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Recipe: National Tequila Day, 2013 Edition


If there ever was a lobbyist-invented, industry-approved holiday we endorse wholeheartedly, it’s the arrival of July 24th as National Tequila Day, which should followed by July 25th’s much needed National Hangover Day, had it not already been placed on the calendar on January 1st. Perhaps a Hangover Solstice? (Furthermore, why would a holiday like this land in the middle of a week?) Anyway, here’s a few recipes from our pals at Milagro that take things beyond the traditional margaritas and shots.

image001Azoteas Verdes Margarita
2 parts Milagro Reposado tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
0.75 parts agave nectar
2 strips of green bell peppers
1 D’Avignon radish
2 kale leaves

Combine the pepper, radish and kale leaf in the mixing glass of a Boston shaker and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a kale leaf and lime wheel.

image003Getting Figgy with It
1.5 parts Milagro Anejo Tequila
2 parts lemon sour
2 teaspoons fig jam
.5 parts apple juice
5 parts egg whites

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

image005The Freshest Sangrita
4 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
4 parts fresh lime juice
4 parts grapefruit juice
8 parts grenadine
3 red Serrano peppers

In four shooter glasses, pour Milagro Silver neat. Cut serrano peppers in half and remove and veins, seeds or stems. Blend the halves with remaining ingredients and allow pepper infusion to steep for 2-3 hours. Strain and pour into four separate shooter glasses.

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Rob Theakston

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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  1. Steven July 25, 2013

    Good Recipe easy and informative..could you suggest more on this..


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