Let’s Celebrate: National Tequila Day with Sauza® 901®

Pictured Above: Justin Timberlake, founder of Sauza® 901® Tequila, and brand partner Kevin Ruder enjoy a cocktail on Sunday, July 19 during the American Century Championship sponsored by Sauza® 901® Tequila, the official tequila of the tournament. (Photo credit: Jeffrey Bayer)

Sauza® 901® has been our go-to drink of the summer so it’s only right we celebrate National Tequila Day with them this July 24th. Whether you’re planning to take a drink to the pool, BBQ with some friends, or stay low-key on your porch with your pups, there’s certainly a recipe for everyone. I’ll take a margarita, you say? Think again! As much as we love our margaritas, Sauza® 901® turns the tables and let’s you enjoy tequila in a whole new way. Tag us in your National Tequila Day photos using #BingeOnSauza and remember to enjoy responsibly.

All recipes are courtesy of brand mixologist, Eddy Buckingham

Looking to be the life of the party? See below for fun tequila facts from Sauza® 901® — spit those out to friends and it’ll have you looking like a champ!

Spicy Piñata
· 2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
· 1 part pineapple juice
· 1 jalapeño, sliced

Preparation: Combine all ingredients over ice in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple spear and jalapeño slice, with seeds removed. If desired, for extra heat muddle jalapeño.

Sauza 901 Club
· 1 part Sauza® 901® Tequila
· 2 parts iced tea
· 2 parts lemonade
· ¼ part agave syrup

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Stir well. Serve over ice in tall glass. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon wedge.

Mexican Vacation
· 2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
· 1 part triple sec
· 1 part lemon juice
· Splash agave syrup
· Mexican pilsner

Preparation: Combine all ingredients excluding Mexican pilsner in mixing glass over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into chilled tall glass. Top with Mexican pilsner beer.

TEQUILA FUN-FACTS

· Casa Sauza was the first to export tequila from Mexico to the United States. Casa Sauza exported three barrels that traveled by wagon from its distillery to New Mexico, in the United States

· The margarita is a Mexican tradition False! The margarita is an American way of consuming tequila, in Mexico it is usually consumed neat without lime or salt

· Tequila does not have a worm in it! Although popular in movies, there is no “worm” in tequila. The “worm” is actually the larvae of a type of moth that lives on the agave plant

· There are five main categories for tequila – Tequila Silver – Blanco – Plata – White – Platinum; Tequila Gold – Joven – Oro; Tequila Reposado; Tequila Añejo (extra aged); and Tequila Extra Añejo (extra, extra aged)

· Tequila comes from a cactus-like plant called an agave. However, only the heart of the agave plant, called the piña, is used. Did you know that Casa Sauza Tequila is the only distillery with agave fields visible from Google maps?

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