Add Lime & Salt to July 24, National Tequila Day

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It’s National Tequila Day, that historic notch on the calendar when we all give thanks for the Agave plant.

As we all know, July 24th holds this proud distinction because it was on this very day, many years ago, that some PR pro in the booze business thought it’d be a good idea to have a National Tequila Day. I wish I could tell you it was really because General Manuel Margherita won the Battle of Salted Rim outside Guadalajara in 1866, but it what it is. Everything gets its day, and this is Tequila’s turn. Good on ya, Tequila.

According to the minds behind Casa Noble Tequila, the latest Nielsen data states that 52 week dollar sales of tequila are up 2.8%. Meanwhile, the Adams Handbook 2014 reports that tequila sales have risen 5.1%. So, this National Day stuff seems to work.

Related: Casa Noble Transforms Tequila into Culinary Art

Now, since 7/24 is only 24 hours long, you can spend it reading about Tequila or pontificating about its tasting notes. Or, you can shut up, grab your mixologist tools and get busy imbibing. To that end, we offer up some of Casa Noble’s latest Tequila recipes because you have a National Tequila Night to think about, too.

Signature Margarita from SOL Cocina Kitchen: Phoenix, AZ

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. Casa Noble Single Barrel Reposado Tequila
  • 2.5 oz. Lime Juice 1.5 oz.
  • Agave Nectar
  • 1 oz. Soda Water

Preparation: Shake and Strain over fresh ice.

NOTE: This drink is too big to build in a pint glass, so please note that it has to be built in a shaker.

Signature Margarita from Añejo: New York, NY

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal
  • .25 oz Combier Liqueur d’Orange
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • .75 oz Agave Syrup

Preparation: Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain into a 9oz rocks or margarita glass over fresh ice. Salted rim optional. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Tamarind Margarita from Komali: Dallas, TX

Ingredients:

  • Casa Noble Rep 1.5 oz
  • Cointreau .5 oz
  • Splash Fresh Tamarind Puree Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Orange pepper rime
  • Lime Garnish

PALOMA

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Casa Noble Reposado
  • Fresh Grapefruit Juice 1⁄2 oz.
  • Fresh Lime Juice Splash of Fizz

Preparation: Pour ingredients over ice.