Tequila cocktails: Margaritas, Palomas and more oh my!

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Lighten it up

While the Aperol Spritz might be “the” summer drink, many tequila cocktails can get a spritz of their own. The traditional Spritz is Aperol, prosecco and soda water. But, that type of recipe can be transformed with some of other ingredients. In a way, a tequila spritzer is a great option.

A spritzer gets a boost from bubbles and sometimes a lemonade or juice (similar to a shandy for beer lovers). The key to making this cocktail successful is the tartness or the brightness from the mixer. While bubbles always make a cocktail fun, the other ingredients keep it light and flirty.

Check out this cocktail call the Pineapple Fizz.

"Pineapple Fizz Ingredients: 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila ¾ part fresh pineapple juice ½ part fresh lime juice ¼ part agave syrup 1 dash Angostura® bitters Splash of seltzer Pineapple chunks Preparation: Combine all ingredients except seltzer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and add a splash of seltzer. Garnish with a pineapple chunk skewer and a pineapple leaf."