It’s been quite a year, am I right? As we’ve crossed the halfway mark of 2020, what better way to take a small break from everything around us and celebrate National Tequila Day? Celebrate July 24 with frosty margaritas, maybe a Tequila Sunrise or Long Island Iced Tea. Addison has plenty of amazing bars and restaurants for you to grab a drink and we’ve also included some of our favorite tequila drink recipes to make at home!
Gloria’s Latin Cuisine offers a wide variety of tequila cocktails. From their Signature Margarita to the Spicy Pineapple Margarita, Gloria’s has so many to choose from. Try the Summertime in Vallarta, made with Patrón Silver Tequila, pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. This is a drink that will transport you all the way to the beautiful beaches off the coast of Mexico.
Grab some delicious tacos at Taqueria La Ventana and enjoy them with a delicious and refreshing margarita. Frozen or on the rocks, Taqueria La Ventana tacos and margaritas are the perfect pair.
Chuy’s has always been one of our favorite places for happy hour drinks. Their margaritas are tasty and refreshing, and the Loaded Nacho Car is the stuff that foodie dreams are made of. During this shelter-at-home order (and consequently the need to remain social distancing), Chuy’s has been clutch in keeping the margaritas flowing. Pick up one of their margarita kits, Chuy’s Famous Rita’s or the New Mexican Martini. Made with El Jimador Silver Tequila and infused with green chiles and Cointreau, the New Mexican Martini will quickly become one of your go-to drinks at Chuy’s.
If you are looking to spend National Tequila Day by the pool at home, may I suggest a Tequila Sunrise? A great brunch-time drink, the Tequila Sunrise is easy to make. You will need 1 1/2 oz. tequila, 3 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice and 1 tsp. of grenadine. Shake the tequila and orange juice well with cracked ice, strain it into a large, chilled cocktail glass. Add grenadine and stir gently; the key here is to make the layers of orange and red.
Try a Long Island Iced Tea. Made with tequila, vodka, gin and rum, this one can be a little dangerous.
- 1/2 oz. vodka
- 1/2 oz. gin
- 1/2 oz. white rum
- 1/2 oz. silver tequila
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau
- 3/4 oz. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. simple syrup
- 3/4 oz. Coke
Shake ingredients (except Coke), strain into a Collins glass over crushed ice. Top with Coke and garnish with a lemon twist. Quick and easy!