As if we ever need a reason to drink tequila on a Wednesday, the blue agave plant-based distilled spirit is to be celebrated on this year’s National Tequila Day, Wednesday, July 24. Whether you like blanco, reposado, or añejo, check out how hotels in Mexico are celebrating this national holiday with some must-try cocktails.
Arriba Guadalajara at Live Aqua Beach Resort, Cancun
Beat the heat with the frozen Arriba Guadalajara cocktail. It’s made with evaporated milk, vanilla ice cream, and agave tequila and garnished with blackberries pineapple leaf and raspberry.
Margarita at Bahia Principe Hotel & Resorts, Riviera Maya
A drink once created as the only allergy-free alcoholic option for ex-ballerina Ziegfeld Marjorie King has now become the most iconic drink of Mexico, and Bahia Principe understands the historic significance of that. Margarita Cocktail at any Bahia Principe property at the Riviera Maya complex, guests are greeted with the drink’s history and are able to adjust the recipe for additional Mexican-inspired twists in taste and flavoring. Their version is made simply with Don Julio Tequila, lime juice, triple sec and salt on the glass rim.
Tamarita at Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun
Since this resort is all-inclusive, guests can order several of the Tamarita cocktails this week. It’s made with tequila reposado, orange liquor, freshly squeezed lime juice, tamarind syrup and a pinch of salt and some ice cubes.
Margarita at Seadust Cancun Family Resort, Cancun
The Margarita Seadust Cancun is bluer than the crystal waters of Cancun. It’s made with tequila reposado, Blue Curacao, triple sec, lime juice, pineapple juice and garnished with lime and pineapple.
Margarita Mexique at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Cancun
The 900-suite property’s Rooftop Bar Fuego is a relaxed gathering spot where guests can enjoy stunning sunset views, featuring a private swimming pool. Salvador Zepeda, the hotel’s mixologist created the Margarita Mexique made with Santanera Organic Tequila, Damiana liqueur, lime juice, natural syrup and finished with Grand Marnier foam, bitters, a dash of chile poblano and garnished with an orange twist.
Vitamin Sea at Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All-Inclusive Golf& Spa, Cabo San Lucas
Who says you can’t get your vitamins while on vacation. Try the Vitamin Sea cocktail is made with Añejo Tequila, grapefruit juice, orange juice, strawberry puree, lime juice, and grapefruit soda.
Tequila Sunrise at Live Aqua Boutique Resort, Playa del Carmen
Can’t go wrong with a classic Tequila Sunrise. The hotel keeps things easy and breezy making them with tequila, orange juice, grenadine and orange slices.
Spicy Agave at Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas
Nothing wrong with a little kick! The Spicy Agave cocktail is made with Don Julio Tequila, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, chile ancho, Mexican molasses syrup, salt and garnished with red dry pepper.
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