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Celebrate National Lemonade Day + all the good times with Hornitos Plata Tequila

Celebrate National Lemonade Day + all the good times with Hornitos Plata Tequila
Celebrate National Lemonade Day + all the good times with Hornitos Plata TequilaTamar Alexia Fleishman, Esq.

It's still summertime and summertime practically shouts lemonade. August 20th is National Lemonade Day! It's fun to create a cocktail to grow-up the drink, but who wants to fuss like some sort of mixologist? Hornitos Tequila -- in Plata variety -- to the rescue! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.

So . . . I didn't wait until National Lemonade Day and you don't have to, either. Celebrate what you want, when you want! Tonight is the season premier of one of my favorite shows since I was 12 -- and I just celebrated a birthday way down the line -- Dallas. As a way to kick off the evening in a Southwestern-y way, I fixed the cocktail detailed below.

I didn't have green hot sauce on hand, but I did have some artisan red hot sauces. Use what you have, baby!

Believe it or not, I had never rimmed a glass before. This is how you do it: Get a shallow bowl with some fresh lime (or other citrus) juice, or reconstituted citrus juice. In a lipped dish or other shallow bowl, combine a spoon of sea salt and the spice. Like battering a chicken, dip your shot glass in the juice dish, then in the spice mix.

I used a funnel to pour the drink in the shot glass.

In honor of National Lemonade Day on August 20, Hornitos® Tequila is offering guys a no-frills way to kick back with an awesome lemonade without leaving the house, ditching the bells and whistles at the door.

Hornitos® Tequila has taken the classic summertime drink to the next level and is challenging guys everywhere to man it up with the ultimate adult lemonade, the El Padre. Forget the girly umbrellas – with the simple to make, simple to drink El Padre recipe, any guy can whip up a classic spiked lemonade. Please find the recipe below that we would love for you to share with your readers:

El Padre

· 1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila

· 2 parts lemonade

· 3-4 dashes of green hot sauce

· Salt/smoked paprika rim

Preparation: Rim shot glass with salt and smoked paprika. Mix chilled lemonade, chilled Hornitos® Plata and hot sauce in mixing glass and pour into shot glass.

Hornitos® Plata Tequila is a premium tequila that isn¹t afraid to act like one. Double distilled and made from the flesh of the Blue Agave, this smooth and authentic tequila will be sure to please. Suggested retail price is $19.99.