5 Things To Do With Tequila

For anyone who enjoys drinking tequila, you may already know it is the only spirit that is a stimulant while everything else is a depressant. It may help you dance better too! Did you know there are other things to do with tequila besides drink it?

Body Scrub RecipeCreate Your Own DIY Personal Care Items

You can make your own luxurious body scrub by adding our Blanco tequila to a bowl of salt from the dead sea with a little olive oil and lime for an all-natural exfoliant. Did you know that tequila can be used as a disinfectant and cleaning agent? With the spread of Covid-19, tequila is being used to make hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray.

Make Fabulous Things to Eat

Tequila is a wonderful ingredient to add to some of your favorite recipes. Have you ever used it to marinate olives for your craft cocktails or heard of putting it in frosting?

I found these recipes in The Tequila Cookbook by Lynn Nusom. They are AMAZING and so easy to make.

Marinated Olives

1 cup Lime Juice
1 cup Tequila
½ cup Orange Juice
3 Garlic Cloves (run through a garlic press)
1 Unpeeled Lime, Sliced
1 Unpeeled Orange, Sliced
2 cans (6 ounces each) Black Olives, Pitted

Tequila Frosting

2 ½ cups of Powered Sugar
½ cup of Butter or Margarine at room temperature
3-4 tablespoons Tequila
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon Vanilla

Mix all the ingredients, except the olives, together. Drain the olives and place a glass bowl. Pour the marinade over the olives and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Drain off the liquid before serving. Serves 6-8

Cream butter, salt and sugar together. Add vanilla and Grand Marnier then slowly add tequila until the frosting is a spreadable consistency. Spread smoothly over the cake.

The olives are sooo good served by themselves with drinks or string a couple on a toothpick and put into a dry tequila martini made with 2 ounces of tequila and a sparse teaspoon of dry vermouth stirred over ice. Many food recipes use tequila to add authentic Mexican flare to a dish and these are some of our favorites…

Tequila Lime Shrimp Cakes with Avocado Sauce

Tequila Lime Shrimp Cakes

Reverse Marinated Tequila Lime Chicken

Reverse Marinated Tequila Lime Chicken

Image credit: La Piña en La Cocina

Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche with Tequila

Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche with Tequila

Image credit: My Gourmet Connection

Chicken Tequila

Chicken Tequila Fettuccine

Image credit: Dinner Then Dessert

Tequila Lime

Tequila Lime Shrimp

Image credit: The Lemon Bowl

Impress Family and Friends

Are you looking for an easy and delicious way to impress your family and friends? Try a tequila pairing with chocolates for a twist on dessert. Round up a few snifters or champagne flutes and…

  • Serve the Blanco with milk chocolate for a mild and velvety taste that nicely compliments the agave essence.
  • Pair the Reposado with dark chocolate to emphasize the caramel notes and the barrel finish offering luscious layers of intense richness.
  • Serve the Añejo with a chili pepper dark chocolate allowing all the wonderful oak to penetrate your palette while savoring the pepper’s heat adding just enough spice.

Take your after-dinner coffee to the next level by adding some Café Elegancia to your cup and if ice cream is part of your dessert menu, pour a little over the top and enjoy!

Prove an Old Wives’ Tale to Be True

Tequila is useful for numbing pain when your children are teething. Just dab a little on their gums to numb them and ease the pain. This is actually an old wives’ tale that works like a charm because I am speaking from experience.

Discover an Environmentally Friendly Biofuel

According to scientists in Australia, the agave plant can be used as an environmentally friendly solution for their transport fuel shortage. Because the agave plant is a desert plant, it doesn’t take much maintenance to grow, can be grown on land not suited for food, and contains 98% higher ethanol output than corn. It sounds like a win, win, win for the biofuel industry!

Help Feed Families

Here’s a tequila tip for you: if you want to know if you are drinking 100% agave tequila pour some on your hands and put your hands together as if you are going to clap. If they stick together then your tequila is a mixto which contains added sugars. If they do not stick together, then you are drinking pure tequila.

Please visit any Total Wine & More store to buy your own bottle of Señor Rio tequila. From now until 12/31/20, we’ll donate $1.00 for every 750ml bottle of Señor Rio tequila sold to St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix Arizona. Together our kindness counts! Be safe, stay well, and support small business.

Thank you for helping us feed families! Don’t forget to share this so we get the word out about feeding those in need.


We are so excited that our Tequila 101 blog has been selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 25 Tequila Blogs. If you are a tequila fan, be sure to check out what others are saying about this trending spirit.


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