Happy National Tequila Day! Celebrate With These Kick-Ass Cocktails

It's National Tequila Day! Yes, this is an actual holiday. Yes, we're pretty excited about it too. So celebrate the right way: with one of these delicious drinks. Cheers!

1. Tequila: Aztec Summer

Aztec Summer

Created by mixologist Leo Robitschek, this is a fun variation on a classic margarita using 3 variations on agave, the "spirit of the Aztec Gods."

Ingredients:

1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Reposado

1/3 ounce Dry Vermouth

1/4 ounce Amaro Liqueur

1/4 ounce Jalapeño-Infused Agave Nectar

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

Directions:

Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Dry Vermouth, Amaro Liqueur, Jalapeño-Infused Agave Nectar and Angostura Bitters into a cocktail shaker.

Stir ingredients together with a swizzle stick.

Pour contents from shaker into a rocks glass.

Makes 1 drink

2. Tequila: De-Effe

De-Effe

Ingredients:

1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Reposado

1/3 ounce Dry Vermouth

1/4 ounce Amaro Liqueur

1/4 ounce Jalapeño-Infused Agave Nectar

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

Directions:

Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Dry Vermouth, Amaro Liqueur, Jalapeño-Infused Agave Nectar and Angostura Bitters into a cocktail shaker.

Stir ingredients together with a swizzle stick.

Pour contents from shaker into a rocks glass.

3. Tequila: Repossession

Repossession

Ingredients:

1 1/4 ounces Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro

1/3 ounce Elderflower Liqueur

2/3 ounce fresh pineapple juice

1/3 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/4 ounce cane syrup

Directions:

Combine Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro, Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice and Cane Syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake well.

Strain contents into a cocktail glass.

4. Tequila: Margarita

Midnight Margarita

 

Ingredients:

1 1/4 oz tequila

1/4 oz Cointreau

1/4 oz Grand Marnier

juice of half a small lime

2 oz CASCAL Fresh Tropical Natural Soft Drink (or similar soda)

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass over ice, except the soft drink. Shake hard.

Strain out into rocks glass filled with ice and top off with CASCAL or soda

Stir gently. Garnish with lime wedge.

5. Lemon Ginger Margarita

Lemon Ginger Margarita

 

Ingredients:

1 whole lemon, cut into quarters (or use a lime or an orange if you prefer)

1-inch piece of ginger, peeled

1 tablespoon agave (optional)

3 ounces silver tequila

2 ounces triple sec orange liquor

3 or 4 ice cubes

Salt or sugar for garnish, and extra lemon wheels to serve

Directions:

In a high speed blender, add the lemon quarters, ginger, agave, tequila, and triple sec. Blend on high speed until the lemon and ginger are totally pulverized.

Add the ice cubes, and blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can pour the mix over ice to serve.

Rim the edges of your glasses with sugar or salt if using, and garnish each margarita with a lemon wheel. Enjoy!