Philadelphia, PA - People say tequila won’t cure all of your problems, then again it’s worth a try. And on July 24, there is plenty of opportunities to have a drink or two as you commemorate National Tequila Day.
Scarpetta Philadelphia “Margarita Italiano”
Let’s face it – margaritas and the ultimate tequila cocktail. While the classic recipe is delicious, Scarpetta’s variation, made with espolon silver, Aperol, grapefruit, and lime is even better!
Porta Philadelphia “A Song of Ice and Fire”
For a fun cocktail with a bit of a punch, head to Porta for “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Made with Milagro silver, créole shrub Rhum Agricole, lime juice, passionfruit purée, and long hots, have a few of these cocktails, and you just may find yourself in the center of Porta’s nighttime dance floor!
Porta Philadelphia, “Añejo Old Fashioned.”
Made with Espolòn Añejo, agave, orange, brandied cherries, summer berry bitters Porta’s variation on an old fashioned made with tequila is anything but dull!
Brickwall Tavern Philadelphia “Headed West”
Made with Espolon Reposado Tequila, Manzanilla Sherry, Pear Liqueur, lemon & pear bitters, Brickwall Tavern’s Headed West cocktail maybe even more entertaining than the game of shuffleboard you and your friends will be playing at the bar all night!
PJW Restaurant Group’s Modern Mexican Eatery
PJW Restaurant Group’s modern Mexican eatery, Central Taco & Tequila. With one of the largest tequila selections in the South Jersey area, Central offers agave lovers the choice to drink their tequila by the class, flight, or mixed in a cocktail.
Tequilas range from $8 for a two-ounce pour of Espolón Blanco to $130 for two ounces of Gran Patrón Burdeo, a rare, luxury añejo made from the finest blue agave and aged in Bordeaux wine barrels.
Try one of five flights on the menu like the Mexican Spirits flight featuring a tequila, mezcal and sotol for $18 or a Dessert flight which highlights all barrel aged tequilas for $39.
Prefer your tequila shaken up in a drink? Sip the Central Margarita Espolòn Blanco or Reposado, fresh lime, fresh orange, agave, salt rim, $8 or a Coconut Margarita, Espolòn Blanco, coconut cream & milk, fresh lime, Cointreau, citrus sugar rim, $9.5.
Other featured tequila cocktails include the Oaxacan Old Fashioned, Altos Reposado, Wahaka Espadin Mezcal, agave, old fashioned bitters, chocolate bitters, $9.5 and the Juan Collins, Casamigos Blanco, fresh lemon, agave, club soda, $9.5.
BONUS: At Distrito and Buena Onda, two of Jose Garces Mexican mainstays, guests can celebrate the special day with Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos - Priced at $3 per taco, this special pairs perfectly with a classic margarita!
Stratus Lounge is celebrating in a few different ways. All Patron bottles will be half-off, and they’ll also have Patron Passionfruit Push-pops ($8) and a Patron Churrotini ($10). As this holiday happens to fall on the same day as their Cheat Wednesdays, visitors can also enjoy indulgent snacks to wash down that tequila-like Sliders with Burger Sauce, Candied Bacon, Mac and Cheese, and Shrimp Tostadas ($5-$8).