Cocktails That Will Floor You on National Tequila Day

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Where to celebrate National Tequila Day 2017 in L.A…. but we warn you, should you accept the mission to celebrate, your hangover might not thank us later!

Detox Retox at Catch LA
Detox Retox at Catch LA

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Detox Retox at Catch LA is the healthy way to celebrate the holiday. Matcha, specially grown and processed green tea, will rejuvenate and boost your system while the tequila gives you the kick you need to keep the good times’ rollin.

Chase Your Passion at Laurel Tavern
Chase Your Passion at Laurel Tavern

Chase Your Passion is an apt name, but probably not what you’ll be doing with a few of these bad boys from Laurel Tavern Hermosa, made with Frida Kahlo Blanco tequila, Blue Chair coconut rum, fresh blueberries, passionfruit and lemon

Hari Hari at Aloha
HariHari at Aroha

The signature Harihari cocktail at Westlake Village’s Aroha, a New Zealand restaurant, features Avion Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, passionfruit grown in Aroha’s backyard and jalapeno for a kick! Check out the passionfruit wall beforehand to make sure your goods are the real deal. 

Age of Shirley at 18 Social
Age of Shirley at 18 Social

Located on the top-floor cocktail lounge of the newly opened Indigo Hotel is 18 Social, a boite that transports guests back to the mystery and allure of the speakeasies that defined the 1920’s Prohibition Era. In addition to indicating it’s top floor location, the name – 18 Social – was inspired by the 18th amendment, which outlined the ban on manufacturing and selling liquors in the early 1900’s. Pop by to drink the trippy Age of Shirley—Correlejo Silver Tequila, fresh lime, club soda and house-made grenadine.

Hibiscus Rosewater Margarita at Cascabel
Hibiscus Rosewater Margarita at Cascabel

You’ll feel as pretty as this drink looks after a few Hibiscus Rosewater Margaritas—arette blanco tequila, fresh lime, jamaica (hibiscus tea) and rosewater—at Top Chef season 5 contestant Alex Eusebio’s beloved Toluca Lake restaurant, Cascabel.

Sonoran Sun at Winsome
Sonoran Sun at Winsome

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Why drink one when you can drink a pitcher? That’s our take, anyway. Gulp up the Sonoran Sun at Winsome, made with Reposado tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, prickly pear and raspberry syrup and agave bitters.

El Diablo Ocho at Neat
El Diablo Ocho at Neat

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The devil made you do it? Yeah, blame that, not the drink. The El Diablo Ocho at Neat is made with tequila, ocho blanco, lime, ginger and cassis.

SkinnyDip at HopDoddy
Skinny Dip at HopDoddy

A way to get frisky without taking off your clothes! Try the Skinny Dip at Hopdoddy—a 7 oz Coronita Beer dunked into a goblet of frozen margarita, made with gold tequila, fresh citrus juices & house-made triple sec.

Sketch For Summer at Sawyer
Sketch For Summer at Sawyer

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Draw yourself a nice Sunday brunch buzz with a few of these summer brunch cocktails, the Sketch for Summer, at Sawyer, made with tequila, blackberry, grapefruit and lime.

The Lome of Pa at Beauty Essex
The Lome of Pa at Beauty & Essex

Feel special when you drink! Sip up The Lome of Pa at Beauty & Essex—a libation that you’ll only find at the brand’s L.A. location. Made with Herradura Resposado tequila, Ancho Reyes chile liquer, grapefruit and lime juices and habanero.

VivaCrisp at The Larchmont
VivaCrisp at The Larchmont

Do something good for someone else and yourself by indulging in the VivaCrisp at The Larchmont. Ten percent of the sales made from buying this VIVA XXXII tequila-based drink, a veritable garden in a glass, will be donated from the brand to animal abuse prevention charities.

The T-Iesel at Gracias Madre
The Sour T-Iesel at Gracias Madre

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You’ll be in high spirits after indulging in the Sour T-Iesel at Gracias Madre, which is made with tequila blanco, lime, agave, mint, matcha, aquafaba and—drum roll please—cannabidiol oil.  Gracias Madre is one of the few L.A. restaurants to actually offer drinks with CBD. Just say you’re welcome.

Tequila Diablo at Doheny Room
Tequila Diablo at Doheny Room

Let our your inner bad girl (or boy) with The Tequila Diablo at The Doheny Room, made with Thai basil, egg white, serrano pepper and, of course, tequila.

NIghtshade at Manuela
NIghtshade at Manuela

Grab The Nightshade with yellow bell pepper macerated Ixa Blanco, yellow tomato water, lemon, simple syrup and pepper tincture—while checking out Paul McCartney’s new art exhibition at Manuela. 

San Buenaventura  at Baltaire
San Buenaventura at Baltaire

Get pretty in pink with the San Buenaventura at Baltaire, which is composed of El Charro Silver Tequila, lime juice and Tempus Fugit Violette liqueur.

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