Best Don Julio Mixed Drinks

by RJ Peristere

First things first, if you're buying Don Julio 1942...maybe stick to just shots or sipping with a touch of club soda or soda water. Non Don Julio Reposado or Blanco tequila is a perfect tequila for mixed drinks like a spicy margarita or a Paloma. The key to any tequila drink is to use fresh citrus juice like fresh lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice, orange get the picture. The citrus cuts through the flavor without overwhelming it...cough ...cough...Jose Cuervo Margarita mix.

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Don Julio Cocktail Recipes

What makes Don Julio special is the ability to mix with citrus or other common mixers and still retain its flavor while being subtle enough to not overwhelm the additions. The blanco is especially good for mixing cocktails and in fact we prefer it for the majority of mixed drinks.

Don Julio Blanco Mixed Drinks

We put together two of our favorite mixed Don Julio Blanco tequila recipes. First is a spicy margarita and the next is a delicious tequila sunrise.

Don Julio Tequila

Don Julio Blanco Margarita

Warm sand beneath your feet, waves crashing, and a Spicy Margarita set the stage for a perfect afternoon. Agave harvested from the highlands of Tequila, Mexico is traditionally classified into four distinct styles, for this recipe we recommend a Blanco.

This delicious Mexican cocktail combines a fresh squeeze of lime, sliced jalapenos, a harmonious blend of citrus, and the right touch of Blanco to bring this ultimate summer cocktail to life.

Don Julio tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice

Our Recipe :

Ingredients : 

  • 2 Cups Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice

  • 2 Cups Fresh Lime Juice

  • 3 Cups Water

  • Sliced Jalapeños 

  • 1 1/4 Cup Cane Sugar

  • 1 1/2 Ounces of Don Julio Blanco Tequila

Instructions : 

  • Create Simple Syrup

    • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan

    • Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves

    • Bring to boil. 

    • Let Syrup cool

  • Muddle Jalapeño

  • Combine syrup, citrus juices, and jalapeños for mix

  • Mix 1/2 Reposado, Ice, and Mix 

  • Serve in a short glass

Don Julio Blanco Tequila Sunrise

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A tequila sunrise, a delightful blend of tequila, orange juice and grenadine syrup, gives the impression of the sun rising. This cocktail is fruit forward and has a generally fruity flavor. It could also be a bit sweet depending on your palette.

Our Recipe :


  • 2 oz tequila

  • 4 oz orange juice

  • 1/2 oz grenadine

  • Ice

  • Orange slice for garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.

  2. Add tequila and orange juice, and stir to combine.

  3. Slowly pour grenadine into the glass, letting it sink to the bottom.

  4. Garnish with an orange slice

Don Julio Reposado Mixed Drinks

Don Julio Reposado is the darker cousin to the blanco tequila. Expect a stronger flavor when mixing Reposado tequila with the fresh fruit juices like grapefruit juice. The Don Julio Paloma is one of our favorite cocktails.

Don Julio Reposado Tequila

Don Julio paloma

A delicious blend of grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave nectar or syrup. This cocktail just screams Mexican Riviera or summertime bliss. We enjoy this cocktail in a highball glass.

Don Julio Paloma, Reposado Tequila, Grapefruit juice

How to make a Don Julio Paloma :


  • 2 oz Don Julio Reposado tequila

  • 3 oz fresh grapefruit juice

  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice

  • 1-2 tsp agave syrup (optional)

  • Soda water

  • Salt

  • Ice

  • Grapefruit wedge or lime wheel


  1. Rim a highball glass with salt by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dipping it into a small dish of salt or tahini

  2. Fill the glass with ice.

  3. In a shaker or mixing glass, combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup (if using) with a few ice cubes.

  4. Strain the tequila mixture into the salt-rimmed or tahini rimmed glass

  5. Top with soda water and mix softly

  6. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit or a lime wheel

Don Julio Reposado Margarita

Fresh squeezed juice


  • 2 ounces Don Julio Reposado tequila

  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 oz agave nectar

  • Ice

  • Lime wedge for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Add tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar.

  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosty.

  4. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice.

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