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22 Cocktails in Honor of National Tequila Day

In honor of National Tequila Day (July 24), we’re spicing up summer and sharing 22 tequila cocktails at some of the dreamiest destinations in the US – and beyond. 

From a classic key lime to a refreshing passion fruit along with blood orange, prickly pear, lavender and more, we’ve your next happy hour covered. 

Key Lime Margarita at Pelican Grand Beach Resort 

Transport yourself to paradise with this refreshing take on a classic margarita crafted by Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With a sweet touch agave nectar and finished with a graham cracker crusted rim – this lively libation is sure to satisfy summer cravings! 


1.5 oz premium silver tequila

8 slices of fresh key limes or 1.5 oz fresh key lime juice

1.0 oz agave nectar 

0.5 oz triple sec

Graham crackers, crushed


Stir all ingredients togethershake and strain over ice in a traditional highball glass, lightly dust rim with graham cracker and garnish with a fresh key lime.

Passion Fruit Margarita at the Nest Rooftop Bar at Wild Dunes Resort 

It’s always vacation time with the Passion Fruit Margarita crafted by Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. This cool drink will refresh you in the summer heat and has the perfect sweet touch with the mix of passion fruit, lime, and orange. Enjoy it with the best views at the new rooftop bar, the Nest at Wild Dunes! 


1.5 oz Milagro Silver

0.75 oz Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur

0.5 oz Lime Juice

0.5 oz Triple Sec

1 bar spoon of Agave syrup


Combine all ingredients in a shaker, then shake well on ice. Strain drink into a Rocks Glass with fresh ice to serve. Rim the glass with black sea salt, a blood orange, and lime wheels.

Dean’s Margarita at Fearing’s Restaurant 

What is summer without this Southwestern Texas classic? Dean’s Margarita is an essential at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Infused with the classic agave flavors of Dean’s Bar Aged Reposado, this simply superb margarita tastefully illustrates the years it took to perfect this signature drink. 


1½ oz Dean’s Bar Aged Avion Reposado

¾ oz Damiana herbal liquor

½ oz Agave nectar

¾ oz Lime juice


Fill a shaker with ice, then add all ingredients and shake vigorously until tin is frosted and beaded with sweat. Serve over ice in a glass with a salted rim and garnish.

Sunset Haze at Trump International Hotel Waikiki

Mixed to match the glorious Honolulu sunsets, the Sunset Haze at Trump International Hotel Waikikiscreams summer cocktail. This special concoction offers a fresh and tropical flare with its addition of Jalapeno infused tequila. Take a sip for the ultimate beachy vibe.


1 oz Jalapeno infused tequila

½ oz Mezcal

3 parts Grapefruit Juice

Soda Water

Candied grapefruit wheel


Fill the highball with ice, add tequila + mezcal + grapefruit juice, top with soda, garnish with candied grapefruit wheel. 

Tornado Tower at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago

Enhance your drinking experience with this one-of-a-kind cocktail from Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. The Tornado Tower is the perfect vessel for partaking in an ice-cold summer sipper. Drink up this fruity concoction with the coolest centerpiece – an ice sculpture replica of the hotel.


4oz Cointreau

12oz tequila

6oz passion fruit giffard

1oz passion fruit syrup

3oz lime juice

3oz simple syrup

3oz grapefruit juice

6oz cranberry juice

Ice Tower


Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour over ice and add flowers to garnish. 

Lizzie Sipper at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa 

The Lizzie Sipper at The Brown Palace is a crowd-pleasing cocktail perfect for sipping al fresco. This exuberant pink drink incorporates hints of rose water to complement the smooth taste of tequila for a fresh and floral flavor.  


2 oz Patron Silver

1 oz fresh watermelon puree

¾ oz Brown Palace honey

¾ oz fresh squeeze lime juice

3 drops rose water


Shake over ice, strain into rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig. Sip and enjoy!

