Celebrate National Tequila Day in Style with Tequila Don Julio

In Food and Drinks, Lifestyle by The Gents Staff

With all the stress of work the week, many of us could use a drink. Let the go of annoying sounds of co-workers and the horrible bosses nagging in your ear, and celebrate with a cocktail on us. Friday is here.


National Tequila Day falls on a Sunday this year (July 24, 2016) and no better excuse to fight off the “Sunday Scaries” than with Mexico’s original luxury tequila, Tequila Don Julio! We reached out to a few mixologists to create the perfect cocktails for the occasion. 

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*Sugar Snap Pea Infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco

Created by Ben Scorah

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Sugar Snap Pea Infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco*
  • 2/3 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2/3 oz Fresh Mint and Sugar Snap Pea Syrup**
  • Split Snap Pea for Garnish

Ingredients:

  • 1 750 ml bottle Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 100 g Fresh Snap Peas
  • 1/2 Lemon Zested

Preparation:

  • Combine split open fresh snap peas, Tequila Don Julio Blanco, and lemon zest into a large glass bottle.
  • Let sit in a cool dark place for 2-4 days.
  • Place bottle into a large pot of water and heat to 135 degrees for 4 hours.
  • Strain contents through a fine strainer and let cool.
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Julio & Daisy

Created by Dallas Mixologist Christian Armando Guillén

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 1 oz Hibiscus and Passionfruit Infused Agave Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Dash Pepper Bitters
  • Orchid for Garnish

Preparation:

  • Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, hibiscus, and passionfruit infused agave syrup, fresh lime juice, and pepper bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  • Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with orchid

Ideal Serve:

Rocks Glass

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La Abejita

Created by Houston Mixologist Omar Villavicencio

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Honey Syrup
  • 1 Dash Lavender Bitters
  • Fresh Honey Comb for Garnish

Preparation:

  • Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, honey syrup and lavender bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  • Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with fresh piece of honeycomb.

Ideal Serve:

Rocks Glass