Friday Is National Tequila Day — Here Are 13 Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate

Raise a glass to National Tequila Day with these cocktail recipes.

July 24 is National Tequila Day, and while you might not be able to visit the small town in Jalisco, Mexico, for which the spirit is named, you can mix up a delicious tequila cocktail at home and dream of your next vacation. Tequila, made from blue agave, has been distilled and enjoyed in Mexico for hundreds of years, and it has become increasingly popular in the United States in the past two decades.

In fact, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, “Americans cannot get enough of Mexico’s native spirit.” Since 2002, tequila has become even more popular in the United States, with volumes growing 180 percent in the last 18 years.

There are three popular types of tequila: blanco, which is clear and unaged, reposado, which is aged between two and 12 months and usually has a gold color, and añejo, which is aged one to three years. There’s also extra añejo, which is aged over three years, and joven tequila, which typically combines different types of tequila or flavorings to get its gold color. Whatever you have in your cabinet or on your bar cart, we’ve got you covered.

Ponche Caballero


  • 2 oz. Tequila Partida Reposado
  • 1.5 oz. tamarind nectar or soda
  • 1.5 oz. pineapple juice
  • 0.5 oz. agave nectar
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Directions: Shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and pineapple leaves.