Happy National Tequila Day!

In my experience, you’re either a rum/gin person or a tequila/vodka person, and I’m definitely the latter.  Today is national tequila day so naturally, I plan on going home, going to the gym and topping off my night with a quick tequila shot.  But just in case you’re not as gross as I am (you’re probably not), I wanted to share my favorite Margarita mixer, Refine Mixers.  It’s zero calories so you just add the tequila and that’s the only calories that you intake…usually less than 100 calories, depending on the tequila and how much you put in.

My latest trick: add in some jalapeno slices!  This tip comes courtesy of my friend Jen, who is a master chef (in my opinion, at least) and is jalapeno-obsessed.  Note, this tip is NOT for people who don’t like spice in their life.

For even more tequila cocktail recipes, check out this LA Times article and have a fab national tequila day!

Peppermint TEAquila cocktail

So I recently attended a gifting suite where I met the two ladies who run their family’s business, Valencia Tequila, which I love and adore.  Unfortunately the gifting suite was during January (aka Sober January) and so I couldn’t taste the tequila while I was there but the owners were nice enough to send me a bottle to try once my cleanse ended…and boy, was it worth the wait.  I tried the family-owned tequila’s amazing Peppermint TEAquila recipe, which I’m sharing with you below because it is a MUST-TRY, amazing cocktail that I am now obsessed with.

  • 4 oz. Moroccan Peppermint tea
  • Marquez de Valencia tequila
  • Agave nectar
  • Serve over ice
  • Add dark chocolate shavings for garnish