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National Tequila Day

Celebrate National Tequila Day the right way - with a margarita in one hand and tacos in the other! Cheers!
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When it is?
July 24
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United States
Introduction

Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 with a shot of your favorite tequila! This special day has been around since the early 2000s and commemorates one of Mexico's most famous exports. Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, which grows in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacán and Tamaulipas. It can be enjoyed neat or mixed into cocktails like margaritas or palomas. So raise your glass to toast National Tequila Day!

History of National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day Dates

National Tequila Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Agave Drinks</div><div class='timeline-text'>Aztecs start to ferment agave, creating originator of tequila known as pulque.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Tequila Distilleries</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Spanish started to distill agave, marking the start of tequila production in Mexico.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1758</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tequila's Birthplace Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>Don Pedro Sanchez de Tagle established the first mass-production tequila factory in Jalisco, Mexico.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mexico Claims Tequila</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mexico declared the term "Tequila" as its intellectual property.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Tequila Day Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Tequila Day was first celebrated in the United States during the early 2000s to honor this iconic spirit.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tequila Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own margarita</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and a little bit of sugar and you have all the ingredients to make a delicious margarita. Follow a classic recipe or get creative and try something new.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a Tequila Flight</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sample different styles of tequila by ordering a flight from your favorite restaurant or bar. Try silver, reposado, and anejo tequila side by side in order to compare the different flavors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Mexican Fiesta</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a Mexican themed fiesta with friends. Serve up some traditional Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and quesadillas. Don't forget to crack open the tequila!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Mix up Tequila Cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create unique tequila cocktail recipes for your friends to enjoy. Get creative and use flavorful mixers like pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut milk and more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Tequila Tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore the birthplace of tequila by taking a tour of Mexico's tequila factories and distilleries. Learn about the history of tequila while sampling some of the best spirits in the world.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tequila Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tequila has a unique flavor</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tequila has a distinctive flavor that's unlike anything else. It has a slightly sweet and smoky taste that pairs well with margaritas, or even just on its own. Plus, with so many varieties available, you're sure to find a tequila that suits your tastes!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tequila is perfect for making cocktails</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There are dozens of classic and modern tequila cocktails out there, from the classic Margarita to the Tequila Sunrise. So if you're looking to shake up your happy hour menu, try experimenting with different tequilas and recipes for something new and exciting!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tequila supports Mexican culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Drinking tequila is not only delicious – it also supports Mexican culture and heritage. From supporting local vendors who supply agave used to make the spirit to patronizing Mexican bars and restaurants, every time you enjoy some tequila, you're helping to promote cultural ties between countries!</p></div></div>

5 Mind-Blowing Facts for Tequila Lovers

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tequila must be made from Blue Agave</h3><p class='facts-text'>To be officially classified as 'Tequila,' a liquor must be made from at least 51% Blue Weber agave, though premium versions usually comprise 100%.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Authentic Tequila is only produced in specific regions in Mexico</h3><p class='facts-text'>Just like Champagne, Cognac or Scotch, Tequila was given a 'denomination of origin' status. This means that it can only be produced and labelled as 'Tequila' if it comes from the designated areas of Mexico.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tequila has several categories based on aging process</h3><p class='facts-text'>There's Blanco (unaged), Joven (unaged but colored), Reposado (aged minimum two months), Añejo (aged 1-3 years), and Extra Añejo (aged over 3 years).</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Tequila Worm is a Myth </h3><p class='facts-text'>Contrary to popular belief, a worm is not typically placed in a bottle of genuine tequila. It's more commonly seen in Mezcal, a different Mexican spirit.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Shortage of Agaves Caused a Tequila Crisis</h3><p class='facts-text'>Around 2000, a scarcity of blue agave led to a severe 'Tequila Crisis.' The shortage was so dire that some farmers resorted to using immature plants, causing a second crisis in 2005 when these plants were harvested before they reached full sugar potencies.</p></div></div>

National Tequila Day FAQs

When is National Tequila Day?

National Tequila Day is celebrated on July 24th every year. In 2024 National Tequila Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Tequila Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 24

Monday

2024

Jul 24

Wednesday

2025

Jul 24

Thursday

2026

Jul 24

Friday

2027

Jul 24

Saturday

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