There comes a time and place to celebrate many great things. For tequila, that time and place happens every year on July 24th. That’s right folks, National Tequila Day is this Sunday! There is only one rule to observing this special day: go out and celebrate tequila in one of its many fine forms.
There are plenty of good restaurants and bars to find Margaritas in Austin, and people are starting to catch on to the Mexican Martini, a uniquely Austin creation. The New York Times even ran a story on the Mexican Martini and its Austin roots. Plus you can always skip all of those extra ingredients and just go straight to tequila shots.
To help make your tequila-celebrating decision a little easier, we have compiled a list of some of the best places to get Margaritas in Austin, and a separate list of Austin bars and restaurants that serve the Mexican Martini. If you know of any other tequila-centric places in Austin that are missing from our list, or have any other Margarita or Mexican Martini recommendations, please be sure to let us know by leaving a comment on this post.
And if you want to impress your friends on this National Tequila Day, just whip out some of these random facts:
- The most expensive bottle of tequila ever sold went for a whopping $225,000.
- Real tequila can only come from the State of Jalisco.
- In 2009, Mexican scientists discovered a method to produce synthetic diamonds from tequila.
- There are over 100 distilleries making over nine hundred brands of tequila in Mexico
- Each bottle of tequila contains a serial number depicting which distillery the tequila was produced in.
- Certain mezcals have a worm in the bottle, but not tequila.
- Tequila was first produced in the 16th century.