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Posted on Jul 24, 2014

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.

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

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

3. Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper

4. Grilled Corn with Tequila-Lime Butter

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

5. Ocean Margarita Jelly Shots

That's British for "Jell-O Shots," in case you were confused. Recipe here.

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

7. Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

8. Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Glaze and Lime Frosting

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

9. Paloma

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

10. Tequila Bars

11. Tequila Lime Coconut Fudge

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.

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

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.

15. 10-MInute Tequila Lime Shrimp

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

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.

17. Coco Piña Margarita

Two perfect summer cocktails in one. Recipe here.

18. Queso Fundido al Tequila

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

19. Margarita Cookies with Salty-Sweet Tequila Glaze

20. Tipsy Grapefruit Salad

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

21. Avocado Chili Brownies topped with Avocado Tequila Ice Cream

22. Tequila Lime Chicken Sandwiches with Guacamole and Chipotle Mayo

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

23. Jalapeño Tequila Lime Hot Sauce

24. Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chili

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

25. Tomato and Tequila

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

26. Tri-Tip Steak with Tequila Marinade

27. Smoked Chocolate and Tequila Ice Cream

28. Spicy Drunken Salsa

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

29. Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila

All good things. Recipe here.