Tequila.

The agave nectar of the gods is produced primarily in Jalisco, Mexico, but that doesn’t mean that on July 24 we can’t enjoy this sexy south-of-the-border spirit (it’s #NationalTequilaDay). At Iguana Mexican Grill, we know tequila about as well as we know tacos. No matter what past experience you’ve had with tequila, let this quick guide help you discover the versatility and drinkability of this intoxicatingly delicious elixir.

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Famous House Margarita

You’ve gotta start somewhere, and what better way to start than with a $3 house marg during Happy Hour?

Ingredients

  • House tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Sweet and Sour
  • Served frozen or on the rocks

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Cantarito

This traditional Mexican cocktail will have you longing for the warm, sandy beaches of Puerta Vallarta. The perfect mix of citrus, sweetness and a hint of vanilla topped with a chamoy and tajin rim and served in a traditional, handmade clay mug crafted by OKC artist Sage Eden.

Ingredients

  • Casa Noble Reposado
  • Triple Sec
  • Freshly-squeezed lime & orange juice
  • Jarritos grapefruit soda
  • Served in a traditional cantarito mug

Mexican Mule

Like the Russian variety, but better.

Ingredients

  • Blood orange-infused 1800 Blanco tequila
  • Fresh lime
  • Cock ‘n Bull ginger beer
  • Served in a copper mug

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Ancho Old Fashioned

This is what would happen if Don Draper and Selma Hayek had a beverage baby. Featuring Hornitos Black Barrel, the añejo offers similar notes to a fine bourbon including silky vanilla and a hint of oak, offset by a unique spice of roasted pepper in the Ancho Reyes Liqueur. Tie it together with sweet agave nectar, a dash of bitters and orange zest and you’re sure to enjoy this complex masterpiece.

Ingredients

  • Hornitos Black Barrel
  • Ancho Reyes Liqueur
  • Organic agave nectar
  • Bitters
  • Orange zest
  • Served in a traditional rocks glass

El Chupacabra 

The mythical Mexican goat-sucker makes its way to OKC in a much more palatable fashion. Simple, yet effective.

Ingredients

  • Famous House Frozen Margarita
  • Float of Sauza Blue Reposado
  • Agavero Liqueur

There you have it. Five cocktails to enjoy when you’re celebrating #NationalTequilaDay. You can bet we’ll be celebrating during Happy Hour from 2-6 p.m. and all day long. Come see us Monday and let us  set you up with something delicious. Until then, “¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, y adentro!”