National Tequila Day is happening July 24 and there's plenty of tequila in the Las Vegas valley.
Tequila Casa Dragones, a small-batch tequila company co-founded by Bertha Gonzales Nieves, offers the perfect spirit to either sip on the rocks or neat, or serve in a well-balanced cocktail.
The following cocktails will be offered at the Aria and Caesars Palace:
The Marcos Mexican Margarita, Javier’s at Aria Resort & Casino
1.oz Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
.5 oz. Cointreau
Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
The Market Margarita, Nobu at Caesars Palace
2 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
1 oz. Pina Cilantro Puree
½ oz. Lime Juice
½ Simple Syrup
Splash of Serrano Puree
The MIA Margarita, Nobu at Caesars Palace
Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
Passion Fruit Syrup
Fresh Lime Juice
Garnish with an orange slice
Mott 32 inside The Venetian hotel-casino will be celebrating with its signature Hong Tong Ice Tea. Mott 32 also offers an extensive list of tequila by the glass from Don Julio Reposado to Gran Patron Platinum.
Hong Kong Ice Tea Ingredients:
Reposado tequila 30ml
Lillet blanc 15ml
Blackcurrant liquor 22.75ml (3/4)
Lemon juice 22.75ml (3/4)
Sugar syrup 10ml
Jasmine tea with basil seed 60ml
Method: Put ice and all ingredients into the plastic cup, cover it and shake it
Served: Pour in a branded glass cup
Garnish: Lemon wedge
Other National Tequila Day celebrations in Las Vegas include:
Atomic Liquors says that the Blonde and a Redhead is the ultimate cocktail for celebrating National Tequila Day. It features spicy tequila, watermelon juice, agave, lime and basil. The tequila adds the perfect amount of vanilla and earthiness to compliment the watermelon and the spicy ginger beer and fresh lime balance the sweetness out.
BEER Park at Paris Las Vegas is bringing the heat with a specialty Jalapiñarita cocktail in celebration of National Tequila Day on July 24. The spicy cocktail is made with Hornitos Tequila, jalapeños, limes, pineapple juice, sweet and sour and Cointreau. Rimmed with Tajín in a signature BEER PARK pint glass, the Jalapiñarita will be priced at $12.
The Breathe Pool Lounge at the Hard Rock hotel-casino has a couple of tequila cocktails. The Prickly Pink is made with Patrón Silver tequila, prickly pear mix, lemonade, pineapple juice and passion fruit puree ($17, $34 for a 32 oz. pitcher) and the Mango Marg is made with Patrón Silver tequila, Patrón Citronage Mango tequila, orange juice, sour mix and fresh lime mix ($17, $34 for a 32 oz. pitcher).
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill: Cheers to National Tequila Day and enjoy 2 for $10 shots of Cazadores tequila all day, surrounded by 35 plasma and big-screen TVs, a full bar menu, and cheerleaders. Happy hour is available Monday through Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., where guests can enjoy $20 all-you-can-drink domestic drafts and well drinks.
Cabo Wabo Cantina: Sammy Hagar’s rockin’ Strip-side cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is celebrating National Tequila Day with a week of shot specials, offered from July 22 to July 26. The cantina will offer 50 percent off blanco tequila shots on select tequila brands, including Cabo Wabo Tequila, Espolòn and Camarena.
Center Bar at the Hard Rock has a Chino'Rita made with Patrón Silver tequila, maraschino liqueur, sour and topped with a splash of orange juice ($14).
Celebrate National Tequila Day the right way at the only restaurant in Las Vegas certified by the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico, China Poblano has various cocktails and dishes that call for Tequila and a staff that is extremely knowledgeable. China Poblano has it all from the large-scale selection of tequilas featuring collectibles, Don Julio, Milagro, and Herradura to margaritas and other specialty cocktails.
CliQue Bar & Lounge at The Cosmopolitan is offering $7 shots of 1942 until July 24 and the Up All Night cocktail featuring spicy and sweet elements that complement each other: Fresno chili/chocolate, jalapeño/cotton candy, Ancho chili liqueur/natural sweetness from the blood orange juice. Served July 22-28.
Delmonico Steakhouse says its Holy Molé is a serious margarita that features Patron Barrel Select and Patron Silver married with Triple Sec and Orange Curacao. Served on ice with our house-made molé rim garnish.
Diablo's Cantina at the Luxor is offering a tequila-pairing dinner. Diners can choose from featured pairings that range from Chicken Flautas with El Tesoro Blanco to crisp, sweet Churros paired with Don Julio 1942.
El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas offers $5 1800 Tequila margaritas all day. They also have a new happy hour featuring $3 Bud Light, $4 premium drafts and $5 Tito's and Jameson at The Parlour bar.
Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant Spago is highlighting their cocktail the Out on the Tiles for National Tequila Day. It is made with Chamucos Silver Tequila, Aperol Apertivo, hibiscus, grapefruit juice, and lime juice.
Clase Azule Spirits recently partnered with MGM Resorts International to create an exclusive Joven blen of tequila contained in a limited, MGM Resorts handmade decanter. It can be found at the Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand.
CATCH Las Vegas at the ARIA is home to the cocktail East Coast Kali, a smooth and spicy mix of Jalapeno-infused Casamigos Blanco tequila, Grand Marnier, Campari, passionfruit juice and orange juice.
Craft + Community at the Hard Rock is pouring the Hola Mi Amor made with Gran Centenario Añejo, elderflower, ginger agave and orange bitters for $12.
