Tequila lemonade with cilantro is an unusually delicious cocktail made with fresh-squeezed lemonade and tequila. It is the best boozy drink for a hot day.
Flavors from fresh cilantro, tequila, and lemon make this easy summer cocktail recipe incredibly refreshing. Don't forget to check out all of my delicious cocktails recipes.
Mr. Fearless Dining and I went to a fun new restaurant in the East Bay called Juhu Beach Club.
Juhu Beach Club was an Indian fusion restaurant in North Oakland. Most of their menu is naturally gluten free and their chef blends flavors as I have never experienced before. The flavors explode in your mouth, not in a spicy way...more of a WOWZA way. I am sad to say that this restaurant closed back in 2018.
My husband was the designated driver so he ordered a lemonade flavored with cilantro. It sounded so odd, he asked to try a taste before he ordered it.
Why this drink is great:
I love this drink because it is a twist on classic lemonade. it combines unexpected flavors into something special
The cilantro lemonade was so good! I would never think to add cilantro to lemonade. Try that drink at a picnic or pool party. For night time, I decided to try to re-create the drink recipe using some tequila :-).
If you love boozy lemonade recipes, you will want to try the tequila lemonade with a twist of cilantro. It is an easy tequila and lemon cocktail recipe for any occasion.
This lemonade and tequila drink is quick to make, too. Just grab a blender or Vitamix.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Juice your lemons. Add the juice to water and add the sugar to make your lemonade. You can also use bottled lemonade if you prefer.
Step 2: Wash and separate the cilantro leaves from the stems.
Step 3: Dump the water and cilantro into the Vitamix or blender.
My Vitamix was quick to liquefy the cilantro needed in this recipe. I use my Vitamix just about every day, to make everything from soup to smoothies. (This is not a paid or sponsored post, I just love what my blender can do.)
Step 4: Pour the lemonade into the cilantro mixture. Add the tequila and mix well.
Serve over ice, chill in a cocktail mixer and strain it straight up, or add ice to your blender and make a frozen cocktail out of this lemonade cocktail.
More Delicious Cocktail Recipes to Try:
- Bourbon Apple Cider
- Pink Grapefruit Margaritas with Sriracha Salt
- Dragon Fruit Cocktail
- Prickly Pear Margaritas
- POG Cocktail
Are you ready to give this tequila and lemonade cocktail a try?
Tequila with Cilantro Lemonade Cocktail
- 4 ounces tequila
- ¼ cup cilantro
- fresh lemonade (mine was sweetened with honey.)
- ¼ cup water
- In a Vitamix, or blender, add cilantro and water. Turn on high speed to liquefy the cilantro.
- Pour tequila into a glass filled with ice.
- Add lemonade. Stir.
- Pour ¼ cup cilantro mix on top. Serve cold.
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Hi Sandi, I love summer drinks especially with a little tequila, this sounds so refreshing.
Thank you so much Rosemary...it is definitely refreshing on a hot day 🙂
So refreshing! Love it!
Thanks Amanda 🙂
Love this recipe - and your blog. I blog about gluten free cooking too - would be great to collaborate at some point in the future maybe - but for now I'm going to use your cocktail recipes on my summer cocktail round-up! Thanks for sharing them on the FBC site with me! 🙂 I'll let you know when the post is live!
Thank you Emma. Nice to meet you 🙂