Horny Bull: A Simple Mixed Drink of Tequila and OJ

Horny Bull Cocktail with Tequila
Swap Screwdriver's vodka out for tequila and you have yourself a Horny Bull. S&C Design Studios
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving (serves 1)
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Is there really a cocktail called the Horny Bull? Absolutely and if you've been around the bar world long enough, you know that this is not the most daring drink name out there. Despite the name, the Horny Bull is a great drink and it's unbelievably easy to make.

Tequila and orange juice, that's all you need to create the Horny Bull. It is tequila's answer to vodka's Screwdriver and essentially a Tequila Sunrise, hold the grenadine. If you have made either of those popular mixed drinks, then you'll have no problem here.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the tequila into a highball glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with orange juice.

More Tips for Making a Great Horny Bull

The Tequila. Just as the tequila base of a Bloody Maria adds something to the classic Bloody Mary mix, it adds flavor to the Horny Bull. Tequila has an underlying earthiness to its taste that vodka simply does not have and this brings dimension to the drinks we mix it into. Whenever you're bored with your favorite vodka cocktails, just switch over to tequila and taste the transformation for yourself.

It works with almost any recipe.

When it comes to choosing the tequila, almost any bottle you have in the bar will do. This is a simple mixed drink, so there's really no reason to go overboard. Yet, the Horny Bull is best with a decent blanco tequila and I would recommend avoiding any of the gold tequilas.

The Orange Juice. Orange juice is the backbone of the Horny Bull and the drink will only be as good as the juice you pour. If you can, take the time to squeeze fresh juice. Citrus fruits are the easiest to juice and it shouldn't take but a few minutes to have enough for the drink and ​some leftover to stash in the fridge for the next round.

If you're going to buy orange juice, choose the freshest option available. Avoid juices from concentrate and those with additives because there's little in the drink to distract from a poor tasting juice.

You might also consider switching to blood orange juice when the fruit comes into season. This typically happens during the winter months and you will find them to be sweeter and less acidic than the average navel or Valencia orange.

How Strong is the Horny Bull?

In reality, you can make the Horny Bull as strong or as weak as you like, it all depends on how much juice you pour. On average, you will probably add around 5 ounces of orange juice to fill a tall, ice-filled glass and this keeps the drink in a very mild alcohol range.

With an 80-proof tequila, we can estimate the Horny Bull to be around 10% ABV (20 proof). This is average for tall mixed drinks and is equivalent to the average glass of wine.

See, tequila doesn't have to create a super strong drink!

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 74
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)