National Tequila Day is July 24, but you shouldn’t have to wait until then to raise a glass. Get the party started early at these Miami and Broward watering holes.
1. Grille 401
Enjoy a Casalinda, made with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Tsamma watermelon juice, fresh sour mix and agave nectar on the patio at this stylish Fort Lauderdale bar and restaurant. For a more tropical option, try the Passion Fruit Margarita with Milagro Silver Tequila, Cointreau, passion fruit puree, orange juice and fresh lime juice.
Where: 401 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
2. Kona Grill
Head to Kona Grill in Dolphin Mall and try their Sun Kissed off their new summer menu, made with 1800 Coconut Tequila, Grand Marnier, coconut water, Monin agave nectarand pineapple, and served with a coconut rim.
Where: Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St R104, Miami
3. Clandestino Pub
If you’re in the mood for some real authentic Mexican sips, order up a Mezcal Old Fashioned or sip your way through a Mezcal flight at Miami’s only mezcaleria.
Where: 758 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
4. Brimstone Woodfire Grill
At Brimstone Woodfire Grille, you can celebrate National Tequila Day with a flight of four Casamigos margaritas for $20. Choose between flavors like jalapeno, blood orange, strawberry and classic.
Where: The Shops At Pembroke Gardens, 14575 SW 5th St, Pembroke Pines
5. El Patio
At this outdoor Wynwood bar-lounge hybrid, enjoy Latin vibes and craft cocktails like the Violent Violeta, made with Don Julio, Triple Sec, lavendar & cardamom syrup, or the Killer Bee, made with Jose Cuervo Cinnamon, passion fruit, jalapeno and chipotle syrup.
Where: 167 NW 23rd St, Miami
6. Soho House
Swanky Soho House offers a spicy margarita aptly called the Picante de la Casa, made with Cazadores Tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, cilantro leaves, and Fresno chili pepper. It’ll make for a very stylish (and smoky) party in your mouth.
Where: 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
7. Sushi Garage
Located in the newly dubbed “Restaurant Row” in Sunset Harbour, Sushi Garage is a great spot to celebrate Tequila Day – especially when you try their Aji Lychee cocktail, made with Maestro Dobel Tequila, lychee puree, lime juice and shishito peppers.
Where: 1784 West Avenue, Miami Beach
8. The Sarsaparilla Club
Helmed by renowned chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, The Sarsaparilla Club offers the perfect celebratory tequila drink: the cheekily named No Money, No Honey. Mixed with Don Q Anejo and Cristal Rum, fresh blackberries, raspberries, honey, fresh lemon juice and Sarsaparilla’s Ginger Sarsaparilla Soda, it’s a sweet and summery way to indulge in a guilty pleasure.
Where: 118 Street, Miami Beach
9. Dolce Italian
Located in the historic Gale South Beach, Dolce Italian is far from just a gourmet pizza stop. Though it does spotlight Italian favorites, the El Diablo cocktail will put the kick into your Tequila Day celebrations. Made with tequila, lime juice, and spicy agave nectar, it packs a potent punch.
Where: 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
10. The Continental
In the mood for a little bump and grind? Try the Bump & Rind instead at The Continental, made with a blend of Espolon Blanco and smoky mezcal, fresh watermelon, mint and allspice dram.
Where: 2360 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
11. Gianni’s At The Villa, Casa Casuarina
Celebrate National Tequila Day like a fashionista VIP at the former Versace Mansion, where you can order up a 24-karat gold infused margarita (you read correct). It’s made with gold-infused El Cartel tequila, Grand Marnier, and freshly-squeezed orange and lime juice, finished with a salt rim over ice.
Where: 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
12. Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Feeling fancy? Head to Hakkasan and order up a Talladega Days, made with Corzo Tequila Silver, Cointreau, orange juice, pineapple juice, guava puree and an orchid garnish.
Where: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
13. Burlock Coast
A little bit of the For Peat’s Sake at Burlock Coast, mixed with Sauza Blue Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime, and agave nectar in a mezcal-rinsed glass will get your Tequila Day celebrations off to a happy start.
Where: 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
14. Beaker & Gray
Have a romantic night out with a friend or partner at Beaker & Gray while getting your tequila on with the Lavagave, featuring Don Julio Blanco, Fidencio Mezcal, lavender, egg glair, grapefruit and vanilla bitters. The WW on the other h and features Avion Anejo, Tempus Fugit cacao, Thai chili and corazon bitters for a darker, smoker flavor.
Where: 2637 N Miami Ave, Miami
15. Glass & Vine
Feeling whimsical? Glass & Vine’s Yellow Submarine, made with Olmeca Altos Tequila, apple, local citrus and cayenne, will unleash your inner child this Tequila Day.
Where: 2820 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove
16. FINKA Table & Tap
Visit FINKA Table & Tap on National Tequila Day and sip a free tequila shot when you donate a book. The promotion will take place all day from 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: 14690 SW 26th Street, Miami
17. Oh Mexico!
Oh Mexico! will celebrate National Tequila Day in Miami Beach with free Jose Cuervo tequila shots and $5 margaritas all day on Sunday, July 24. Guests will also be able to participate in festive giveaways.
Where: 1440 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
18. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Learn about tequila from the experts at Casamigos with a free cocktail class from 6-7 p.m. at Bodega on Sunday, July 24. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary shot at the door and some goodies during the class. Afterwards enjoy $5 shots of Casamigos until 9 pm.
Where: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach
19. Coyo Taco
Head to Coyo Taco enjoy 2-for-1 Don Julio shots and margaritas all day long!
Where: 2300 NW 2nd Ave Miami
Feel like staying in? Whip up your own tequila masterpiece:
Created by Bettina Barnoczki, Faena Hotel
1 1/2 oz Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea*
1/2 oz Patrón Citrónge Mango
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Star Fruit Puree or Muddled Star Fruit
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a salt-rimmed Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of star fruit and a lime wheel.