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House is offering the Sangre Y Cerveza, a refreshing cocktail combines Casamigos reposado tequila, Torani signature blood orange syrup, fresh lime sour and a Corona Extra topped with a dehydrated orange wheel.
Ghost Donkey at The Cosmopolitan is offering the El Diablo Swizzle made with Altos Blanco, lejay créme de cassis, homemade ginger beer, lime and Mezcal Sun-Risa made with Cabeza Tequila, Vida Mezcal, bitter orange, habanero, hibiscus.
Kitchen at Atomic will be offering the Percussion Gun made with tequila, mezcal, lemongrass, lime and vanilla.
La Comida is celebrating with BOGO shot specials all day long July 24. Boasting more tequila options than seats in the restaurant, selections include Casamigos, Don Julio and Tattoo Tequila. In addition to La Comida’s tequila selection, downtown celebrators may also enjoy the restaurant’s vibrant specialty margaritas, including the Spicy Cucumber Margarita, with jalapeño and habanero-infused blanco tequila, cucumber and fresh sour mix, priced at $14.
Mercato Della Pescheria’s Palermo Paloma is an Italian-style margarita made with Don Julio Blanco Tequila, dry vermouth, fresh lime sour and San Pellegrino grapefruit soda. It serves as the perfect Summer sipper to be enjoyed on National Tequila Day.
Nacho Daddy at Planet Hollywood: Double dog dare your friends into trying Nacho Daddy’s Scorpion Shot at Miracle Mile Shops, served with Cenote Anejo, scorpion, salt, and a lime wedge. For the less adventurous, Nacho Daddy also serves a variety of flavored margaritas like Daddy’s Margarita or the Spicy Cucumber Margarita.
Nobu at the Hard Rock has the Mia Margarita made with Volcan Cristanllino Añejo Tequila, passion fruit, shichimi, lime and honey syrup ($15).
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Summerlin is celebrating with more than 40 tequila selections, the Naughty Maggie Margarita and a happy hour on July 24. The Naughty Maggie Margarita is made with made with Jose Cuervo Especial Gold tequila mixed with fresh lime juice, sweet and sour and triple sec, hand-shaken and topped with Grand Marnier, priced at $13.50. Happy hour will be offered inside the cantina from 2 until 7 p.m. with discounted selections including $3 off select appetizers and drink specials, $3 off house and flavored margaritas, $3 off well cocktails and $3 off house wines.
Partage is inviting tequila lovers to try Tommy's Spicy Margarita. This French twist on the classic margarita combines tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, agave syrup and piment d'Espelette.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops features an expansive Strip-side patio, DJ booths, a mechanical bull, four full-service bars, and more. On National Tequila Day, guests can indulge in a PBR Porch Pounder like The Real Deal Margarita, made with Avion tequila, agave nectar, Triple Sec, lime juice, and bitters served in a 15-ounce souvenir hurricane glass, a 50-ounce souvenir cocktail bowl, or a 100-ounce souvenir cocktail bowl.
The Pink Taco at the Hard Rock is celebrating with tequila tasting flights; the Pina-Vanilla featuring pineapple and vanilla-infused tequila, triple sec and lime served on the rocks ($15, $60 for a 64 oz. pitcher); or the Hot Pink Margarita made with Sauza Tequila, hibiscus, jalapeños, triple sec and sour mix served on the rocks ($14, $56 for a 64 oz. pitcher).
Bar Prohibition! inside the Golden Gate is toasting one of the world's most famous cowgirls, Vegas Vickie, on July 24. The Vegas Vickie cocktail – which was one of many additions to Golden Gate’s recently revamped cocktail menu – features Casa Noble Reposado to create a truly refreshing sip. Essences of vanilla, lemongrass and floral notes are balanced by the presence of toasted oak and sweet cooked agave. It also is mixed with Cointreau, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, grapefruit juice and fresh squeezed lime.
Smith & Wollensky invites guests to celebrate National Tequila Day in true tequila fashion with these two delectable libations. Guests can enjoy choice of the Tequila Mockingbird with Bribon Tequila, Licor 43, ruby red grapefruit, pink peppercorns or the Mexican Old Fashioned with 1800 Reposado Tequila, Vida del Maguey Mezcal, agave, bitters in honor of the special holiday.
Sparrow + Wolf suggests the Don't Cry Wolf made with Espolon Blanco tequila, Thai chili infused mezcal, citrus, and agave, Sichuan foam and chive dust.
TGI Fridays offers the Best Fridays Margarita made with with premium silver tequila, Grand Marnier, agave nectar, lime and lemon juices, fresh lime. And while enjoying the festivities, guests can also indulge in endless appetizers including Loaded Chicken Nachos, Boneless Wings, Loaded Potato Skins, and other fan favorites.
Tom's Urban When it comes to tequila, Tom’s Urban has guests covered with three fun tequila-inspired cocktails for all to enjoy. Enjoy the Urban Margarita with Familia Camarena Tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, salt rim; Horny Marg with Hornitos Plata Tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, salty rim; or the Cactus Ass Kick Herradura Tequila, hibiscus syrup, prickly pear, lemonade – just in time for National Tequila Day.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar inside The Venetian is inviting people to celebrate with the delightful Violet Beauregarde ($16), inspired by the infamous character herself. Made with patron tequila and veew acai with Peychaud’s and lemon bitters, this blueberry anise old fashioned cocktail is sure to warm every guests’ taste buds without turning any noses blue. The Violet Beauregarde takes a unique twist on the classic old fashioned and makes any other tequila-based cocktail look basic.
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