National Tequila Day! Celebrate Miami style

national tequila day

Grab some lime and salt, because it’s National Tequila Day!

Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, and has a deep and storied history. It was named after the small town of Tequila in a valley west of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. There are 100s of varieties and several of them are known very well. Take Jose’Antonio Cuervo for example, he held the first license for manufacturing tequila thanks to the King of Spain.

A little Agave knowledge for you: Agave grows in a variety of ways.  Blue agave is grown in the highlands region and is larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste.  Agave that is grown in the lowland regions have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor. Much like legislation for bourbon and cognac, Mexican law states tequila is only tequila if it is produced within Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.  If the same ingredients are distilled anywhere else, it’s not tequila.

While most people enjoy tequila cocktails such as the margarita and tequila sunrise, a good tequila can be savored like a good whiskey.  

In honor of National Tequila Day - here are a few places where you can sip and savor as you’d like:

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, 1222 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Pico Picante: Is it really a traditional fiesta without jalapeños? Spice things up this National Tequila Day with Bodega's 'Pico Picante' cocktail. Made with tequila, lime, cucumber juice and jalapeño syrup, this drink will leave your taste buds tingling!

Kings Bowl Doral, 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue, Doral, FL 33122

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Bad Habit: Try out something fun and frozen this National Tequila Day. Kings Bowl Doral’s Bad Habit features strawberry, mango and, of course, tequila! A frozen twist on the traditional margarita, this is one Bad Habit you don’t have to be ashamed of.

TacoCraft, Fort Lauderdale and South Miami

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Black Diamond Margarita and various specials: Nothing goes better with tacos than tequila! For national tequila day, Taco Craft is featuring all tequila 1/2 off from 8pm to close. They are also featuring $6 margaritas! Featured here is the Black Diamond Margarita made with maestro dobel "diamante", black cherry puree, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, black sea salt-rimmed glass.

Tap 42, various locations

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Blueberry Margarita and Te-Kill-Ya: Tap 42 is featuring their Blueberry Margarita and their Te-Kill-Ya Cocktail for $9 at all three locations. The Blueberry Margarita is made with Barón Blanco Tequila, Wild Blueberry Preserves, Lime, Simple Syrup and finished with Half Sugared Rim.

Te-Kill-Ya is one of Tap 42’s Cocktails on Tap featuring Don Julio Blano, Patron Citronge Lime and Spiced Agave. This cocktail pairs perfectly with Tap 42’s Bacon & Sweet Corn Guacamole made with Charred Corn, Cotija Cheese, Pink Onions and Fried Garlic.

DOA, 2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33131

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Sensei Serenity: Giving the holiday a LatAsian twist, DÔA’s mixologist Josue “Josh” Gonzalez introduces agave nirvana in a glass with the Sensei Serenity. The refreshing cocktail masterfully combines Casa Noble tequila, cucumber juice, honeydew melon, lime juice and shiso leaves for an enlightening drinking experience.