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Top 5 Summer Tequila Cocktails

It’s National Tequila Day! This smooth beverage is made from the blue agave plant surrounding the area of its namesake, Santiago de Tequila! Now’s the time to break out your bottle and try fixing up a few tequila cocktails of your own. Garnish it with a few fresh sliced lemons or stone fruits and kick back! These classic drinks are the perfect way to cool down on a warm summer day.

 

The tequila sunrise cocktail is named for its signature colors, which resemble the rich, red-orange hues of a sunrise. The denser ingredients in the drink – usually crème de cassis or grenadine – sink to the bottom of the glass, while the orange juice rests on top.

 

A classic margarita consists of an ounce of tequila, a dash of triple sec, and the juice from half of a lime or lemon, all poured over crushed ice. Rub a little lemon rind on the edge, salt the rim of the glass, and enjoy!

 

This apple based cocktail originated at the Rancho de Chimayó in New Mexico! It was originally concocted to make use of the apples that grew plentifully in the region, and it eventually grew to be the signature drink of the restaurant.

 

A classic matador cocktail is made with 3 main ingredients: silver tequila, pineapples, and lime! It’s a very simple concoction to make, and is fruity and delicious too!

 

The Paloma is a simple, refreshing tequila cocktail made by mixing tequila and grapefruit soda (such as Fresca) and serving it over ice. Alternatively,  fresh white or red grapefruit juice can be used instead of the carbonated soda!

 

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