National Margarita Day is truly one of our favorite made-up occasions so we are going to share a little secret with all of you. A really good Margarita is all about using a quality tequila and the trick to good tequila is to make sure that is 100 percent Agave. You will thank me later!
Margarita's are smooth, delicious and so versatile. Celebrate a little summery goodness just perfect for this chilly February day with one of these favorites from us here at Mermaid Liquors of Niantic or share your favorite recipe below!
Like it spicy?
2 oz. DeLeón Reposado Tequila
2 oz. lime juice
¼ green jalapeño pepper (with seeds)
½ oz. agave nectar
Garnish: lime wedge
Muddle jalapeño with lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
How about Fresh?
¾ c. Sauza Blue 100% Agave Tequila
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
6 oz. lime juice
2 oz. DeKuyper Triple Sec
2 oz. simple syrup
Garnish: cucumber slices and lime wedge
To make simple syrup, mix equal oz. hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. In a pint glass, muddle half of the sliced cucumbers with the tequila. Let it sit in the refrigerator for one hour. Strain the cucumber tequila and combine it with all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with cucumber slices and a lime wedge.
Frozen Sangria Margarita
2 oz. Camarena Silver Tequila
1 oz. Premium Orange Liqueur
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. agave nectar
1½ c. crushed ice
2 oz. bottle of sangria
Garnish: orange wheel
Place all ingredients except sangria in a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Place in freezer for two to three hours to firm. Shake container occasionally so mixture does not separate ingredients while freezing. When ready to serve: In wine goblet, alternately layer frozen tequila mixture with ¼ to ½ measures of chilled sangria. Garnish with orange wheel.
(All pictures courtesy of cosmopolitan.com)
Remember to always drink responsibly!