So National Tequila Day (July 24) falls on a Monday this year, meaning you could have an epic start to the week, or decide to slow play it and celebrate all weekend long.
Black Raspberry Brut:
Directions Muddle black raspberries, Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry and lemon juice in a glass. Pour ingredients into a glass filled with ice. Add tequila, stir, and strain into a large rocks glass filled with ice. Top with brut Champagne and garnish with a skewered black raspberries.
Directions Lightly muddle 2-3 basil sprigs in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a basil sprig and grapefruit slice.
Directions Mix Astral Tequila, Crème De Casis, and Lime Juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain and top with ginger beer.
The Fever Dream: (Created by Jeremiah Brent)
Directions Muddle the cucumber in the bottom of a shaker. Add the Cointreau, tequila, and lemon juice with ice. Shake and strain into a Maldon Sea Salt Flakes rimmed coupe. Dash the Firewater Tincture on top of the cocktail. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
Modelo® Sparkler Shandy: (Created by Bryan Windsor, Austin)
Directions Add grapefruit juice, tequila, agave and jalapeno slices to a shaker filled with ice. Muddle thoroughly. Shake well over ice. Pour through a strainer into a highball glass with ice. Top with Modelo Especial. Serve the remaining beer with the cocktail. Long grapefruit twist and jalapeno slices (for garnish).
Directions Salt the rim. Mix Tsamma Watermelon Juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime in cocktail shaker with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Directions To make cinnamon syrup combine 1/2 c cane sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add cinnamon sticks to pot and gently simmer 2 minutes then remove from heat and chill. Run a cut grapefruit piece around the edge of a large rocks glass and rim with cinnamon salt. Add first three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain over fresh ice into the rocks glass. Top with Q Grapefruit and stir to combine. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
Tepache Kid: (Created by Alex Valencia, Co-Owner and Head Bartender of La Contenta, NY)
Directions Pour all ingredients into the shaker with ice; shake and strain on the rocks and garnish with pineapple wedge.
Cucumber Coconut Lime Ice Pop:
Makes about 12 Pops
Directions Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then pour into popsicle molds, place the sticks in the popsicles and freeze overnight.
Directions In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.