Blue One Ocean Margarita at Grand Lucayan 

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan takes on the classic margarita with a twist. The Blue One Ocean Margarita looks as bright as the waters surrounding the Bahamas. The secret to this jewel-toned color? Blue Curacao! With a slightly bitter taste, this drink is sure to impress.


2 oz Jose Cuervo tequila

1 oz Cointreau

1 oz blue curacao

Freshly squeezed lime


Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake well. Pour into a chilled glass that’s garnished with lime wedge and salt.

Lavender Margarita at Hearth and Hill 

As Park City, Utah embraces the return of summer with fresh air activities and cool mountain breezes, family-owned eatery and gathering place Hearth and Hillelevates the season with its refreshing Lavender Margarita. With the perfect blend of zesty lime and accented notes of floral-infused honey, this cocktail is one that you can personalize based on your favorite floral flavors. 


1.5-2 oz tequila

1 oz Curaçao

1 oz lime juice 

1 oz floral-infused honey

Dried Flower Crystals® Hibiscus (Fresh Origins)

Fresh flower, garnish


Lightly rim half of the rocks glass with dried Flower Crystals® Hibiscus. Add a splash of Flower Crystals® Hibiscus and lime juice to the bottom of the glass to encourage the crystals to dissolve. Add all ingredients to a shaker over ice, shake well until creamy and pour all contents into the glass. Garnish with fresh flowers and a lime slice. 

Floral-Infused Honey Instructions:

Add equal parts honey, sugar and water to a large pot. Add your choice of flowers to be infused, such as hibiscus, lavender, jasmine, chamomile or butterfly pea flowers – our favorite is lavender of course! Bring to a boil and simmer for three hours. Cool and sift flowers. Refrigerate and store as you would a jar of honey.

Spicy Mango Margarita at Hotel Crescent Court 

Sipping into summer, Hotel Crescent Court, a Lone Star landmark mirroring its stylish surroundings, is mixing up a fresh concoction celebrating warmer temps and ultimate relaxation with the spicy mango margarita. A spin off of a classic margarita, this lively libation incorporates mango, habanero and casamigo blanco – delivering a spicy flavor with a sweet finish.


1.5 oz Casamigo Blanco

1 oz Cointreau

.5 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Mango puree

2 Each Sliced Habanero 


Combine all ingredients and ice into shaker. Shake. Rim glass with Tajin. Pour in a rocks glass. Garnish with Lime and Habanero on a skewer.

Blood Orange Margarita at The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa

Escape to Florida’s Emerald Coast with this refreshing orange inspired margarita from The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa in Destin, Fla. Typically served poolside, this scrumptious cocktail infuses flavors of Blood Orange Simple Syrup and Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb to create that sweet citrus flavor Florida is famously known for.


2 oz El Jimador Blanco Tequila

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz Blood Orange Simple Syrup

1 oz Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb


Mix ingredients together, shake and strain over ice. Best served with a slice of fresh orange.

Verde Rita at Charlie Park 

The Verde Rita at Charlie Park {located in Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee} packs a flavorful punch to cool you down this summer. With fresh avocados, coconuts, limes and oranges in the ingredients, this green-juice cocktail will transport you to a tropical paradise.


1.5oz Reposado (Corazon)

1.5 oz Bar guac

0.75 oz Coconut Water

0.5 oz Lime Juice

0.5 oz Lemon juice

0.5 oz Brovo Orange Curacao

2 Dash Orange Bitters

Bar Guac (Verde Rita)

3 whole avocados

1 bottle Coco Real coconut cream

6 oz lime juice

2 oz wat(Makes approximately 1 quart. Scale accordingly to satisfy par level.)

Garnish: Black sea salt/Cayenne Blend rim with a on top of cube placed in drink, Purple/White/Red Edible flower


Peel the skin off the avocados and discard the pits. Add to a container containing 1 bottle of Coco Real coconut cream and 8 oz of lime juice. Use an immersion blender and blend until a creamy consistency. Store in an airtight container or vacuum seal.

