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National Tequila Day

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Three tequila shots with lime wedges and salted rims.

National Tequila Day

Tequila is one of the most versatile and loved alcohols when it comes to liquor. Ask someone their favorite drink, and you can be sure that tequila will show up in at least one of the boozy cocktails they mention. Tequila roughly got its roots centuries ago when the Aztec civilization developed a process for distilling the sap of the agave plant. With its lightly sweet and earthy taste, this timeless liquor now serves as an alcohol staple in bars and homes.

At Old Tennessee Distilling Co., we love our tequila and experimenting with the many drink possibilities that can be made with it. In honor of National Tequila Day this July 24th, we thought we’d share some of the best cocktails that can be made with our great-tasting Tail of the Dragon tequila

Classic Margarita



  • Run the lime wedge around the edge of a glass before dipping the rim into a plate of margarita salt. Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until cold. Strain into the glass with the salted rim. Add ice to the glass and serve with a lime wedge. 

Mexican Mule



  • Add the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a copper mug or whiskey glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge for serving. 

Tequila Sunrise


  • 2 oz Tail of the Dragon tequila
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • 0.25 oz. agave nectar
  • Lime wedge for garnishing


  • Add all ingredients except for the vermouth to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour the vermouth into a tall glass and strain the cocktail on top slowly so as to not incorporate it. Add a lime wedge for serving. 

Let Old Tennessee Distilling Co. help you celebrate National Tequila Day with one of these delicious cocktails. Our Tail of the Dragon tequila has the perfect mildly sweet and earthy flavor so that the possibilities for drink recipes are endless. We’d love to see how you celebrate National Tequila Day! If you decide to craft up one of these cocktails for yourself or for friends, be sure to tag us on social media! 

Kent Merritt

Gatlinburg native Kent Merrit oversees the behind-the-scenes operations at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and business management experience and is passionate about developing and promoting businesses with exceptional products and excellent customer service. He invites you to pop in at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. for a free tasting of moonshine and distilled spirits. "Take a moment, take a sip, and get a taste for Tennessee."

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