One of the summer’s most spirited holidays, National Tequila Day, falls on a Friday this year, which makes it the ideal time to raise a glass of Mexico’s original luxury craft tequila, Tequila Don Julio.

Crafted by the legend himself, Don Julio González, Tequila Don Julio is the result of one man’s passionate pursuit to create a quality tequila that would elevate the category and could be shared with friends and family for celebratory occasion such as this. With six variants in today’s portfolio ranging from Blanco through Extra-Añejo, there is a choice for any tequila-lover.

Indian Summer

Indian Summer

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Indian Summer

Created by NYC Mixologist Angela Laino

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Curry Powder
  • 2 Sprigs of Cilantro
  • Chipotle Powder and Sea Salt Blend 1:1

Preparation: Muddle cilantro sprigs in a cocktail shaker. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, curry powder and fresh lime juice into the shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass rimmed with chipotle powder and sea salt blend over ice.

Ideal Serving Glass: Rocks Glass


Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

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Blood Orange Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 1 oz. Blood Orange Puree
  • Splash of Agave Syrup
  • Splash of Fresh Lime Juice
  • Thyme Sprig for garnish
  • 2 Slices of Jalapeño
  • Blood Orange Wedge for Garnish

Preparation: Muddle jalapeño in a cocktail shaker. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, blood orange puree, agave syrup, fresh lime huice and ice to shaker. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a blood orange wedge.

Ideal Serving Glass: Rocks glass