5 Heady Tequila & Cookie Cocktail Recipes

By: Shreya Goswami

Tequila Cookie Cocktails

The moment you hear of it, the very idea of pairing tequila with cookies can come across as strange and outlandish. And yet, if you ever taste tequila cocktails with delicious cookies as garnish or on the side, you’ll know that the two fuse together like the happiest of marriages. The reason behind this is simple. Most good-quality tequilas like Don Julio have basic flavour profiles that can be easily blended with a range of cookies. From earthy and herbal notes in reposado to the crisp agave essence in blanco, tequila serves as an intriguing canvas for pairing with an array of cookies. 

Most tequilas showcase citrus, spice, and herbal undertones, which can be complemented or enhanced by pairing them with the sweetness in cookies as well as the basic flavouring agents added to them. In fact, with such a wide range of cookies available from around the world, pairing tequilas with cookies in the form of creative, crafted cookies is a great idea. 

Now, if you are unsure of where to start but do want to explore the world of tequila and cookie cocktails, here is what you need to start with. First, get a variety of tequilas. In fact, if you are getting Don Julio, which we do recommend, then get both the blanco and reposado varieties. Then, get a variety of regular and artisanal cookies and try the spirit and the cookies at the same time. Once you have a good grasp of the tequila and cookies’ base flavours, think about how to fuse both in the form of one delicious cocktail. 

If you are still unsure on how to start out or want to make your first time with tequila and cookie cocktails easier, here are a few recipes you can try.  

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1. Tequila Sunrise With Madelines 

Create a stunning Tequila Sunrise cocktail with a twist of Madelines on the side with Don Julio’s Blanco for your next cocktail party. Combine 50ml of the tequila and 100ml of vibrant orange juice in a highball glass packed with ice cubes. To add a captivating sunrise effect, gently pour 15ml of grenadine syrup over the back of a spoon into the cocktail. Give it a gentle stir to slightly blend the layers then add some Madeline cookie dust and maraschino cherries on top. Elevate the cocktail experience even further by serving Madeline cookies on the side as a delicate nibble. These buttery cookies complement the fruity, tangy notes of the cocktail, providing a delightful contrast that amplifies the overall flavour profile with each sip and bite. 

2. Spicy Mango Margarita With Ginger Cookies 

Prepare this twist on the classic Margarita by first rimming a rocks glass with chili salt and ginger powder. Run a lime wedge along the rim, then dip it into chili salt and ginger powder for an added kick. Fill a Margarita glass with ice cubes and keep it ready. Now, in a shaker, vigorously combine 50ml of Don Julio’s Reposado, 25ml of triple sec, 50ml of fresh mango puree, lime juice, ginger cookie powder and, if preferred, a dash of hot sauce for an extra punch. Shake the ingredients until well combined then strain into the ready glass and serve with a lime wedge and more ginger cookies on the side. 

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3. Old Fashioned With Orange Biscuits 

Craft this classic cocktail with Don Julio’s Reposado tequila and Orange Biscuits for a zesty, citrus experience you will never forget. Begin by placing a sugar cube in a glass and saturating it with two or three dashes of Angostura bitters. Muddle the sugar cube to partially dissolve it, then add 50ml tequila and ice cubes. Give it a gentle stir to blend the flavours harmoniously and garnish with an Orange Biscuit. The citrusy zest of the biscuit complements the rich, smooth tones of the tequila, adding a delightful contrast that enhances the overall flavour profile with each sip and the delectable nibble of the biscuit. 

4. Paloma With Cinnamon Sugar Cookies 

If you love a classic Paloma cocktail, then you will love this version with Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. Start by rimming a highball glass with a lime wedge and cinnamon sugar. Fill the glass with ice cubes and pour in 50ml of Don Julio’s Blanco, 15ml of lime juice, 100ml of grapefruit soda and gently stir to marry the flavours until perfectly blended. To enhance the experience, accompany this zesty drink with cinnamon sugar cookies as a garnish and side. The warm, spicy sweetness of the cookies harmonise beautifully with the tangy, citrusy notes of the cocktail, creating a memorable and delightful interplay of flavours. 

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5. Hot Toddy With Ginger Cookies 

Hot toddy is definitely one of the most comforting cocktails to enjoy during winters, and so is ginger tea. So, this cocktail will give you the perfect kick of both in the most amazing way possible. To make this version of Hot Toddy, combine 50ml of Don Julio’s Reposado tequila with 150ml of hot water, a tablespoon of honey, ginger slices and a cinnamon stick in the mug. Stir the concoction until the honey fully dissolves and the flavours infuse perfectly. Squeeze a wedge of lemon into the mug and drop it in for a citrusy zest. To make the experience even more enjoyable, garnish the drink with a ginger cookie. The spicy, aromatic essence of the ginger cookie complements the rich blend of tequila, honey, and cinnamon.