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Tempting Cocktails For Tequila Day 2021 | Cheers

National Tequila Day is Saturday July 24. Need we say more? We didn’t think so! Get your cocktail shakers ready and think outside the basic Margarita box. Check out these eight cocktails that celebrate the venerable agave spirit. (But if you want a good Margarita recipe, here’s our roundup from Margarita Day.)

Rayo

Keyword lime, taramind, tequila

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Avion Silver tequila
  • ¾ oz. Tamarind agave
  • ½ oz. Pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz. Lime juice
  • 2-3 dashes Peychaud bitters top

Instructions

Notes

Hayden Miller, beverage director at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Florida, created this recipe.

Beyond the Beach

Keyword Blue Curaçao, lime, pineapple, strawberry, tequila

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. El Sativo Añejo tequila
  • ½ oz. Coconut syrup Liquid Alchemist
  • ½ oz. Fresh pineapple
  • ½ oz. Drillaud Blue Curaçao
  • ¾ oz. Fresh lime
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Chopped strawberries

Instructions

  • Add the tequila, coconut, pineapple, Blue Curaçao and fresh lime into a shaker tin.

  • Add ice and shake.

  • Fine strain over pebble ice in a large goblet glass.

  • Shave nutmeg on top with cut up strawberries for garnish, along with a pineapple leaf.

Notes

The mixologists at El Sativo created this recipe.

St. Tropez Margarita

Keyword lime, rosé, tequila

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. La Fête du Rosé wine
  • 1 oz. Silver tequila
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz. Simple syrup
  • Salt for rimming glass

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a tin with ice.

  • Shake hard.

  • Strain into salt-rimmed glass with ice.

  • Garnish with a lime wheel.

Notes

The mixologists at La Fête du Rosé created this recipe.

Strawberry Tropical

Keyword Angostura bitters, lemon, strawberry, tequila

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado
  • 2 Fresh strawberries muddle
  • ¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Pinch of salt
  • Top with Grapefruit soda Fresca

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle fresh strawberries.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients with ice, except grapefruit soda.

  • Shake and pour over the rocks in a tall glass.

  • Top with grapefruit soda.

  • Garnish with lemon peel and strawberries

Notes

The mixologists at Tequila Cazadores created this recipe.

Purple Rain

Keyword lime, Parfait Amour, pear, tequila

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. Bad Stuff Reposado tequila
  • ½ oz. Parfait Amour
  • ¾ oz. Pear syrup
  • ¾ oz. Lime juice
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake

  • Rim glass with Hawaiian Black Sea Salt rim.

  • Strain over rimmed glass with ice and garnish with edible flowers.

Notes

The mixologists at the Rosewood Sand Hill resort in Menlo Park, CA, created this recipe.

Dos Homb-Rise

Keyword lime, mezcal, pineapple, pommegranate

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Dos Hombres mezcal
  • 2 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. Agave syrup
  • ½ oz. Pomegranate syrup
  • Mexican tajin salt
  • Dehydrated pineapple leaf

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker.

  • Shake hard to chill.

  • Strain into highball glass.

  • Garnish with rimmed tajin seasoning, dehydrated lime and a pineapple leaf.

Notes

The mixologists at Rocco’s Tacos created this recipe.

Tan Fresco Tan Verde

Keyword cucumber, fino sherry, lime, Patron, pineapple, tequila

Ingredients

  • Tan Fresco Tan Verde
  • 1 ½ oz. Patron Silver tequila
  • 1 oz. Cucumber juice
  • ¾ oz. Fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz. Pineapple gum syrup
  • ¼ oz. Fino sherry
  • 2 dashes Ancho Reyes Verde liqueur
  • Top with Soda

Instructions

  • Shake all ingredients except for soda.

  • Fine strain into a highball glass. Top with soda.

  • Garnish with a cucumber ribbon and sliced pepper.

Notes

The mixologists at Patron created this recipe.

Mexican Martini

Keyword Casamigos Anejo tequila, lime, olive, tequila

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. Casamigos Anejo tequila
  • ¾ oz. Cointreau
  • ¼ oz. Lime juice
  • Splash of Olive juice
  • 2 each of thinly sliced Jalapeno slices

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in a mixing tin with ice.

  • Stir and strain into Martini glass.

  • Garnish with jalapeno slices.

Notes

The mixologists at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa created this recipe.



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