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29 Genius Ways To Consume More Tequila

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

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1. Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges

Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges

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marthastewart.com

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

Tequila-Battered Onion Rings With Honey-Lime Yogurt Sauce

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lifeasastrawberry.com

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

3. Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper

Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper

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creative-culinary.com

Recipe here.

4. Grilled Corn with Tequila-Lime Butter

Grilled Corn with Tequila-Lime Butter

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themilkmanswife.wordpress.com

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

5. Ocean Margarita Jelly Shots

Ocean Margarita Jelly Shots

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tablespoon.com

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

Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Salsa

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halfbakedharvest.com

Recipe here.

7. Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

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thismamacooks.com

Recipe here.

8. Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Glaze and Lime Frosting

Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Glaze and Lime Frosting

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lovefromtheoven.com

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

9. Paloma

Paloma

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bsinthekitchen.com

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

10. Tequila Bars

Tequila Bars

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foodnetwork.com

Recipe here.

11. Tequila Lime Coconut Fudge

Tequila Lime Coconut Fudge

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thesweetchick.com

Recipe here.

12. Margarita Meltaways

Margarita Meltaways

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buttercreamblondie.com

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

Tequila Lime Flank Steak Fajita Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette

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howsweeteats.com

Recipe here.

14. Chocolate Margarita

Chocolate Margarita

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tastykitchen.com

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

10-MInute Tequila Lime Shrimp

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foodwinethyme.com

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

16. Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots

Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots

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buzzfeed.com

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

Coco Piña Margarita

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blog.hostthetoast.com

Two perfect summer cocktails in one. Recipe here.

18. Queso Fundido al Tequila

Queso Fundido al Tequila

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Frances Janisch / foodandwine.com

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

19. Margarita Cookies with Salty-Sweet Tequila Glaze

Margarita Cookies with Salty-Sweet Tequila Glaze

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lovefromtheoven.com

Recipe here.

20. Tipsy Grapefruit Salad

Tipsy Grapefruit Salad

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tastingtable.com

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

Avocado Chili Brownies topped with Avocado Tequila Ice Cream

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muybuenocookbook.com

Recipe here.

22. Tequila Lime Chicken Sandwiches with Guacamole and Chipotle Mayo

Tequila Lime Chicken Sandwiches with Guacamole and Chipotle Mayo

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blog.hostthetoast.com

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

23. Jalapeño Tequila Lime Hot Sauce

Jalapeño Tequila Lime Hot Sauce

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tastykitchen.com

Recipe here.

24. Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chili

Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chili

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sweetpeaskitchen.com

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

25. Tomato and Tequila

Tomato and Tequila

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marthastewart.com

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

26. Tri-Tip Steak with Tequila Marinade

Tri-Tip Steak with Tequila Marinade

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theparsleythief.com

Recipe here.

27. Smoked Chocolate and Tequila Ice Cream

Smoked Chocolate and Tequila Ice Cream

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kitchenkonfidence.com

Recipe here.

28. Spicy Drunken Salsa

Spicy Drunken Salsa

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kitchenkonfidence.com

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

29. Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila

Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila

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foodandstyle.com

All good things. Recipe here.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/tequila-in-everything

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