Cheers! National Tequila Day is this Sunday, and before you grab a shot of your favorite brand or mix it up in an ice-cold margarita, we put together some of the most delicious drinks made with the distilled liquor. Say goodbye to your typical marg and hello to new and innovative ways to enjoy tequila.
The W has concocted the perfect post-Saturday night drink just in time for National Tequila Day. Called Retox, the drink has spiced rum, tequila reposado, turmeric chili syrup, and lime. 515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2400
The Argentinian restaurant located in the Loews Madison Hotel is serving up a sweet and spicy cocktail perfect for stifling DC summer nights. Made with ingredients like Herradura Reposado tequila, ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and Pernod Absinthe, this resto finishes the libation with two dashes of hot sauce and a slice of candied bacon. 1177 15th St. NW, 202-587-2629
The retro 1940s-esque Pennsylvania 6 is serving up a highly delicious pineapple-jalapeño tequila cocktail, which is infused for 24 hours and topped off with orange liqueur and lime. The cocktail, named Xalapa Ananas, is a nod to the capital city of Veracruz in Mexico (where jalapeños originated), while ananas translates to pineapple. 1350 I St. NW, 202-796-1600
Home to over 70 types of tequila, this Mexican favorite takes National Tequila day very seriously. Join in the festivities and opt for the Summer Crush, a tequila take on the Ocean City favorite comprised of Avion silver, triple sec, Sprite, and muddled orange. 1606 20th St. NW, 202-525-2010