The 7 Best Tequila Cocktails with Honey

The 7 Best Tequila Cocktails with Honey

From vibrant margaritas infused with the luscious essence of honey to innovative concoctions that elevate tequila to new heights, this list of the best tequila cocktails with honey is a treasure trove of luxurious and unique libations. Unleash your senses and savor the harmonious marriage of tequila’s fiery spirit and honey’s delicate sweetness in these handcrafted creations.

Tequila cocktails with honey are an absolute delight for your taste buds. The combination of tequila’s bold and fiery spirit with the gentle sweetness of pure honey creates a harmonious blend of flavors that you’re sure to love. For best results, consider making a honey syrup by mixing equal parts pure honey and warm water, as it will more easily mix into the cocktail.

Enjoy a cocktail with honey for irresistibly smooth, luscious, and refreshing flavors. These cocktails offer a unique and unforgettable drinking experience that will leave you craving more.

Our 7 Favorite Honey Tequila Cocktail Recipes

1. Skinny Margarita with Fresh Lime Juice

Embrace the trend, because Skinny Margaritas are officially here to stay!

Crafted with simple ingredients, this light and flavorful tequila cocktail with honey is a healthier twist on the classic margarita. Start with tequila and fresh lime juice for a tangy base, then sweeten the mix with a touch of honey. Add ice to the cocktail shaker before shaking the ingredients.

You'll be able to keep it light by swapping out traditional sugary mixers with sparkling water. Don't forget to rim the glass with salt! For more flavor, fresh lemon juice or fresh lime juice would be a great addition

Savor the invigorating blend of tequila, citrus, and a hint of honey in this guilt-free margarita that will quench your thirst and leave you feeling revitalized.

2. Honey Rye Crush

Swap out the whiskey in this Honey Rye Crush for silver tequila to make this a honey tequila cocktail.

This enticing beverage combines the robustness of spirits with the natural sweetness of honey and the refreshing zest of lemon juice. You'll muddle fresh mint leaves and honey together, then add the alcohol and lemon juice. Shake the mixture well before serving. For an impressive presentation, garnish with a sprig of mint.

This sophisticated libation is a true delight for cocktail enthusiasts seeking a unique and flavorful experience.

3. Smoked Rosemary Paloma with Honey and Grapefruit Juice

Palomas are typically made with mezcal on its own, but you can easily add tequila to this Smoked Rosemary Paloma with Honey to amplify the flavors.

This honey tequila cocktail recipe combines the vibrant flavors of grapefruit, lime, and tequila with the aromatic essence of rosemary and a touch of honey. Start by smoking rosemary sprigs to infuse a captivating aroma. Then, combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila, and honey and add the smoked sprig as garnish. Serve the cocktail in a prepared glass.

Savor the yummy blend of smoky rosemary, citrusy notes, tequila and mezcal's boldness, and the subtle sweetness of honey in this unforgettable paloma variation.

4. Tequila Bee's Knees with Honey Syrup

Have you ever heard of the Bee’s Knees cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, and honey? Well, this Tequila Bee’s Knees features tequila and mezcal instead.

Made with a perfect blend of spirits, honey syrup, lemon juice, and bitters, it’s a sophisticated honey tequila cocktail and a true testament to the beauty of simplicity. A dash of bitters and a lemon twist garnish adds even more elegance to the mix. To make honey syrup, combine one part honey with one part hot water and stir until the honey dissolves.

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We recommend using our Orange Blossom Honey for added citrus flavor!

5. Easy Mojito Recipe with Honey

This is another one of those cocktails with honey that can easily be made with tequila. Simply use it instead of the traditional rum.

This refreshing Mojito Recipe with Honey brings together the classic mojito elements you know and love with a touch of honey for added sweetness. This drink requires you to muddle fresh mint leaves and lime wedges together with honey and tequila. After muddling, add ice to the glass before serving.

This cocktail with honey will transport you to a tropical paradise with each sip.

6. Peach Margarita Recipe with Honey

There are many ways to update traditional margarita recipes, and one of our favorites is this Peach Margarita Recipe with Honey

It combines the sweetness of juicy summer fruit with the vibrant flavors of citrus. Begin by blending fresh peaches, lime juice, tequila, and honey until smooth. Rim your glass with salt, and garnish with a peach slice and lime wedge for a tropical touch. 

This margarita will take you on a nostalgic journey to sun-soaked summer days.

7. Honey Highball Cocktail

With its crisp and balanced profile, this Honey Highball is a delightful choice for those seeking a light and flavorful beverage.

Featuring a tantalizing infusion of tequila, honey simple syrup, and soda water, it's subtly sweet, fizzy, and light. 

Spring honey with flowers in the background

All you have to do is combine the tequila and honey, stir, and pour over ice. It's the perfect cocktail with honey if you're looking for something that you can put together easily and quickly. Try it with our Spring Honey blend for added floral flavor. Store any leftover honey syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness and extend its shelf life.

What Does Honey do to Tequila?

Honey enhances the flavor profile of tequila cocktails, providing a smooth and velvety texture while balancing out the tequila’s intensity. Sweet honey also adds depth and richness, complementing the agave notes and creating a harmonious fusion of flavors.

What Kind of Tequila Works Best in Cocktails with Honey?

When it comes to tequila cocktails with honey, we always recommend that you use high-quality, 100% agave tequila. Blanco or silver tequila are our personal favorites. They boast a clean and vibrant flavor profile, which pairs well with the sweetness of honey. Additionally, reposado tequila is highly recommended for its unique flavor profile that holds its own alongside other ingredients.

Can I Use Different Types of Honey in Tequila Cocktails?

Absolutely! Experiment with our different varietals of honey, such as Wildflower, Clover, Orange Blossom, and more. Using pure honey is recommended, but instead of adding it directly, make a honey syrup by mixing equal parts honey and warm water for better integration into your cocktail. Each will impart unique flavors to your tequila cocktails. Try out different types of honey to discover the nuances they bring to your drinks.

Incorporate Tequila into Your Cocktails with Honey

From honey-infused margaritas to a honey highball or a smoky paloma, these drinks offer a delightful balance of sweetness and boldness. Whether you’re a tequila enthusiast or a cocktail aficionado, exploring the world of tequila honey cocktails is a journey worth taking. Adding a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters can enhance these cocktails with aromatic spice notes, complementing the sweet and tart elements.

Raise your glass and savor the harmonious union of tequila’s fiery spirit and the golden touch of nature’s sweet nectar. Cheers to the extraordinary world of tequila honey cocktails!


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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara