July 24 is National Tequila Day. Here are four creative drink recipes to help celebrate our favorite blue agave-based spirit. Cheers!
1 oz. Casa Noble Crystal tequila
1 oz. Art in the Age Rhubarb Tea liqueur
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
1 oz. Monin Rose Syrup
Dash egg white
Stiegl Grapefruit Radler (or use equal parts grapefruit soda and lager)
Combine all ingredients except beer in a mixing glass with ice, shake vigorously. Strain over beer that has been previously poured in a chilled glass.
Andrew Pollard, beverage development specialist for Wirtz Beverage, created this recipe.
Blood Orange Sunstroke
1 ½ oz. Tarantula Plata 100 Tequila
3 oz. Tangerine juice
½ oz. Simple syrup
½ oz. DeKuyper blood orange liqueur
Combine ingredients in shake with ice. Shake and strain into highball glass.
The mixologists from Tarantula Tequila created this recipe.
The Night of the Iguana
1 ½ oz. Avion Silver tequila
½ oz. Solerno blood orange liqueur
½ oz. Fresh-squeezed lime juice
3 oz. Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain cava
Combine tequila, blood orange liqueur and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne glass. Fill with cava.
Rodger Levering, food & beverage director for the Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, FL, created this drink.
Prickly Pear & Chile Piquin Margarita
1 oz. Cazadores Blanco tequila
1 oz. Delirio Joven mezcal
1 oz. The Perfect Purée Prickly Pear Puree
1 oz. Agave nectar
1 oz. Lime juice
Pinch of chile piquin
Chile piquin salt rim (optional, but recommended)
In a mixing glass combine ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over glass filled with ice and rimmed with chile piquin salt mixture. Garnish with lime wheel.
San Francisco Bay Area mixologist Manny Hinojosa developed this cocktail.