Julio.

Whether it’s Blanco, Reposado, or Cristalino, your cocktail with Don Julio will kick off your warm days.

Don’t end your Don Julio tequila journey alone on rocks-glass or shots.

Start making artisan cocktails and level up your bottle of Don Julio by adding the ideal mixers we recommend above.

References: 

  1. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/what-is-malbec-wine 
  2. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2022/07/20/what-is-in-tonic-water/10048167002/ 

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