Published on July 21st, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


15 Recipes & Options For National Tequila Day 2020, Courtesy Of Popular Brands & Top Mixologists

Friday, July 24, 2020 is slated to be National Tequila Day. In the spirit of this joyful holiday, on behalf of The Hype Magazine, I rounded up 15 tequila-centric recipes from top brands for your mixing pleasure.

Mana Paloma

– 2 oz. Teremana Blanco
– 0.25 oz. Lime Juice
– 3 oz. Grapefruit Juice
– Ice
– Soda
– Salt
– Garnish: Lime Wedge
– Glass: High Ball

– Add ice and top with soda.
– Add a pinch of salt.
– Build in a high ball glass.
– Garnish with a lime wedge.

Teremana Colada

– 1.5 oz. Teremana Blanco
– 1 oz. Pineapple juice
– 0.75 oz. Lime juice
– 0.5 oz. Coco Lopez
– Garnish: Pineapple Wedge
– Glass: Hurricane

– Add 1 cup of ice and blend.
– Pour into a hurricane glass.
– Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Blanco Margarita

– 2 oz. Código 1530 Blanco Tequila
– 1 oz. Triple Sec
– 1.5 oz. lime juice
– 0.5 oz. agave nectar
– Salt
– Garnish: Lime
– Glass: Rocks

– Rim rocks glass with salt.
– Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
– Shake and serve over ice.
– Garnish with a lime.

Añejo Manhattan

– 2.5 oz. Código 1530 Añejo tequila
– 0.75 oz. sweet vermouth
– 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
– Mixing glass
– Garnish: Orange twist, cherry

– Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
– Add ice and stir.
– Strain into a glass.
– Garnish with an orange twist and cherry.

Onda Sparkling Tequila

Onda’s line of premium canned sparkling tequila is crafted with blanco tequila from Jalisco, Mexico, and uses real fruit juice, unlike other canned beverages on the market that have questionable ingredients and a mystery alcohol base. The beverage comes in two flavors — Grapefruit and Lime – and both have 5 percent ABV, 100 calories, and zero sugars and carbs in each can.

Should the Onda brand sound familiar, the spirits brand was co-founded by ctress and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell (Chief Brand Officer). along with Noah Gray (CEO), Max Dworin (COO) and Kelli Adams (Chief Creative Officer). Commented Mitchell in a prepared statement: “Tequila soda is hands-down my favorite drink, and I’m really excited about the opportunity to create a beverage brand that is rooted in quality and shared experiences.”

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Reposted from @spritzandspice In preparation for National Tequila day on Friday, I wanted to share a new favorite you can enjoy with Añejo tequila! Espanita Tequila was kind enough to send me a bottle, and it has delicious aromatic notes of warm caramel and vanilla with a very smooth finish. The tequila’s warm notes paired absolutely beautifully with the cherry and citrus accompanying liquors.  Berry Añejo  1.25 oz Espanita Añejo tequila @espanita_tequila 0.75 oz cherry heering 0.75 oz strawberry infused campari 0.75 oz lemon juice Garnish with dehydrated strawberries Add everything to a cocktail shaker and strain over a large ice cube. Garnish with strawberry.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . #espanitatequila #espanita #anejotequila #nationaltequiladay #eclipse #imbibegram #craftcocktail #cocktailoftheday #instagramcocktails #cocktailsgram #simplygreatmixeddrinks #cocktailrecipes #thefeedfeed #LiqPic #redcocktails #drinkstagram #homebarawards #craftedmixology #feedfeed #feedfeedcocktails #chilledweekends – #regrann

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Ultima Fresa

– 2 oz. Espanita Anejo Tequila
– 1 oz. Orange Liqueur (e.g. Grand Marnier)
– 1 tsp. Demerara Sugar
– 0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
– 2 Large Ripe Strawberries, hulled and sliced
– Ice Cubes

– Slice one large ripe strawberry.
– Fill a chilled cocktail glass with fresh ice cubes and add strawberry slices.
– In a Boston shaker, muddle a large ripe strawberry with Demerara sugar and freshly pressed lime juice.
– Add Espanita Anejo tequila and orange liqueur.
– Shake with ice for 10 to 15 seconds and strain into prepared glass.
– Gently stir to combine.
– Decorate the drink with a sprig of mint.

