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7 Best Ways to Celebrate National Tequila Day in Dallas

Worthy Cocktails and the Bars to Enjoy Them In

BY // 07.24.19

National Tequila Day is today (Wednesday, July 24). As Dallasites, we’re pretty knowledgable about our favorite places to grab a margarita. We also had National Margarita Day in February as an excuse to splurge and sip on favorite frozen and on-the-rocks cocktails.

But another national holiday is upon us and it’s time to choose how to celebrate. And tequila has so many more opportunities for creative drink options. Here are seven of the best ways, whether you’re picking up something from your local liquor store or going to hang at the bar for a while, to celebrate this wonderful food holiday.

Tequila Flights at Asador

For those who like their tequila straight, this Renaissance Dallas Hotel restaurant is serving special tequila flights for National Tequila Day.

For $15, you can order Flight #1. This includes Republic Tequila Plata, Republic Reposado Tequila. Flight #2 costs $20 and includes Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, Tequila Fortaleza Reposad and Tequila Ocho. And for $25, Flight #3 has Asombroso Tequila El Platino Blanco, Asombroso Tequila La Rosa Reposado and Asombroso Tequila Gran Reserva.

Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita from On The Rocks

A tequila drink worth the trip to your local liquor store is a pre-made Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita from local Dallas company, On The Rocks. A great drink to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, this is a margarita with a kick.

The cocktail is made with Tres Generaciones tequila. It uses a combination of pineapple, triple sec, plata tequila, and heat from the jalapeno. All ingredients are all natural and include zero preservatives. Just pour it over ice and it tastes just like a freshly made margarita on the rocks.

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Dragones Margarita at Tulum

This recently opened coastal Mexican restaurant has proved to be a hit in the Oak Lawn neighborhood. Tulum has a bar and lounge area, perfect for sipping on tequila drinks.

One of their most popular cocktails is the Dragones Margarita. It’s made with Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, agave, lime and orange liqueur. The tequila comes from an independent small batch producer in Mexico. It has notes of grapefruit, green apple and agave with hints of pepper and cloves.

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Watermelon Squeeze at The Parlor

Tucked inside of the recently remodeled Sheraton Dallas Hotel is a charming little bar called The Parlor. It boasts a tons of craft made cocktails, including boozy milkshakes. For National Tequila Day, a must-try is the Watermelon Squeeze.

This tequila cocktail includes Don Julio Reposado, White & Dry Vermouth, simple syrup and watermelon juice for a refreshing summer drink with a kick.

The Oaxacan at Elm Street Cask & Kitchen

Elm Street Cask & Kitchen, located inside of the Hilton Garden Inn downtown, is serving up some specialty cocktails this summer. The hotspot’s prepared a tequila-based drink that’s perfect for Tequila Day.

The Oaxacan is made with Cabeza tequila, Del Maguey mezcal, jalapeno-infused yellow chartreuse and lime. Elm Street also has a happy hour from 2 pm to 7 pm every weekday, which is perfect for National Tequila Day.

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Elm Street Cask & Kitchen is like a modern day saloon. Courtesy of Elm Street Cask & Kitchen

Tequila Flights at Jalisco Norte

For National Tequila Day, Jalisco Norte is offering some specialty tequila flights. All flights come with limes, lemons, and oranges, as well as a variety of salts including smoke, coffee, Himalayan, cinnamon and lime.

For $28, the Patron flight lets you try Silver, Reposado and Anjeo. The Dulce Vida flight ($25) has Silver, Reposed and Anjeo. And the Herradura flight ($22) also comes with Silver, Reposed and Ultra Anjeo.

Diablo Margarita at The Clover Club

If you like your margaritas with a kick, you’ve got to try the Diablo Margarita at The Clover Club. The tequila is jalapeno infused and has orange liqueur, lime and sea salt.

During happy hour on the rooftop, from 6 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday through Saturday, cocktails are only $5.

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