Tequila: It can make us a little rowdy. It's a truth serum. Everyone has that one story about it. And it has a holiday all its own. So this Monday, July 24, celebrate National Tequila Day in a big way with these cocktails from across DFW that showcase the beautiful agave spirit.
The Escorpión at Jettison, $14
1878 Sylvan Ave. (West Dallas)
(Fidencio Classico Mezcal, Suerte Silver Tequila, Giffard apricot liquor, lemon juice, housemade orgeat, fresh squeezed orange juice, Angostura bitters)
While Jettison is focused on tequila's smoky cousin, mezcal, it's letting the lighter spirit out to play with its Escorpión. The tiki-inspired cocktail, featuring both tequila and Mezcal along with apricot liquor and almond syrup, is a perfect summer drink that comes with a touch of fire.
4005 Preston Road, Plano, and 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake
(Hand-selected Corazon Single Barrel Reposado, Grand Marnier, agave, simple syrup, house sour mix)
This take on a classic margarita will make you rethink pizza and beer. The new power couple? Pizza and a margarita, and this one is a beauty.
614 W. Davis St. (Oak Cliff)
(Tequila, pineapple, lime, St. Germain, maraschino, cilantro, mint garnished with a pequín pepper, paprika and salt rim, dried mango candy with chamoy)
This frozen goodness has all the best things: tequila, St. Garmain, peppers, mango and chamoy. Pop into Bolsa during happy hour and you can get this frozen treat for $5.
2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. (Arts District)
(Reposado tequila, lemon juice, sauvignon blanc-thyme reduction, Yellow Chartreuse rinse)
Can't decide between a tequila cocktail or wine? This is a win-win for you, thanks to the use of a housemade sauvignon blanc-thyme reduction.
7501 Lone Star Dr., Plano
(Serrano-infused blanco tequila, watermelon juice, cucumber juice, lime juice, agave)
This summer, quench your thirst with this beautifully mixed, refreshing option at Mexican Sugar. It balances the sweet and spicy notes to create a dangerously drinkable cocktail.