National Tequila Day: Where to Drink Tequila in London & Recipes
National Tequila Day is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail in hand at one of London’s best-stocked tequila bars? Wondering where best to drink tequila in London? We’ve done the work for you and scouted the city’s top places to enjoy the agave-based spirit…
Where to Drink Tequila in London
Head to East London for an afternoon of tequila-infused cocktails at Bethnal Green’s The Sun Tavern. The quirky neighbourhood bar will celebrating National Tequila Day in style, serving up the spirit straight from ‘the hatch’, while those staying at home can order the bar’s cocktails to be delivered – there’s no excuse not the celebrate. 441 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E2 0AN
Indulge your tequila with a side of ‘Drunken Salsa’ topped Tacos at London Bridge’s Santo Remedio. The Mexican restaurant will be serving up a range of specially-curated dishes alongside its tequila cocktails, from tequila-cured prawn aguachile to slow-cooked short rib tacos with salsa borracha and for those with a sweet tooth, dark chocolate covered ice cream tacos. What’s more, El Jimador Tequila’s Tom Cavanagh will be taking over the restaurant bar from 5pm to mix an array of tequila-based cocktails, including Margaritas and Rhubarb Palomas. 152 Tooley St, London, SE1 2TU
With an extensive tequila cocktail menu, Cafe Pacifico serves award-winning cocktails from sunrise to sundown. Feeling daring? Try their 1800 Blanco Tequila Bloody Maria. With agave nectar, tomato and lemon juice, horseradish, pepper, celery, salt, chilli and Worcestershire sauce, your taste buds are guaranteed a night to remember, as are you. 5 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA
If you’re wondering whether to drink tequila in London, look no further than Mexican restaurant and tequila bar Mestizo – the place to grab a cocktail (or two) this National Tequila Day. From a jalapeño Margarita to the classic Tequila Sunrise, indulge in three different types of tequila and find your favourite with their tequila tastings. 103 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EL
Home to over 300 different bottles of tequila, The Pink Chihuahua takes over the basement of El Camion to serve tequila-thirsty Londoners every evening. From the exquisite Tapatio Exelencia to Patrón Blanco, they sure do know their tequilas – and certainly how to serve them. 25-27 Brewer Street, London, W1F ORR.
Staying in? Mix yourself these tequila-based cocktails and thank us later…
The Patrón Paloma
- 50 ml Patrón Silver tequila
- 100 ml Grapefruit soda
- 10 ml Fresh lime juice
- Grapefruit wedge for garnish
- Pinch of salt
- Salt Rim (optional)
- Add all ingredients to an ice-filled highball glass and stir.
- Garnish with a grapefruit slice.
The Original Margarita
- 30 ml Cointreau
- 50 ml Blanco Tequila
- 20 ml Fresh Lime Juice
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice.
- Shake and strain into a margarita glass.
- Garnish with salt and a lime wheel.
Casa Mint Lemonade
- 60ml Casamigos Blanco Tequila
- 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 15ml Simple Syrup
- 8-10 Mint Leaves
- Top off with Lemonade
- Garnish with Lemon Wheel (inside glass) and Mint Sprig (tucked behind lemon wheel)
Combine all ingredients, except lemonade into tin shaker. Muddle mint, add ice and shake vigorously, then fine strain into collins glass. Add fresh ice, top off with lemonade and garnish.
Recipe courtesy of Casamigos.
- 40ml Mr Black
- 20ml Mezcal or Tequila
- 30ml Pink Grapefruit
- Top with Soda
- Salt rim glass
- Combine ingredients and add ice
- Top with soda
- Garnish with grapefruit wedge
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