July 24 is National Tequila Day and tequila is the perfect way to enhance any moment. Whether you're looking for a way to socialize and enjoy a drink with friends or just want a little something to help you relax after a long day at work, National Tequila Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy tequila.
Tequila comes in several varieties - blanco, añejo, reposado, and joven - that can be explored and enjoyed by connoisseurs and beginners alike.
And don't forget – tequila isn't just for sipping. It pairs great with food, too! Find the perfect meal to complement your favorite tequila.
History of Tequila
Tequila was first created in the 16th century in the town of Tequila, situated in the state of Jalisco. The state of Jalisco is the largest area that produces tequila with the seal of approval from Mexico. The Marquis of Altamira was the first to initiate the production of tequila by building a distillery. Blue Weber Agave (agave azul) was the variety of agave used to make tequila in the beginning and is still used today.
The ancient Aztecs were the first to make use of the agave plant to create a beverage known as pulque. This fermented sap of the agave was consumed for both religious and ceremonial purposes.
But when the Spanish conquerors arrived in Mexico, they created their own version of pulque, called mezcal. This distilled version of agave sap quickly gained popularity among the Spanish settlers. Excitingly, many enjoy mezcal to this day!
Types of Tequila
Blanco or Silver Tequila - A less intense tequila, is the blanco or silver tequila. It's clear in color and has a slightly sweet flavor, making it perfect for use in cocktails like margaritas.
Reposado Tequila - If you're looking for something with a bit more complexity, then reposado tequila could be your new favorite. Aged for at least two months in oak barrels, reposado tequila has a mellower flavor than blanco and can be used in a variety of mixed drinks.
Añejo Tequila - A tequila that's been aged to perfection. Añejo tequila is an undeniably luxurious type of tequila that's been aged for at least one year in oak barrels. It has a rich, smooth flavor that's sure to tantalize your taste buds when enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Extra Añejo Tequila - the ultimate tequila experience. Extra añejo tequila is a type of tequila that's been aged to perfection for at least three years in oak barrels. It has a very smooth flavor that's perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks.
July 24 is National Tequila Day
Raise a glass and join us in celebration! National Tequila Day, also known as International Tequila Day, is an annual holiday on July 24 that recognizes the spirit that brings us delicious margaritas, martinis, and more.
National Tequila Day may not be an official holiday, but it is a day to appreciate and celebrate the centuries-old tradition of one of the world's oldest spirits. The History Tequila is rich and fascinating.
Five Most Popular Cocktails Using Tequila
- The Classic Margarita
- Tequila Sunrise
- Tequila Sour
- Mexican Mule
View the Recipes for the 5 Most Popular Tequila Cocktails.
How to Celebrate National Tequila Day
- If dining out, order a cocktail made with tequila.
- Invest in a good sipping tequila and enjoy it neat (straight out of the bottle).
- Invite friends over and make a batch cocktail everyone can enjoy using tequila.
- Create a recipe using tequila. Cook with tequila too! View our amazing list of recipes we curated using tequila HERE.
- Find a new cocktail recipe using tequila. View our collection HERE.
- Jazz up the classic margarita and make flavorful margarita. We found peach margaritas, passion fruit margaritas, jalapeno margaritas, and so many more. View our favorites HERE.
- Dine at a Mexican restaurant, order their specialty margarita and share and tag them on social media.
- Celebrate the day with a shot of tequila and share on social media. Use #NationalTequilaDay
- ALWAYS Drink Responsibly!
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"The perfect recipe for a margarita is 2 ounces tequila, 2 ounces fresh lime juice, 1 ounce Cointreau, and a tiny splash of some kind of an agave or orange juice."Mario Batali
"One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor."George Carlin
"I've been drinking tequila for a long time now, and it's never been about drinking to get drunk. I don't do that. I never drink tequila during the day, and I don't drive at night."Sammy Hagar