This Thursday, July 24th is National Tequila Day, and Miami is gearing up to celebrate in true 305 fashion with parties, taco demonstrations, and of course, shots.
These are just a few hot spots to check out on your new favorite holiday:
National Tequila Day at Bulla Gastrobar
Bulla Gastrobar bartenders will heat it up this year with their extra special Spanish Margarita, a smooth blend of Cazadores Reposado, Grand Marnier, amontillado sherry, lime juice, and agave nectar. Located at 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. For more info click here.
National Tequila Day Celebrations presented by Herradura Tequila
National Tequila Day Celebration presented by Herradura from 6-8 p.m. at 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, located at 1826 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 21 and over. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And another National Tequila Day Celebration presented by Herradura Tequila from 7-9 p.m. at TeQuiztlan, located at 1884 Bay Road, Miami Beach. Attendees will enjoy a taco demo and pairing. RSVP to email@example.com.
On The Border Miami
The Mexican favorite will offer $2 Lunazul tequila shots and $2 house margaritas. (Eat in only). Participating locations include 15301 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes or 12295 SW 88 St., Kendall. For more info click here.
Want to stay in and party it up with a few friends? Local mixologists from some of Miami's hottest bars have shared their ultimate tequila cocktail recipes in honor of National Tequila Day. Pick your favorite below, or if you'r like me, make 'em all!
LIVING ROOM AT W SOUTH BEACH
1.5 oz.Tapatio Blanco tequila
.5 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
.75 oz. fresh lime
.5 oz. fresh grapefruit
.25 oz. agave
.5 egg white
Lime Wheels, Edible Flower
Directions: Dry shake all ingredients (no ice) in shaker. Pour over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with lime wheels and edible flowers.
Some Like It Hot
1.5 oz. PartidaReposado Tequila
.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Jalapeño infused agave nectar (if no time to infuse the agave, depending on the spice level desired and the jalapeño's individual heat, muddle before raspberries and use the same amount of regular agave nectar or if need be, cane syrup)
Directions: Muddle 5 raspberries. Add tequila, lime juice and agave, according to desired level of heat. Shake double strain and serve up. Garnish with jalapeño wheel on the side of a martini glass.
CANTINA LA VEINTE
Passion & Pain
1.5 oz. Applewood smoked tequila
1 oz. Passion fruit puree
.5 oz Lemon juice
.5 oz. Giffards Apricot liquor
.5 oz. Agave
3 drops Jalapeño tincture
Directions: Puree passion fruit, combine with Applewood smoked tequila, lemon juice, Giffards apricot liquor, agave and jalapeño tincture. Serve with a passion fruit slice on the glass.
AQ BY ACQUALINA
Orange Kissed Tequila Sour
Splash Small Batch Tonic
One squeezed lime wedge
Directions: Shake Tequila, Cointreau, tonic, OJ, Lemonade and agave nectar. Add a splash of soda water. Garnish with a peeled orange rind singed over cocktail.
WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR
Jose Cuervo Special
Dash Sweet and Sour
Directions: Muddle jalapeno, cilantro, sweet and sour and lime juice. Combine with Jose Cuervo Special Silver and passion fruit, shake very well. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge.
Kings Ginger Liqueur
Fresh Red Pepper
Sprinkle Cayenne Pepper
Directions: Muddle red pepper, cucumber and lime juice. Add ZignumReposado, Kings Ginger Liqueur, shake very well and pour over ice. Garnish with cucumber wheel and cayenne pepper.