How To Celebrate National Tequila Day 

National Tequila Day – now that’s a holiday we can get behind. 

shots of tequila with salt rum and slices of lime

While it may not be the most famous holiday, we love an excuse to enjoy our favorite tequilas, whether sipped straight or in a cocktail like a margarita. 

There’s nothing like a cool tequila cocktail on a warm summer day, so it’s only fitting that July 24th is National Tequila Day. Learn more about the holiday and figure out how to celebrate it with our ideas below! 

What is National Tequila Day? 

National Tequila Day is also called International Tequila Day, as it’s recognized worldwide. While it’s not an official holiday, it’s a great reason to celebrate tequila if you like drinking this spirit! 


The history of National Tequila Day is unclear, but the history of tequila dates back thousands of years. The first tequila distillery was built in Jalisco, Mexico in the 1600s, but the Aztecs in Mexico drank fermented agave pulp – a predecessor to tequila – as early as 1000 BC.

You can celebrate your love for tequila any day, but we love to raise a glass to this spirit on July 24th for National Tequila Day!

Figure out how to celebrate with our favorite tequila brands and drinks below. 

Drink our favorite top-shelf tequilas 

Why not splurge a little to celebrate the holiday? These top-shelf tequilas are made with the highest quality ingredients, with blue agave grown in Tequila, Jalisco Mexico.

casamigos brand display their top shelf tequila bottles

While these tequila brands do sit on the top shelf, you’ll find a few different price points to fit your budget. 

Check out our list and tell us your favorite top-shelf tequila to sip or mix! 

Try a classic tequila cocktail

What better way to celebrate National Tequila Day than by mixing up a classic tequila cocktail? 

selective focus of bloody mary cocktail in glasses on wooden background with salt, pepper, lime, tomatoes and celery

Our list of classics features favorites like the margarita, but you might enjoy trying something different like a fruity paloma, a tequila sour, or a smoky Oaxaca old fashioned.

These cocktails are classics for good reason, so grab a glass and try one (or a few) for the holiday! 

Mix things up with a twist on the classic margarita

I love a classic marg, but there are so many delicious margarita variations out there you just have to try. 

Variety of margarita cocktails

From frozen margaritas to drinks on the rocks, there are so many different margarita flavors to try.

Try strawberry, mango, coconut, pineapple, or other fruity infusions to add to your margarita. Or, go for a spicy margarita with jalapeno or other spicy infusions. 

Get creative with your margaritas this Tequila Day, and don’t forget to choose your tequila wisely.

Pack your cooler with canned margaritas 

If you don’t have the time or space to make a mixed drink, pack up your favorite canned tequila cocktails! 

canned margaritas

With hard selzers and canned cocktails more popular than ever, there are plenty of canned margaritas to choose from.

Pack them for a day on the beach, for a picnic, or enjoy them at home! 

Sip the strongest tequilas out there

Take things to the extreme with the strongest tequilas on the market.

pouring tequila in a glass of five

Try the highest ABV tequilas you can find, including bottles that are over 100 proof.

Drink these powerful tequilas responsibly! 

Learn about the different types of tequila 

Step up your tequila knowledge with our guide to different types of tequila.

types of Tequila and Mezcal in the Museo of Tequila and Mezcal

Learn the difference between gold and silver tequila, and how tequila’s age affects its flavor in extra anejo, anejo, reposado, and joven tequilas.

Once you’ve learned about the different kinds of tequila, you can try our favorite anejo tequilas, or check out the best reposados.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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