12 Tequila-riffic Cocktails for National Tequila Day!

National Tequila Day is Thursday, July 24th. Now you’ve got the perfect excuse for a Margarita and more! 
-PJ Gach

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Who doesn’t love a holiday like this! We’ve had National Mojito DayNational Daiquiri Day and now,National Tequila Day, that's this Thursday, July 24th! Our tastes have (thankfully) grown from doing shots of tequila in college. Now we enjoy sipping a smoky Reposado or smooth Cristal Tequila fromCasa Noble. We use tequila when we’re cooking, and yes, we love them in cocktails like the Spicy Sauza®-RitaPina MargaritaPaloma,  Easy Tigerand the classic Margarita to name just a few...Here’s a roundup of delish cocktails and one punch (yum!) that you can use to celebrate Añejo, Blanco, Reposado, and Oro tequilas!

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Paloma

Paloma cocktail
Ingredients
2 oz. Casa Noble Reposado 
Fresh grapefruit juice 
½ oz. fresh lime juice 
Splash of fizz 
Directions: 
Pour ingredients over ice.

Sangrita with a Pineapple-Lime Iceberg 
Recipe courtesy of The FoodNetwork.com

 _Sangrita-with-a-Pineapple-Lime-IcebergIngredients 
4 limes cut into 12 wedges each 
1 pineapple, peeled, quartered, cored and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks 
One 46-ounce can pineapple juice 
3/4 cup sugar 
Two 750-ml bottles dry white wine 
2 cups tequila 
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 10 limes) 
1 cup orange juice 
1 cup triple sec 
1 liter club soda 
Directions:  
Place half of the lime wedges and one-third of the pineapple chunks in a medium bowl. Mix 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice with 3/4 cup water and pour over the limes and pineapple chunks. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Make a simple syrup by mixing the sugar with 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cool before using.

Mix the wine, the remaining pineapple juice, the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, orange juice and triple sec in a punch bowl. Remove the pineapple-lime iceberg from the bowl and float in the punch. Add the remaining lime wedges and pineapple chunks. Pour in the club soda just before serving. Serve over ice in glasses.

Make ahead tip: This can be made the day before. Just add the limes, pineapple and the club soda right before serving. More tips for this cocktail, visit TheFoodNetwork.com

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Honey Ginger Sauza® -Rita

Honey Ginger Sauza-Rita

Ingredients:
1
 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 part lemonade 
1 part ginger beer 
1 part water 
½ teaspoon honey 
Lemon slices 
Directions:
Combine lemonade, ginger beer, tequila, water, lemon slices and ½ teaspoon of honey in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine.

Tamarind Margarita 
Courtesy of Komali, Dallas TX 
Voted Best Margarita in Dallas” Dallas Modern Luxury and Southwest Cointreau Competition” 
Ingredients: 
1.5 oz. Casa Noble Reposado 
.5 oz. Cointreau 
Splash fresh tamarind puree 
3 oz. fresh lime juice 
Orange pepper rime and lime garnish  
Directions: 
Prepare margarita glass with the orange pepper rime, pour the ingredients into a cocktail jigger or shaker, shake, then pour into glass. Garnish with lime.

Pineapple Serrano Margarita

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Ingredients:
2 oz. Herradura Silver 
3 cubic inches of pineapple diced 
¾ oz. lime juice 
½ oz. simple syrup 
3 slices of Serrano chili with seeds 
Directions: 
Crush pineapple and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler. Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients; shake hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a chili and a star Anise pod.

six.one.six’s Golden Sun Margarita 
Courtesy of the six.one.six at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

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Ingredients
1.5 oz. Patron Citronage tequila 
0.5 oz.Lemoncello 
0.5 oz. simple syrup 
5 basil leaves 
A splash (aproximately 0.5oz ) of the following fresh squeezed juices: lemon, lime and grapefruit. 
Directions:
Build over ice in a short glass.  Shake vigorously and pour all contents back into the glass.  Garnish with lemon wheel.

Easy Tiger

Easy tiger herradura blanco tequila 1

Ingredients: 
1 ⅓ oz.  Herradura Blanco 
2 slices of ginger 
2 tsp. agave syrup 
Squeezed fresh lime juice 
Ginger Ale 
Directions: 
In a shaker, crush the ginger and blend in the agave syrup. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into the cocktail glass and cap off with ginger ale.

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