Spicy Flamingo Margarita in The Palm Beaches

Hot summer days call for this refreshing tequila-spiked drink, crafted by Grato in West Palm Beach…it is the perfect recipe for feeling like you’re on vacation in The Palm Beaches, known as America’s First Resort Destination. The Spicy Flamingo Margarita blends jalapeño tequila with seasonal watermelon for a revitalizing twist – simply add a flamingo toothpick as a garnish for an Instagram-ready cocktail sure to be your flock’s favorite summertime drink! 


1.5 oz Tanteo Jalapeño tequila

0.5 oz agave nectar syrup

0.5 oz lime juice

4-6 watermelon chunks/cubes 

Jalapeño salt

Jalapeño slice for garnish


Muddle watermelon, shake cold, double strain, pour over ice into jalapeño salt-rimmed glass, garnish with fresh jalapeño slice.

Burn Notice at TPC Sawgrass 

Transport yourself to paradise with this rendition of a classic rita crafted by TPC Sawgrassin Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Made of a refreshing mix of watermelon and lime, finished with basil – this lively cocktail is sure to be a favorite for National Tequila Day and beyond! 


0.75 oz of Watermelon Syrup

0.75 oz of Lime Juice

0.5 oz Ilegal Mezcal

1 oz Arbol Chile Infused Dobel Reposado

2-3 Basil Leaves


Add basil, lime juice and watermelon syrup to the shaker and muddle. Pour into empty glass along with Mezcal. Fill the glass with ice and pour tequila on top. Garnish with basil leaf. Enjoy.

Blackberry Mint Margarita at Bungalows Key Largo 

Experience the timeless, island elegance of Bungalows Key Largo – the luxury, adults-only resort and Florida Keys’ first and only all-inclusive – with the property’s signature Blackberry Mint Margarita, each sip reminiscent of Bungalows’ tropical, summer paradise. 


1.0 oz grand Marnier 

1.5 oz Don Julio reposado 

1.0 oz fresh lime juice 

Muddled blackberry 

Fresh mint for garnish 


Muddle the blackberry and stir all ingredients togetherin a shaker with ice, this margarita is served up, thus strain ingredients into martini glass (no ice), and garnish with fresh mint.

Smokey Mesz at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort 

Escaping reality has never tasted sweeter – let your worries slip away while indulging in Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort’s Smokey Mesz cocktail. The sweet, citrus flavors combined with our pure, bold mezcal create the perfect balance and authentic tropical island blend. Finished with flavored smoke and edible bubbles, this dynamic concoction’s picture-perfect presentation is just as enjoyable as its unparalleled flavor! 


2 oz Montelobos Mezcal tequila

4 dashes of orange bitters

1 oz Agave nectar

1 oz Fresh lime juice 


Mix all ingredients together using a shaker and pour into a glass over ice. After mixing thoroughly, use a flavor blaster to smoke the cocktail, adding the sweet and aesthetically pleasing flavored mist.

Smoked Blood Orange Margarita at Casa Monica Resort & Spa 

With the Smoked Blood Orange Margarita, embark on a historic getaway to Casa Monica Resort & Spa where deep-rooted history and culture surround, and guests are welcomed with vintage Moroccan charm alongside luxurious amenities. With the combination of the blood orange, lime and tequila, smoking the cocktail enhances the overall ingredients and creates a savory, one-of-a-kind flavor.


1.25 oz Mezcal

0.75 oz Solerno Blood Orange liquer 

0.50 oz Agave 

Squeeze of lime 

Dehydrated Blood Orange slice (garnish)


Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously and pour into rimmed glass. Garnish with dehydrated blood orange and place in smoker. Let smoke for approx. 30 seconds and present tableside. 

