Nicknaming your kitchen bar “Margaritaville” is totally OK today! In honor of National Tequila Day, we’ve rounded up the best cocktails that include the party ingredient. Check it out!
The Iced Espresso 1 part Avión Espresso 1 part Italian Espresso 1 part soda water Directions: Pour ingredients into a high ball glass over ice. Stir. Serve with or without milk. Garnish with 3 espresso beans.
Lavender Margarita served at W New York and W Times Square, $16 Silver Tequila Cointreau Crème de Violette Fresh lime juice Simple syrup Garnish with lime
Hot to Trot from the PH-D at Dream Downtown in NYC 2 oz. Cazadores Tequila Blanco 1 oz. lime juice 3/4 oz. agave nectar 3 cucumber slices 2 jalapeño slices
Papaya Smash 1/4 oz. Agave Nectar 1 1/4 oz. Avión Añejo 1/2 oz. Aperol 1/2 oz. Orange Juice 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice Directions: Add a slice of fresh papaya and about a teaspoon of agave nectar to your mixing glass. Muddle to release the papaya flavor. Add 1 1/4 oz. of Avión Añejo, 1/2 oz. each of Aperol, and orange juice. Top them off with 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice. Add ice and give it a good shake. Strain over ice, and garnish with a slice of papaya.
Sauza Pineapple Lime Cilantro Margaritas 2 cups Pineapple Juice 1/8 cup cilantro leaf, minced 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup orange juice 6 parts Sauza Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila 2 parts orange liqueur 2 cups ice 1 lime and 1 orange for garnish Salt Directions: Rub the edge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip it into a plate of salt. In a shaker, combine pineapple juice, cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice. Shake until cold. Serve up or on the rocks.
Sauza Strawberry Celebration 3 parts Sauza Original Lime Sparkling Margarita 1 part DeKuyper Pucker Strawberry Liqueur 1 Lime Wheel Directions: Build over ice in a glass. Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim.
Rasberry Jalapeno Margarita from the Tequila Park Taqueria in NYC 1 1/2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila 5 Muddled Raspberries 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier 1/2 oz. lime Juice 1/2 oz. Agave syrup Directions: Shake all ingredients well with ice until chilled. Strain over ice into glass. Garnish with raspberry and spray with rose water mist.
Hornitos Not Just Any Sangrita 6 Parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila 5 Parts Tomato Juice 5 Parts Pineapple Juice 1 Part Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice Teaspoon of Hot Sauce 1 Pinch of Salt 4 Mexican Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Garlic Directions: Mix ingredients 2-8 well. Chill in the fridge. Serve in a tall shot glass. To get the best flavor, make it a day before serving. Serve your sangrita with a smooth shot of Hornitos Plata Tequila. Sip alternately.
LITTLE MARKET from Mercadito Restaurants 1 ½ fl oz house reposado 1 fl oz guajillo syrup (recipe follows) 1 fl oz lime juice 2 chunks pineapple, 1.5 “ by 1.5” Directions: Muddle pineapple in a tin. Add remaining ingredients. Shake over ice.