National Tequila Day 2023 Recipes

National Tequila Day is Monday, July 24. With a global market value estimated to be worth $8.15 billion dollars according to Statista, you can bet there will be plenty of people enjoying this favorite agave spirit.

We’ve rounded up some tequila (and mezcal!) cocktail recipes for you and your bar guests to enjoy on this National Tequila Day.

Gran Centenario Cucumber Lime Margarita

Ingredients:tequila recipe
1.5 oz Gran Centenario Plata
1.5 oz Fresh lime juice
3.0 oz Cucumber juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup (2:1) or 0.75 Simple Syrup (1:1) for less sweet
1/2 Sliced jalapeño, seeded and diced
Garnish: Lime wedge and jalapeño

Place jalapeño slices in a shaker and muddle. Add rest of ingredients, add ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled 12 oz rocks glass.

Photo & recipe by Gran Centenario.


Cutwater Spirits Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Ingredients:tequila day recipes
1.5oz Cutwater Reposado Tequila
.5oz Cutwater Mezcal
.25oz agave syrup
1 dash angostura bitters

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange zest.

Recipe courtesy of Cutwater Spirits.


Tanteo Tequila Fresa Spritz

tequila day recipesIngredients:
1 ½ oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
1 oz. Strawberry Syrup (i.e. Monin)
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Sprig of thyme
Splash of Prosecco

Add all ingredients in a shaker. Shake well and double strain into a ice filled old fashioned glass. Top with a splash of Prosecco. Garnish with a strawberry.

Recipe courtesy of Tanteo Tequila.


Los Arango Amante Picante 

Ingredients:tequila day cocktail recipes
2 oz. Los Arango Blanco Tequila
¼ oz. Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Agave Nectar
4 Dashes Cilantro Tincture
2 Drops Saline Rocks Ice

Combine all ingredients, except for the lime oil, into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Rim a rocks glass with Tajín and add fresh ice. Hawthorne strain the cocktail into the glass, then top off with a few drops of lime oil, a torched pineapple wedge, and a habanero pepper slice.

Recipe courtesy of Los Arango Tequila.


Corralejo Blood Orange Margarita

Ingredients:tequila day cocktail recipes
2 oz. Corralejo Reposado
2 oz. Blood Orange Juice
Fresh Squeezed
1⁄2 oz. Lime Juice
1⁄2 oz. Agave Nectar

Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel. Salt rim.

Recipe courtesy of Corralejo Tequila.


Red Vinyl

Ingredients:tequila recipe
1 ½ oz Casamigos Mezcal
¾ oz Ancho Reyes
2 oz Pomegranate Juice
1 oz Luxardo Cherry Juice
½ oz Lemon Juice

Shake all ingredients and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe by Andaz West Hollywood.


Fresh Agave Margarita

Ingredients:margarita recipe tequila recipe
3 oz Fresh Victor Mexican Lime & Agave
1.5-2 oz blanco or reposado tequila, or mezcal
Lime Wedge (optional garnish)
Salt (optional rim)

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker full of ice, shake well, and strain over fresh ice in a short glass or up into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge (Salted rim optional –use fine grain salt and only apply salt to the outside rim, avoiding salt inside the glass as this will keep your drink from becoming too salty).

Recipe by Fresh Victor.


Espolòn Spicy Margarita

Ingredients:tequila cocktail recipe
45 ml Espolòn Blanco or Reposado
15 ml of Ancho Reyes Verde
30 ml Fresh Lime Juice
10 ml agave syrup (depending on sweetness)
Sea salt crust rim (half rim is a good option)
Lime peel or wedge

Shake ingredients with plenty of ice, double strain in a coupette. Garnish with lime peel/wedge.

Recipe by Espolòn.


Chi Mariposa

Ingredients:tequila recipe
1.25oz premium tequila infused with butterfly pea tea*
0.5oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Topped with sparkling grapefruit soda

1 liter of tequila, add a quarter cup of dry butterfly pea tea and let it rest for 3 hours, strain the dry flower and bottle the tequila. The tequila should be now blue. In a tall glass, add tequila, ice and lime juice. Top it off with grapefruit soda and garnish with a lime wheel and edible flower.

Photo: Andrea by FujiFilmGirl / Breakwater Hospitality Group. Recipe by CH’I Brickell

Rivertail Spicy Mango Margarita

Ingredients:mango margarita
1.25oz premium tequila
0.5oz chilli liquor
1oz mango purée
1oz fresh squeezed lime juice
0.5oz spicy agave

Add all ingredients in a shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Rim glass with tajin and serve over fresh ice. Garnish with dehydrated mango slice.

Recipe by Rivertail.


JAJA Cran-Apple Cooler

Ingredients:jaja tequila
1 ½ oz. JAJA Reposado
2 oz. Cranberry cocktail
Dry hard apple cider, to top

Combine all ingredients in a rocs glass with ice. Garnish with an apple slice fan.

Recipe by JAJA.


Perfect Paloma

Ingredients:patron tequila
1.5 oz Patrón Reposado
3 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
.5 oz Agave syrup (1:1)
.5 oz Fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz Sparkling water
Sugar and salt for rimming
Grapefruit wedge for garnish

Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt rimmed collins glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Recipe by Patrón Tequila.


Teremana Spritz

Ingredients:teremana spritz
2 oz Teremana Blanco
2 oz Lemonade
.25 tsp Grenadine
2 oz Soda Water
Glassware: Highball
Garnish: Lemon wheel

Combine Teremana Blanco, lemonade and soda water in a highball glass with cube ice. Top with grenadine.

Recipe by Teremana Tequila.



Ingredients:tamarindo tequila recipe
2 oz 818 Tequila
1 oz Liquid Alchemist Tamarind
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Organic Agave”

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice. Garnish with dry Tamrind fruit.

Courtesy of Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles.


Mango Passion Fruit Poblano Margarita

Ingredients:tequila recipe
1 1/2 oz. Aged Tequila
1 oz. The Perfect Purée Mango Passion Fruit blend, thawed
3/4 oz. Charred Honey Poblano Syrup
3/4 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. triple sec
For the Charred Honey Poblano Syrup:
1cup honey
1 cup hot water
1 poblano
Brûlée torch/stove
Char the poblano with a torch or open stove top until the poblano is black/charred nicely. Combine hot water and honey until honey becomes a liquid consistency. Chop up poblano and add to honey syrup. Let infuse for at least 45 minutes (the longer it sits, the better it gets!).
Add ingredients and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with dried pineapple and charred poblano.
Recipe by Annie Llew (IG: @anniellew) / Lead Virtual Mixologist, Muddling Memories, PA/NY; Photo by Annie Llew.