What to Drink on National Tequila Day

 

Tequila is more versatile than most give it credit for and goes well beyond the question of “salt or no salt” on the rim of your boring old margarita. Tequila can transform to fit any flavor profile from sweet or spicy to smoky or salty and comes in many forms, as seen in the below cocktails that are perfect for celebrating National Tequila Day with on July 24th.

 

SWEET

Watermelon Tequila Granita – $5 (offered only on July 24) Seedless watermelon, sugar, silver tequila, fresh lime juice, lime zest, basil leaves, sea salt.

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse – Chestnut Hill (55 Boylston Street, Boston | www.davios.com/ch)

 

SALTY

“El Presidente” – $50 Deleon Extra Anejo Margarita (Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, agave, splash of fresh OJ, salt rim)

On the side:

  • 0.5 oz Deleon Extra Anejo for tasting
  • 1 oz of Temazcal’s signature Sangria Rojo
  • A petite guacamole with chips
  • Garnishes such as an orange wheel spiced with cinnamon and limes with salt

Temazcal Tequila Cantina (250 Northern Ave., Boston | 500 Market St., Lynnfield | www.temazcalcantina.com)

 

SPICY

Hometown Heat – $9 El Jimador Blanco,O3, Muddled Jalapeño, Fresh Lime, Agave, Cayenne and salt rim

Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill (1265 Boylston St., Boston  |699 Assembly Row, Somerville | www.tonycssportsbar.com)

 

SMOKY

Smoke on the Water – $16 Stolichnaya Elit, Bowmore 12 yr. Single Malt Scotch, Flamed orange twist

TAMO  Bistro & Bar (1 Seaport Lane, Boston | www.tamobar.com)

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