It’s National Tequila Day! So Have a Drink!

Milagro Santa Sabina



I bet you didn’t know it was National Tequila Day until I told you just now, right? Did I make your day a lot better? Wait, don’t think back to that last time you had a tequila shot, because I am sure it will only elicit memories of terrible hangovers, or possibly no memories at all that night of how you got home.

In honor of National Tequila Day, Chef Arturo Anhalt of Milagro Cantina on Queen West in Toronto was nice enough to pass along two awesome recipe’s to me made with tequila that I promise will taste a lot better than that shot you last took with only a lemon and some salt to get it down your throat!

I promise, this will make your Thursday a lot better!

Check out one of Milagro’s three locations in Toronto as well – details are at



Milagro Santa Sabina


Santa Sabina Cocktail Recipe, Care of Chef Arturo Anhalt

1 ounce Cazadores Añejo Tequila
1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
¼ ounce Martini Dry Vermouth
¼ cup English cucumber, diced
¼ ounce dark agave syrup
2 cups ice
1 English cucumber
1 lime

1. Chill a martini or wide-rimmed cocktail glass.

2. Pour spirits and agave nectar into electric blender. Add diced cucumber and puree on high for 30 seconds.

3. Place ice and cocktail mix into steel cocktail shaker. Shake well.

4. Using a strainer, pour mixture into chilled glass. Garnish with cucumber round and lime wedge. Bottoms up!


Milagro Rose Canela


Rosa Canela Cocktail Recipe, Care of Chef Arturo Anhalt

1 ounce Hornitos Reposado Tequila
1 ounce Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
¼ ounce Martini Red Vermouth
½ ounce pomegranate juice
¼ ounce dark agave syrup
1 cinnamon stick, whole
1 twist of orange rind
2 cups ice cubes

1. Chill a tumbler cocktail glass.

2. In a steel cocktail shaker, pour in spirits, juice, and add the cinnamon stick and ice. Shake well

3. Using a strainer, pour mixture into chilled glass. Add in some fresh ice cubes. Garnish with orange rind and cinnamon stick. Cheers!


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