National Hot Dog Tequila Day

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Hey there, hot dog and tequila enthusiasts! Get ready to celebrate an exciting day that combines these two beloved things. It's National Hot Dog Tequila Day, a perfect time to indulge in some delicious franks and sip on some tequila shots. So let's dive into the fascinating history and fun facts behind this unique celebration!

When is Hot Dog Tequila Day?

It's national hot dog tequila day on the 24th July.

The Origin of National Hot Dog Tequila Day

While the origin of National Hot Dog Tequila Day is a bit hazy (probably due to the tequila), it's clear that the combination of hot dogs and tequila has been enjoyed by people for ages. Both of these iconic treats have their roots in different cultures but have found a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of many.

Hot dogs, also known as frankfurters or wieners, have a long culinary history. They are believed to have originated in Frankfurt, Germany, in the 15th century. However, it was the immigrants who brought this delicious snack to the United States that really made hot dogs a staple in American cuisine.

On the other hand, tequila is a distilled spirit made from the blue agave plant, primarily produced in the regions surrounding the city of Tequila, Mexico. This flavorful drink has a rich history and cultural significance in Mexico, and it has gained worldwide popularity for its unique taste.

History behind the term 'Hot Dog Tequila'


First mention of 'hot dog'

The term 'hot dog' first appeared in print in the Yale Record, a popular college humor magazine, in 1893. It was used to describe a type of sausage served in a bun. The origin of the term is unclear, but it quickly gained popularity.


Prohibition influences tequila consumption

Prohibition, the nationwide ban on alcoholic beverages in the United States from 1920 to 1933, increased the demand for smuggled and homemade liquor. Tequila, a Mexican spirit made from the blue agave plant, became a popular alternative during this time.


Hot dog and tequila combination emerges

In 1924, during the height of Prohibition, a group of bootleggers discovered a unique pairing: consuming tequila alongside hot dogs. The spicy and savory flavors complemented each other, making it a favorite combination at speakeasies across the country.


Prohibition ends, but hot dog tequila lives on

With the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the demand for illicit tequila decreased. However, the hot dog tequila combination had already found a loyal fan base. Despite its unconventional origins, the pairing continued to be enjoyed by many.


Popularity spreads at backyard barbecues

During the 1950s, backyard barbecues became increasingly popular in the United States. The hot dog tequila combination became a staple at these gatherings, adding a touch of Mexican flair to the classic American cookout.

Modern Day

Hot dog tequila as a cultural curiosity

Today, hot dog tequila is seen as a cultural curiosity and an emblem of an era that combined creativity and necessity. While it may not be as widely consumed as it once was, it remains a unique part of culinary history.

Did you know?

Did you know that National Hot Dog Tequila Day is also known as 'Frank 'n' Drank Day' by some festive folks? It's a playful way to celebrate this delightful culinary combo!


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First identified

23rd July 2015

Most mentioned on

24th July 2015

Total mentions


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