National Tequila Day, 7/24!

Today is National Tequila day, and I cannot think of anything better than a Margarita made with Altos Tequila!! Let’s be serious, just for a moment. Margaritas are e v e r y t h i n g on a hot summer day. Besides the fact that it seems sacrilegious not to drink one on National Tequila Day.

I’m literally drinking one right now. Don’t judge.

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A n y w a y. Lucky you, Bevrage has Altos on our app. That means that you can celebrate National Tequila Day without being completely broke for the rest of the weekend- because who needs that? That being said, here are some amazing drink recipes featuring Altos<3

My absolute favorite margarita drink- possibly of all time- is a grapefruit margarita (insert obnoxious heart emojis).

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Ingredients:

Kosher salt

1 Grapefruit wedge

1/4 C. fresh grapefruit juice

1 Tbs. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. sugar

1/4 C. Altos Tequila

1/4 C. club soda

Preparation:
Pour some kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of rim of a highball glass with grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass in salt. Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar in glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in Altos, add ice, and top off with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

(courtesy of Bon Appetit Test Kitchen)

I like love some spice in my margarita. Jalapeños all day. If you don’t like spicy drinks skip this one, or you’re gonna have a bad time. For all of the people that feel the same as I do, here’s a spicy cucumber-jalapeño margarita:

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Be. Still. My. Heart.

Ingredients:

1/2 C. Fresh lime juice

1/2 C. Altos Silver

1/4 C. Orange liqueur

1/4 C. Simple Syrup

4 Slices of cucumber

1 jalapeno halved

Ice & Salt

Preparation:

Mix together the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, cucumber and jalapenos in a large pitcher. Chill for at least 1 hour (the longer the margarita sits, the more the cucumber and jalapeno flavors infuse into the drink).
Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.

(courtesy of Cooking Channel)

Feeling fancy? This margarita is only slightly pretentious, and oh so delicious. Meet the Lavender Margarita.

Love at first sip.

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Ingredients:

2 oz. Altos Silver

1/2 oz. Orange liqueur

1 oz. Lavender simple syrup

1/2 Lime

Sugar

Dried lavender (told you-pretentious)

Tools:

shaker
strainer
rocks glass
citrus squeezer
plate

Directions:

In a shaker, combine 2 oz. silver tequila, 1/2 oz. Cointreau, 1 oz. simple syrup and the juice of half a lime and let sit.
On a plate, mix the sugar and dried lavender and use it to rim the outside of a rocks glass.
Fill the glass with ice. Shake and strain the contents of the strainer into the glass.

Now put on your hipster glasses, possibly a fedora, and sip this while you play your vintage guitar in the park.

-xo

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