Believe It or Not, You Can Use Tequila for More Than Just Shots

Tequila shots and cocktails are great for National Tequila Day, but you can also use tequila for wings or dessert

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Instead of drinking your tequila, cook with it. 

A shot of tequila, a squeeze of lime, and a pinch of salt is the perfect mix for National Tequila Day. If you don’t take your tequila straight up, try The Daily Meal’s delicious Tequila Sunrise recipe with orange juice, grenadine, and tequila. Or make our Tequila Don Julio Blanco, an exhilarating mixture of Don Julio, grapefruit juice, and seltzer. Tequila cocktails are heaven, but believe it or not, you can use tequila for more than just shots.

Click here for The Tequila Taste Test Slideshow.

If you’re looking for a sweet dessert to celebrate National Tequila Day, make some Apple-Walnut Crisps with Tequila, and throw together our Tequila Lime Wings if you need an appetizer with the drinks. The wings get marinated in tequila, lime zest and juice, jalapeños, salt, and pepper for a tangy and citrusy bite.

After you have your wings, get ready for dessert — the apple aroma will perfume your kitchen, and when you take a bite, you’ll experience both zest from the orange and zing from the tequila.