Tequila tequila! Celebrate National Tequila Day with a margarita

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For many, tequila is associated with the nasty shots done at the end of a boozy night out, giving it a bit of a bad rep as a ‘party drink’.

But this reputation is unfair, as when tequila is done properly, it’s a fantastic drink! So much so it’s even got its own national day, celebrated on July 24. The classic way to serve tequila is in a margarita, so channel your inner mixologist a shake up a delicious cocktail this National Tequila Day!

Here’s how to make a margarita cocktail

Whether you opt for a frozen or classic margarita, the ingredients you need are exactly the same. The only difference is that one is served straight up (classic) and the other is blended with ice.

Ingredients

  • 50ml of tequila
  • 25ml of Triple sec
  • 25ml of lime juice
  • Ice
  • Salt, for the rim of the glass.

Classic margarita

1. Add the ice to a cocktail shaker, and top up with the tequila, Triple sec and lime juice.

2. Give it a good shake

3. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass

Frozen Margarita

1. Add tequila, Triple sec and lime juice to a blender with a couple of handfuls of ice

2. Blitz until the mix is smooth

3. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

It really is that easy to make this delicious drink. Frozen margaritas are super refreshing on a hot day, and look seriously impressive when you make them for your friends. As tasty as both of these drinks are, they pack a mighty punch so take care and drink responsibly!