As if we wanted an excuse to sip tequila, Nationwide Tequila Day is quick approaching. It’s this Saturday. July 24. Whatever the calendar although, craft sipping tequila is rapidly changing into the drink of alternative for the trendy set.

In truth, tequila gross sales grew by 9.6 % worldwide in 2020 alone, in accordance with Drinks Market Evaluation (IWSR). That’s largely attributable to its hovering recognition in the USA. In fact, the 100% agave-based spirit is most frequently produced from agave fields in Mexico, tequila continues to be a pure alternative for a lot of Texans.

To have fun Nationwide Tequila Day, listed below are some fabulous tequila cocktails you may simply shake at residence:

Código 1530

Código 1530 Rosa is among the newer expressions by George Straight’s Código model tequila. It begins with their Blanco, and will get its blush colour and lightweight floral end from “resting” for one month in uncharred Napa Valley cabernet French white oak wine barrels.

This wine barrel aged tequila is completely highlighted in a Spicy Watermelon Margarita. Nothing says summer season like contemporary watermelon, and a contact of jalapeno provides stability to this cocktail.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

  •  2 ounces Código 1530 Rosa
  • 1.5 ounces watermelon juice
  • .25 ounce lime juice
  • sprint of agave nectar
  • 3 slices of jalapeño (add extra for extra spice)

Add all substances to a shaker stuffed with ice. Shake vigorously and pressure right into a highball glass with the salted (or sugared) rim and a big ice dice. Garnish with a lime wedge and jalapeño slices.

Codigo 1530 Rosa recipe for a Spicy Watermelon Margarita.


One other noteworthy George reps Casamigos tequila. George Clooney and a few buddies launched the corporate with assist from a grasp distiller in Jalisco, Mexico. It began as their “home” tequila, till advertising and marketing bought a maintain of it and Casamigos unfold like. . . nicely, agave. It’s now the home tequila at many bars and eating places.

The Casa Lavender is a muddy coloured concoction with loads of natural attraction and easy, enjoyable lavender.

Casa Lavender

  • 5 ounces Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • .75 ounce Crème de Violette liqueur
  • .75 ounce contemporary pineapple juice
  • .5 ounce contemporary lemon juice
  • .5 ounce easy syrup
  • 2 dashes of lavender bitters
  • garnish with dried (or contemporary) lavender sprigs

Mix all substances right into a shaker and dry shake (no ice). Then add ice and shake vigorously for a number of seconds earlier than straining right into a coupe glass. Garnish with two dried (or contemporary) lavender sprigs.

Casamigos tequila presents up the Casa Lavender cocktail. 


Homeowners, Josh Irving and Pablo Antinori, are each based mostly in Dallas, and their Socorro tequila is produced in Jalisco, Mexico, at Casa Camerena. That is place with greater than 200 years of historical past, custom and expertise making a few of the best tequilas on the earth.

Ranch water has grow to be the state drink of Texas lately. And Topo Chico is many’s most popular mixer. Each easy and refreshing, this drink lets the tequila shine by way of. I want mine with a reposado including its hints of oak and vanilla, however most individuals seize a contemporary blanco.

Socorro Ranch Water

  • Tajin or salt (for rim)
  • 2 ounces Socorro Blanco
  • .05 ounce contemporary lime juice
  • splash of Topo Chico  to prime

Fill a 12 ounce glass with ice. Rim the glass with Tajin or salt to style. Add Socorro Blanco and lime juice. High with a splash of Topo Chico. Make it seasonal by including one ounce of your favourite fruit juice.

Socorro Ranch Water recipe retains it clear and low carb.




Mijenta Tequila is a product of Mexico’s Jalisco highlands, imported by Dallas’ personal Altos Planos Inc. Its artisanal tequila is crafted by grasp distiller Ana Maria Romero and the remainder of the Altos Planos crew to realize a silky end result.

Maya’s Nectar is the creation of Mijenta Tequila’s co-founder and resident mixologist Juan Coronado. With honey and pineapple enhancing the tropical fruit notes inside the tequila, this cocktail provides each turmeric and acidity to stability and complement the flavors.

Maya’s Nectar

  • 2 elements Mijenta blanco tequila
  • .75 half pineapple
  • .5 half honey turmeric syrup
  • .75 half lime juice

Shake all substances vigorously with loads of ice. Pressure right into a martini glass. Garnish with a thyme sprig.

Mijenta tequila’s recipe for Maya’s Nectar cocktail with a contact of turmeric.


Casa Dragones

This small batch distiller sources from Jalisco’s agave area as nicely. Based in 2009 by Bertha González Nieves, who was the primary lady to be licensed as ‘Maestra Tequilera’ (grasp tequila distiller) by the Academia Mexicana de Catadores de Tequila, it’s a super-premium model with the same provenance.

This recipe is courtesy of bartender Daniel Sanchez of Joe Leo restaurant in Dallas. With beneath 5 substances, and a touch of sweetness from the highest shelf Grand-Marnier, it comes collectively in just some minutes.


  • 1.5 oz Casa Dragones Blanco
  • .75 oz Grand-Marnier Louis-Alexandre
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Champagne Syrup

Mix all substances in a shaker tin and shake till tin is chilled (10 to fifteen seconds). Rim one third of a martini glass with a golden black lava sea salt for dramatic impact. Double pressure right into a martini glass and serve instantly.

No time to shake your personal? You could possibly take into account grabbing one of many rising variety of canned tequila cocktails within the refrigerated part of shops that promote drinks. Choices embody RANCH2O margarita or Ranch Water, Two Chicks grapefruit Paloma, Austin’s Ranch Rider Spirits Co., or Cutwater Spirits margarita cans in flavors like mango, strawberry and summery peach.


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