Even though Mexico's granted the official international rights to the word, it's National Tequila Day here in America!
Entrepreneur Don Cenobio Sauza, founder of Sauza Tequila and Municipal President of the Village of Tequila from 1884-1885, was the first to export tequila to the United States. Since then millions of Americans have enjoyed the distilled beverage, which is made from the blue agave plant. Nowadays there are more than 901 registered brands of tequila from 128 different producers, so whether it's Don Julio, Patron, Avion, Deleon, 1800 Tequila or Jose Cuervo, picking your poison has never been easier.
Of course we all know how to drink tequila, but how many of us have actually tried cooking with it? This year we're celebrating with these super fun recipes.
Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes
How perfect are these for summer? With a mix of grenadine, orange juice, and tequila to replicate the fun flavors of the Tequila Sunrise cocktail, we love this adults-only dessert. Get the recipe here.
Apricot Tequila Glazed Drumsticks
Brushed with a sweet and spicy mixture of apricot preserves, chile and a splash of tequila for a little kick, these chicken drumsticks are the bomb dot com. Get the recipe here.
Tequila Mexican Cheese Dip
Queso anyone? Grab a bottle of silver tequila and whip up this Texas favorite that features typical salsa ingredients mingled with Mexican melting cheese (Chihuahua, quesadilla or asadero) or Monterey Jack, mild cheddar or brick. Get the recipe here.
Smoked Chocolate Tequila Ice Cream
Holy smokes, what a delicious dessert. This is definitely an intense and somewhat complicated recipe, but well worth it. With an intriguing lineup of spices plus bittersweet chocolate, tequila and two different caramels, this ice cream is BANGIN'. Get the recipe here.
Three Cheese Tequila Mac & Cheese
C'mooooooon, man. Mac and cheese with tequila?! Poblano-infused tequila is recommended with this recipe, which has to hands-down be the ultimate comfort food. Get the recipe here.
Bottoms up and bon appetite!