Background hero image for blog post: $Celebrate National Tequila Day (Responsibly!) With Fetch Title image for blog post: Celebrate National Tequila Day (Responsibly!) With Fetch

Shop Smart

Celebrate National Tequila Day (Responsibly!) With Fetch

By Tricia Kucinski

June 14, 2024

If you are wondering, “Is National Tequila Day?” we’re happy to report that it is somewhat of an unofficial holiday, so the answer is not exactly no. After all, it’s National Tequila Day somewhere (that’s how the saying goes, right?), even if only in your own kitchen. However, the annual celebration honors a storied culture and is even acknowledged internationally.

In preparation of honoring the rich history of this spirit, check out some of our favorite tequila recipes below! Don’t forget to download the Fetch app before heading to the store to pick up the ingredients needed to make these tasty cocktails in order to turn your tequila purchases into free gift cards!

When is National Tequila Day?

National Tequila Day is also actually International Tequila Day and is celebrated throughout the globe on July 24 each year!

How to Earn Rewards on National Tequila Day with Fetch

By downloading the Fetch app (it’s free!), you can rack up reward points and earn free gift cards simply by making the purchases you’re already making. With Fetch, you can:

National Tequila Day is July 24

5 Easy Tequila Drinks (and Recipes)

Celebrate the holiday with some refreshing and tasty drinks with tequila! Fetch has rounded up a list of easy tequila drinks sure to please you and your guests:

How to Make a Classic Margarita

Classic margarita with lime

Pin this recipe for National Margarita Day too!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
  • Lime wedges, for glasses and serving 
  • 4 oz. tequila blanco
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Ice

Recipe:

  1. Place salt on a small shallow plate, then rub the rims of 2 margarita glasses with a lime wedge, then dip into salt to coat.
  2. Combine tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, then divide the margarita mixture between the two glasses. 
  3. Top with ice and garnish with lime wedges.

How to Make a Tequila Sunrise

Tequila sunrise with orange wedge

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 4 oz orange juice 
  • 2 oz tequila silver
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Recipe:

  1. In a tall glass, add ice, orange juice and tequila, and stir to combine.
  2. Add grenadine to complete the “sunrise” look of this cocktail, then add your orange slice and cherry garnishes. 

How to Make a Tequila Sour

Tequila sour with lime wedge

Ingredients:

  • Tequila
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Agave syrup or simple syrup
  • Angostura bitters
  • Egg white

Recipe:

  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
  2. Add ice to the shaker and shake for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Strain this refreshing, sour beverage into a glass and enjoy!

How to Make a Paloma

Paloma with lime wedge

Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 1 grapefruit wedge

Recipe:

  1. Pour salt onto a small plate, and rub the rim of a Collins glass (or Highball glass) with a lime wedge before dipping the rim into the salt.
  2. To your glass, add ice, tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and a pinch of salt. 
  3. Top off with club soda and stir gently. Add your grapefruit garnish and enjoy!

How to Make a Mexican Mule

Mexican Mule with lime wedge

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) tequila
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) ginger beer
  • Lime slice for garnish

Recipe:

  1. In a copper mug or glass, combine tequila, lime juice, and ginger beer.
  2. Add ice and lime garnish, and enjoy this delightful twist on a classic cocktail!

How is Tequila Different From Other Alcohol?

A couple factors determine how tequila differs from other alcohols, such as it being manufactured in modern-day Mexico. It was first created in the 1600s when the king of Spain issued the first tequila license. Today, tequila is manufactured in Jalisco, Mexico and a few surrounding areas.

Another factor is that tequila is primarily made using the juice of the blue agave. Other sugars can be used, but agave is a tequila-specific ingredient.

Is Tequila Gluten Free?

A pure, distilled spirit ensures that tequila is gluten free. Even if the tequila is “mixtos”, or mixed from 51% agave and other sugars, it is still safe for people with Celiac disease. You should, however, still be conscious of other additives or cross-contact in a facility.

Can Tequila Go Bad?

Tequila that is unopened has an indefinite shelf-life and won’t ever go bad. Once opened, how long tequila lasts depends on whether or not it is stored properly. Storing in a cool, consistent environment ensures it should remain in peak quality for one year before it starts to decline in taste, smell, and appearance.

Celebrate National Tequila Day With Fetch!

We hope you will try one of these drink recipes, making sure to use one of our favorite tequilas, if you plan to celebrate National Tequila Day this year. And if you happened to miss National Tequila Day, there’s always Thirsty Thursday each week. Above all, be sure to download the Fetch shopping rewards app, so we can reward you for getting into the “spirit” of the season!

Topics: Food and Drink, Shopping Lists


Subscribe


Tricia Kucinski

Tricia Kucinski is an author of literary fiction, and bops around the digital marketing sphere. She has written everything from the great Native American novel, to recipe blogs, under the discerning eye of her Sphynx cat, Peach.


You Might Also Like

Visit Unleashed for all the latest Fetch content