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What to Mix With Jose Cuervo Tequila: Top 10 Drinks (2023)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

From Platino to Tradicional to Especial, Jose Cuervo tequilas have fueled countless parties and bars worldwide. 

But if you’re still looking for new ideas on what to mix with Jose Cuervo, you’re in the right place. 

We’ve gathered the top 10 mixers you can try to make your Jose Cuervo taste better. Here’s the list.

Top 10 Mixers To Make Jose Cuervo Taste Better

10. Flavored Tequila

tequila glass with lemon

You can mix Jose Cuervo with other flavored tequila, such as orange-infused instead of triple sec. This combination will result in an elevated Tequila Sunrise cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1½oz Jose Cuervo Especial
  • ¾oz Orange-infused tequila
  • 3oz Orange juice
  • ½oz Grenadine
  • 1pc Orange slice (for garnish)

Instructions:

Mix Jose Cuervo, infused tequila, and orange juice in an ice-filled highball glass.

Gradually add the grenadine inside the edge of the glass, but do not stir. Top with an orange slice, then serve.

Serving: 1

9. Pineapple

Pineapple juice on a glass and pitchere

Pineapple juice tropical fruitiness with Jose Cuervo Especial makes an easy and refreshing Cuervo Pineapple cocktail.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1½oz Jose Cuervo Especial
  • 3oz Pineapple juice
  • Pineapple wedge (for garnish)

Instructions:

Pour Jose Cuervo Especial and pineapple juice into a lowball glass filled with ice. Stir vigorously, then top with a pineapple wedge.

Serving: 1

8. Bud Light 

woman drinking bud light beer

One of the famous recipes from Cuervo is their fiery Big Game Michelada. It’s mainly a mix of Jose Cuervo Especial and America’s best-selling beer—the Bud Light lager beer. [1]

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1cup Jose Cuervo Especial
  • ¾cup Bud Light
  • ½cup Orange liqueur 
  • ½cup Lime juice 
  • 1½oz Mexican hot sauce 

Instructions:

Fill the cocktail with Jose Cuervo, orange liqueur, lime juice, and hot sauce. Shake until mixed, strain into an ice-filled pint glass, and then top with Bud light. 

Serving: 6

7. Strawberry Gelatin 

Strawberry Jello

Adding strawberry gelatin to a Jose Cuervo Silver plus a Strawberry Lime Margarita mix will make a fun Margarita Jello Shots perfect for parties.

Prep Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • ½cup Jose Cuervo Especial
  • ½cup Jose Cuervo Strawberry Lime Margarita
  • 1cup water
  • 1box 3oz Strawberry Jell-o
  • 16pcs 2oz Jello shot cups

Instructions:

In a saucepan, boil the water, stir in the Jell-O and mix it until it dissolves.

Add the Strawberry Lime Margarita mix and tequila, whisk together until mixed, then remove from heat.

Pour the mixture into 2oz jello shot cups, chill until it sets, and serve.

Serving: 16

6. Raspberry Lemonade

Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade Drink

Mixing Jose Cuervo with Raspberry Lemonade makes a Pink Senorita cocktail. It’s a perfect pretty-in-pink sipper cocktail for a girls’ night out or party.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
  • 4oz Raspberry lemonade
  • 1oz Triple sec
  • Coarse sugar (for rimming)
  • Raspberries and lemon slices (for garnish)

Instructions:

Pour Jose Cuervo, raspberry lemonade, and triple sec into a mixing glass with ice. Stir it, strain it into a sugar-rimmed margarita glass and garnish it with raspberries or lemon slices.

Serving: 1

5. Red Grapefruit Juice

2 Glasses of Red Grapefruit Juice

Red grapefruit juice plus Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata creates a refreshing and easy-to-make Cuervo Paloma.

“Cuervo is no stranger to bringing tequila to places it’s never gone before…”

– Lander Otequi, CMO/Vice President at Proximo Spirits

You can enjoy it any time of the day, from simple gatherings to huge parties.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata
  • 4oz Red grapefruit juice
  • 1oz Soda water
  • Salt (for rimming)
  • 1pc Lime wedge (for garnish)

Instructions:

Add Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata and red grapefruit juice to a salt-rimmed, ice-filled highball glass. Stir well, and top with soda water. Finish it with a lime wedge on top, then serve.

Serving: 1

4. Coffee

cup of coffe on top of a woden table

Jose Cuervo Anejo and one shot of espresso, which has 65mg of caffeine [2], is enough to boost your day. This Cuervo Mexican coffee mixture is called the Evening Blend cocktail.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Anejo
  • 1½oz Coffee espresso
  • 1oz Heavy cream
  • ½oz Crème de Cacao
  • ¾oz Simple Syrup

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend it until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a highball glass and garnish it with optional coffee beans on top.

Serving: 1

3. Purée

top view shot of raspberry banana puree

Fruit puree as a mixer adds a richer and bolder fruit flavor to cocktails.

Mixing tropical bananas and raspberry puree with Jose Cuervo creates a Cuervo Platino Banana cocktail.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Jose Cuervo Platino
  • 1oz. Banana puree
  • 1oz. Black raspberry puree
  • ½oz Lemon juice
  • 1½oz. Simple syrup
  • 2pcs Raspberries (for garnish)

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients with a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain it into a martini glass and garnish with raspberries on top.

Serving: 1

2. Ginger Beer

homemade Ginger Beer

Ginger beer with a Jose Cuervo Tradicional Anejo makes a tequila twist of a Moscow Mule called Mexican Mule.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Anejo
  • 4oz Ginger beer
  • ½oz Lime juice
  • 1pc Lime wedge

Instructions:

Pour all the ingredients into an ice-filled copper mug, stir, and top with a lime wedge for garnish, then serve.

Serving: 1

1. Apple Juice

2 glasses of Apple Juice

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
  • 2oz Apple juice
  • ½oz Lemon juice
  • ¼oz Agave nectar
  • Cinnamon powder (for rimming) 

Instructions:

Except for cinnamon powder, put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain it into an ice-filled and cinnamon-rimmed lowball glass.

Serving: 1

FAQs

Can you drink Jose Cuervo tequila without a mixer?

Yes, you can drink Jose Cuervo tequila without a mixer. It is a sipping tequila that goes down easy when consumed and gets better when served on the rocks.

What soda can you mix with Jose Cuervo gold?

You can mix Jose Cuervo gold with different sodas, from soda water to club soda to cola and lemon-lime soda. 

Final Say 

Aside from the usual fruit juices to pair with Jose Cuervo, like pineapple, grapefruit, and apple juice, you can also mix a fruit puree for a fruitier flavor cocktail. 

Whether you make it as an ice-blended cocktail, add beer, or make a Jell-o shot, these top 10 mixers will level up your Jose Cuervo drink experience.

Start grabbing your favorite Jose Cuervo expression and make one of these easy cocktail recipes.

References: 

  1. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/02/12/the-most-popular-beer-brands-in-america-bud-light/39041033/ 
  2. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/caffeine/ 

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