• Rosa Mexicano

  • Tequila Avión

  • Tequila Avión

  • Patrón

  • Esteban Ordoñez

  • True Food Kitchen

  • Tequila Avión

  • One Twenty One restaurant

  • Tequila Avión

  • Tequila Avión

  • La Cenita Steak

  • VOGA

  • Tequila Avión

  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto

  • Licor 43

Raise your glass, July 24 is National Tequila Day. 

Go beyond the typical lime and salt and celebrate this summer with tequila-inspired cocktails that really shake things up.

Brad Kirby, beverage director at One Twenty One restaurant in Westchester, New York, thinks tequila can be enjoyed by just about anyone. “Tequila is more versatile than people think," Kirby told FoxNews.com.

"I personally like Herradura and Don Julio, especially if ​you're just starting to get familiar with tequila. ​One tip to always look for is 100 percent agave."

Whether you’re a veteran or just a rookie to the versatility of tequila, these recipes will offer a refreshing new way to enjoy the spirit made from the blue agave plant.

  • 1. Rosa Mexicano’s Pomegranate Margarita

    Rosa Mexicano

    New York City's Rosa Mexicano restaurant is famous for its signature frozen pomegranate margarita, made with silver tequila, pomegranate, fresh lime juice, and triple sec (or substitute a little Grand Marnier if you like to make it just that much more decadent and festive).

    Recipe: Rosa Mexicano's Pomegranate Margarita 

  • 2. Avión Lemonade

    Tequila Avión

    This cocktail is even easier to make than regular lemonade but a lot more fun to drink.

    Recipe: Avión Lemonade

  • 3. Blood Orange Margarita

    Tequila Avión

    This sweet cocktail brings out tons of bright citrus flavors for a sunny take on a classic margarita.

    Recipe: Blood Orange Margarita

  • 4. Patrón Paloma


    This light refreshing cocktail is an easy alternative to the classic margarita.

    Recipe: Patrón Paloma

  • 5. El Mariachi

    Esteban Ordoñez

    This citrus tequila cocktail is perfect for a warm summer day.

    Recipe: El Mariachi

  • 6. Cucumber Citrus Skinny Margarita

    True Food Kitchen

    The mint and cucumber add a little something extra to this fancy margarita.

    Recipe: Cucumber Citrus Skinny Margarita

  • 7. Double Shot Martini

    Tequila Avión

    This double shot espresso martini will give you the caffeinated kick you're looking for.

    Recipe: The Double Shot Martini

  • 8. Tequila Blossom

    One Twenty One restaurant

    Created by One Twenty One restaurant in Westchester, New York, this tequila cocktail is made with lemon and syrup, creating a refreshing sweet and sour summer treat.

    Recipe: Tequila Blossom

  • 9. The Iced Espresso

    Tequila Avión

    This cocktail is definitely not your average tequila drink. The Italian Espresso mixed with the tequila will give you the perfect buzz.

    Recipe: The Iced Espresso

  • 10. Kiwi Margarita

    Tequila Avión

    Light, refreshing and undeniably tropical, the tangy kiwi fruit adds a unique punch to a traditional margarita.

    Recipe: Kiwi Margarita

  • 11. La Cenita Steak’s Sirenita Recipe

    La Cenita Steak

    The bright color of this cocktail will wow guests. Garnish with a little chili for an extra kick.

    Recipe: La Cenita Steak’s Sirenita Recipe

  • 12. Minty Mojito


    This drink is the perfect party refresher - light and minty with a hint of citrus- your guests will definitely want more than one.

    Recipe: Minty Mojito

  • 13. Spicy Sage Margarita

    Tequila Avión

    This sophisticated margarita has orange, lemon, lemon and elderflower- with herbaceous notes of fresh sage.

    Recipe: Spicy Sage Margarita

  • 14. Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila?

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto

    Cooking Channel's Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark know a thing or two about great drinks. According to these cocktail mavens, The reposado tequila gives this cocktail some oaky depth, but the orange liqueur lends brightness and sweetness.

    Recipe: Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila?

  • 15. 43 Vanilla Margarita

    Licor 43

    This smooth-sipping twist on a classic cocktail will make a magarita lover out of anyone. Enjoy the smooth, aromatic flavor of Spanish liqueur Licor 43.

    Recipe: 43 Vanilla Margarita