If there is ever a food holiday that needs to be celebrated and acknowledged as a national holiday, it is National Tequila Day on July 24th. Whether you prefer the sweetness of the Añejo or the smoothness of the Blanco, we have got you covered with flavorful bevvies from margaritas to a spicy beso caliente! Have your own fiesta at home with these five recipes below!

Cardamom Margarita

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz of Cardamom-infused De Leon Platinum tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz Gum Syrup

PREPARATION: Infuse 10 grams of cardamom in a 750 ml bottle of De Leon Platinum for 20-30 minutes. Add ice, 1 oz lime juice, 0.5 oz gum syrup, and 2 oz of cardamom-infused De Leon Platinum in a shaker. Strain & serve. Garnish with a cardamom pod.

GLASSWARE: Margarita

GARNISH: Cardamom seeds

De Leon Paloma

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz De Leon Reposado tequila
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • Club Soda

PREPARATION: Shake all ingredients with ice & strain over fresh ice into the glass. Top with Club Soda

GLASSWARE: Highball/Collins glass

GARNISH: Grapefruit wedge

Twisted Maria

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz De Leon Platinum tequila
  • 1 oz Watermelon Juice
  • 3 Cherry tomatoes on Vine
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Agave

PREPARATION: Mull 3 cherry tomatoes in a shaker. Blend 3-4 pieces of watermelon or 1 oz of watermelon juice into a shaker. Add in remaining ingredients and pinch of salt. Shake, strain and pour over ice.

GLASSWARE: Rocks Glass/Collins

GARNISH: Lime Wedge and Tomato

Raspberry Sour

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz De Leon Añejo
  • .75 oz Lemon
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • 4-5 muddled raspberries

PREPARATION: Muddle raspberries in a shaker, add remaining ingredients and strain over a coupe

GLASSWARE: Coupe

GARNISH: Raspberries on a cocktail pick

Beso Caliente

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz De Leon Reposado tequila
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4-6 dashes Angostura bitters

PREPARATION: Shake first three ingredients with ice & strain into a small coupe glass. Float Angostura bitters

GLASSWARE: Either small coupe glass or rocks glass over ice