If you’ve been looking for an excuse to sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail in hand, there’s good news coming your way. This Wednesday, July 24th is National Tequila Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a delicious cocktail from Hornitos Tequila.

Take a look at these two savory recipes from Hornitos that are sure to make National Tequila Day unforgettable – whether you’re looking to unwind with a light and refreshing Grilled Grapefruit Paloma, or something bright and sweet like the Pineapple Fizz. Cheers!

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Grilled Grapefruit Paloma

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • ¾ part ginger sage syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • Top with grapefruit beer (appx. 1 part)
  • Grapefruit
  • Sage sprigs

Preparation: Combine equal parts sugar and water with 1 ginger slice and 4 sage sprigs and bring to a boil to create a ginger sage syrup. Allow the mixture to cool, combine all ingredients except grapefruit beer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top with grapefruit beer. Garnish with a grilled grapefruit slice.

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Pineapple Fizz

  • 1 ½ part Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • ¾ part fresh pineapple juice
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • ¼ part agave syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters
  • Splash of seltzer
  • Pineapple chunks

Preparation: Combine all ingredients except seltzer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and add a splash of seltzer. Garnish with a pineapple chunk skewer and a pineapple leaf.