Happy International Tequila Day!

July 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm
Blue Agave Farmer in Tequila, Mexico.

Blue Agave Farmer in Tequila, Mexico.

Although it’s one of the lesser known international days, that doesn’t make International Tequila Day any less important. The 24th of July is a day to kick back with lime, salt and a taco to keep that beverage down! First produced in the 16th century, Tequila is harvested from the Blue Agave plant by ‘ jimadores’ (pictured) and is primarily found surrounding the Mexican city of Tequila!  Whether you choose to celebrate with a frozen cocktail, a classic margarita, or straight like a true Mexican, Posse has compiled a list of awesome tequila bars from all over the world that will make for a memorable Tequila Day.

Mexico City:

La Parilla Mexican Grill

La Parilla's selection of tequilas. Photo: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/

La Parilla’s selection of tequilas. Photo: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/

Where better to celebrate International Tequila Day than in Mexico itself! La Parilla is located in Cancun and is a popular night out for tourists and locals alike. Every night is a celebration when you have a buzzing atmosphere, plenty of tequila and live music in the form of traditional Mariachi bands!

Sydney:

El Loco

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Thanks to El Loco, you don’t have to go all the way to Mexico to celebrate Tequila Day! With $10 margaritas and DJ’s from 5pm, it’s sure to get a little loco (sorry we had to!).

New York City

Gabriela’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar

Gabriela's. Photo: facebook.com/gabrielasnyc

Gabriela’s. Photo: facebook.com/gabrielasnyc

If you’re in New York, Gabriela’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar has some of the best margaritas and other tequila-inspired cocktails! Try one of their frozen fruity margaritas such as mango and strawberry, while sitting back and listening to a live mariachi band. 

London

Cafe Pacifico

Cafe Pacifico. Photo: blog.bibendum-wine.co.uk/

Cafe Pacifico. Photo: blog.bibendum-wine.co.uk/

Cafe Pacifico is a quirky tequila bar situated in Covent Garden, London. They have a great selection of tequilas and cocktails! There’s something for everyone, with five margaritas to choose from, as well as many other tequila-based cocktails. Try the cleverly named Princess Margarita with it’s fruity blend of strawberry, lemon, lychee and of course tequila.

San Francisco

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant

Tommy's Mexican Restaurant. Photo: insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant. Photo: insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/

Famed for being the originators of the popular Tommy’s Margarita cocktail (which uses agave as a sweetener), Tommy’s is somewhat of a mecca for Tequila lovers! Stocking a whopping 400 varieties of Tequila, all of them exclusively 100% agave, if you are lucky enough to be in San Francisco, make sure to pay Tommy’s a visit!

Happy International Tequila Day Everyone!