Happy National Tequila Day!

July 24 is National Tequila Day and we’re ready to celebrate with our favorite tequila cocktail: The paloma! We served this drink at a party this past weekend and many of the guests were having it for the first time. It was a hit!

National Tequila Day - Paloma recipe

And although it’s the middle of the summer now, I suggest you bookmark my two favorite recipes for hot drinks using tequila that will warm you up in the winter.

WARM WINTER MARGARITA RECIPE | PONCHE DE TAMARINDO RECIPE

  • Now it’s your turn! Do you have a favorite tequila recipe to share? Food or drink, add a link to your own recipe or your favorite recipe that uses tequila as an ingredient. ¡Salud!



CLASSIC MEXICAN COCKTAIL: La Paloma

How to make a paloma cocktail, a classy Mexican grapefrult margarita. Recipe via @MauraHernandez on The Other Side of The Tortilla.

A paloma is a refreshing, classic Mexican cocktail. Some people call it a margarita, some don’t; I think it depends where you’re from. I’ve also heard it called a paloma tequila,”  Traditionally, it has tequila in it, but if you’re not a drinker, you can leave the tequila out for a homemade grapefruit soda—or I suppose you could call it a toronjada.”

The drink is often made with grapefruit-flavored soda such as Jarritos de toronja or Peñafiel toronja or even Squirt or Fresca, but I also like to make the classic recipe with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and agua mineral (sparkling water) for a little fizz.

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Wordless Wednesday: Toronjas

It’s been extremely hot here in Chicago this week with high temperatures in the 90s and 100s, so I’m using these toronjas to make a refreshing agua fresca and palomas, a cocktail made with grapefruit juice and tequila.

  • What do you like to do with grapefruit?
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