Cocktails

It's National Tequila Day. Here's Some Drink Specials in Metro Phoenix.

It's tequila's time to really shine.
It's tequila's time to really shine. Barrio Queen
Margaritas, Tijuana Hooker shots, bottles of high-end liquor — anything is possible on yet another made-up food and drink holiday. Here are some restaurants and bars (with to-go and delivery) offering drink specials to help you launch into National Tequila Day 2020.

Barrio Queen

Multiple Locations

All five Valley locations of Barrio Queen are offering in-house and to-go tequila specials on Friday, July 24. For dine-in, find $9.99 pours of Don Julio Añejo, as well as $12 1942 Tequila pours, and $12 El Don Margaritas. Margarita to-go kits are also available and include the $40 Casa Margarita kit and the $70 Skinny Cholla Margarita kit.

click to enlarge The Phoenix-famous Premier CRU Margarita. - CRUJIENTE TACOS
The Phoenix-famous Premier CRU Margarita.
CRUjiente Tacos

CRUjiente Tacos

3961 East Camelback Road

This first-rate Mexican restaurant in Arcadia is offering its Premier CRU Margarita for to-go or dine-in. The drink is 100 percent Blue Agave Tequila mixed with house agave syrup, a squeezing of lime, and muddled orange. Cost is $8 a pop when ordering in. A to-go serving for two to four people is $25 and $50 for four to eight people. You can also snag a bottle of banco Tequila Corrido for $49.99, or a bottle of Tequila Corcel in blanco ($39.99), Reposado ($44.99), añejo ($49.99) and extra añejo ($79.99). To order, call CRUjiente Tacos at 602-687-7777.

Palo Verde Lounge

1015 West Broadway Road, Tempe

On this special day, Palo Verde Lounge is offering its famous/infamous Tijuana Hooker (tequila with Tapatío hot sauce and a pickle juice chaser) shots for $3 a pill. You can get those delivered till 2 a.m. if you call or text owner Chuck Marthaler 480-334-7567.


click to enlarge L'Amante Margarita — quite a sight. - ZINQUÉ
L'Amante Margarita — quite a sight.
Zinqué

Zinqué

4712 North Goldwater Boulevard, #110, Scottsdale

French restaurants can get down on National Tequila Day, too. Zinqué is offering a spicy margarita called L'Amante Margarita — tequila (doy), cilantro, lime, and fresno chile. The cocktail is $13 for dine-in and available in 16-ounce bottles for curbside pickup at $32. Drinkers may order online or call the restaurant at 623-745-9616.

Z-Tejas

Multiple Locations
Both Valley locations of Z-Tejas are offering $10 tequila flights from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 24. Flights include tastings of Maestro Dobel Diamante, anejo, and reposado tequilas. Special is available for dine-in only.

click to enlarge Teaspressa's LUXE Grapefruit sugar cubes — just add tequila. - TEASPRESSA
Teaspressa's LUXE Grapefruit sugar cubes — just add tequila.
Teaspressa

Bonus: Teaspressa Cocktail Kits

We haven’t mentioned the Paloma yet — easily one of the best cocktails of all time. But if you’re in a hurry to make this kitchen-counter cocktail, throw some tequila in a glass and add one of Teaspressa's LUXE Grapefruit sugar cubes like you would Alka-Seltzer. The local tea company is also offering Green Gold Tequila cocktail kits — a package of Teaspressa's Signature Green Gold Tea, lime juice, agave syrup, and Pellegrino Blood Orange sparkling water. It’s all premixed and pre-measured. The last step is adding tequila. Kits are $9 and make two 8-ounce cocktails. Get 10 percent off your online order during National Tequila Day using promo code TEQUILA.
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Lauren Cusimano is Phoenix New Times' food and drink editor. She is a journalist and food waste writer based in Tempe. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.
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