Pour Decisions?! Where to Sip on National Tequila Day — and How to Get Home Safely

Pour Decisions?! Where to Sip on National Tequila Day — and How to Get Home Safely

Eunice's Puro Passion cocktail

FOOD HOLIDAYS HAVE the potential to be corny, irrelevant and/or tired. But National Tequila Day? Count us in. Here are the top Houston picks to get you in the spirit — while saving a few bucks — on July 24.


Alto

Concerned about getting home safely after imbibing? The premium ride-hauling company has you covered with an irresistible offer July 24. Alto is partnering with Onda Tequila Seltzer so anyone can receive half-off safe rides. Just text ONDA to 1-855-410-6397 to redeem. A little-known fact about Alto: you can even sip your favorite beverage in the car.

Patterson Park

Patterson Park (photo by Alex Montoya)

Celebrate in style with a Patrón takeover from 2-4pm, featuring specialty Paloma cocktails and samplings, mini replica Patrón tequila bottles — and a photo op. A stage with chairs and flowers, and a backdrop that says “I love tequila so much,” will be ready for your snaps.

H-Town Restaurant Group

The Greatest Margarita Ever Sold

The award-winning restaurant group’s four Mexican concepts will offer The Greatest Margarita Ever Sold (on special for $18). It showcases the elegance of 25-year aged Grand Marnier with the polished agave flavors of wood-aged Anejo tequila from Gran Centenario. All day July 23 and 24, Hugo’s, Caracol, Xochi and URBE will also sell tequila shots for half-off.

Marmo

Marmo's Margherite (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

Celebrate National Tequila Day in style at this sleek Italian chophouse located in the Montrose Collective. Score the Margherite (regularly $18) during lunch and happy hour for $8 (regularly $18). Made with Corazón Blanco tequila, cantaloupe, honey, and smoked salt, this one will prompt a second round!

Armandos

The house margarita at Armandos (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

What better way to celebrate National Tequila Day than with the legendary taste of the house margarita? After being served for 40-plus years, this classic has perfected the nostalgic taste of your favorite tequila temptation complete with Jose Cuervo traditional silver, fresh lime juice and 100% agave. Frozen or on the rocks, it is sure to hit the spot.

Le Colonial

Spring in Saigon (photo by Alex Montoya)

Visit this luxurious escape in the heart of the River Oaks District to savor exotic tequila-based cocktails like the Spring in Saigon ($19) made with Teremana Blanco tequila, white tea, rosemary, lemon, and honey. For even more zest, try the Spicy Passion ($19) with Ilegal Joven mezcal, Licor 43, Thai chili, passionfruit and lime.

Arnaldo Richards' Picos

A filet and margarita is a great pairing at Picos.

Known for its extensive tequila program and famous Shaker Margarita, Picos is honoring National Tequila Day with a menu boasting tequila-infused dishes. Think tequila-garlic shrimp ($21) made with 1800 Cristalino; tequila -ime chicken tacos ($18) featuring Cuervo Tradicional reposado; and charbroiled beef tenderloin ($59) flambéed with Cazadores reposado tequila. Picos has six tequila flight options — or start the celebration early on July 23 with a Cuervo and Sauza hornitos tequila tasting from 5-9pm.

R24 at The Hilton Americas-Houston

Signature cocktails at R24

R24, located on the top floor of the Hilton Americas-Houston, spotlights refreshing, hand-crafted cocktails. Snag sweeping views of Downtown while sipping the Houston Heat Wave made with 1800 silver tequila, pineapple juice, agave, lime juice and cayenne, served in a rocks glass with tajin and a jalapeño garnish ($16).

Eunice

The Puro Passion at Eunice

Eunice, located in the Upper Kirby District, provides a casually sophisticated backdrop to experience a modern Cajun-Creole brasserie-style menu, inspired by flavors of Chef Drake’s childhood. Spice up the occasion with Puro Passion ($14), with reposado tequila, passionfruit, black-pepper syrup and lime.

Heights & Co.

Heights & Co.

The still-new picturesque patio bar is celebrating with four different tequila cocktails for $12 each. Experiment with one of the off-menu special concoctions, like the pineapple-guava spicy margarita with pineapple-guava juice and jalapeño; or the tequila-based espresso martini. Signature tequila cocktails include the Heights H2O with tequila, lime, grapefruit, salt and Topo Chico, and the Texas Star crafted with mezcal, St. Germaine, lime and hibiscus. Cheers!

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