Hot Mama Lolo at Madison Social 

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Spice things up and pretend you’re soaking in the sun with this Hot Mama Lolo at Madison Social, located in Tallahassee, FL offering an infusion of pineapples and jalapenos resulting in a tangy, sweet and spicy flavor that’ll tempt your tastebuds.


1.5oz Espolon añejo

0.5oz jalapeno-pineapple syrup

0.75oz orange liqueur

1oz fresh lime


Combine all ingredients except jalapenos in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake, half rim glass with tajin fill with ice, strain drink over ice, garnish with jalapenos.

Desert Rose at Savannah Tequila Co. in Plant Riverside District 

What’s better than tequila? Tequila paired with tacos! Discover authentic Mexican fare at Savannah Tequila Co. in Plant Riverside District where coastal vibes and views of the Savannah River go hand-in-hand. Sip on the Desert Rose where the fresh flavors of raspberry, lime and lemon, combined with tequila, triple sec and rose water create a tasty floral-flavored beverage that exudes a full sensory experience. 


1.5 oz Avion Blanco 

1.0 oz Combier Raspberry 

0.50 oz Triple sec  

1.0 oz lime juice 

3 dashes of rose water 

Slice of lemon (for rim)

Himalayan salt (for rim)

Flower (garnish)


Rim glass with Himalayan salt by rubbing the glass with a lemon. Combine all ingredients, add ice and shake. Strain over glass, top with ice and garnish with fresh flower.  

Tequila Moonrise at Coral Reef in South Padre Island

Resembling the vibrant and inviting emerald waters that surround South Padre Island, the Tequila Moonrise from Coral Reef is the perfect refreshing after-sun sip. Tropical in every way just like the island from which its derived, this thirst-quenching summer cocktail combines simple ingredients including Pineapple Juice, Blue Curacao and Tequila to create a sweet and picturesque concoction that will have you wishing you were on island time, all the time. 


1.5 oz. Tequila

0.5 oz. Blue Curacao

Pineapple Juice


Fill a 12 oz. glass with ice. Pour Tequila and Blue Curacao over ice and finish off with pineapple juice. Enjoy!

Prickly Pear Margarita at Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar at Westgate Resorts

Elevate your meal with a house margarita made with the freshest ingredients and keep the flavors flowing with refreshing prickly pear to dive into the vibrant culture of Mexico! Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar is a dining experience that offers flavorful, authentic Mexican cuisine in a bright & festive atmosphere at Westgate Resorts in Orlando – Where Amigos Become Familia!


Tres Generaciones Blanco Tequila

Cointreau noir

prickly pear purée

agave nectar

fresh lime juice

black lava salt rim, on the rocks


In a mixing tin – Add tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, lime juice, and prickly pear puree. Rim a margarita glass with black salt. Shake and double strain over an ice-filled margarita glass. Garnish with a lime.

FRESCA Margarita at Bar Mez at The Kartrite Resort 

Surrounded by the beauty and magic of the Catskill Mountains sits The Kartrite Resort – where New York’s largest indoor waterpark offers an oasis all its own at Bar Mez. An experience best enjoyed with a FRESCA Margarita in hand, it’s here that parents can bask in the moment from the mezzanine, and soak in the soaring views of the park, all while sipping this refreshing summertime take on the traditional cocktail to truly complete this perfect escape.


Patron Silver Tequila

St. Germain Liquor

Passion Fruit + Strawberry 




In a mixing tin – pour in all ingredients. Shake and double strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with fresh mint and a lemon slice.

Sangre de Sol at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Blood oranges and tequila go together like vanilla and chocolate, you just can’t beat it. Combining the floral and tart flavor of blood orange juice with a sweet touch of agave nectar and accented with a fresh squeezed lemon juice, the Sangre de Sol from Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect concoction to delight citrus lovers, margarita fans, and everyone in between.


2 oz Casamigos Reposado

¾ oz Fresh squeezed blood orange juice

¾ oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice

¾ oz Agave nectar


Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously, and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with blood orange wheel and enjoy.