The 24th of July is Tequila Day.
It celebrates one of Mexico’s many well-known culinary contributions to the world, the alcohol called “tequila“.
Have you ever had a very good aged tequila that you can savour straight up, like a fine whiskey? Or have you only ever hard the firewater rot-gut that we all first encountered in our youths?
What is your favourite tequila-based cocktail?
What about the worm in the tequila bottles? Will you eat that, or leave it for someone else?
Do you like yours with lime and salt?
Have you ever had the occasion to associate tequila with an evening you have later, ahem, regretted?
Remember if you celebrate today, no drinking and driving!
Activities for today
- Have some tequila straight up or in a cocktail;
- try a brand today you have never tried before;
- look for promotions, offers and deals at bars and restaurants;
- try a tequila flight with four types of tequila;
- try a tequila-based cocktail you have never had before.
In the 1970s and 1980s, a “National Tequila Day” was held in Logan, Utah in October.  Lucero, Sam. Students prepare for Tequila Day. Logan, Utah: The Utah Statesman. Friday, 30 October 1981. Page 10, col. 3.
The first print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a 24th of July date occurred in 2004 in Kentucky:
“July 26, Amelia Earhart Day. Fortunately, for people still trying to find her, it’s also National Tequila Day.” — Heckel, Dan. July offers almost everyone something to celebate. Owensboro, Kentucky: Messenger-Inquirer. Monday, 28 June 2004. Page 3B, col. 1.
Alpiner, Michael. The Best Ways To Celebrate National Tequila Day On July 24th. Forbes Magazine. 24 July 2018. Accessed July 2021 at https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelalpiner/2018/07/24/the-best-ways-to-celebrate-national-tequila-day-on-july-24th/
Brown, Alan. Celebrate National Tequila Day this year with a tequila aged in whisky casks. Manchester, England: About Manchester. 23 June 2020. Accessed June 2021 at https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/celebrate-national-tequila-day-this-year-with-a-tequila-aged-in-whisky-casks/
Fernando, Carlos. National Tequila Day 2018: Whatever you thought about the Mexican drink, you’re wrong. London, England: The Independent. 24 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/national-tequila-day-2018-mexican-drink-alcohol-a8452831.html
Morris, Chris. 5 Tequilas To Help Celebrate National Tequila Day. Fortune Magazine. 24 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at http://fortune.com/2018/07/24/national-tequila-day-2018/
Tyko, Kelly. Tequila! Deals are pouring in for this national holiday Tuesday. USA Today. 24 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/07/24/national-tequila-day-2018-save-margaritas-shots-and-more/816011002/
|↑1||Lucero, Sam. Students prepare for Tequila Day. Logan, Utah: The Utah Statesman. Friday, 30 October 1981. Page 10, col. 3.|