July 24th is National Tequila Day! Celebrate it with Hornitos. While it’s not an official holiday, it does offer the perfect opportunity to celebrate one of the most popular spirits enjoyed around the world. 

Boldly born in 1950, Hornitos Reposado Tequila was created in honour of Mexican Independence Day. It is made using 100% blue agave grown in Mexico. The founder, Don Francisco, believed in breaking tradition and set a new standard for tequila. He revolutionized the agave cooking process by utilizing small ovens to control the cooking process and to create better and more consistent tequila.

Don Francisco also believed that authentic tequila could only be made using 100% blue agave, grown in Mexico. He was part of the initiative that boldly petitioned Mexico’s leaders to recognize it as the standard for true tequila. He succeeded and today, if it’s not Mexican tequila, it’s not tequila.

Hornitos Reposado starts with hints of herbal and green apple notes. It has a woody taste with a warm, slightly astringent finish.

Hornitos Plata is clear with hints of silver. The Agave really stands out in this spirit with notes of citrus. Plata is warm with a medium body and has a short, but smooth finish.  Both are the perfect base in your favourite cocktail.

Tequila is one of those liquors that must be enjoyed well, and you must know how to take it. While it can be as simple as slamming shots, you also need to know how to prepare amazing cocktails with it. To celebrate National Tequila Day, you must do it right, and Hornitos has the best recipes for it.

Hornitos Tequila Day Signature Cocktails

Below, you’ll find three, easy non-traditional cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day: the Hornitos Tequila Smash,  Hornitos Canarito, and Hornitos Sunrise.

Hornitos Tequila Smash 

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2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila

6 Mint Leaves

3 Lime Wedges

3/4 part Simple Syrup


Add Hornitos Plata Tequila, simple syrup and the juice of half of a lime to an ice-filled shaker.

Shake and strain over ice into a highball glass.

Garnish with mint leaves.

Salt rim optional.

Hornitos Canarito 

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1 1/2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila

1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 part Fresh Orange Juice

4 parts Grapefruit Soda (or enough to fill the glass)

Garnish with Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime or Orange Slices

Salt for the Rim (optional)


Fill the glass with ice, add Hornitos Plata Tequila and juices.

Top it off with grapefruit soda.

Garnish with a wedge of citrus fruit.

Hornitos Sunrise 

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2 parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila

2 parts Orange Juice

2 dashes Grenadine

Orange Twist


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with an orange twist.