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July 24, 2019updated Jul 25, 2019

Best Tequila Cocktails for National Tequila Day

By Emma Reynolds

How else do you celebrate National Tequila Day than with a delicious, chilled cocktail in hand? Elite Traveler has rounded up some of the most delicious cocktails you can make right at home, or order at one of these bars all over the world.

Mexican Bishop

Mortar & Pestle, San Jose and San Mateo, CA

  • 1.5 oz Casa Pacific Reposado Tequila
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz pineapple
  • .74 oz pink peppercorn coriander syrup
  • .5 oz amontillado sherry
  • 2 droppers Mahalo bitters

To make, add all ingredients and shake rigorously. Dump into a glass and garnish with pineapple frond and six drops of Mahalo bitters.

The Golden Buddha

Hakkasan at Fontainebleau, Miami

  • 2 oz mango juice
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz agave syrup
  • 2 oz reposado tequila
  • Muddled chili

Combine all ingredients into a shaker and add ice. Shake, double strain and pour. Garnish with bird chili on the rim.

Summer Loving

GITANO Garden of Love, NYC

  • 1.5 oz rosé
  • .5 oz rose tequila
  • 2 oz watermelon juice
  • .25 oz lemon
  • .25 oz simple syrup

To make, blend and serve frozen. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.

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Noble Paloma

Casa Noble

  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz agave nectar
  • Sparkling water
  • Grapefruit wedge

To make, add Casa Noble, lime juice, grapefruit juice and agave nectar into a shake with ice. Strain into a glass over ice, top with sparkling water and swirl.

Tiger Balm

Chinese Tuxedo, NYC

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

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