Alcoholidays: National Tequila Day July 24

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Casa Noble PalomaWe’ve started to go a bit overboard with the unofficial holidays here in the U.S., but if it gives me another reason to drink you won’t see me complaining. Tomorrow is National Tequila day, and that means shots and margaritas will be a plenty. For many, tequila reminds them of questionable nights in college where they did a lot of things their ashamed of. For me, it’s one of my favorite spirits to substitute in a classic drink that traditionally use rum or vodka. It gives it a whole new taste.

We’ve written about this alcoholiday a few times in the past, and I usually like to give folks a few of my favorite recipes to try or even suggest a local spot to go for drink specials. If your favorite bar doesn’t know what tomorrow is, google places in your city tomorrow, someone does. If you’re staying in, we’ve got some great recipes to try at home. The folks from Casa Noble Tequila and Sauza Tequila were kind enough to send us over some recipes.


Tamarind MargaritaTamarind Margarita

Tamarind Margarita

  • Casa Noble Rep 1.5 oz
  • Cointreau .5 oz
  • Splash Fresh Tamarind Puree
  • Fresh Lime Juice 3 oz
  • Orange pepper rime and Lime Garnish


Paloma [Pictured at the top of the article]

  • 2 oz. Casa Noble Reposado

  • Fresh Grapefruit Juice 
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice 
  • Splash of Fizz 

Pour ingredients over ice.

Honey Ginger Sauza-Rita

Honey Ginger Sauza-Rita

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part lemonade
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • 1 part water
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • Lemon slices

Combine lemonade, ginger beer, tequila, water, lemon slices and ½ teaspoon of honey in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine.

Spicy Sauzaritas

Spicy Sauza-Rita

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 2 parts beer
  • 1 part frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 part water
  • A dash of hot sauce
  • Sugar (for garnish)
  • Salt (for garnish)
  • Red pepper (for garnish)
  • Chili pepper (for garnish)

In a glass, combine all ingredients. Chill and serve in glasses rimmed with sugar, salt and red pepper. Garnish with a chili. Enjoy!

If you aren’t feeling that expiremental, feel free to just take shots all night. And as always, you can substitute these brands if you can’t find them at your local spot, just avoid the bottom shelf brands and that one that rhymes with Nosey Airhole.



Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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