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It’s National Tequila Day and although we’re a home improvement company we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate with you!  Picture this; it’s a hot sunny, summer day and you are having your house painted by Kind Home Solutions. Thankfully it’s national tequila day and as the painters are hard at work you lay back in your lounge chair and take another sip of your drink.  It’s refreshing, citrusy, and just what you need to cool off. Happy National Tequila Day!

If you’re not sure what to make on this tequila Tuesday put your worries away! We’ve got you absolutely covered with our top five tequila cocktails!

 

The Classic Margarita

A tequila cocktail list would not, could NOT be complete without a mention of this classic cocktail.  Whether you prefer a simple drink or something a little bit fancier. There is so much that this cocktail brings to the table.

  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila (one shot from standard size shot glass)
  • 1 1/2 ounces triple sec (one shot from standard size shot glass)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 ounces lime juice (juice from 1 to 1 1/2 limes)
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish

Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip in salt. Fill the glass with ice.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Shake to combine. Strain the cocktail over the prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Margarita’s Fancy Friend: The Paloma

This is an absolute favorite and can really hit the spot on a scorching day.  For an even more refreshing treat, try it frozen and enjoy your adult slushie!

  • Salt, for rim (optional)
  • 2 ½ ounces tequila
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Grapefruit soda (like Squirt or Jarritos), to top
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Fill a highball glass with ice (dip the rim in salt first, if you like). Add tequila and lime juice, then top with grapefruit soda. Stir ingredients together gently. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

 

The Mexican Mule

Get out your copper mugs because we’re a shaking things up from your standard Moscow mule.  This drink definitely has a kick to it but if you’re looking for something with a little spice and a hint of citrus this is your cocktail!

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons reposado tequila one shot
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2/3 cup spicy ginger beer

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add tequila and lime juice. Top with ginger beer. Stir to mix. Garnish with lime wedge.

 

Orange and Strawberry Fizz

Tequila really shines with this beverage.  It’s also great if you want to honor national tequila day but you want something a little more fruity. Orange and strawberry bring a punch of color to brighten your afternoon.

  • 3 or 4 strawberries, muddled
  • 6 oz orange juice
  • 1 shot of tequila
  • Fill glass with tonic water
  • Squeeze half lemon
  • Squeeze half lime
  • Add lemon and lime slices for garnish

Mix all ingredients and muddle strawberries.  Serve with or without ice

 

Oh Yes, The Bloody Maria

Maybe you’re a bit of a health nut and want to get some fruits and veggies with your cocktail. Okay, so this probably isn’t ACTUALLY healthy but it IS delicious.  We won’t even notice that it’s past brunch time.

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces tomato juice
  • Lime wheel, for garnish
  • Celery stalk, for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients except the garnishes, and shake until well chilled.

Strain into a tall glass filled with ice.  Garnish with a lime wheel and a celery stalk.

We hope you have a fabulous and safe national tequila day!  Cheers and please drink responsibly!