How to Make The Best Simple Syrup for Tequila Cocktails

By June 8, 2016 March 30th, 2020 Blog

Simple Syrup

How to Make 1:1 Tequila Simple Syrup

  1. Boil water first. Doing so will prevent the sugar from burning.
  2. Take water off heat.
  3. Add equal parts white sugar.
  4. Stir until dissolved.

Pro Tip: Use 2 parts Demerara, brown or Turbinado sugar with 1 part water instead of 1:1 white sugar and water.

How to Make Simple Syrup recipe

Some of Our Favorite Tequila Simple Syrup Variations

Herb or Spiced Simple Syrup

An herbaceous flavor adds a level of taste to cocktails that you just can’t beat. It’s sophisticated, earthy, and memorable. Add herbs or spices (vanilla bean, rosemary, clove) in the initial water boil explained above and allow herbs to steep for 10 minutes.

A few exceptions to the rules:

  • Cilantro and basil become bitter over high heat.
  • To make ginger syrup, you’ll need a juice extractor. Then add equal parts sugar (no heat).

Fruits or Veggie-infused Simple Syrup

Imagine a cocktail made with the essence of blueberries or the fresh tartness of raspberries or savory celery, adding a whole other level of flavor, fruits and veggies are endless in their abundance of new taste characteristics.

Fruit syrups are not heated. Just juice your fruit or vegetable, such as strawberry, pineapple or celery, and add equal parts sugar.

Tea Simple Syrup

Your morning cup can add so much depth to your cocktail!

We love green tea, but just about any tea works. Teas add an earthy, even herbaceous, flavor not to be missed. Just add tea to equal parts sugar and water, over low heat.

Chamomile tea, as used in the Chamomila Cocktail above, makes a fantastic cocktail.


Looking for more recipes to use your tequila simple syrup? Consider these fun recipes.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever combines strawberry-infused Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Amaro Montenegro, and rhubarb bitters for a bright, seasonal cocktail.

Strawberry Fields Cocktail

Fernet Me Not

This herbaceous tequila fernet cocktail features Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, Fernet, and the sweet-tart profile of muddled raspberries, and finishes with a mist of smoky mezcal.

The Secret Garden

The secret garden is a delicious blend of Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, Amaro, simple syrup, muddled cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Cucumber Cooler

Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, Salers Gentiane, simple syrup, fresh muddled cucumber, orange bitters, and a hint of mint combine for a drink to quench your thirst on the hottest of summer days.

Beauregard’s Cocktail

A festive springtime cocktail with Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, cointreau, muddles blueberries, safe, and a splash of soda water.

Beauregards Berry Tequila Cocktail

Get Azuñia Delivered to Your Door

Do you want to try out your advanced home bartending skills tonight? Mix up one of these simple syrup recipes and get Azuñia delivered in 60 minutes or less from Drizly. If you don’t have Drizly in your city or have more time to wait, go to our Buy Now page to find Azuñia online or at a store near you.

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