Tequila may or may not be your favorite alcohol depending on the day, but at least for today, it should be the top spirit on your list, because it’s National Tequila Day!

Tequila, which is distilled from the blue agave plant and is most often produced in Mexico, is a staple ingredient in several cocktails that can make any right infinitely more fun and tasty. With the holiday in mind, it’s also the perfect time to try out some new recipes that could become instant Summer favorites. Check out these 14 cocktails when looking for new Tequila themed recipes.

Agave Margarita: This margarita will hit the spot for anyone who likes their drinks sweet, featuring agave nectar as the star ingredient.


Angry-Rita Enjoy the refreshing taste of an Angry-Rita on National Tequila Day. Photo: Angry Orchard

For this delicious cocktail, combine 1 oz. Blanco Tequila, 0.5 oz. Grenadine, 0.5 oz. Lime Juice and a Dash of Angostura Bitters in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a rocks glass with ice and top with 4 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, then Garnish with a lime wheel.

Blood Orange Paloma:

Blood Orange Paloma Enjoy a refreshing Blood Orange Paloma this National Tequila Day. Photo: Don Julio

Combine 1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco, ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice and ½ oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain the content into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa and garnish with chili powder.

Bloody Maria:

Bloody Maria A Bloody Maria is a classic Tequila cocktail to try for the holiday. Photo: Avion

To make this classic recipe, combine 2 oz. Avion Silver, 2 oz. Tomato Juice, ½ oz. Worcestershire Sauce, a squeeze of lime, salt and pepper, 1 Tsp. Horseradish and 2 dashes Tobasco Sauce in a tall glass with ice. Stir until chilled and garnish as desired.

Camarena Old-Fashioned:

To make, add 2 oz. Camarena Reposado, 0.5 oz. Agave Nectar and 2 Dashes of Bitters into a double old-fashioned rocks glass filled with ice. Stir to combine and garnish with an orange peel.

Corralejo Spicy Pineapple Paloma:

Spicy Pineapple Paloma Spice up your National Tequila Day celebrations with a Corralejo Spicy Pineapple Paloma. Photo: Corralejo

Rim a glass with Tajín. Then, add 2 ounces Corralejo Silver, ½ ounce grapefruit juice, ½ ounce lime juice, ½ sliced Serrano pepper and ½ ounce of agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine, strain into the glass over fresh ice. Top with pineapple soda, garnish and enjoy.


Diablo- New The Diablo is a great drink to try on National Tequila Day. Photo: Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

This delicious recipe from Bruce Cost Ginger Ale is easy to make. In a small glass with ice, combine 0.75 oz. Lime Juice, 0.5 oz. Crème de Cassis, 1.5 oz. El Tesoro Reposado tequila and 4 oz. Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (Original). Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.

Los Arango Spicy Ginger Margarita:

Los Arango Spicy Ginger Margarita Sit back and enjoy the flavors of a Los Arango Spicy Ginger Margarita. Photo: Los Arango

Rim a glass with Tajín. The combine 2 ounces Los Arango Blanco, 1-ounce lime juice, ½ ounce ginger simple syrup and 3 slices fresh cut jalapeño in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine the ingredients, fine strain into the glass over fresh ice and garnish.

Meyer Lemon and Tequila: This margarita, featuring Meyer Lemons, has a slightly sweet and more floral flavor than a traditional drink.

Mosto Paloma:

Mosto Paloma Give the Mosto Paloma a try this National Tequila Day. Photo: Mosto

To make this delicious and refreshing cocktail compliments of Mosto in San Francisco, add 1.5 oz Cenote Blanco, 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice, 0.5 oz. Lemon, 0.25 oz. Agave and a pinch of salt into a mixing tin and shake with ice. Then, top with 1 oz. Whalebird Grapefruit Kombucha and pour into a Collins glass with new ice. Peel a grapefruit and dip the end into chili salt to garnish.

Raspberry Margarita Beertail:

Raspberry Beertail This recipe featuring Raspberry Crush is too good to resist on National Tequila Day. Photo: 10 Barrel Brewing

Salt the rim of a glass with lime juice and salt, then combine 1 0z. Tequila, 1 oz. Triple Sec and 4 oz. of fresh lime juice with ice. Top it off with10 Barrel Brewing’s Raspberry Crush and stir.

Rosemary Peach Tequila Punch: This punch is perfect if you’re inviting some friends over to celebrate. Both refreshing and sweet, this recipe is also easy to make.

Sparkling Champagne Margarita: Want to give your Margarita a sparkling twist? This recipe will make that fantasy a reality.

Tequila Sunrise: This sweet cocktail is not only delicious but also incredibly pretty to look at.