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Five Ways to Celebrate National Tequila Day

Tomorrow is National Tequila Day, so we've put together five ways to get your drink on, Miami style. Head to a restaurant to sip tequila-infused cocktails outdoors, or craft your own high-proof concoctions at home

Tomorrow is National Tequila Day, so we’ve put together five ways to get your drink on, Miami style. Head to a restaurant to sip tequila-infused cocktails outdoors, or craft your own high-proof concoctions at home — there’s no wrong way to savor this tasty spirit. Cheers!

Nikki Beach

To celebrate National Tequila Day, Nikki Beach will debut a “Taco and Tequila” special spotlighting a brand new dish — gluten-free tempura shrimp tacos that are so tasty they’re addictive. And they pair perfectly with Nikki Beach’s cucumber jalapeño margarita, available for just $10. Head to this iconic beach club and savor all that flavor with your toes in the sand.

Details: Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For reservations, call 305-538-1111.

Jaguar Restaurant

Jaguar Restaurant’s “Outdoor Habitat” is a great spot to celebrate National Tequila Day, and their margaritas are among the best in Coconut Grove. Start with a classic, then go herbal with a cilantro-spiked riff. Or pick up a homemade margarita pitcher to bring back to your place — it’s available in two sizes serving up to five glasses. Don’t miss out on happy hour specials, like 50% off drinks and $5 bar bites weekdays from 3-6 p.m.

Details: Jaguar Restaurant is located at 3067 Grand Avenue, Miami. For reservations, call 305-444-0216.

Baby Jane

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If you visit Baby Jane on National Tequila Day, you’ll enjoy a new happy hour special on the terrace from 4-7 p.m. You’ll get to build your own margarita starting at just $7, choosing your favorite tequila, citrus, sweetness level, fresh fruit and herbs, and garnishes. If you really want to level up your cocktail, add a Grand Marnier float for a dollar extra. You can also enjoy one of Baby Jane’s crafted and bottled cocktails to enjoy onsite or to go, like their Spicy Passion Fruit Margarita for $14.

Details: Baby Jane is located at 500 Brickell Ave #105e, Miami. For reservations or orders, call 786-623-3555.

Coyo Taco

On July 24, streetfood favorite Coyo Taco will offer $7 Red Bull frozen margaritas and $5 Coyo Margaritas (you can also purchase these buy the gallon for $39.99 and by the half-gallon for $24.00). If you’d like to order your goodies to go, use the delivery service available on CoyoTaco.com.

Details: Coyo Taco has locations in Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables and Palm Beach. Find out more or place an order here.

Kiki On The River

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Infuse National Tequila Day with a little bit of Med-inspired glam at Kiki On The River. The luxe waterfront restaurant and lounge has teamed up with Don Julio to celebrate the holiday, offering guests $18 margaritas on their stunning terrace all day. You’ll get to choose from multiple flavors, including raspberry, lychee, pear, guava, and spicy mango.

Details: Kiki On The River is located at 450 NW North River Drive, Miami. For reservations, call 786-502-3243.

Craft your own spicy jalapeno margarita with La Adelita

Quarantine has made many of us better bartenders, so why not use National Tequila Day to continue brushing up on your shaking and straining skills? We’re crazy about La Adelita, a portfolio of five incredible premium tequilas from a collab of top-notch distillers and wine and spirit artisans. Harvested in the highlands of Jalisco, each expression is delicious, but we recommend their reposado for this hot and tasty margarita.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 slice of red jalapeno or chili pepper
  • 3 sprigs of cilantro leaves
  • 2 ounces of La Adelita Reposado tequila
  • ½ ounce of agave syrup
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • Salt and a slice of chili pepper to garnish

Directions:  

Muddle the chili slices and cilantro in a shaker, add the other ingredients, shake with ice and fine strain into an ice-filled tumbler.

By Amanda Mesa, Contributing Writer

 

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