4th of July is time to celebrate the shot-taking efforts of our founding fathers, and what better way to do so than with a tequila brand that knows a thing or two about taking shots and breaking traditions.

Take a peek at three cocktails from Hornitos Tequila that are perfect for the holiday – whether you want to mix up a festive red cocktail with Hornitos’ Basil Paloma, something blue with the Blueberry Mint Smash or something light and refreshing like the Green Tea-quila. All of these festive cocktails are sure to be a hit!

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Basil Paloma

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • 1 ¼ parts fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters
  • Basil sprigs
  • Grapefruit slice

Preparation: Lightly muddle 2-3 basil sprigs in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a basil sprig and grapefruit slice.

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Blueberry Mint Smash

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • Blueberries
  • Mint sprigs

Preparation: Lightly muddle 6-8 blueberries and 3-5 mint leaves in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a julep cup over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and blueberries.

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Green Tea-quila

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 2 parts fresh brewed green tea
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • ¾ part fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedge

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.