You either love it, or it brings back terrible flashbacks of nights out you can’t fully remember! Either way, 24 July marks National Tequila Day.
Whether you’ve only knocked back Mexico’s national drink in shots with salt and wedges of lime, or your homemade frozen margs are legendary, or if you prefer to sip refined tequila, we have a few simple cocktails to celebrate the day!
A classy take on a traditionally gin-based cocktail.
25 ml tequila
25 ml sweet red vermouth
25 ml bitter orange aperitivo
Combine all the ingredients into a lowball glass, add some with ice and stir to chill.
The tequila sunrise comes from 1970s Sausalito, California, and is now well established as a classic cocktail.
2 tsp grenadine
1 tbsp triple sec
1 large orange, or 2 small ones, juiced
Half a lemon, juiced
1 cocktail cherry
Add ice, tequila, triple sec and fruit juices into a cocktail shaker and shake until the shaker feels cold to the touch in your hands. Pour the bright red grenadine into the bottom of a tall thin glass and add ice cubes. Then, carefully double strain the cocktail into it, taking care not to mix the liquid with the grenadine layer at the bottom too much. Finish with a cherry on a stick!
This short cocktail mixes tequila with triple sec and lime juice and salt for a drink with a kick.
20ml triple sec (or Cointreau)
25ml lime juice
2 lime wedges
Cover a small plate with a few teaspoons of salt. Grab a wedge of lime, and rub it along the rim of your cocktail glass before dipping the glass into the salt dish. Make sure the entire rim of the glass is covered in salt.
Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add tequila, lime juice and triple sec and shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
Strain the mixture into the salted glass over the ice and remember to garnish with a wedge of lime.
Don’t blame us for any missing hours or hangovers, but you can come to get the hair-of-the-dog at our Covent Garden cocktail bar!