National Tequila Day: Hot Deals And Classy Cocktails (5 Recipes)


By Cooking Panda

National Tequila Day is upon us!

If you love Margarita Mondays (who doesn’t?) you’re in a for a big treat on July 24! In honor of the agave-based, robust and sometimes smoky liquor, you’ll be delighted to know that there are a number of chains offering serious discounts!

Check out some of the best deals across the country for National Tequila Day, courtesy of TIME:

Abuelo’s: $6.95 premium cocktails!

Applebees: Approximately 70 Applebee’s in the Texas area (sorry, Lone Star state only! You’ll have to check your local restaurant to see if they have any deals) are offering a “DollaRita” special, where you can get a 10-ounce marg for $1. This deal is good until July 31!

Chevy’s Fresh Mex: $3 house margaritas and $5 tequila shots all day at participating locations.

El Torito: Grab some Patron silver margaritas or tequila shots for $7 each — even less during happy hour!

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant: Grab some $5 margaritas (regular and strawberry) all day!

On the Border: Load up on house margaritas for only $2 a piece.

Are you more in the mood to stay in tonight? Call up some friends and invite them over for a fabulous Tequila Day party — you can make some of these classy, smooth cocktails, courtesy of DeLeon Tequila!

1. DeLeon Mexican Mule

1 1/2 ounces DeLeon Platinum Tequila
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wheel

2. DeLeon Tequila Beso Caliente (“Hot Kiss”)

1 1/2 ounces DeLeon Reposado Tequila 
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
4 dashes Angostura bitters 

3. Sandia Margarita

1 1/4 ounces DeLeon Platinum Tequila
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce agave
3 large chunks of watermelon

4. Platinum Fresco

1 1/2 ounces DeLeon Platinum Tequila
1 1/2 ounces coconut water
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

5. El Nino

1 1/4 ounces DeLeon Reposado Tequila
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce passion fruit juice
3/4 ounce orgeat syrup



Source: TIME / Photo Credit: Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons

Tags: food deals, food holiday, Margarita Monday, National Tequila Day, tequila
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Here’s Everything You Need To Celebrate National Tequila Day Like A Champ (Plus Eight Tequila Dessert Recipes)


By Cooking Panda

Sunday is National Tequila Day and we want to make sure that your celebration reaches its maximum potential.

But how can I do that, you ask? There’s only so many tequila shots that a mere mortal can consume before…well, we don’t have to tell you — you know what happens when you have too much tequila.

To really make the most of this momentous holiday, we recommend pacing yourself by mixing up your forms of tequila intake.

And no, we won’t stop you from shooting tequila. In fact, if you want to mix up the tried and true lime/salt shot technique, why not try these orange and cinnamon shots?

If you want to go a little fancier, now is the perfect time to teach yourself how to make the perfect classic margarita.

Or mix it up a little with some more innovative twists like these 10 awesome doctored-up margaritas.

Looking for something sweeter to sip with dessert? This Spiced Chocolate tequila cocktail will hit the spot.

If you’re going to be drinking all night (or day — it’s the weekend, and we won’t judge you), make sure you cook up a hearty meal to keep you going. We recommend this tequila lime chicken – it’s great on tacos or fajitas or just by itself.

Now, if you really want to turn up for National Tequila Day, go ahead and make some of these desserts to munch on while you sip margaritas by the pool.

Note: Some of these desserts are packed with booze, while others cook out. If you want to soften the flavor or make the boozier recipes family-friendly, go ahead and simmer the tequila in a saucepan and let it bubble for a few minutes until all the alcohol cooks out. You’ll know when it’s ready when the smell of alcohol fumes is replaced with a sweet, soft aroma. That’ll leave you with all the flavor, none of the poor decisions.

Now go shake up your favorite margarita and get to work on these awe-inspiring desserts:

1. Strawberry Tequila Ice Cream with Chocolate Habanero Sauce

It’s every bit as good as it sounds. The best part? You don’t even need to churn it.

2. Margarita Ice Cream

Also no churn. Add your favorite margarita ingredients, like fruit or chili powder.

3. Tequila Bars

Sweet, tart, buttery, crumbly and nutty – what more could you want in a dessert?

4. Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

Yes, you can margaritafy your cheesecake! It’s a dream come true!

5. Mango Margarita Ice Pops

A touch of tequila and salt, mixed with tangy lime and sweet, creamy tropical mango. Turn up in style.

6. Tequila Caramel Sauce

Drizzle this on everything. EVERYTHING.

7. Tequila Sunrise Bundt Cake

Because the heavenly combo of orange, grenadine and tequila deserve so much more than to be limited to a (delicious) cocktail.

8. Chocolate Tequila Bread Pudding

Got some day old bread? Give it a new life with this amazing, sweet, boozy treat.


Featured Photo Credit: fridarest/Instagram

Tags: boozy desserts, margaritas, National Tequila Day, tequila, weekend desserts
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