Celebrate National Tequila Day With These Cocktails

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Whether it’s a Sunrise, Margarita or Paloma, it’s time to raise your favorite tequila beverage in honor of National Tequila Day on Wednesday, July 24.

These easy-to-craft cocktails don’t require many ingredients and are sure to help elevate your #TequilaTuesday check out other exclusive recipes and ideas below:

Hibisco Disco at Trademark Taste+Grind

2oz Ilegal Mezcal

3/4 oz Cherry Hibiscus Syrup*

3/4 oz Lime Spritz

Orange Flower Water

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Decorate with edible flowers and glitter!

*Cherry Hibiscus Syrup

Steep Hibiscus Tea in simple syrup overnight (longer for a sweeter flavor)

Mix with an equal amount of Cherry Heering

Fired Up Margarita at Cleo

1.5 oz Casamigos Blanco

1/2 oz Yuzu liqueur

3/5 oz lime

3/4 oz cucumber juice

1/2 oz agave

Smoked salt rim

Dip a rocks glass in lime juice, then smoked salt. Add all ingredients except salt to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the prepared glass.

Blood Orange Paloma, $8

RECIPE:

1.5 oz Don Julio Reposado

1.5 oz Blood Orange Juice

.5 oz Lime Juice

.5 oz Agave

Club Soda

Salt & Paprika

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a tin with ice, combine all ingredients excluding the club soda and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a paprika salt-rimmed glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a blood orange wheel.

Summer Sunset, $8

RECIPE:

2 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila

.75 oz Elderflower

.75 Pamplemousse

.75 Lime Juice

Club Soda

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a tin with ice, combine all ingredients excluding the club soda and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

Noble Paloma

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
1 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
0.5 oz agave nectar
Sparkling water
Grapefruit wedge

PREPARATION

Place Casa Noble, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and agave nectar into shaker with ice.
Shake until chilled.
Strain into glass over ice (salt or lime-and-chili powder rim optional), top with sparkling water, and swirl.
Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Casa Noble Spicy Buck

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Casa Noble Reposado Tequila
2 thin slices jalapeño
1 Tbsp sliced ginger
1 oz lemon juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
Ginger ale or ginger beer
Dash bitters
Lemon wedge

PREPARATION

Muddle jalapeño, ginger, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker; add ice.Shake until chilled.
Strain into glass over ice, top with ginger ale or ginger beer; add bitters.
Garnish with lemon wedge.

Casa Cosmo

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
0.75 oz triple sec
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz pomegranate juice
Orange peel

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients, except orange peel, into mixing glass and stir.
Strain into glass over ice.
Finish with flamed orange peel.

Noble-Rita

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
1 oz agave nectar
1 oz lime juice
Lime wedge

PREPARATION

Place ingredients, except lime wedge, into shaker with ice.
Shake until chilled.
Strain into glass (salt rim optional).
Garnish with lime wedge.

Spiced Grapefruit Margarita

Cocktail Specs:

1.5 oz Paquera Espadin

1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz agave nectar

Method: Shake & Pour

Glass: Rocks

Smokey Kiss

Cocktail Specs:

1.5 oz Paquera Espadin

1 oz Amaro Nonino
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Method: Shake & Pour
Glass: Coupe

Margarita Al Pastor

Recipe:

2 ounces Corralejo Silver

8 pieces charred pineapple

1 ounce chile syrup

½ ounce agave syrup

1 ounce lime juice

Method:

Rim your glass with salt

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake to chill and combine ingredients

Fine strain into a coupe glass

Garnish & Enjoy!

Corralejo Spicy Pineapple Paloma

2 ounces Corralejo Silver

½ ounce grapefruit juice

½ ounce lime juice

½ sliced Serrano pepper

¾ ounce agave syrup

Pineapple soda (to top)

Tajín (for rim)

Method:

Rim your glass with Tajín

Add all ingredients except the bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients

Strain into your glass over fresh ice

Top with pineapple soda

Garnish & Enjoy!

Corralejo Old Fashioned

Recipe:

2½ ounces Corralejo Añejo

¾ ounce agave syrup

2 dashes aromatic bitters

Method:

Add all ingredients into a rocks glass with ice

Stir to mix combine ingredients

Garnish & Enjoy

Corralejo Tequila Tropical

Recipe:

2 ounces Corralejo Añejo

1 ounce pineapple juice

1 ounce lime juice

½ ounce simple syrup

5 dashes aromatic bitters

Method:

Add all ingredients except the bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients

Strain into your glass over crushed ice

Top with aromatic bitters

Garnish & Enjoy!

Grapefruit Collins

Ingredients:

2 oz Volcan de mi Tierra Blanco Tequila

¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz 1:1 Simple Syrup

1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

Top with Soda Water

Directions: Shake tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup and grapefruit juice with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass over a large cube of ice. Top with soda water, and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Guadalajara Fizz

Ingredients:

2 oz Volcan de mi Tierra Cristalino Tequila

½ oz Crème de Cacao White

½ oz Triple Sec

¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

½ oz Simple Syrup

4–5 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters

1 oz Soda Water

Directions: Dry shake tequila, triple sec, crème de cacao lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters for 1–2 minutes. Open the tin and add a large cube of ice, and shake again for 1–2 minutes. Strain into a Collins glass and top with soda water. Express a grapefruit peel on top of the drink, and garnish.

Raspberry Jalapeño Spicy Margarita

2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila

.75 oz Combier L’Original Liqueur D’Orange

1 oz Fresh lime juice

.75 oz Agave syrup

3–4 Fresh raspberries

2–3 Jalapeño slices

Salt rim

PREPARATION:

Salt the rim of a rocks glass. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1–2 fresh raspberries and 1–2 jalapeño slices. Add all other ingredients and shake vigorously for 8–10 seconds. Double strain into the salt-rimmed rocks glass. Decorate with 2 fresh raspberries and 1 jalapeño slice.

Sweet Heat Margarita

2 oz Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila

1 oz fresh lime juice

½ oz Agave nectar

4–5 muddled raspberries

Method:

Muddle raspberries and combine other ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and double strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with raspberry skewer.

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