Whether you take it with salt and lime, in a margarita or with a worm at the bottom, tequila never disappoints. It’s one of our favorite spirits to sip on during the summer so it’s only appropriate that we celebrate big today.


According to the history books, tequila goes all the way back to the time of the Aztecs. It got its big break during the 16th century in Tequila, Mexico, where it was first distilled. For years, tequila remained a hidden Mexican gem. The U.S. finally caught on in 1873 when Jose Cuervo shipped the first barrels to El Paso, Texas and we haven’t stopped drinking it since.


Tequila is made by distilling the juice of the blue agave plant, giving it the strong and refreshing flavor that we all love. You can sip it straight, shoot it and the cocktail possibilities are endless. Here’s what we’ll be mixing up for National Tequila Day:

Cheers to tequila. Celebrate responsibly.