THERMAL, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: Drinks are served during Levi's and Tequila Don Julio Present Neon Carnival with Hydration by Liquid I.V. on April 16, 2022 in Thermal, California.

It’s a national holiday! National Tequila Day. Cheers. Grab that salt and lime and of course a bottle of your favorite tequila. No matter what you choose to drink or where you choose to celebrate make sure you have the perfect playlist of tequila-inspired songs. And lucky for you, there is no shortage of country songs about the delightful liquor known as tequila. Whether old-school favorites by Joe Nichols or Tracy Byrd or new classics from Dan + Shay and Jon Pardi there’s a song for you.

Tequila is characterized by the agave plant. But what makes certain brands better than others? The quality of the tequila is influenced by how much blue agave is in the drink. To be classified as a tequila it must be at least 51%. What makes up the other 49%? Some lower-end distillers use a sugar cane substitute which can contribute to that tequila hangover.

You may enjoy it straight either sipping shots or in a margarita but either way, July 24th is the time to celebrate. Other popular tequila cocktails are frozen margaritas (sometimes flavored), the Mexican Mule (think a Moscow Mule with tequila), the Paloma, or the tequila sunrise. I hope if you’re 21, that you enjoy wasting away again in Margaritaville but that the tequila doesn’t make your clothes fall off. Cheers!

18 Country Songs About Tequila

  • Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off

  • Tequila

  • Tequila Time With You

  • Tequila Does

  • You And Tequila

  • Mexico, Tequila, and Me

  • Tequila On A Boat

  • One Tequila

  • Tequila Talkin

  • Tequila Talking (Kameron Marlow)

  • Tequila Again

  • Tequila Town

  • Codigo

  • Tequila Loves Me

  • Ten Rounds Of Jose Cuervo

  • Salt, Lime, and Tequila

  • Margaritaville

  • One Margarita

  • Favorite Tequila

    This Is North Carolina's Favorite Brand Of Tequila

    July 24 is National Tequila Day! I can’t wait to observe this special day. And to celebrate why not enjoy some of North Carolina’s favorite tequila. Tequila is characterized by the agave plant. But what makes certain brands better than others? The quality of the tequila is influenced by how much blue agave is in the drink. To be classified as a tequila it must be at least 51%. What makes up the other 49%? Some lower-end distillers use a sugar cane substitute which can contribute to that tequila hangover.

    Whether you enjoy it straight either sipping or shots or in a margarita July 24th is the time to celebrate. Other popular tequila cocktails are frozen margaritas (sometimes flavored), the Mexican Mule (think a Moscow Mule with tequila), the Paloma, or the tequila sunrise.

    But what is North Carolina’s favorite brand of tequila? Well, it’s not my go-to- that would be 1800. But still a solid choice. BetArizona.com asked the question and did the research based on Google trends. No matter what kind you’re drinking this weekend (responsibly of course) enjoy! I’ll be over here singing Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett to get ready for the day. “Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville…. Searching for that long-lost shaker of salt….

     

    • North Carolina

      Don Julio

      Don Julio Tequila

      BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Tequila Don Julio on display at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

    • 1. Don Julio

      Don Julio Tequila

      Don Julio was not just the most popular in North Carolina, it was in the most US states as well. In fact, it takes the crown in 29 states.

      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Alabama
      • Mississippi
      •  Arkansas
      • Oklahoma
      • Texas
      • New Mexico 
      • Arizona, 
      • Kansas, 
      • Nebraska, 
      • Colorado, 
      • Utah, 
      • Nevada, 
      • California, 
      • Oregon, 
      • Washington, 
      • Idaho, 
      • Montana,
      • North Dakota,
      • South Dakota
      • Wisconsin
      • Minnesota
      • Iowa
      • Illinois
      • Indiana,
      • Kentucky
      • West Virginia

       

    • 2. Casamigos

      Casamigos

      MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 16: A bartender creates specialty cocktails made with Casamigos at the opening party for Alo Miami on December 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

      17 states chose Casamigo as their favorite tequila brand, making it the second most popular.

      • Maine
      • New Hampshire
      • Vermont
      • Massachusetts
      • Connecticut
      • Rhode Island
      • New York
      • New Jersey
      • Delaware
      • Pennsylvania
      • Maryland
      • Virginia
      • Tennessee
      • South Carolina
      • Missouri
      • Louisiana
      • Michigan

       

    • 3. Patron

      Patron

      INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 15: Patron Tequila on display at the 34th Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular at The Compound on July 15, 2019 in Inglewood, California.

      In a very distant third place is Patron. Only ranking as the most popular in two states.

      • Ohio
      • Wyoming
    • 4. Jose Cuervo

      Jose Cuervo

      LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 08: A view of general atmosphere at the Jose Cuervo booth at ‘Night Market’ presented by The Los Angeles Times on May 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

      Sorry Jose Cuervo, you are only Alaska’s favorite!

    • Methodology

      BetArizona.com used Google Trends and Vinepair.com to complete the above study. Utilizing Vinepair.com’s list of most popular tequila brands of the year, we then used Google Trends to determine the most searched brand in each state of the United States. After completing the trends over the past 90 days, the four brands were determined to have at least one state with it as their most searched tequila. Hawaii was left off due to incomplete data.