It’s National Tequila Day today! And it’s not even May!
Well, any reason to celebrate a spirit is reason enough for me! Bring on the salt, citrus and agave syrup!
And now for some drinks:
For my money though, the drink of the day should definitely be the Paloma!
You can build this drink to taste, like you would any other highball or Collins/Rickey because the ingredients are sort of similar — tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda.
But here’s the basic building blocks:
•2 oz tequila
•1 splash lime juice
•1 pinch of salt
•3 to 4 oz grapefruit soda
Grab yourself a Collins or highball glass and pack it full with ice. Next add 2 oz of good tequila. Add a bit of lime juice, whether it be pre-squeezed or simply a good-sized wedge you squeeze and drop in. Then top off the glass with the grapefruit soda!
THIRSTY FOR MORE?
— Check out Good Spirits News for more about National Tequila Day and a list of quality tequilas.
AND ONE LAST THING:
Who makes up all these “National” holidays? Where do they come from? Why are they legit?
— Here’s some info explaining just that.
— A second story about the calendar.