National Tequila Day is marked annually on July 24 to celebrate the alcoholic drink, distilled from the blue agave plant and most often produced in Mexico. It is a staple ingredient in several cocktails and there is no better day to down one than today.

Check out these five cocktails when looking for new Tequila themed recipes. These are so easy that anyone can make them at home.

Frozen Batanga:

  • 2 oz Patrón Silver
  • 4 oz Mexican cola
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • Salt
  • Ice
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Method: Combine everything in a blender and blend thoroughly. Pour the mix into a high glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Patrón Recipe Patrón makes the average cola way more exciting with the Batanga. Photo: Patrón

Aquadisiac:

  • 1.5 oz Patrón Silver
  • 1 oz blue curacao
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz Tropical Red Bull (yellow edition)
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Garnish: pineapple wedge

Method: Nothing can be easier than just blending everything together and then adding a pineapple wedge as a garnish for the perfect summer feels.

Patrón Cocktail Recipes Patrón's Aquadisiac is certainly the most Instagram-worthy cocktail for National Tequila Day. Photo: Patrón

Blood Orange Paloma:

  • 1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa
  • Garnish: chilli poweder

Method: Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it well and strain the content into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top it with San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa and garnish it with chili powder.

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

Diablo:

  • 0.75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Crème de Cassis
  • 1.5 oz. El Tesoro Reposado tequila
  • 4 oz. Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (Original).
  • Garnish: orange slice

Method: ​In a small glass with ice, combine all ingredients, garnish with an orange slice and enjoy your drink.

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

Going Green:

  • 2 oz Espanita Añejo Tequila
  • 4 oz Simply Lemonade
  • 3 sprigs cilantro
  • 4-5 slices of cucumber
  • Garnish: thin cucumber slices

Method: In a shaker, put together cilantro sprigs and four or five thin cucumber slices before adding Espanita Anejo Tequila and chilled lemonade. Stir well and strain the cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice through a fine-mesh strainer to remove pulp and cucumber seeds. Add some slices of cucumber and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.

National Tequila Day Going Green is a crisp, refreshing cocktail that's a great choice for National Tequila Day. Photo: Espanita Anejo