Tequila Orangeade

There was this little old-fashioned soda fountain that made the best orangeades back in the day. They would take fresh oranges, cut them in half and juice them to order with their old metal press. After a little squirt of simple syrup from the pump behind the counter they would fill with ice and top with water. It was delicious.

It was this experience that inspired this crazy-delicious and equally-simple cocktail made with another one of our May participants, Espolón Tequila. This award-winning booze first grabs your attention with its killer packaging, but will hold your study with it's superb flavor and smoothness. 

For this recipe, we opted to use the Espolón Reposado, which is 'rested' in barrels, giving it some great depth of flavor.



collins or high ball glass
bar spoon


2 oz Espolón Tequila
3 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)


Add the tequila, orange juice and simple syrup to your ice-filled glass. Top with seltzer and stir lightly to combine.