Love it or hate it, today is the day we celebrate the Mexican elixir responsible for many a margarita migraine.
Said to trace back to the Aztec Gods themselves, tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant.
This special day comes but once a year, so it's a perfect excuse to crack out the shot glasses and get pouring.
However, if you’re not one to imbibe, we’ve found lots of other ways for you to celebrate the day – whether its watching Tequila Sunrise, soaking your feet in the stuff or simply gawking at a sexy shooter girl.
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The American model and TV personality who shares her name with this potent spirit, er, bends over
Salt and citrus
Is there a better way?
Less severe than the slammers, this is the slow road to oblivion
Who says sex doesn't sell (tequila?)
Kurt Russell, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mel Gibson starred in this American crime thriller film written and directed by Robert Towne.
Tequila foot soak anyone?
Nah, I'll drink mine thanks. But just in case you fancy it, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tz-nEEXyd0" target="_hplink">click here.</a>
'It makes me happy,' sang Terrorvision
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLQCA2h8kA" target="_hplink">Ode to Jose the curse of Cuervo, </a> So hard to say no though it gives one the fever, Pretends to be friendly, Then it's all over, over, It's all over, over, Pretends to be fine, Then the curse of Tequila,
I guess I'll go and eat worms
It is a misconception that some tequilas contain a 'worm' in the bottle. The worm - actually a larval form of moth which lives in the agave plant - and is usually only added to certain bottles of mezcals, usually as an advertising gimmick. And speaking of gimmicks, you can devour the worm in a lollypop too. If you want.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 ounces Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro 1/3 ounce Elderflower Liqueur 2/3 ounce fresh pineapple juice 1/3 ounce fresh lemon juice 1/4 ounce cane syrup Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro, Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice and Cane Syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain contents into a cocktail glass. Created by New York Mixologist, Leo Robitschek
Ingredients: 1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Reposado 1/3 ounce Dry Vermouth 1/4 ounce Amaro Liqueur 1/4 ounce Jalapeño-Infused Agave Nectar 1 Dash Angostura Bitters Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Dry Vermouth, Amaro Liqueur, Jalapeño-Infused Agave Nectar and Angostura Bitters into a cocktail shaker. Stir ingredients together with a swizzle stick. Pour contents from shaker into a rocks glass. Created by New York Mixologist, Leo Robitschek
Ingredients: 3/4 ounce Tequila Don Julio Blanco 1/4 ounce Apertif Wine 1/4 ounce Mezcal 1/4 ounce agave syrup 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice Cucumber Cucumber slices for garnish Preparation: Muddle cucumber in a cocktail shaker. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Apertif Wine, Mezcal, Agave Syrup and Fresh Lime Juice into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber slice. Created by New York Mixologist, Leo Robitschek
Ingredients: 1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Blanco 1/4 ounce Grand Marnier® 1 ounce fresh lime juice 3/4 ounce ginger-root infused simple syrup* 1 egg white Lime wedge for garnish *To create Simple Syrup: Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water Preparation: Bring 1 part water to a boil and dissolve 2 parts sugar into boiling water. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat Allow to cool completely. Can be prepared one day ahead. Preparation: Finely chop ginger root and place in a mesh strainer. Pour simple syrup over the top and muddle the ginger through the strainer creating a concentrated ginger-simple syrup. Mix Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, cane sugar simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour contents from shaker into glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco 2 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice 2 teaspoons fine sugar 1/2 ounce lime juice Sugar (to rim glass) 1 lime wedge Preparation: Combine Don Julio Blanco, pomegranate juice, fine sugar and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Rim margarita glass with sugar. Strain ingredients into margarita glass. Garnish with lime.