Celebrate National Tequila Day with these Texas twists.
We can’t think of a better way to mix up classic cocktail recipes in Texas than with tequila. This is especially true for the upcoming National Tequila Day, Tuesday, July 24. For that memorably day, we’re serving our friends a Tequila Old Fashioned from Cibolo Moon, a Texas Ranch Water from Dulce Vida, and a Blackberry Tequila Smash from The Biscuit Bar.
Since it will be a Tuesday, we recommend enjoying your tequila drinks with tacos. We’ve got recipes for those too!
Tequila Old Fashioned
Courtesy Cibolo Moon, San Antonio, Texas
2 ounces Milagro Añejo, or preferred tequila añejo (gold)
¼ ounce agave syrup
3 dashes bitters
Burnt orange peel, for garnish
3 bourbon cherries, for garnish
Stir ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain and pour in a rocks glass garnished with burnt orange peel and bourbon cherries.
For more information on Cibolo Moon or to make reservations, visit the restaurant’s website. Image courtesy Cibolo Moon.
Texas Ranch Water
Courtesy Dulce Vida Spirits, Austin, Texas
1½ ounces Dulce Vida Blanco
3 ounces Topo Chico (or club soda)
Half of a lime’s juice
Lime wedge, for garnish.
Pour Dulce Vida Blanco, Topo Chico, and lime juice into an ice-filled glass. Stir to mix well. Garnish with lime and enjoy.
Blackberry Tequila Smash
Courtesy The Biscuit Bar, Dallas, Texas
2 ounces preferred tequila añejo
1½ ounces lime juice (from concentrate)
1 ounce triple sec
½ ounce simple syrup
1 ounce blackberry syrup
lime wedge, for garnish
Shake tequila, lime juice, triple sec, simple syrup, and blackberry syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain drink into fresh cup with ice and top with soda water. Finish with a lime wedge.