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It's National Tequila Day! (Isn't Every Day Tequila Day?)

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Cosmos and Mojitos may come and go, but margaritas are forever. In celebration of national tequila day, we would like to share a few specialty margarita recipes with you

The Herradura Habanero Margarita (pictured)

1.5 ounces Herradura Reposado
1 ounce of fresh lemon juice
1 ounce of Monin Habanero Lime syrup

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Shake all ingredients together and serve in a glass with crushed ice

Garnish with lime wheel and roasted red pepper

Rosangel™ Margarita

1 oz Rosangel™
1 oz Premium Orange Liqueur
1 tbsp Agave Nectar
Juice of 1 Lime
1 tbsp freshly squeezed Orange Juice
1 tbsp Cranberry Juice
Splash of Ginger Ale
1 cup of Ice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Michael's "More Than Perfect Margarita"

We got this recipe from the San Antonio Winery

1 1/2 ounce Siete Leguas Blanco
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Prunier Liquer d'Orange

Mix tequila, fresh lime juice and orange liquer in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour contents from a shaker into a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with lime wedge or a cocktail olive.

Old School Strawberry Margarita

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I started making margaritas at 9 years old for my brothers' parties. Here is the recipe they taught me. I probably use more strawberries. You can tell by the color when it is just right

4 shots tequila
2 shots Triple Sec
1/2 small can frozen limeade concentrate, undiluted
1 cup frozen strawberries
Ice

Pour liquor, limeade and strawberries into a blender.

Fill to the top with ice. Blend.

If you aren't a do-it-yourself-er, here are Caroline on Crack's suggestions for getting your drink on.

Photo courtesy of Tequila Herradura

(You can find the Monin Habanero Lime Syrup at specialty food stores or purchase it online)

Previously on LAist: It's National Margarita Day, Summer Tequila Tasting, It's Tequila Time!, Seven Questions with Christine D'Abrosca, Beverage Director at Malo, Tequila: A Journey to the Dark Side, Tequila Ocho, Who Makes the Best Drinks in Town?, National Tequila Day 2008

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