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It’s not like anyone needs a good reason to drink tequila, right? But if you do, July 24 is the holiday for you: It’s National Tequila Day!
The origins of this particular holiday are unclear. Did someone once do the most body shots in history? Drink the biggest margarita every mixed? Who knows. I’ve decided the best way to celebrate is to take advantage of the increasingly good tequilas—and their close cousin mezcal—at the places that specialize in them.
Here’s a generous handful of them. Now, go celebrate National Tequila Day.
The extensive cocktail menu includes house-infused sipping tequilas (with flavors like cilantro, tamarind and blueberry-and-lemon), a killer house margarita and other specialties like the Cucumber Pepino (serrano-infused tequila, cucumber and citrus). Sandoval’s superior menu includes guacamole with smoked trout, and tacos stuffed with skirt steak, Wagyu and chorizo.
Mayahuel - New York City (@mayahuelny)
Jimmy’s; Jimmy’s Bodega - Aspen, Colorado (@JimmysAspenCO)
There’s also a lot of good tequila at Yeager’s newest spot, Jimmy’s Bodega, where the specialty is bottled cocktails like the Puerto de Aspen, a mix of blanco tequila, watermelon and lime.
L’Scorpion - Los Angeles (@lscorpionla)
508 Tequila Bar - Austin, Texas (@bar_508)
Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar - Las Vegas, Nevada (@chayolv)
The Pastry War - Houston,Texas (@ThePastryWar)
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