Enjoy These Cocktails on National Tequila Day, July 24

Don Julio

This Monday, July 24, is National Tequila Day. Whether you love mezcal, blanco, reposado or anejo and you like your libations sweet, tangy, spicy or salty, you can celebrate with one of the below cocktails.

Don Julio Peachy Paloma


 1.5 oz. Don Julio Blanco

 1 oz. fresh grapefruit

.5 oz. agave

 1 peach slice

 1 lime wedge

 Chili salt

Muddle peach in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and ice, except for the chili salt and lime wedge, to the shaker. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass over fresh icee.Chill and salt rim and garnish with lime wedge.

Milagro Tequila

Milagro Cucumber Watermelon Margarita


2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila

1 part fresh lime juice

¾ parts agave nectar

4 parts watermelon chunks

2 slices cucumber


1 Cucumber spear

1 Watermelon spear

 Muddle watermelon and cucumber in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with Tajin dusted watermelon and cucumber spears.

Gran Coramino Cristalino

Gran Coramino Cristalino The Mogul


2 ounces Gran Coramino Cristalino

2 ounces Club Soda

2 ounces grapefruit juice

Pour Gran Coramino Cristalino into glass over fresh ice. Top with club soda and grapefruit juice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

Cierto Tequila

Cierto Aire Libre


1 ½ ounces Cierto Tequila Private Collection Reposado

½ ounce fresh lime juice

½ ounce Mayan Honey Syrup

1 ounce champagne

Add all ingredients except champagne and shake with ice. Strain into a fluted glass.Top with champagne.


Shaena Engle

Shaena Engle is the lifestyle, food and travel editor for Perception Magazine and also writes for the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Magazine, M Magazine, Los Angeles Times Las Vegas Magazine, The Daily Meal, AOL, WeHo Times and other outlets. She has authored The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California, The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Las Vegas and other outlets. She writes about travel, food, welln...(Read More)

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