Tequila is agave’s gift to the world. The multi-faceted spirit can be enjoyed in a wide variety of ways, from a Margarita to a neat pour to a raucous shot. And while today (July 24) might not be recognized by the pencil pushers who verify “real” holidays, we know that it is National Tequila Day—the day we celebrate it in all its forms. (OK, fine, we celebrate it on most of the other 364 days on the calendar too.)
Whether you’re an agave veteran or you’re new to tequila, take some time out today to give tequila the attention it deserves. Sip it, shoot it or try it one of these cocktails that will take you from the tequila classics to creative ways you never thought to use it before.