Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

National Tequila Day – July 24, 2009

I scoured the web looking for the origin of National Tequila Day but found none. Whatever. Probably, the Tequila Council or some such entity put their marketing heads together and came up with a random date to celebrate the best of the agave.

If you only have a little bit of tequila in the house, you can still make these beer margaritas which are really good with chips, guacamole, and salsa or popcorn. Let me know what you think.

For a bit more sophistication and tequila, mix it up with sangrita. While popular in parts of Mexico, it hasn’t caught on here yet. Let’s say it could be your best kept secret or start tweeting and who knows how popular sangrita can get.

Where does tequila come from?

  1. A now-defunt restaurant chain, Roadhouse, served their house speciality, a Roadhouse ‘Rita (margarita beer) on the rocks in a big mason jar. It actually wasn’t all that bad.

  2. Tucson’s largest tequila collection can be found at Miguel’s at La Posada, at Oracle and Rudasil roads. They have over 100 varieties to sample and offer half price margaritas and well drinks in the bar area every day, from open to close! That’s one rockin’ Happy Hour!

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