Eat and Drink Tequila cocktails in NYC: Bars and restaurants feeling the agave-based spirit By Emily Schienvar firstname.lastname@example.org Updated July 25, 2016 8:29 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The dog days of summer are upon us and a cool, refreshing alcoholic beverage can be a potent defense. Tequila, made from the agave plant, is one of our favorite cocktail liquors, and bars and restaurants across the city are making creative drinks with the spirit. Here are a few to try. Seamstress NYC Photo Credit: Seamstress NYC Try cocktails here like The Bittersweet Truth (pictured), a twist on the negroni made with tequila instead of gin. Other tequila cocktails available include the Twisted Bocktail, Green with Envy and Watermelon Crush. Location: 339 E. 75th St. Website: seamstressny.com Village Pourhouse Photo Credit: Village Pourhouse The 90-ounce "liquid sunshine booze bowl" is just $30 at Village Pourhouse. Location: 64 Third Ave. Website: villagepourhouse.com Sexy Taco Dirty Cash Photo Credit: Sexy Taco / Dirty Cash Try some $12 tequila concoctions like Confessions of a Thug (pictured), featuring Ilegal Mezcal, Dolin white vermouth, Giffard's pamplemousse rose and smoked chili bitters, or check out Kermit's Revenge and Sin on Wheels. With names like these, how can you go wrong? Location: 161 Malcolm X Blvd. Location: sexytacodirtycash.com SideBAR Photo Credit: SideBAR Go for a classic tequila cocktail with a Jumbo Margarita at SideBAR. Location: 118 E. 15th St. Website: sidebarny.com Añejo Tribeca Photo Credit: Añejo Tribeca There's plenty to choose from here. You can go with tequila cocktails like the $13 classic Añejo margarita made with El Jimador, Combier orange, lime and agave; the $14 spicy jalapeño margarita with Tanteo jalapeño tequila, fresh lime and agave; the $14 Cucumber Crush (pictured) with Cazadores Blanco tequila, cucumber, mint, lime and agave; or the $12 Mendoza, with Herradura Silver tequila, passion fruit, house grenadine and cava. If tequila flights are more of your thing, prices range from $15 to $50. Location: 301 Church St. Website: anejotribeca.com The Black Ant Photo Credit: The Black Ant Get a spicy kick with your tequila; the $12 smokey jalapeño margarita has Tradicional Silver-infused tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, orange juice, agave and black ant salt. Location: 60 Second Ave. Website: theblackantnyc.com Horchata Photo Credit: Horchata Try the Foam Party cocktail, with grapefruit-infused Milagro, mango nectar, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup and two sprigs of tarragon. Location: 470 Ave. of the Americas Website: horchatanewyork.com The Daisy Photo Credit: The Daisy The gastropub has tequila cocktails like The Daisy, with Tromba Blanco tequila, St. Germaine, black pepper, egg white and lime marmalade and the Risk Taker, with mezcal joven, pineapple, green chartreuse, jalapeño and lime; both are $13. Location: 1641 2nd Ave. Website: thedaisynyc.com Blockheads NYC Photo Credit: Blockheads NYC Don't drink this alone: The Tequila Bowlarama, available for $20, is made with Casamigas tequila, Devotion wild cherry vodka, fresh orange slices, lime wedges and a cherry or two, Bud Light, 1 small split of champagne and a frozen margarita. Location: multiple locations Website: blockheads.com Bar 54 Photo Credit: Bar 54 If you love rooftop bars, check out Bar 54 where views of the Chrysler Building, Lower Manhattan and Times Square go hand in hand with the $25 Rouge Explorer, made with tequila, fino sherry, celery, lemon and Creme de Peche. Location: 135 W. 45th St. Website: timessquare.hyatt.com Holiday Cocktail Lounge Photo Credit: Holiday Cocktail Lounge At this East Village spot, go with a boozy summer favorite -- the $7 Long Island Iced Tea, made with breakfast tea-infused vodka, gin, rum, tequila, oleo saccharum and lemon juice (and then topped with a fantastic plastic toy). Location: 75 St. Mark's Place Website: holidaycocktaillounge.nyc The Skylark Photo Credit: The Skylark This bar is featuring refreshing summer tequila cocktails like the $18 Skinny Paloma (pictured), made with Don Julio Silver, grapefruit juice, lime juice and a splash of Fresca, or the $18 Jalapeto, made with Tanteo tequila, Ilegal Mezcal, lime juice, strawberry puree and agave. Location: 200 W. 39th St. Website: theskylarknyc.com The Rickey at Dream Midtown Photo Credit: The Rickey Try the $15 Going Back to Cali cocktail, made with Herradura Tequila, avocado purée, Tuaca vanilla citrus liqueur, a lime wedge and mint for garnish. Location: 210 W. 55th St. Website: therickey.com Agave Restaurant & Tequila Bar Photo Credit: Agave Restaurant & Tequila Bar At Agave, try one of the frozen margaritas (pictured) or cocktails like South of the Bourbon, made with Four Roses bourbon, allspice dram, cider reduction and a splash of mezcal, or the Ginger Paloma, made with mezcal, Aperol, fresh grapefruit and ginger beer. Location: 140 7th Ave. S. Website: agaveny.com The Attic Rooftop Photo Credit: The Attic Rooftop Margarita buzz pops (pictured) are just $5 at this rooftop bar. Location: 251 W. 48th St. Website: theattic-nyc.com The Ribbon Photo Credit: The Ribbon Try a new twist on an old classic with The Ribbon's spicy cucumber margarita ($9). Location: 20 W. 72nd St. Website: theribbonnyc.com By Emily Schienvar email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Drink up at one of these new cocktail barsSomething about summer screams a refreshing libation. 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