Winning Attitude

– 2 oz. Espanita Blanco Tequila
– 3 oz. Tomato Juice
– 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
– 1 Pickled Okra
– 1 oz. Mexican Beer (e.g. Pacifico)
– 2 Sprigs Cilantro
– 2-3 drops of Sriracha Sauce
– 1 pinch of Kosher Salt
– 1 pinch of Ground Black Pepper
– Glass: Tumbler

– In a Boston shaker, muddle together 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro, 1 pickled okra, salt, ground black pepper and freshly squeezed lime juice.
– Add Espanita Blanco, tomato juice, several drops of Sriracha sauce and a handful of ice cubes
– Using a tumbler glass, “roll” the cocktail by pouring its contents from the shaker into the glass and back.
– Repeat several times until the cocktail is chilled and well aerated.
– Strain the cocktail into a chilled tall glass filled with ice cubes.
– Float Mexican beer on the top.
– Garnish the cocktail with a lime wedge and a sprig of cilantro or a celery stalk.

Rose Icee

– 1 1/4 oz. Avion
– 3 oz. Rose’
– 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
– 1 oz. Strawberry Syrup
– 1 Basil Leaf
– 8 oz. Ice
– Garnish: Strawberries, Basil
– Glass: Goblet

– Build in blender and blend for 20-30 seconds.
– Pour of goblet glass.
– Garnish with strawberries and basil.

JAJA-peño Margarita

– 1.5 oz. JAJA Blanco
– 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
– 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
– 1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
– 2 Jalapeño slices
– Garnish: Rounded Lime

– Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice to chill the mixture.
– Pour over ice in a rocks glass.
– Garnish with a rounded lime and serve.

Banana Boat

– 1.5 oz. PATRÓN Reposado
– 1 oz. PATRÓN Citronge Mango
– 0.75 oz Lime
– 0.75 oz Honey
– 1 Whole Banana
– 2 Cups Of Ice

– Combine all ingredients into a blender with ice.
– Blend until smooth.
– Garnish with banana dolphin.

Coctel Del Barista

– 1 1/2 parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila
– 2 parts fresh brewed black tea
– 3/4 parts fresh lemon juice
– 1/2 part agave syrup
– 2 dashes Angostura bitters
– Garnish: Lemon wheel

– Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
– Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
– Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Basil Paloma

– 2 parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
– 1 1/4 parts fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
– 1 part fresh lime juice
– 1/2 part simple syrup
– 1 dash Angostura bitters
– Basil sprigs
– Garnish: Grapefruit slice
– Glass: High Ball

– Lightly muddle 2-3 basil sprigs in a shaker.
– Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
– Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
– Garnish with a basil sprig and grapefruit slice.

Skinny Mangorita

– 2 oz. YaVe Mango Tequila
– 0.5 oz. Mango Nectar
– 1 oz. Margarita Mix
– Lime Juice
– Splash of Soda Water

– Combine all ingredients except the soda water.
– Add salted rim and strain ingredients into a glass with ice.
– Then add a splash off soda water for the perfect refreshing summer feeling.

Mexican Mule

– 2 oz. YaVe Blanco Tequila
– 1 oz. Ginger Syrup
– 1 oz. Lime/Lemon Juice
– Garnish: Lemon Wheel or ginger candy

– Begin with filling a glass with crushed ice.
– Pour 2 ounces of YaVe’s award-winning Blanco Tequila over the ice.
– Squeeze in that lime or lemon juice and add the ginger syrup.
Top it all off by garnishing it with a lemon wheel or candy garnish.

Cincoro Blueberry Margarita

– 2 oz. Cincoro Blanco Tequila
– 10-15 Blueberries
– 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
– 1/4 oz. Cointreau
– 1/4 oz. Agave Nectar
– Glass: Old Fashioned

– Mix and shake all ingredients vigorously.
– Strain over fresh ice into half sugar rimmed Double Old-Fashioned glass.
– Garnish with fresh blueberries.

Cincoro Agave Espresso Martini

– 1 oz. Cincoro Reposado
– 1/2 oz. Premium Coffee Liqueur
– 3/4 oz. Premium Irish Cream
– 3/4 oz. Premium Coffee
– 3 Coffee Beans

– Chill glass.
– Add all ingredients to ice filled shaker.
– Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass.
– Garnish with dark coffee beans.

Anejo Old Fashioned

– 3 oz. Añejo Blue Nectar Tequila
– 1/4 oz. Agave Nectar
– 1 dash of Bitters
– Orange Peel
– Garnish: Cherry
– Glass: Old Fashioned

– In an Old Fashioned glass, lightly muddle the agave nectar, bitters and orange peel.
– Fill with ice, add the tequila and stir.
– Garnish with a cherry.

Reposado Paloma

– 2 oz. Blue Nectar Reposado
– 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
– 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
– 1/4 oz. Simply Syrup
– 2 dashes of Bitters
– Club Soda
– Glass: Tall
– Garnish: Grapefruit Twist

– Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled) into a tall glass.
– Stir ingredients with ice.
– Top with club soda and then add the bitters, creating an even float.
– Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
– Note: you may substitute grapefruit soda for fresh grapefruit juice and club soda.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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