Hey party people! It's time to get down with these fresh summer tequila drinks. Just in case you need an excuse, today is National Tequila Day. Our Assistant Editor, Jessie, has been anticipating this day and has come up with a couple of simple and delicious cocktails to sip al fresco. So, come on! Show some love for Mexico's most popular spirit.
Here in the test kitchen, we are documented fans of the Paloma. We whipped this one up with silver tequila, grapefruit San Pellegrino, and a lime wheel.
Or for something a little more special, try one of Jessie's basil margaritas. In a cocktail shaker, muddle a handful of fresh basil, 2 wedges lemon, and 2 teaspoons sugar. Add 2 ounces silver tequila, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ounce Cointreau, and fill with ice. Shake well and pour into a salt-rimmed glass:
What are your favorite tequila drinks?