It’s no coincidence that National Tequila Day falls on Taco Tuesday this year, and where better to celebrate on the 24th than Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar?! With various establishments to choose from, Rocco’s Tacos has locations in Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, and Brooklyn. Rocco’s offers a true taste of Mexico from their tableside guacamole to their incredible drink selection, including over 250+ tequilas. Here are some best-sellers and customer favorites.
Using 100% Blue Weber Agave from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Casamigos is a staple in the tequila industry. The brand promotes a ‘family’ of flavors including Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and Mezcal. These diverse options each rest anywhere from 2-12 months to be chilled and served. While these menu items may be on the pricier side, one thing Rocco’s does better than most is their happy hour so get the bang for your buck at $2 off daily from 4-7pm. When it comes to Rocco’s specialty drinks, you won’t be disappointed with the Casamigos Lemonade.
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Tequila Clase Azul
Clase Azul comes in a crafty handmade bottle to promote an authentic, human, and artisanal brand. Any Clase Azul option is a win, but what Rocco’s specifically sells more than others is the Reposado. Their mission is to initiate and reinforce a deeper appreciated for the Beauty of Mexico and its traditions, which inspires Rocco’s to do the same. Try enjoying the Reposado neat to truly taste and experience this fine tequila. If you’ll be indulging in some bar bites come this National Tequila Day, pair your concoction with the Cochinitas Achiote pulled pork tacos to ensure a well-rounded Taco Tuesday.
Tequila Ocho is one of the few tequilas still made slowly the old fashioned way by being produced on the agave fields. Each batch comes from a different field or rancho, contributing distinctive characteristics of that place and accentuating diverse qualities. This fine, quality spirit sells quickly from Rocco’s due to its profound agave taste, thus creating the ability to also be purchased as a mixer, so be careful when you’re tossing back your mixed drinks.
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Tanteo Jalapeño Infused Tequila
This original yet delicious tequila flavor is popular among Rocco’s patrons because of the famous Jalapeño Margarita on the menu. The margarita is made with Tanteo Jalapeño Infused Tequila, Cointreau, Rocco’s housemade sour mix, and agave nectar. You can bargain an entire pitcher for $28, or savor just a glass for $10.75 so don’t forget that salted rim! And word to the wise, if you’re going to do a shot of this one, just remember that jalapeño might have a spicy kick.
One of the more well-known brands out there, Don Julio also comes in 6 unique tequilas. However, Rocco’s likes to place emphasis on Don Julio Blanco that uses both the finest blue agave plant and distillation process. This special tequila puts forth crisp hints of citrus notes, including lemon, lime, and grapefruit. With a clean and dry finish, the black pepper and grassy undertones allow Don Julio Blanco to be best served as a mixed drink, per Rocco’s recommendation. Since Rocco’s promotes $6 margaritas and $16 pitchers after 7 pm on Taco Tuesdays, Don Julio is the luxurious, most-ordered choice.
Whether you’re enjoying a margarita or hitting the hard stuff on the rocks, any of these smooth tequilas will ensure a hangover-free 25th.
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