San Diego Spots Celebrate National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day is on July 24, and it's worth a toast or two

Friday marks National Tequila Day and in San Diego, some popular eateries will celebrate with unique tequila drinks fit for the occasion.

At Puesto – the hip Mexican restaurant with locations at The Headquarters at Seaport and La Jolla – patrons can toast to Tequila Day with the “Puesto Perfect Margarita” ($10), a smooth concoction made with El Jimador reposado tequila, freshly squeezed lime and sweet agave nectar.

Puesto patrons can also try this less traditional tequila treat: “El Gringo” ($10), a cocktail made with Tequila Reposado, sour cream, fresh lime and orange zest.

At Zymology 21, downtown San Diego’s unique science-themed restaurant, revelers can raise a glass – or rather, a beaker – to National Tequila Day with “Tequila Shrubs Flights” ($21), a flight of five tequila tasters served in test tubes and on a bed of bubbling dry ice. The drinks are crafted with house-fermented fruit-vinegar shrubs and Pueblo Viejo tequila.

Finally, at The Blind Burro in downtown’s East Village neighborhood, patrons can sip on “Dangerous Paloma” ($10), a twist on one of Mexico’s most popular tequila cocktails, The Paloma. This version takes the drink up a notch by mixing Pueblo Viejo 104, a splash of grapefruit juice and a squirt of lime for one very strong cocktail not for the faint of heart.

Where in San Diego will you celebrate National Tequila Day? Where’s your favorite local spot to grab a tequila drink?

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