As if we ever need an excuse to drink Mexico’s blue agave-distilled spirit during the week, this year National Tequila Day conveniently falls on weekly Taco Tuesday, July 24th.
In honor of this fiesta holiday, here’s where to go in Miami, and what tequila cocktails to sip, savor or throw back in observance:
12 Miami Fiesta Hotspots To Celebrate Tequila Day
Anana al Asador at Leynia at Delano South Beach
Leynia, the Delano’s upscale Argentinean restaurant with an Asian flair, is offering the specialty tequila-infused and smoky finished Anana al Asador, which is as visually pleasing as it is delicious.
Tequila, Mezcal, Smoked Pineapple, Lime, and Habañero Tincture.
1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.sbe.com/leynia/south-beach; @leyniarestaurant
Agave Sunset at Rusty Pelican
Key Biscayne’s iconic Rusty Pelican boasts breathtaking views and specialty cocktails like the refreshing Agave Sunset.
Tequila, Passionfruit Puree, Blue Agave Syrup, Raspberries, and Homemade Sour Mix.
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; @RustyPelicanMiami
Mexican Tea at Living Room at the W South Beach
Lounge out on one of Living Room’s plush couches or outside on the patio overlooking the pool, while sipping on some Mexican Tea.
Reposado Tequila, Chamomile Tea Syrup, Fresh Lime, and Chili Infused Liquor.
2201 Collins Avenue ( in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences), Miami Beach; @livingroomwsobe
Tommy’s Margarita at Sweet Liberty
Go classic at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co, Miami’s –and the world’s best neighborhood bar – with the delicious Tommy’s Margarita invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco.
Tequila, Fresh Lime, and Organic Agave Nectar.
237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach; @mysweetliberty; @sweetlibertymia
Norman’s-Revenge at No. 3 Social Rooftop Bar
No. 3 Social, Chef Norman Van Aken’s rooftop bar and lounge at Wynwood Arcade, is a unique space to chill as the sun is setting over Miami with a handcrafted drink in hand, such as the namesake’s tequila cocktail, Norman’s Revenge.
Tequila, Agave Nectar, Lime, and Jalapeño, with glass rimmed with Black Salt.
Rooftop at 50 NW 24th Street (Wynwood Arcade), Miami; @no3social
Los Vatos at Diez y Seis at Shore Club
Every day is Tequila Day at this hot new Mexican restaurant at the legendary Shore Club, the place to be to enjoy specialty drinks, such as the crowd favorite Los Vatos cocktail.
Tequila-infused with Passion Fruit, Agave, Mint, and Lime.
1901 Collins Avenue (in the Shore Club), Miami Beach; @DiezYSeisRestaurant
El Chapo at Jezebel Bar + Kitchen
Jezebel Bar + Kitchen is a hidden gem to be found just off Miami Beach’s famous Lincoln Road, where you can indulge in their delectable bar bites and drinks, such as the popular El Chapo cocktail.
Tequila infused with Pineapple Juice, Chili Pepper and Fresh Lime. To top it off, this drink is then finished with an Ilegal Mezcal float.
1625 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach; @jezebelmiami
Dime Piece at Sorso by Scarpetta
Sorso by Scarpetta, the Fontainebleau resort’s very own cocktail lab and infusion bar, recommends their Dime Piece.
Tequila infused with Pineapple, Cointreau, Cilantro, Lime, and House Made Pineapple Shrub.
4441 Collins Ave., www.scarpettarestaurants.com/miami; @scarpettarestaurants
Pink Flamingo at Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina
At the laid-back Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, chill out with the refreshing Pink Flamingo Punch.
Tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, Lime, Mango, and Watermelon.
4441 Collins Avenue (in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach), Miami Beach
SoFi at Lobster Bar Sea Grille
The upscale seafood restaurant, located in the heart of Miami Beach’s South of Fifth aka SoFi neighborhood, is celebrating with their SoFi cocktail.
Tequila, Fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup.
404 Washington Avenue (SoFi), Miami; @LobsterBarSeaGrilleMiamiBeach
Texas Martini at Chuy’s
At this nationally favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, you can create your own cocktail shaken with one of the top-shelf or premium Tequilas and your choice of Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Patron Citronge.
Three Miami area locations: 8001 NW 36th Street, (Doral); 8945 SW 162 Avenue (Kendall); and, coming soon, 7705 W Flagler Street, (Miami)
Bottomless Cold-Pressed Margaritas at Planta South Beach
Celebrate National Tequila Day into the weekend at Planta South Beach, where they are offering up their bottomless cold-pressed margaritas during brunch. Choose from the Rooftop Margarita, Biscayne Breeze, Pineapple Express, and Life’s a Beach cocktail.
850 Commerce St., Miami Beach; www.plantarestaurants.com; @plantasouthbeach
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