As you know, we don’t need a special day to enjoy a specific liquor, but a national day helps us narrow down a cocktail choice in order to assist in the festivities! While we don’t always gravitate to tequila, we do appreciate a reason to seek out a tequila-based cocktail, especially a margarita. So to celebrate National Tequila Day this year, we enjoyed the strawberry basil margarita from Sixto’s Cantina.
We have written about the great combination of tequila and strawberry previously (thanks, Starlight Room!), so we had a good feeling when we saw the strawberry basil margarita. A mix of Siete Leguas Reposado tequila, housemade strawberry-basil purée, agave and lime juice, it was a smooth drink with body from the puree, and even a special strawberry salt on the rim. The strawberry and agave provided sweetness, the lime juice contributed a bit of sour, and the basil added a fresh and savory balance to the tequila. It is also a great compliment to salty chips and spicy salsa, and we love a drink that pairs with food or stands on its own. Bottom line: We would happily enjoy this any day of the year!
What are your favorite tequila based drinks? Did you celebrate National Tequila Day this year?