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Can You Mix Tequila and Vodka – 6 Cocktail Recipes That Do!

Originally Posted On June 1, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Can You Mix Tequila and Vodka – 6 Cocktail Recipes

Yes, of course you can mix tequila and vodka. In fact, one of the most iconic drinks, the Long Island Ice Tea, is made with equal parts of vodka and tequila.

With tequila having a warm strong flavor, and vodka a more neutral taste, adding vodka to many tequila drinks for an added “boost” is often a tasty idea.

And although I thought I’d never mix equal parts of tequila brands and vodka in a shot glass by themselves, a newer concoction proved even that wrong!

So check out my list of tequila and vodka drinks below to learn how to marry these two spirits in some delicious and fun ways.

Tequila and Vodka Cocktails Recipes

Long Island Ice Tea

Long Island Ice Tea

The first on my list is also the most famous, and I remember many times as a younger “man” drinking these simply because they get your ripped quick! So be careful drinking these. Just one is often enough if you’re not a heavy drinker.

And even with all the liquor in this drink, it really is amazing how similar it tastes to an actual ice tea when done right. So don’t skip any ingredients as they all play off each other and just omit one and it won’t be as yummy.


VODQUILA bottles

Yes, you read that right, a mix of vodka and tequila from Red Eye Louie that he “invented” in Birmingham, Alabama in 2010.

After trying a glass of this over ice I was really impressed. This has a nice warm and deep flavor that is a tad more tequila than vodka, which makes total sense.

One thing I want to try is instead of using a shot of each liquor for these recipes you’re reading right now, I want to just try using this instead.

Each of these liquors being distilled together by a professional I’d guess would make these drinks even smoother and better balanced. Although I’m guessing here, still on my to do list!

Bloody Cactus

Bloody Cactus Cocktail

This one is sort of a continuation from both the Bloody Mary and the Bloody Maria. Each of those drinks on their own simply use either vodka or tequila as their alcoholic base spirit.

The Bloody Cactus is a combination of the two for a bloody great drink with a serious kick.

If you enjoy either of those classic cocktails as a way to get over a hangover, then think of this drink as a way to get rid of your hangover and parlay the night before into the morning you are in now.

I actually “created” this drink years ago after a few regulars asked me to make something a little different than the standard Bloody Mary. The bar I was working at had a ton of cheap tequila on hand so I asked what they thought if I added a shot as a kicker.

The first two guys said no, it was actually a woman that drank my first concoction. She loved it, so of course the guys had to be a part of it as well after that.

And it wasn’t long, to my total surprise, that people actually started ordering it. So instead of ordering a Bloody Mary with a shot of tequila, I named it the Bloody Cactus, and it caught on a little. Then I kind of forgot about it.

I never “tried” to make this a thing, but everyone who had it loved it. So give it a try, maybe I should have been more serious about it way back when.

Adios Motherfucker Cocktail

Adios Motherfucker Cocktail

This Adios Motherfucker Cocktail recipe comes from the Sugar and Cloth website where they use the PG name of a Blue Motorcycle. Yes, the more famous name is definitely a rated R, and the PG names are AMF (for short) or a Blue Motorcycle Cocktail.

And yes, it’s blue, a really beautiful shade of blue. But don’t let the pretty color fool you. This is a LOT like a Long Island Ice Tea and packs just as much punch. That’s because there are only two slight differences, and neither is the amount of alcohol used in making the drink.

For an AMF you’re simply switching out the triple sec and cola in a LIIT for clear soda and Curacao which gives the AMF its blue color

It’s so strong that many bars won’t make you this since it’s far too tasty and easy to get completely drunk without even knowing it. And like an ice tea, it has a yummy flavor that masks its potency very well.

Drink this one or an LIIT when you are NOT the designated driver.

Blue Shark Drink

Blue Shark Drink

Another blue cocktail, this Blue Shark drink combines tequila, vodka and Blue Curacao for a nice summery drink that’s perfect enjoyed by the beach with some chum, or when binge watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.

Either way, this is a super easy three ingredient cocktail that shows how well vodka and tequila can play together.

Just combine 1 ounce of Vodka, 1 ounce of Tequila and a dash of Blue Curacao for color. You decide how deep you want the blue to be.

You can either use a cocktail shaker and strain this into a martini glass for an upscale experience or just use and old glass you have and serve it with crushed or cube ice. And speaking o ice, see our list of the best ice makers here.

Whatever you decide, it’s the taste that matters. But don’t forget to add a shark gummy just to give this drink a cute twist, much better than the tired old lemon wedge.

Tropical Tequila Shots

Tropical Tequila Shots

Here’s another vodka tequila recipe that not only looks great, but is a “bit” healthy since it has so much pineapple in the drink. Hey, get your vitamins where you can!

