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National Tequila Day 2018 Drink Guide

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As if we didn’t need another excuse to drink, July 24th just happens to be National Tequila Day! Legend has it that Spanish Conquistadors, having run out of the brandy they brought with them to the new World, decided to distill the blue agave plant instead, thus creating North America’s first distilled spirit. It began to be produced in mass quantities around the year 1600.

This year we’re serving up a drink guide with some classic and creative restaurant cocktails so you can have just as much fun going out as staying in!

National Tequila Day - bibiana Cocktail


Located more than 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip in the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, the award-winning Top of the World Restaurant offers an unparalleled drinking and dining experience. The only revolving restaurant in Las Vegas, guests enjoy breathtaking views as the restaurant revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes. In celebration of National Tequila Day, the bar is drinking many Bibiana cocktails, made with Don Julio Anejo, Pama pomegranate liqueur, lime juice, agave and Hellfire bitters. For more on the Stratosphere and its creator, check out our post on Bob Stupak!

  • 1.5 oz. Don Julio Anejo tequila
  • 1 oz. Pama pomegranate liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. agave nectar
  • 3 dashes of Hellfire bitters

In a mixing glass combine all ingredients. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel

National Tequila Day - Fort Willow Daisy Pusher Cocktail

Daisy Pusher

DMK Restaurants’ Chicago treehouse-themed lounge, Fort Willow, will celebrate National Tequila Day with a smokin’ hot cocktail— literally! Holiday celebrators can commence the holiday with the restaurant’s ‘Daisy Pusher,’ made with a spicy blend of jalapeno tequila and guava, mixed with a smoky flavor of mezcal, priced at $13.

  • 1 oz jalapeno exotico blanco tequila
  • 1 oz banhez mezcal
  • 1.25 oz guava juice
  • .75 oz lime juice

Shake all ingredients, strain into a rocks glass, garnish with lime wedge

Mango Rickey - National Tequila Day 2018

Mango Rickey

Therapy restaurant, located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, is te-killin the game this year for Tequila Day with the Mango Ricky cocktail! Made with reposado tequila, mango puree, fresh lime and organic agave, downtown celebrators can enjoy this fruity and fresh libation for $12.

  • 1.5 oz Gran Agave Tequila
  • 1 oz Mango puree
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or tin, add ice, shake, strain and garnish with a lime wedge.

's Barrel Select Reposado Patron

Naughty Maggie

Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in Las Vegas is saying “Salud!” to National Tequila Day with $6.95 shots of Patron Barrel Select Reposado—Pancho’s custom eight-month aged, single barrel tequila made of French limousin oak. The cantina, prepared for the holiday with over 35 brands of tequila, will off its signature Cadillac “Naughty Maggie” margarita, made with Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila mixed with fresh lime juice, sweet and sour and triple sec, hand-shaken and topped with Grand Marnier.

  • 3parts house lemon lime mix
  • 2parts Patron Barrel Select Reposado tequila
  • 1part gaetano triple sec

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled Margarita glass.

Paloma en fuego

El Chingon, a ‘Bad Ass’ Mexican restaurant located in San Diego’s bustling Gaslamp Quarter, is designed to capture the spirit of Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa, and his pistoleros. It boasts an expansive beverage menu with a specialty in agave-based cocktails, and of course, margaritas. Each margarita comes with the choice of tequila, mezcal, sotol or raicilla.

  • 1 1⁄2 oz. tequila
  • 1⁄2 oz. Ancho Reyes Verde
  • 3⁄4 oz. Agave
  • 1 oz. Giffard grapefruit liqueur
  • 1⁄2 oz. Lime
  • Tajin rim
  • Top with Soda

Add all ingredients to a shaker, quick shake. Strain into ice filled, Tajin rimmed, pint glass. Top with soda. Garnish with lime wedge.

Spicy Cucumber Margarita - National Tequila Day

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

MB Steak, brothers David Morton and Michael Morton’s steakhouse at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will celebrate National Tequila Day with a boozy tequila cocktail on Tuesday, July 24. MB Steak’s Spicy Cucumber Margarita is made with habanero and jalapeno infused Milagro Silver Tequila, mixed with a fresh blend of cucumber, lime and mint, priced at $15.

  • 1.5oz Milagro Silver Tequila infused with habaneros and jalapeños
  • 3.5oz Fresh Sour mix
  • 0.5oz Agave Néctar
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 3 leaves of Mint

1-Muddle the cucumber and mint with tequila, add ice, sour mix and agave, shake well and serve in a tall glass with a tajin rim

Tequila Day 2018

Tequila Old Fashioned

National Tequila Day, a great excuse to spend the day sipping your choice of more than 100 tequila varietals at the first restaurant in Texas to be recognized by the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico with an “Award T Recognition”, Cibolo Moon located at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

That means they officially REALLY know their tequila. Patrons can sip tequila, enjoy a margarita or taste one of the restaurant’s in-house infused tequila blends. The team must go through rigorous training and maintain a high level of knowledge about tequila to receive this respected recognition. They will gladly lead guests of the restaurant through tequila tastings, offering suggestions based on their individual likes.

At Cibolo Moon, tequila is as important as the restaurant’s savory Texas Hill Country menu.

Below is one of the resort’s most popular Tequila Old Fashioned recipes with an extra Texas kick to it.

  • 2 oz. Milagro Anejo
  • 0.25 oz Agave
  • 3 dashes of bitters

Stir ingredients over ice in a beaker. Strain and pour. Rocks glass garnished with burnt orange and 3 bourbon cherries.

White Peach Margarita - National Tequila Day

White Peach Margarita

 Cabo Wabo Cantina in Las Vegas is offering a white peach margarita, made with Cazadores Blanco, Monin White Peach Syrup, peach nectar, fresh lime juice and sweet & sour mix.

  • 1.25oz   Cazadores Blanco
  • .75oz     Monin White Peach Syrup
  • 1.5oz     Peach Nectar
  • 1oz         fresh lime juice
  • 1.5oz     sweet & sour mix

Combine in a cocktail shaker w/ no ice. Pour over ice in margarita glass w/ remaining amount over ice in souvenir shaker

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More from A History of Drinking

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  • An Excuse To Drink – Happy Margarita Day 2012!

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