Saturday, July 24, is National Tequila Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing, homemade margarita or delicious tacos from your favorite local Mexican restaurants?

Check out this specialty margarita recipe from Mex 1 and suggestions on places around town to go for celebratory drinks and food.

Casa Fuerte Cocktail
with Mex 1 Barrel Select Casa Noble Joven

Dave Lorenz and Morgan Hurley of Mex 1 Coastal Cantina recently visited the Tequila Valley in Mexico and hand selected a barrel of joven Tequila aged for six weeks in a new French oak barrel from Casa Noble coming in at 102 proof.

“We chose this tequila due to its notes of cooked agave, vanilla and toasted oak,” says Hurley. “The Casa Fuerte Margarita, perfect for Cinco de Mayo, blends a French orange Curacao with a little lime and agave nectar to balance out the strength of the tequila.”

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Mex 1 Barrel Select Casa Noble joven
1 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
0.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
0.25 oz agave nectar

Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to a shaker
2. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds
3. Pour into a salt-rimmed glass with fresh ice and enjoy!

Enjoy Casa Noble at these local establishements:

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
817 St. Andrews Blvd., West Ashley
2205 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island
1109 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant
mex1coastalcantina.com

Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila
1271 Folly Road, James Island
jalisco-chs.com

3 Matadors Tequileria
2447 Ashley River Road, West Ashley
3matadors.com

Binky’s Seaside Oyster & Liquor Bar
1130 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Coda Del Pesce
130 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms
codadelpesce.com

Juanita Greenberg’s
439 King St., Downtown
410 W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant
juanitagreenbergs.com

La Hacienda
1859 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley
3050 South Morgans Point Road, Mount Pleasant
5070 International Blvd. #121, North Charleston
8461 Resolute Way, North Charleston
1205 N. Main St., Summerville
205 N. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek
lahaciendamexrestaurants.com

Mesu
570 King St., Downtown
mesuchs.com

Papi’s Taqueria
1012 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms
papisiop.com

RuRu’s Taco’s + Tequila
159 East Bay St., Downtown
rurustacosandtequila.com

Taco Boy
106 East Ashley Ave., Folly Beach
217 Huger St., Downtown
tacoboy.net

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