Our Favorite Cocktails for National Tequila Day

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With National Tequila Day approaching on July 24th, we encourage you to grab your favorite agave-based products and celebrate!

Here are a few of our favorite Tequila based cocktails:

Ranch Water

Of course, Ranch Water is first up. It is such an easy at-home cocktail to enjoy while surviving quarantine - especially if you’re in the Texas heat like us. 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  1. Ice
  2. Tequila
  3. Lime Juice
  4. Topo Chico 

Directions: The concoction part is up to you based on how strong you like your drinks 😏 Here’s how Alex and The Defined Dish makes her Ranch Waters

 

Margarita on the Rocks 

You really can’t go wrong with a classic Margarita on the Rocks - especially on National Tequila Day. You could keep things super simple and just add Cointreau to your Ranch Water and add salt to the grim of your glass to make a margarita straight out of Texas. Or, you could use this recipe from Serious Eats

  1. 1 Lime Wedge
  2. 1 Tbs Salt
  3. 4oz Tequila
  4. 2oz Cointreau
  5. 1 1/2oz Lime Juice 

Directions: 

  1. Run a lime wedge around the outer rims of 2 rocks glasses and dip rims in salt. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. Fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds (the bottom of a metal shaker should frost over).
  3. Fill glasses with fresh ice and strain margarita into both glasses. Garnish with lime wheels and serve.

 

Paloma 

A Paloma is a refreshing and sweeter cocktail. It is especially perfect for a pool day and will make you feel like you’re on a resort - even during a pandemic. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  1. 2oz Blanco Tequila
  2. Fresh Lime Juice
  3. 1oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  4. .5oz Simple Syrup
  5. 1oz Chilled Club Soda
  6. Lime Wedge

Directions: 

  1. Rub lime around the rim of a collins glass and dab in salt (optional)
  2. Add tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup to a shaker tin
  3. Add ice and shake for 15 seconds
  4. Double strain into a collins glass with ice
  5. Top with club soda and stir
  6. Garnish with lime wedge

*Courtesy of Cocktail Chemistry Lab

 

The Green Boxer

If grapefruit isn’t your thing, try the Green Boxer. Here’s what it’s made with:

  1. 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  2. ½ oz Fresh Squeezed Tequila
  3. ½ oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  4. ½ 0oz lime juice cordial
  5. ¼ oz Green Chartreuse

Directions: 

In a mixing tin, add all ingredients together. Fill with ice, and shake hard for 10 seconds. Double strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with a lime wheel. 

*Courtesy of Men’s Journal. 

 

Man of Leisure

Last, but not least, the Man of Leisure. This cocktail is for those with an elevated Tequila palette and a lover of craft cocktails. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  1. 1oz Tequila
  2. 1 ½ oz Whiskey
  3. ½ oz Lime Juice
  4. ¼ oz Simple Syrup
  5. 1 ½ oz ginger beer
  6. 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  7. Limed wedge, for garnish

Directions: Combine whiskey, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a snifter with ice. Top with ginger beer, Angostura bitters, and garnish with a lime wedge.

*Courtesy of Eater.com.

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