This shot is made with Pineapple Vodka, Reposado Tequila, Pineapple Juice and Pina Colada Mix. Just rim a standard one ounce shot glass with a little brown sugar and and garnish with a pineapple cube and shoot. Treat it like a shot of tequila with salt and lime, same idea.

This video lays it all out including the recipe measurements. And to make these yourself only takes a minute or two.

What is Tequila?

Tequila is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Tequila is most often made at a 38% alcohol content (76 US proof), but can be produced between 31% and 55% alcohol content (62 and 110 US proof).

What is Vodka?

Vodka is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, but sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Vodka is made by distilling the fermented mixture of rye, wheat, or potatoes. The word vodka comes from the Russian word for “little water” or “aqua vitae”.

Vodka has been around since the 14th century and was originally used as a medicine. It wasn’t until the 19th century that vodka became popular as a drink. In Russia, vodka is usually drunk neat or with ice; it is also used in mixed drinks and cocktails.

Vodka is a clear spirit with a neutral taste and smell, which makes it ideal for mixing with other ingredients.

Is Tequila Stronger Than Vodka?

Tequila is a distilled spirit made from the blue agave plant. It is typically clear in color and has a strong, distinctive flavor. Vodka, on the other hand, is a distilled spirit that is usually made from grain or potatoes. It is usually colorless and has a relatively mild flavor.

So, which one is stronger? That depends on how you define “strength.” If you’re talking about alcohol content, then vodka is generally stronger than tequila. Most vodkas are around 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof), while most tequilas are around 35% alcohol by volume (70 proof).

However, if you’re talking about flavor, then tequila is definitely the stronger of the two. Tequila’s distinctively bold flavor can easily overwhelm vodka in a mixed drink.

Will Mixing Tequila and Vodka Make You Sick?

No, mixing tequila and vodka will not make you sick. In fact, many people enjoy mixed drinks that contain both tequila and vodka. The two liquors can complement each other, creating a delicious and refreshing drink like a Long Island Ice Tea. If you’re looking for a new mixed drink to try, consider mixing tequila and vodka using one of our recipes above the next time you’re out with friends.

Are Vodka and Tequila Interchangeable?

When it comes to tequila and vodka, many people think that the two liquor options can be interchangeable. However, while they may be similar in some ways, there are also some big differences between the two that you should be aware of before mixing them together. Here’s what you need to know about mixing tequila and vodka.

First, it’s important to understand that tequila is made from the agave plant, while vodka is made from grain or potatoes. This means that they have different flavor profiles, with tequila being sweeter and more floral and vodka being clean and crisp.

Second, the way that each liquor is produced can also affect how they mix together. Tequila is typically distilled multiple times, which gives it a smoother taste.

Can You Drink Tequila and Vodka in the Same Night?

While tequila and vodka are both alcohols that can get you drunk, they are not the same drink. Tequila is made from the agave plant and vodka is made from grain or potatoes. This means that they have different flavors and will give you different types of drunk.

You can definitely drink tequila and vodka in the same night, but be warned that it will probably end badly. The different flavors of the two drinks will mix together in your stomach and create a flavor that is not pleasant.

In addition, drinking two different types of alcohol will make you more drunk than if you just stuck to one type. So if you’re looking to get drunk quickly, you can mix tequila and vodka. Stick to one type of alcohol or alternate between drinks throughout the night if you don’t want to get drunk as fast.

What Is The Difference Between Tequila And Vodka?

When it comes to alcohol, there are many different types to choose from. But what is the difference between tequila and vodka?

Tequila is made from the agave plant and vodka is made from potatoes or wheat. Tequila has a strong, distinct flavor while vodka is known for being smooth and easy to drink.

When it comes to calories, tequila and vodka are similar. A shot of tequila has about 100 calories while a shot of vodka has about 96 calories. However, when you start adding mixers to your drinks, the calorie count can start to add up.

So, if you’re looking for a low-calorie option, tequila or vodka might be a good choice. But if you’re looking for something with a little more flavor, tequila is the way to go.

Is Tequila a Stimulant or Depressant?

Tequila is often thought of as a party drink, and many people assume that it must be a stimulant. However, tequila can actually be either a stimulant or a depressant, depending on how it is consumed.

When taken in small amounts, tequila can act as a stimulant, giving the drinker more energy and making them feel more alert. However, when consumed in large quantities, tequila acts as a depressant and can make the drinker feel drowsy and slow down their reflexes.

So if you’re looking to get drunk quickly, tequila may not be the best choice – but if you want to enjoy a few drinks over the course of an evening without getting too intoxicated, it may be perfect for you.

Mix Tequila and Vodka

In Closing

Okay, so I’ve listed some yummy drinks that prove once and for all that yes, you can mix tequila and vodka and get a nice tasting drink.

And why not experiment yourself a bit? Maybe you’ll create the next drink fad. You really never know! And if you do come up with something yummy, let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list. I love sharing recipes with fellow spirits.

About the Author

  • Bill Allen

    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you.

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