Celebrate National Tequila Day with Don Julio

There seems to be a holiday or day of recognition for so many things these days. Coming up this week is a day dedicated to tequila! National Tequila Day is observed on Thursday, July 24 and the folks at Tequila Don Julio sent a recipe my way to share with all of you tequila lovers out there. 

With an increased availability of high quality tequilas paired with a growing appreciation for such spirits, tequila has leapt in popularity to become one of the top spirits in the luxury liquor category. Tequila Don Julio, Mexico's original luxury craft tequila brings you the Este Lado created by mixologists Marshall Altier and Ben Scorah for the occasion.

Este Lado
Created by Mixologists Ben Scorah and Marshall Altier

1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
Slice of English Cucumber
Mint Sprig
Mint and Cucumber Wheel Garnish

  1. Muddle English Cucumber and mint sprig in simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and ice. Shake well. 
  3. Strain Contents over ice into a rocks glass. 
  4. Garnish with mint sprig and cucumber wheel. 

Ideal Serving:
Rocks Glass

1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fl oz of alcohol