National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day Quick Facts - GB

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2023 Date24 July 2023
2024 Date24 July 2024

National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom to raise awareness about tequila. Tequila is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant. The holiday provides an opportunity for people to celebrate with friends, family, and loved ones.

The history of National Tequila Day in the UK is not well documented, but it is believed to have originated in the United States. During National Tequila Day, people in the UK typically visit bars, restaurants, and clubs that offer tequila-based cocktails, shots, and other drinks. The holiday also provides an opportunity for tequila enthusiasts to learn more about the drink's history and production process, as well as its cultural significance in Mexico.

National Tequila Day in the UK is a fun and exciting holiday that celebrates everything tequila. Whether you are a seasoned tequila drinker or a newbie, this holiday is an excellent opportunity to indulge in your favorite drink and have a great time with your friends and family. National Tequila Day is observed annually on July 24th.

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National Tequila Day facts

  • During prohibition, tequila became more popular because smuggling liquor into the country was easiest from Mexico.
  • Hollywood celebrities have ventured into the tequila industry. Here are some celebrities who have created their own tequila brands:
    Justin Timberlake: 901 Silver Tequila
    Carlos Santana: Casa Noble Tequila (Sold ownership in 2014)
    Vince Neil: Tres Rios Tequila
    Sammy Hagar: Cabo Wabo Tequila
    George Clooney: Casamigos Tequila
  • The UK market is experiencing a trend towards premiumisation, with consumers opting for a better-quality spirit. High-end tequilas, such as those made from 100% blue agave, have seen a significant boost in sales in recent years.
  • The UK is one of the leading importers of tequila worldwide, and its demand for the spirit is expected to continue growing in the coming years.

Top things to do in the UK for National Tequila Day

  • Try the World's Best Tequila. Winner of the World's Best Tequila Award 2015, 1800 Anejo is produced by La Rojena.
  • Try different categories of tequila. These include:
    1) Blanco (white) tequila which is unaged or has been aged for less than two months.
    2) Joven (gold) tequila which is unaged silver tequila that is flavored with either caramel coloring or sugar-derived syrups, etc.
    3) Resposado tequila which has been aged for a minimum of two months but less than 1 year in oak barrels.
    4) Anejo tequila which has been aged for at least 1 year, but less than 3 years in oak barrels.
    5) Extra Anejo tequila which has been aged for at least 3 years.
  • Make Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos. Marinate chicken in a mixture of tequila, lime juice, garlic, and spices, then grill and serve in tortillas with toppings of your choice.
  • Have a spicy tequila margarita: Mix tequila, lime juice, jalapeño-infused simple syrup, and a splash of orange liqueur for a fiery and flavorful cocktail.

References and related sites

Anthony Dias Blue (2004). The Complete Book of Spirits. HarperCollins
Don Julio: Tequila Cinco de Mayo
Guinness Records: Most Expensive Tequila Bottle

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