It may seem like every day there’s another food or drink-related “holiday” (in the most liberal sense of the word), but here’s one you definitely don’t want to miss: National Tequila Day. On Tuesday, July 24th, Boston restaurants are honoring the occasion with special cocktails that’ll have you raising your glass to #TequilaTuesday in no time. Take a peek below for guidance on where to go, then gather your squad for one heck of a bar crawl.
The Italian Margarita at Davio’s Boston first made an appearance on National Margarita Day back in February, and they’re bringing back the orange-rimmed sipper again. Their version may have Mexican roots but the innovative drink is clearly all-Italian with Limoncello, silver tequila, blood orange juice, simple syrup and Campari. Get yours for $14.
This Kenmore Square bar and lounge is known for its craft cocktails, sourcing high-quality spirits from small, family-run distilleries. Bar Manager Jared Sadoian is particularly into agave (in his spare time, he travels to Mexico at least four times a year to learn about growth & harvesting and chat with local makers), so you can bet their tequila offerings are top-notch. Stop by on Tuesday, July 24th to try firsthand — Sadoian recommends two drinks: the Spitfire made with Cabeza Blanco Tequila, fresh lime, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup and Pequin chile-infused Aperol, or Adelita crafted using Leguas Reposado Tequila, Cocchi Americano, Dolin dry vermouth and Crème de Violette.
TAMO Bistro + Bar
Swing by TAMO Bistro + Bar for their Elderflower Margarita, which tastes delicious and looks pretty too. It’s made with Hotel California Reposado Tequila, St. Germain, simple syrup and topped with a delicate purple flower. Pro tip: snag a spot on their terrace to enjoy your sweet drink al fresco, and soak up a summer evening in the Seaport.
Temazcal Tequila Cantina
Make your way to this upscale Mexican eatery for sweeping harbor views (not to mention 250+ types of tequila). If shots aren’t in your sights, opt for any of their creative cocktails: Cielo Azul Margarita made with Lunazul Anejo, Cynar, Sombra Mezcal, Blue Curacao, lime juice and simple syrup for $13; En Fuego Margarita created with Jalapeno-infused Tequila, 03 Premium Orange Liqueur, fresh lime juice, blood orange puree and agave nectar for $13; or the Pina Paraiso crafted with 1800 Coconut Tequila, pineapple juice, coconut water, pina colada mix and Pyrat Rum Float for $13.