Look, there’s a lot going on in the world right now. Global warming, increased cost of living, those photos of Elon Musk shirtless on a yacht, which is EXACTLY why you need to treat yourself this weekend. Sunday July 24th is World Tequila Day and if that isn’t a sign from the heavens to live your best life sipping the nectar of the gods I don’t know what is.

Australian Bartender‘ have listed 12 of the best Tequila Bars around the country so you know exactly where to set the GPS for this weekend.

400 Rabbits, Brisbane, QLD

400 Rabbits – Brisbane, QLD
Hey Chica – Fortitude Valley, QLD
Esteban – Sydney, NSW
Tio’s Cerveceria – Surry Hills, NSW
Cantina OK! – Sydney, NSW
Bodega Underground – Melbourne, VIC
Mesa Verde – Melbourne, VIC
Caballitos – Perth, WA
El Grotto – Scarborough, WA
La Cholita – Northbridge, WA
Hot Tamale – Darwin, NT
Pancho Villa – Hobart, TAS

If you’d rather celebrate at home (personally I prefer drinking in my PJ’s) the legends over at Patrón Tequila have curated some delicious cocktails you can throw together yourself.

Patrón Silver Pomegranate Margarita
– 45ml Patrón Silver
– 30ml Orange Liqueur
– 22.5ml Lime Juice
– 15ml Pomegranate Juice
– 1 Barspoon Simple Syrup
– Salt Rim
– Lime Wheel/Spoonful Pomegranate Seeds Garnish

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Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish.

Patrón Reposado Picante Paloma
– 60ml Patrón Reposado
– 60ml Grapefruit Juice
– 20ml Lime Juice
– 15ml Ginger Juice
– Ginger Beer
– Fresh Basil Leaves and Grapefruit Zest

Add all ingredients into a glass. Fill the glass with ice. Top with ginger beer. Stir well. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

Patrón Añejo Old Fashioned
– 60ml Patrón Añejo
– 7.5ml Simple Syrup
– 1 dash Bitters
– Orange Zest Garnish

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Over a double old fashioned glass, use a vegetable peeler to take off two strips of orange zest, expressing the oil into the glass. Add liquid ingredients. Add large ice cubes, stir.

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