Warning: do not celebrate on an empty stomach.
National cupcake day? Don’t care. National donut day? Meh. Every Friday is donut Friday.
But National Tequila Day?! That’s a holiday we can get behind. Unlike other forms of alcohol, tequila isn’t a depressant. Our favorite liquor has fueled table dances, love affairs with margarita machines, 1:00 am shots that leave the rest of the night a mystery…there’s a reason Urban Dictionary defines tequila as the following:
(1) A Spanish word meaning “I don’t remember doing that…”
(2) A hard Mexican Liquor made from the Blue Agave cactus. The problem with Tequila is that is begs to be drunk straight even when you already have to lean on the bar to stay upright.
And in celebration of such a spectacular day (and your impending hangover come Monday morning), here are 7 kick-ass ways to consume the liquor of the gods.
1. Mix up a Grape Caipirita
2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Sugarcane Syrup (simple)
6 Red Seedless Grapes
Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Muddle fruit and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Pour ALL ingredients into rocks glass. Top off with fresh ice if needed. Garnish with a fresh lime wheel.
2. Eat Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges
DO THIS, NOW. Find the recipe here.
3. Take shots. Yes, you have to.
It’s the only true way to enjoy the flavor.
And forget the salt, ice (chilled tequila shots are often shook with ice before poured), and lime. The salt is to take away the alcohol burn and if you are drinking a good tequila, you won’t have the burn and you’ll miss the actual taste. Choose a quality tequila like Casamigos and take it straight. Enjoy it. You’re a badass.
4. MARGARITAS (plural).
Yes, it may be “typical” but when have you ever turned away from this magical concoction?! Click here to find recipes for our 10 favorite variations from the classic.
3. In a bed with Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
Ok, we can all dream. But if you can’t rope George into a celebration party, you can at least accomplish half the story by ordering Casamigos Tequila.
6. Tequila Infused Food
Drinking is not the only way to consume your tequila… even if it is the method that gets you tipsy faster. Bake with it, marinate with it, or even make candy with it. Click here for 21 recipes that are spiked with tequila.
7. Make a Paloma.
There’s a reason it’s the ultimate summer drink. Click here to see how we make one.
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