Tequila Fizz Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Tequila Fizz is a refreshing and bubbly cocktail that originated in Mexico. It is a popular choice for those who enjoy the taste of tequila but want a lighter, more effervescent drink. This cocktail is perfect for warm summer days and is often enjoyed by those looking for a fun, festive beverage.

  • The Tequila Fizz is believed to have been created in the 1950s
  • It is a variation of the classic Gin Fizz, substituting tequila for gin
  • The cocktail is often associated with celebrations and parties due to its lively and bubbly nature

How Tequila Fizz Tastes?

The Tequila Fizz has a light, crisp, and refreshing taste. It is slightly sweet with a hint of sourness from the lime juice, and the tequila adds a subtle warmth and earthiness. The effervescence from the club soda makes it a lively and invigorating drink.

Interesting facts about Tequila Fizz

  • The Tequila Fizz is sometimes referred to as a 'Mexican Fizz' due to its origin
  • The cocktail is traditionally made with silver (blanco) tequila, which has a cleaner and more neutral flavor than aged tequilas
  • The Tequila Fizz can be easily customized by adding different fruit juices or flavored syrups



Tequila is the star here, it’s the bold, lively spirit that gives the fizz its backbone. Opting for 2oz is just enough to let it shine without overpowering the cocktail. If you skimp on the tequila, the drink becomes too tame. Go overboard, and you might overshadow the delicate balance.

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Lime Juice

Fresh lime juice is essential. It adds a zesty punch, marries well with the tequila, and provides acidity to balance the sweetness. Too little and the drink falls flat; too much, and it puckers the lips more than a first kiss!

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Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is the peacemaker between strong tequila and sharp lime, with 0.5oz smoothing out any rough edges. Less might leave you squinting with each sip; more and the cocktail risks becoming cloying.

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Club Soda

Club soda brings the fizz! 3oz guarantees a refreshing effervescence. Without it, you'd just have a flat sour – not nearly as fun or refreshing. Too much club soda and the drink loses its kick, becoming a light whisper of tequila on a fizzy bed.

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Egg White

The egg white is the secret to silky magic, creating a foamy cap that feels luxurious. No egg white, and you lose that creamy mouthfeel and visual appeal. Do mind if you're serving to those with dietary restrictions; substituting with aquafaba can be a charming vegan fix!

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Lime Wheel

Lastly, the lime wheel is not just a pretty face – it emits a subtle aroma that greets you with every sip. Without it, the cocktail is like a garden without flowers – still nice, but missing a splash of color and scent.

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Recipe. How to make Tequila Fizz Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white
  2. Dry shake (without ice) for about 10 seconds to emulsify the egg white
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled
  4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice
  5. Top with club soda and gently stir to combine
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim of the glass

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor
  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to properly emulsify the egg white and create a frothy top
  • Chill your glass before pouring the cocktail to keep it cold longer

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Seafood: The citrus notes of the lime juice complement seafood perfectly, especially when grilled.
  • Chicken Tacos: The zesty flavors in a Tequila Fizz can cut through the richness of tacos with a crunchy refreshment.
  • Guacamole and Chips: The light, fizzy texture of the cocktail cleanses the palate between creamy bites.

Drink Pairings

  • Mexican Beers: Such as a light lager to stay within the theme of flavors.
  • Sangria: For a group setting, alternating between the cocktail and a fruity sangria can be delightful.

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What you could change in Tequila Fizz

  • Gin or Vodka can be used instead of Tequila
  • Lemon juice can be used as a substitute for Lime Juice
  • Agave syrup can be used instead of Simple Syrup for a more authentic Mexican flavor

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Spicy Tequila Fizz

Add a thin slice of jalapeño to the shaker before dry shaking. This will infuse the cocktail with a spicy kick. Perfect for those who like it hot!

Mezcal Fizz

Substitute tequila with mezcal for a smoky variant. The smokiness of mezcal will add depth to the cocktail, making it a sultrier choice.

Ruby Red Fizz

Use pink grapefruit juice in place of lime for a tart and slightly sweeter profile. The cocktail will have an alluring blush tone and a more rounded sweetness.

In case you forgot basics how to make Tequila Fizz

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Tequila Fizz

Can I use any type of Tequila for the Tequila Fizz cocktail?

While the recipe suggests using silver tequila, you can experiment with different types of tequila like reposado or añejo to bring a different flavor profile to your cocktail.

Can I prepare a Tequila Fizz without egg white?

Yes, the egg white in the Tequila Fizz contributes to the frothy texture but can be omitted if you are either allergic or prefer not to use it. But it may alter the texture of your cocktail.

Why is there a need to ‘dry shake’ the ingredients first?

Dry shaking the cocktail ingredients first without ice helps to emulsify the egg white, which creates a nice frothy foam on top of the cocktail.

What is the ideal occasion to serve Tequila Fizz?

Tequila Fizz is a light and refreshing cocktail suitable for any occasion. Whether it's a sunny afternoon, a cocktail party, or a festive celebration, Tequila Fizz is a perfect choice.

What type of glassware is best suited for a Tequila Fizz?

Tequila Fizz is best served in a highball glass to accommodate the effervescent and frothy nature of the cocktail.

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