LaBamba by Hornitos

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Let’s start happy hour a little early…it’s National Tequila Day!

I was reading up on National Tequila day, trying to see how other parts of the world celebrate this day. Most of the articles I came across, of course were from Mexicao. Like this one from the LaCapilla Bar in Tequila, Mexico…

In the town of Tequila is the bar LaCapilla which is considered to be one of the world’s best tequila bars. The bar’s owner, Don Javier, is 90 years old and is the creator of their famous drink LaBatanga. It’s made with tequila, coke, sea salt and lime and always stirred with Don Javier’s knife, then served. Kind of scary but cool? I wonder what else he’s done with that knife…hopefully just stirring lots of tequila.

Now for the fun stuff, let’s start tonight’s happy hour by making this LaBamba by Hornitos® Tequila today in celebration of the big day! It’s made with their exceptional Black Barrel Tequila, lime juice, agave, chili liqueur (or you can use some hot sauce) all topped off with ginger beer.

Hornitos® created a tequila unlike anything else in the tequila category with their Black Barrel®. The ground-breaking way that it’s aged in the fashion of whiskey makes it a hit with both tequila and whiskey crowds. That combined with an affordable price makes it a premium tequila that anyone can enjoy.

So in honor of National Tequila Day you should whip up a few (or all) of these drinks and start the celebrating! Start with some Lime Shots, maybe move on to the LaBamba, or try my Tequila Lime Crush made with Hornitos® Plata.

Any way you serve it up, you’re gonna have a great time celebrating with Hornitos® Tequila.

La Bamba cocktail



  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This tequila cocktail is perfect for happy hour!



  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1/2 part lime juice
  • 1/2 part agave
  • 1/2 part chili liqueur (or a dash of hot sauce)
  • Ginger beer


  1. Combine all ingredients except the ginger beer into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain over ice and top off with ginger beer. Serve in a coupe glass.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: tequila cocktail


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