29 Genius Ways To Consume More Tequila

July 24 is National Tequila Day, and you really shouldn’t celebrate on an empty stomach.

1. Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges

Before there were XXL Watermelon Jell-O Shots, there were simple, delicoius watermelon wedges soaked in booze. Recipe here.

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2. Tequila-Battered Onion Rings With Honey-Lime Yogurt Sauce

I’ll die happy knowing that these are out there somewhere. Recipe here.

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3. Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper

Recipe here.

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4. Grilled Corn with Tequila-Lime Butter

I know this is nothing remarkable, it just makes me so damn happy. Recipe here.

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5. Ocean Margarita Jelly Shots

That’s British for “Jell-O Shots,” in case you were confused. Recipe here.

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6. Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Salsa

Recipe here.

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7. Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

Recipe here.

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8. Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Glaze and Lime Frosting

Who says you can’t have your cake and drink it, too? Recipe here.

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9. Paloma

The margarita’s grapefruit-flavored cousin. Recipe here.

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10. Tequila Bars

Recipe here.

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11. Tequila Lime Coconut Fudge

Recipe here.

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12. Margarita Meltaways

I can’t vouch for how effective these cookies are as a chaser, but I can tell you that they are delicious on their own. Recipe here.

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13. Tequila Lime Flank Steak Fajita Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette

Recipe here.

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14. Chocolate Margarita

Not sure why this is called a margarita, since it’s essentially a White Russian with tequila instead of vodka, plus chocolate syrup and a crushed Oreo rim, but I’m not one to hold a grudge against booze or chocolate. Recipe here.

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15. 10-MInute Tequila Lime Shrimp

If you like shrimp, you have no excuse not to make this for dinner tonight. Recipe here.

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16. Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots

Believe it or not, the combination of fresh strawberries, Jell-O, and booze is wonderfully reminiscent of a Fruit Gusher. Recipe here.

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17. Coco Piña Margarita

Two perfect summer cocktails in one. Recipe here.

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18. Queso Fundido al Tequila

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Because no celebration is complete without some kind of scoop-able cheese. Recipe here.

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19. Margarita Cookies with Salty-Sweet Tequila Glaze

Recipe here.

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20. Tipsy Grapefruit Salad

Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is easy when those fruits and vegetables are drunk. Recipe here.

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21. Avocado Chili Brownies topped with Avocado Tequila Ice Cream

Recipe here.

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22. Tequila Lime Chicken Sandwiches with Guacamole and Chipotle Mayo

This is the responsible way to have booze for dinner. Recipe here.

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23. Jalapeño Tequila Lime Hot Sauce

Recipe here.

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24. Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chili

Who knew tequila could be so… cozy. Recipe here.

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25. Tomato and Tequila

Sort of like a Bloody Maria, but lighter and with more of a kick. Recipe here.

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26. Tri-Tip Steak with Tequila Marinade

Recipe here.

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27. Smoked Chocolate and Tequila Ice Cream

Recipe here.

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28. Spicy Drunken Salsa

This one’s got tequila and Negra Modelo, for double the fun. Recipe here.

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29. Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila

All good things. Recipe here.

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