National Tequila Day is this Friday, so we teamed up with QUI Tequila, which recently launched in Austin as the world’s first platinum (clear) extra-añejo, to check out some of the most unique tequila cocktails, crafted by some of Austin’s top mixologists to help you celebrate the festivities.

As always we encourage everyone to drink responsibly!


Austin Mule Austin Mule, lo-res

Created by Mark Yawn (Ranch 616):

1 ½ parts QUI Tequila
½ part lime juice

2 dashes bitters

Fresh muddled ginger

Dash of Chili Salt

Ginger beer

Ginger peel (garnish)

Rim a copper mug with chili salt and set aside. Muddle ginger in a cocktail shaker; add tequila, lime juice, bitters and ice and shake. Strain and pour ingredients into the copper mug over a large ice cube and top with ginger beer. Garnish with ginger peel if desired.



QUInky QUInky lo-res

Created by Dustin Courtright (W Austin, Libationist):

1 ½ parts QUI Tequila

½ part lime juice

¾ part pineapple juice

¾ part lemongrass syrup

4 muddled serrano slices

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a coupe glass with one slice serrano garnish.


Qui Tequila2

Created by Carley Dunavant (JW Marriot Austin, Lead Bartender)

1 ½ parts QUI Tequila

¼ part good Mezcal for rinse

1 part Fresh Watermelon Juice

½ part Bell Pepper Syrup

½ part Fresh Lime Juice

Pinch of Maldon Salt

In shaker combine Qui, watermelon juice, bell pepper syrup, lime juice and salt, add ice and stir.  Rinse rocks glass with Mezcal.  Strain into rocks glass with fresh ice.