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5 Cocktails for National Tequila Day

by Mary Melnick

Jul 11, 2022

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Celebrate National Tequila Day July 24 with one of these delicious tequila-based cocktails from resorts around the world.

 

Key Lime Margarita

Pretend you’re sitting on a beach in paradise with this refreshing margarita, crafted by Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces premium silver tequila
  • 8 slices of fresh key limes or 1.5 ounces fresh key lime juice
  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • Crushed graham crackers

 

Mix all ingredients into a shaker, stir the ingredients, then shake and strain into a traditional highball glass over ice. Lastly, lightly dust the rim with graham cracker crumbs and garnish with a fresh key lime.

 

Passion Fruit Margarita

Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, crafted a cool, refreshing drink perfect to beat the heat of summer, the Passion Fruit Margarita.

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces Milagro Silver
  • ¾ ounce Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 1 bar spoon of agave syrup

 

Pour all the ingredients and ice into a shaker, shake well, then strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Rim the glass with black sea salt, a blood orange and lime wheels.

 

Lizzie Sipper

The Lizzie Sipper at The Brown Palace is a crowd-pleasing cocktail perfect for summer. The pink drink gives off hints of rose water, which complements the tequila.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Patron Silver
  • 1 ounce fresh watermelon puree
  • ¾ ounce Brown Palace honey
  • ¾ ounce fresh squeeze lime juice
  • 3 drops rose water

 

Mix all ingredients into a shaker with ice, strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice and garnish with mint sprig.

 

Blue One Ocean Margarita

The Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan adds a twist to the classic margarita with its Blue One Ocean Margarita.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Jose Cuervo tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce blue curacao
  • Freshly squeezed lime

 

Combine ingredients and ice in a shaker, shake well then pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime wedge and salt.

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