Don’t shoot! It’s National Tequila Day...

Don’t shoot! It’s National Tequila Day with Tequila Rose cocktails

Ola seƱoritas! Today is not only one of the hottest days ever (seriously, is anyone else fed up of the under-boob sweat yet?) but it’s also National Tequila Day 2014.

But before you go to grab a bottle with a little plastic Mexican hat and lime wedges, make something altogether more classy than the standard shot. Tequila Rose, a personal favourite of mine after my Christmas spent sipping this deliciously divine drink with family, is a great base for some deliciously sweet cocktails.

It tastes just like strawberry milkshake and is best served cold with a cube or two of ice. It’s imported from America, so keep your eyes out for it and when you can grab a bottle, do!

If you want to try and get a bit more creative with this sweet drink, here are a few tried and tested Tequila Rose cocktails. We loved the Tequila Rose Angel, definitely give this one a go!

Tequila Rose Strawberry Margarita

50ml Tequila Rose
50ml Tequila
A dash of triple sec
Pink sprinkles for decoration

Method: Pour ingredients into a tall glass, fill with crushed ice and scatter the sprinkles on top.

Tequila Rose Strawberry Kiss

50ml Tequila Rose
15ml White Rum2
25ml Chocolate Liquor

Method: Shake all the ingredients together and strain into a chilled Martini Glass garnished with chocolate sprinkles. Serve with fresh strawberries.

Tequila Rose Angel

Fresh mint leaves
50ml Tequila Rose
20ml Black
Raspberry Liqueur
20ml Half & Half

Method: Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a cold glass, garnish with the fresh mint leaves.

If you really must drink it in a shot, layer Tequila Rose with Black Sambuca. Or try it with an equal measure of Malibu for a refreshingly sweet sip.

For more recipe suggestions and further information head on over to the Tequila Rose Facebook page.