Sprite & Tequila Drinks

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Sprite & Tequila Drinks
The bartender will help you select the right drink. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

For those that love tequila, you're not just confined to enjoying it in a margarita. Tequila can be used to create a variety of cocktails, or it can be combined with other liquors for very potent cocktails. Sprite adds a sweet carbonated element to cocktails that help balance out the strong flavour of the tequila. Sprite is usually used to top off the drink after adding all the other ingredients.

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Tequila and Sprite

For the most basic combination, a shot of tequila is added to a glass filled with ice and topped off with Sprite. You can enjoy the drink as is or you can add 59.1ml. of a flavoured syrup such as cherry, raspberry or peach to the mix. Select premium tequila when possible for the best results.

Alabama Slammer

For this creamy tequila drink, shake up 28.4gr of coffee-flavoured liqueur and 28.4gr of tequila in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. After pouring the mix into a glass, top off with 59.1ml. of Sprite. Never shake up a carbonated drink in a cocktail shaker because the drink will splash all over the place when you open the shaker to pour it. Shaking also makes the drink lose carbonation faster.

Blue Motorcycle

This drink is similar to a Long Island iced tea, as it uses many different types of liquor. To create the drink, add a 14.2gr. each of tequila, vodka, gin, and rum to a tall glass filled with ice. For the blue colour, add a 14.8ml of blue Curacao, which is a blue-coloured orange liqueur. Finish the drink with a splash of sour mix and top the drink off with a splash of Sprite. Serve with cherries for garnish.

The Yvette

This drink combines a creamy element with a fruit element. Combine 56.7gr of tequila with 29.6ml of a fruit-flavoured brandy in a glass filled with ice. Add 56.7gr. of double cream to the drink and top with Sprite. Common fruit brandy flavours are cherry, apricot, peach and apple.

Mexican Martini

If you like both margaritas and martinis, then you might want to try the Mexican Martini, which combines the two drinks, substituting the vodka with tequila. To make this drink, instead of vodka, pour 56.7gr. of tequila in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, along with 56.7gr of sweet and sour mix, 44.4ml of orange liqueur, 28.4gr of lime juice and 59.1ml of orange juice. Shake and pour the mixture into a martini glass and top with a splash of Sprite. Garnish with two olives on a spear. You can add an ounce of vodka if you want the drink to be more potent.

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