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.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.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.A quaintly decorated breakfast and brunch hotspot in Pacific Beach, Fig Tree Café offers a 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. 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. A popular spot nestled in Pacific Beach, Pacific Beach AleHouse boasts beachy personality paired with creative dishes. 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. For a vibrant hotspot in San Diego’s Gaslamp District, head over to Union Kitchen & Tap for 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. Don’t miss out on National Tequila Day, and visit these San Diego restaurants boasting the finest of tequila-infused cocktails the city has to offer!
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