It's Friday, July 24th: aka the one day of the year where we can drink an excess of tequila in the name of a national holiday. The twenty-fourth of July has a colorful but hazy history; we all know it as National Tequila Day (primarily celebrated in the United States and Mexico), but no one is quite sure where, how, and who pronounced it. This is probably because the only way to celebrate this holiday is to show no restraint in consuming tequila… the details of the day were sure to get lost at some point. But the history of the tequila itself is crystal clear: originally produced in the city of Tequila in Mexico, tequila is a fermented drink made from the agave plant. The sources of the beverage can be traced back even further, all the way back to a “Mezcal wine” (also made by fermenting the agave plant) produced by the Aztecs in the fifteenth century. Today, Tequila is typically served neat in Mexico, and in a shot, margarita, or martini with salt everywhere else. To help you get a jump start on celebrating this well-deserved holiday, we’ve rounded up our favorite tequila drinks!