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On Tequila Day, $5 shots and fancy cocktails

Tequila Day, a holiday celebrated nationwide by the bar industry and hardcore drinkers of America, is here to make your hump day better with sweet drink deals and some high-end cocktails, if you're classy.

Rocco's Tacos: After 7 p.m., get 50 percent off any bottle from the bar's Tequila Bible, including varieties of tequila anejo, reposado, silver and mezcal. Visit for locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens.

Cantina Laredo: Get $5 shots of Patron silver all day. Visit for locations in Hallandale and Palm Beach Gardens.

Tap 42: Try the bar's $7 Te-Kill-Ya cocktail, made with silver tequila, lime and orange, and a house-made agave syrup infused with cinnamon, vanilla and a spice blend. See the bar's updates at

W Fort Lauderdale: The hotel's cocktail bars, Whiskey Blue and the Living Room, won't disappoint on the tequila front today, but don't expect a bargain: These are handcrafted, artisan drinks we're talking about. Find more info at and check out some of the drink options below.

The Paloma, a classic Mexican cocktail:
1 1/2 ounces Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce agave nectar
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce grapefruit

Shake all ingredients in ice.
Strain over ice in a highball glass and top with champagne.
Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

Lavender Margarita:
2 1/2 ounces silver tequila of your choice (Espolon's a good one)
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce Creme de Violette liqueur
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup (simmer 1 part water and 1 part sugar and stir, cool)

Shake all ingredients and serve on the rocks.
Garnish with a lime wedge.

Jalapeno Margarita:
3 pieces muddled jalapeno without seeds
1 1/2 ounces Excellia Blanco Tequila
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 fresh lime juice

Shake all ingredients and serve on the rocks.
Garnish with jalapeno slice.

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