It’s National Tequila Day on July 24, and as San Diego heats up for summer, the city’s restaurants are ready to cool down with tequila-infused drinks suited to the season. Enjoy the best tequila cocktails the city has to offer at these San Diego restaurants!
Backyard Kitchen & Tap is known for its lively atmosphere melded with mellow surf vibes, an idyllic combination for summertime by Pacific Beach’s foaming shoreline. Sip on Backyard’s signature Vayo Con Dios, concocted from Kimo Sabe Mezcal, orange liqueur, lemon, lime, pineapple, agave, serrano and cilantro, for a libation brimming with crisp citrus notes with a hint of spice.
A farm-to-fork eatery located in Mission Hills, Farmer’s Bottega boasts a farm-fresh menu paired with a cozy atmosphere adorned in vintage charm. Celebrate National Tequila Day with their Jalapeño-Strawberry Paloma, packed with agave liquor, fresh strawberry, jalapeño, lemonade and a dash of lime. A dreamy blend of smoky agave with a citrus twist and a mild zing from the jalapeño, this tequila-infused drink is sure to satisfy.
A quaintly decorated breakfast and brunch hotspot in Pacific Beach, Fig Tree Café offers a menu full of culinary zeal. Quench your thirst with Daddy’s Strawberry Spicy Margarita, made with muddled strawberries and cucumbers, lime, roasted red and green jalapeño-infused tequila, and housemade serrano-infused simple syrup. It’s not National Tequila Day without a margarita!
Located only steps from Solana Beach’s stunning shoreline, Pillbox Tavern offers coastal ambiance with a neighborhood feel. Sip on The Burro, shaken with Hornitos Reposado Tequila, fresh squeezed lime and a dash of orange bitters, and topped off with Fever Tree Ginger Beer. An unbeatable combination of crisp citrus notes and oaky caramel notes characteristic of reposado tequila, this libation pairs well with any hot summer day.
A popular spot nestled in Pacific Beach, Pacific Beach AleHouse boasts beachy personality paired with creative dishes. Now offering a menu honed for summertime, PB AleHouse’s cocktail list is an unbeatable option for National Tequila Day festivities. Order PB AleHouse’s signature We Got the Beet, prepared with Herradura Blanco, beet juice, lime, fresh orange juice, serrano, simple syrup and ginger beer. A playful compilation of unique flavor notes, this tequila-infused beverage is unmatched.
For a vibrant hotspot in San Diego’s Gaslamp District, head over to Union Kitchen & Tap for modern flair meshed with culinary ingenuity. Try their Kimo Sabe Mule, packed with Kimo Sabe Mezcal, lime, angostura bitters, ginger beer, agave and mint, for a fusion of smoky citrus notes capped off with a pinch of mint.
Another farm-to-fork destination located in La Mesa, Farmer’s Table boasts an eclectic and farm-inspired atmosphere along with thoughtfully honed dishes and drinks. Enjoy their signature Piñata, a playful concoction of Milagro Tequila Blanc, blood orange, jalapeño simple syrup and lime juice with a tajin rim. A fun intermingling of Mexican-inspired flavors, this libation is crafted to please any palate.
If you prefer to enjoy your tequila in a rustic setting paired with authentic southern BBQ, look no further than Wood Ranch in Mission Valley. Order their Sizzlin’ Margarita, crafted from fire-roasted jalapenos, farm-fresh cilantro and El Jimador Reposado Tequila.