Tequila, our southern friend that tends to lead to unforgettable, albeit blurry, nights, has a birthday approaching. National Tequila Day is celebrated on July 24, so the question is, where will you be grabbing your festive cocktail? Grab a friend and sip on the most refreshing agave cocktails that the Hamptons has to offer.
Boasting spanning views of the marina and oozing with rustic charm, Swallow East is the perfect spot to sit back and relax with a refeshing cocktail. The bars most popular cocktail, the Tallulah, combines jalapeño and strawberry-infused Partida Blanco tequila with fresh lime and agave to create the tequila drink of your dreams.474 WLakeDr., Montauk, 668-8344
You can’t celebrate National Tequila Day without sipping on the most famous tequila drink of all—the margarita. For a classic concoction with a fruity twist, try Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina’s organic blood orange margarita. With espolon Reposado tequila, fresh blood orange juice, lime juice, and agave nectar, this libation is sure to make you feel refreshed from a day of soaking in sunshine. 365 DuneRd., HamptonBays, 728-6900
This National Tequila Day, celebrate in style by renting out a private cabana at this Southampton locale. While you take in the sights in your comfortable oasis, sip on their coveted cocktail, the social cooler. With tequila, lime juice, and watermelon, your lips will be red and your heart will be happy. 256 ElmSt., Southampton, 287-1400
Swim, boat, or skip to the Bay Kitchen Bar and try the Firing Squad. The intimidating drink is made up of Milagro tequila, illegal mezcal, pomegranate, lime juice, and habanero tincture. Be sure to get there early and take advantage of their sunset happy hour from 4-7 p.m., which features $1 local oysters. 39 GannRd., EastHampton, 329-3663
Watch the sun sink into the water as you cool off with a tequila sunset, an ombré drink that offers a yin and yang twist on the classic tequila sunrise. Sip on blackberry liqueur, gold tequila, and orange juice as you nosh on bites like charred octopus and lobster mac and cheese. Check their website for the exact time of the sunset so you’re sure to not miss the views. 94 DuneRd, EastQuogue, 653-0653