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National Tequila Day

When Is National Tequila Day?

What is National Tequila Day?

Did you know tequila is so popular that there is a whole day dedicated to it? National Tequila Day is July 24th and we’re here to give you some information on the history of tequila and give you some fun tips on how to celebrate the day!

When is National Tequila Day?

National Tequila Day is July 24th. You may have thought Cinco De Mayo - May 5th- is National Tequila Day, but these two dates are not to be confused. Although they both involve margaritas, Cinco de Mayo is dedicated to celebrating Mexico's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, while National Tequila Day is dedicated to celebrating tequila.

 

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The history of tequila

In order to appreciate National Tequila Day, we must first learn the history of tequila. Let’s travel back to around 1000 B.C., when Mexican tribes drank pulque, which was a frothy, creamy agave drink. Pulque could be considered the original tequila, as they both are made using the blue agave plant.

Around 16th Century A.D., the tequila that we all know and love started being produced in an area of Mexico suitably called, Tequila. During this time, the Spanish invaded Mexico and tasted fermented mezcal. They weren’t too pleased with the flavor and started to distill the wine in copper stills, this drink became known as ‘mezcal wine.’

In 1795, Don Jose Antonio de Cuervo made the first ‘Vino Mezcal de Tequila’ in Tequila, Mexico. He was the first person to hold a license for manufacturing tequila. Jose Cuervo is still a popular brand of tequila today.

Today, in order to be considered tequila, the drink must be produced in Jalisco, Mexico. Every tequila that you will ever drink has come from that region. However, in 2006, the U.S. and Mexico signed an agreement stating that tequila could be purchased in bulk from Mexico and bottled elsewhere.

 

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How to celebrate National Tequila Day

The obvious choice for how to celebrate National Tequila Day is by taking a shot and yelling ‘Happy National Tequila Day!’ Here are some other fun ways to celebrate:

Make yourself a fun margarita

What we love about margaritas is that there are endless flavor options. From watermelon to mango, you can infuse a margarita with basically any fruit you have in the house. You can also experiment with different flavors and make yourself something exotic, like this spicy jalapeño margarita! 

Spicy Jalapeño Margarita (makes one serving)

Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt and a lime wedge to rim the glass
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces silver tequila (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (fresh is 100x better than bottled)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp light agave nectar (you can add more if you prefer it sweeter)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 jalapeño pepper cut into thin, round slices (use more for more spicer)
  • Lime wedges additional jalapeño slices for serving

To make:

  • Begin by pouring salt onto a plate. Take a lime wedge and rub it around the edge of your margarita glass. Dip the damp edge of the glass into the salt. Fill the glass with ice. 
  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all your other ingredients. Close it tightly and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the drink into your glass and enjoy. 

 

Make a Mexican themed boozy brunch

Nothing says National Tequila Day more than a Mexican brunch with tequila cocktails. Serve up some delicious Mexican food like burritos, enchiladas, beans and rice, and tamales. Pair the food with different tequila infused cocktails like Tequila Sunrise, Palomas, and Margaritas. 

 

Make tequila popsicles

Since National Tequila Day falls in July, chances are it's going to be pretty hot that day. What better way to cool off than with tequila popsicles? They're basically a frozen version of your favorite tequila cocktail! To make these delicious treats, simply choose your juice, add in some tequila, and pop them into the freezer for 1-2 hours. If you don't have regular popsicle trays then you can use an ice cube tray and make mini popsicles! 

 

What other national days are in July?

National Tequila Day isn't the only national day in July! Check out these other national days and you'll be celebrating all month long!

July 1st

  • National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • National Gingersnap Day
  • National Postal Worker Day
  • National U.S. Postage Stamp Day

July 2nd

  • National Anisette Day

July 3rd

  • National Chocolate Wafer Day
  • National Fried Clam Day
  • National Eat Your Beans Day

July 4th

  • National Caesar Salad Day
  • Independence Day (USA)
  • National Barbecued Spareribs Day

July 5th

  • National Apple Turnover Day
  • National Workaholics Day
  • National Bikini Day
  • National Graham Cracker Day
  • National Hawaii Day

July 6th

  • National Fried Chicken Day
  • National Hand Roll Day

July 7th

  • National Dive Bar Day
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day
  • National Macaroni Day
  • National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

July 8th

  • National Freezer Pop Day 
  • National Chocolate with Almonds Day

July 9th

  • National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10th

  • National Piña Colada Day
  • National Kitten Day

July 11th

  • All American Pet Photo Day
  • National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
  • National Rainier Cherry Day
  • National Blueberry Muffin Day
  • National Mojito Day
  • National 7-Eleven Day

July 12th

  • National Simplicity Day
  • National Pecan Pie Day
  • Paper Bag Day
  • Eat Your Jello Day
  • National Different Colored Eyes Day

July 13th

  • National French Fry Day
  • National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day
  • National Delaware Day

July 14th

  • National Grand Marnier Day
  • National Tape Measure Day
  • National Nude Day
  • National Mac & Cheese Day

July 15th

  • National Give Something Away Day
  • National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • National Gummi Worm Day
  • National I Love Horses Day
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day

July 16th

  • National Corn Fritters Day
  • National Personal Chef’s Day

July 17th

  • National Lottery Day
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day
  • National Tattoo Day
  • World Emoji Day

July 18th

  • National Sour Candy Day
  • National Caviar Day
  • National Ice Cream Day 

July 19th

  • National Daiquiri Day

July 20th

  • National Fortune Cookie Day
  • National Moon Day
  • National Lollipop Day
  • National Pennsylvania Day

July 21st

  • National Junk Food Day
  • National Be Someone Day

July 22nd

  • National Hammock Day
  • National Refreshment Day
  • National Hot Dog Day

July 23rd

  • Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24th

  • National Thermal Engineer Day
  • National Cousins Day
  • National Amelia Earhart Day
  • National Tequila Day
  • National Drive-Thru Day

July 25th

  • National Merry-Go-Round Day
  • National Threading the Needle Day
  • National Hire a Veteran Day
  • National Wine and Cheese Day 
  • National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

July 26th

  • National Aunt and Uncle’s Day
  • National Bagelfest Day
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • National Disability Independence Day
  • National All or Nothing Day

July 27th

  • National Love is Kind Day
  • National Scotch Day
  • National Crème Brûlée Day
  • National New Jersey Day

July 28th

  • National Milk Chocolate Day
  • Buffalo Soldiers Day
  • National Waterpark Day

July 29th

  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Lipstick Day
  • National Chicken Wing Day

July 30th

  • National Cheesecake Day
  • National Father-in-Law Day
  • National Whistleblower Day

July 31st

  • National Avocado Day
  • National Raspberry Cake Day 
  • National Mutt Day

 

Interested in learning more about tequila? Check out our other blogs:

How to drink tequila

How many calories are in tequila?

What is tequila made from?

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