Its rich tradition is steeped in Mexican history, where the Aztec people and Spanish conquistadors alike began creating the distilled beverage in the 16th century, according to historian Ian Chadwick.
But whereas their toil led to the creation of the very potent party drink, we can fortunately observe International Tequila Day with a short drive to our favorite watering hole, Mexican restaurant or liquor store.
Where to go for great tequila and margaritas
If you want a quick fix and a lot of fun, grab your friends and check out our picks for Houston's top 10 places to get some tequila-laden drinks!
A tequila-lover's DIY guide
If you want to learn how to make some incredible new snacks drinks, here are six recipes you can use for International Tequila Day!
VIDEO: Learn how to make Churrascos' famous Mango Habanero margaritas
- 2 oz. Herradura Reposado tequila
- 1 oz. orange liquer
- Lime juice
- Syrup with cane sugar
- Fresh mango puree with Habanero
- Mix the ingredients together in your shaker, and then shake it like nobody's watching. Shake! Shake! Shake!
- Pour it out and serve. Salud!
Recipe: Mango Margarita Goat Cheese Guacamole
In this video, abc13 traffic anchor and foodie Katherine Whaley shows you how to make a delicious guacamole recipe featuring tequila!
- 3 ripe avocados
- Juice of one lime
- 1 tsp of salt
- Chopped mango (about 2/3 cup)
- 1 tbsp of tequila
- Mash avocados to your desired consistency.
- Mix in lime juice and salt.
- Mix in one chopped mango
- Mix in 1 tablespoon of tequila.
You can substitute additional lime juice for tequila to keep it kid-friendly.
Top 4 margarita recipes from Houston's top restaurants
Want to learn how to make four incredible drinks? These recipes are straight out of the kitchens of Houston's best restaurants, and feature your favorite tequila brands.