National Tequila Day is Saturday, July 24th. Have you tasted the five different types of tequila? Whether you have a beginner’s palate or are an enthusiast with an acquired taste, be sure to educate yourself with the various distinctions prior to your journey with this exciting spirit.
Celebrate by trying these five different types of tequila at your favorite Las Colinas restaurant this weekend: Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, Extra Añejo, and Joven.
Blanco is an un-aged tequila bottled immediately following distillation. It works well in margaritas and palomas. Reposado means “rested” in Spanish. Reposados typically rest for 2-12 months in oak barrels and is best in margaritas, mixed drinks, served on the rocks (ice) or chilled.
Añejo is a mature tequila aged in oak barrels between one to three years with a unique warm and spicy flavor. Añejo tequila is best served neat or as an alternative for bourbon in cocktails.
Extra Añejo is aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels with hints of vanilla, caramel, or coconut. This tequila is best when sipped.
Joven is a blanco tequila blended with aged tequilas and are usually used in cocktails and mixed drinks.
Don’t forget to order the cheesy enchiladas and crispy tacos along with your classic margarita, paloma, or tequila flight. This is your guide on how to celebrate National Tequila Day in Las Colinas.
Owner and chef, Virgina Delbeck, is offering her take on a green juice margarita for National Margarita Day at Cork and Pig Tavern. The drink is made with Dallas-based Flecha Azul Tequila, Chareau California aloe liqueur, coconut water, pineapple, lemongrass, lime juice, agave syrup and a pinch of salt.
In celebration of National Tequila Day, Via Real is featuring $15 flights of patron all day on Saturday July 24th. The flight includes Patron Silver, Patron Reposado and Patron Añejo.
Try a flight of tequila made by the stars with Mexican Sugar’s Las Esterellas tequila flight. The flight includes George Clooney’s Casamigos Añejo, The Rock’s Teremana Blanco, George Straight’s Codigo Rosa and Michael Jordan’s Cincoro Repo.
All of Hugo’s Invitados drinks are made with fresh, hand squeezed juice and organic ingredients. Their grilled pineapple margarita is a crowd favorite with mi campo reposado tequila, grilled pineapple, orange liqueur and agave.
Gloria’s has an extensive list of tequilas on their menu and you can’t go wrong with one of their signature drinks. The 1986 Margarita is an ode to Gloria’s founders starting Gloria’s restaurants in Texas. The drink features Patrón reposado tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.
If you’re a tequila aficionado, or wanting to become one, check out Texican Court’s Salt Tequila bar. The bar is open daily from 3 pm to 11 pm and features a wide selection of tequilas. The bartender can create a custom flight based on your tastes. After you brush up on your tequila knowledge at Salt, walk over to the Two Mules Cantina for dinner and signature cocktails.
Mesa Mezcal in the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas is a blend of classic Mexican flavors, while incorporating modern techniques and trends to create a new twist on Mexican cuisine using the best of locally sourced ingredients. Their menu has an extensive list of tequilas and tequila’s brother, mezcal. Try your margarita with mezcal for a smoky twist on the classic.
Try a tropical twist on your margarita with the Pacheco Piña Waikiki made with playa real pineapple tequila, pineapple juice, honest allspice dram, fresh lime juice and pineapple garnish.
To celebrate the day, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is offering $4 margaritas all day Saturday, July 24th.
Just in time for National Tequila day, Lupe Tortilla rolled out their new cherry limeade margarita. This twist on a summertime classic has Avion silver tequila, triple sec, DaVinci classic cherry syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice.