Jack Frost Tequila Cocktail: A Winter Wonderland in a Glass
Dive into the winter season with the Jack Frost Tequila Cocktail, a crystal clear blue drink that evokes the beauty of a frosty winter’s day. Made with blanco tequila and a touch of blue, this cocktail is a visually stunning and deliciously crisp addition to any holiday or winter celebration.
2 oz blanco tequila
1/2 oz blue curaçao
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Sparkling water or club soda (optional)
Salt for rimming the glass (optional)
Lime wedge (for rimming the glass and garnish)
Optional garnish: a sprig of rosemary or mint
Prepare the Glass: If you’re using salt, rim the edge of your cocktail glass with a lime wedge, then dip it into salt.
Combine Ingredients: In a shaker, mix the blanco tequila, blue curaçao, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake well until chilled.
Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass. For a lighter drink, top with sparkling water or club soda.
Garnish: Add a lime wedge and, if desired, a sprig of rosemary or mint for a wintery touch.
Enjoy: Serve your Jack Frost Tequila Cocktail immediately, and enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste that’s as invigorating as a winter breeze.
The Jack Frost Tequila Cocktail, with its clear blue hue and refreshing flavors, is the perfect toast to the winter season. Its elegant appearance and crisp taste make it a standout choice for holiday parties, winter gatherings, or any occasion that calls for a touch of frosty magic.
Cranberry Margarita Recipe: The Holiday Margarita You Need
The holiday season is the perfect time to experiment with traditional flavors, and what better way to do this than with a festive cocktail? The Cranberry Margarita is a delightful twist on the classic margarita, blending the tartness of cranberry juice with the smoothness of tequila. Garnished with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually stunning, making it a perfect addition to any holiday party.
2 oz tequila
1 oz orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
2 oz cranberry juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
Fresh cranberries (for garnish)
Rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
Optional: sugar or salt for rimming the glass
Lime wedge (for rimming the glass)
Prepare the Glass: If you like a salted or sugared rim, run a lime wedge around the edge of your glass and dip it into sugar or salt spread on a plate.
Mix the Ingredients: In a shaker, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Add ice and shake well until the mixture is well-chilled.
Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice.
Garnish: Add a few fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary to each glass. The cranberries add a festive touch, while the rosemary sprig gives a hint of holiday aroma and resembles holiday greenery.
Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors in this festive margarita.
The Cranberry Margarita is an excellent choice for your holiday celebrations. It’s a refreshing and visually appealing drink that captures the essence of the season. This cocktail is sure to impress your guests and add a splash of festive cheer to any holiday gathering.
Feel free to adjust the recipe to suit your taste preferences or to fit the theme of your celebration. Cheers to a merry and bright holiday season!
The holiday season is filled with rich and indulgent foods and drinks, but sometimes, a lighter, cleaner option is what you crave. Enter the Clean Christmas Drink: a simple yet festive cocktail featuring tequila and soda, garnished with rosemary and pomegranate seeds. This drink is not only easy to make but also a visually stunning addition to any holiday gathering.
2 oz high-quality tequila
Sparkling soda water
Fresh rosemary sprigs
Optional: a squeeze of fresh lime juice
Prepare the Glass: Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
Add Tequila: Pour 2 oz of your favorite tequila over the ice.
Top with Soda: Gently pour sparkling soda water to the top of the glass, leaving some room for garnishes.
Garnish: Add a sprig of fresh rosemary and a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds to the glass. The rosemary adds a subtle aroma and a hint of holiday greenery, while the pomegranate seeds provide a pop of festive color and a slight tartness.
Optional Lime: For an extra zing, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Serve: Stir gently to mix the ingredients slightly and serve immediately.
This Clean Christmas Drink is the perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing and light cocktail during the holiday season. Its simplicity, combined with the festive look and flavors of rosemary and pomegranate, makes it a delightful choice for holiday parties or a relaxed evening at home. Enjoy the lighter side of holiday cheer with this elegant and clean tequila cocktail.
Perfect Christmas Cocktail: Coconut Margarita with Fresh Cranberries and Rosemary
The holiday season calls for cocktails that are not only delicious but also visually stunning and festive. This Perfect Christmas Cocktail, a Coconut Margarita with Fresh Cranberries and Rosemary, combines the tropical flavors of coconut with the seasonal charm of cranberries and rosemary, creating a drink that’s as delightful to the palate as it is to the eyes.
2 oz coconut tequila
1 oz triple sec
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz coconut cream
Fresh cranberries (for garnish)
A sprig of rosemary (for garnish)
Salt or sugar for rimming the glass (optional)
Lime wedge (for garnish and rimming)
Prepare the Glass: If you prefer a salted or sugared rim, run a lime wedge around the edge of your glass and dip it into salt or sugar spread on a plate.
Combine Ingredients: In a shaker, combine 2 oz of coconut tequila, 1 oz of triple sec, 1 oz of fresh lime juice, and 1 oz of coconut cream. Add ice and shake well.
Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice.
Garnish: Gently float a few fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary on top of the cocktail. The cranberries add a pop of festive color and a slight tartness, while the rosemary adds a subtle aroma and resembles holiday greenery.
Enjoy: Serve the cocktail with a lime wedge for an added zesty flavor. Enjoy this perfect blend of tropical and seasonal flavors, ideal for any Christmas or holiday gathering.
The Perfect Christmas Cocktail: Coconut Margarita with Fresh Cranberries and Rosemary is a delightful addition to any holiday menu. Its unique blend of tropical coconut and festive cranberry-rosemary garnishes makes it a memorable choice for holiday celebrations. Cheers to a joyous and flavorful season!
Christmas Mule with Tequila: A Festive Twist on a Classic
As the holidays approach, it’s time to add a twist to our beloved cocktails to match the festive spirit. Today, we’re taking the classic Moscow Mule and giving it a Christmas makeover with a dash of tequila. Introducing the Christmas Mule with Tequila – a refreshing, zesty, and subtly spiced cocktail that’s perfect for your holiday celebrations.
2 oz of premium tequila
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz cranberry juice (for a festive touch)
Ginger beer, to top off
A few fresh cranberries (for garnish)
A sprig of rosemary (for garnish)
A slice of lime (for garnish)
Prepare Your Glass: Begin by filling a copper mug or a highball glass with ice cubes. The traditional copper mug used for Moscow Mules is perfect for this holiday variant as well.
Mix the Ingredients: Pour 2 oz of premium tequila over the ice. Add 1/2 oz of fresh lime juice and 1/4 oz of cranberry juice to bring in a touch of Christmas flavor.
Top It Off: Gently pour the ginger beer into the glass, filling it to the top. The ginger beer adds the classic Mule fizz and spiciness.
Garnish: Garnish your Christmas Mule with a few fresh cranberries, a sprig of rosemary, and a slice of lime. The rosemary not only adds a hint of holiday aroma but also looks like a mini-Christmas tree branch, making your cocktail visually festive.
Serve: Stir gently to mix the ingredients well. Serve immediately and enjoy the holiday cheers!
The Christmas Mule with Tequila is the perfect cocktail for your holiday gatherings. Its unique blend of tequila, cranberry, and ginger flavors, combined with the festive garnishes, makes it a delightful addition to any Christmas or holiday celebration. Raise your glasses and toast to the joy of the season!
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Warm Up Your Holidays: Creamy Hot Chocolate with Licor 43 and Herradura Tequila
As the winter chill sets in, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a warm mug of hot chocolate. This holiday season, we’re taking this comforting classic to new heights with a spirited twist: introducing our Creamy Hot Chocolate with Licor 43 and Herradura Tequila. This luxurious concoction combines the rich, velvety texture of hot chocolate with the unique flavors of Licor 43 and the smoothness of Herradura Tequila, creating a perfect blend of warmth and cheer.
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
100g dark chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz Licor 43
1 oz Herradura Tequila
Whipped cream (for garnish)
Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder (for garnish)
A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Simmer Milk and Cream: In a saucepan, gently heat the milk and heavy cream until hot, but not boiling.
Melt Chocolate: Add the chopped dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and sugar to the pan. Whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
Add the Spirits: Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract, Licor 43, and Herradura Tequila. Mix well to combine all the flavors.
Serve: Pour the hot chocolate into mugs. If desired, add a pinch of cinnamon for a hint of spice.
Garnish: Top each mug with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings or a dusting of cocoa powder for an extra touch of indulgence.
Enjoy: Sip and savor the creamy, boozy blend, letting it warm you from the inside out.
Our Creamy Hot Chocolate with Licor 43 and Herradura Tequila is more than just a drink; it’s a cozy embrace in a mug. Whether you’re winding down from a day in the snow or looking for a festive treat to share with friends, this rich and creamy hot chocolate offers the perfect blend of comfort and celebration. So grab a blanket, find your favorite spot, and let this luxurious hot chocolate be your companion this holiday season.
A Zesty Thanksgiving Cocktail: The Cranberry and Lime Margarita
Thanksgiving, a time of gratitude and gatherings, is traditionally marked by a feast of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. However, why not spice up this year’s celebration with a fun and festive cocktail? The Cranberry and Lime Margarita – offers a refreshing change from the usual holiday drinks.
Prepare the Glass: If you’re rimming the glass with salt or sugar, run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and dip it into a plate of salt or sugar.
Mix the Drink: In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, cranberry juice, and triple sec with ice. Shake well until chilled.
Serve: Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice.
Garnish: Add a few fresh cranberries and a slice of lime on the rim or float them on top for a festive look.
This Cranberry and Lime Margarita is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast but also a reminder that traditions can evolve, and new memories can be created with a little creativity and zest. So, raise your glass this Thanksgiving and make a toast to good times, gratitude, and the joy of trying something new!
Hello, autumn lovers! As the leaves turn gold and the air crisps up, it’s time to introduce flavors in our drink that wrap us in a warm, cozy embrace. Enter the Orange Spiced Fall Cocktail—a drink that captures the very essence of the season with its perfect balance of citrus zest and warming spices.
In a mixing glass, combine the maple syrup, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until you have a smooth mixture.
Add the fresh orange and lemon juices to the mix, giving it a vibrant citrus kick.
The Spirit of Fall
Pour in your choice of spiced rum or bourbon, adding that soul-warming touch.
Shake and Chill
Fill a shaker with ice, add the mixture, and shake well until the cocktail is nicely chilled.
Pour and Embellish
Strain the concoction into glasses filled with ice, and garnish with a slice of orange and star anise for that extra touch of autumnal magic.
The Orange Spiced Fall Cocktail is an invitation to savor the fleeting beauty of autumn. With each sip, you’re wrapped in a blanket of spices, sweetened by nature’s syrup, and invigorated by citrus zest.
Inspired to craft your own fall elixirs or found a delightful variation of this cocktail? Engage with our community using the hashtag #AutumnElixirMagic.
Purple Fig Tequila Cocktail: Elegance Meets Excitement in a Glass!
Greetings, cocktail aficionados! When luxury meets passion, you get the Purple Fig Tequila Cocktail. The rich, velvety allure of figs combined with the spirited kick of tequila creates a drink that’s both sophisticated and lively. And with a hint of thyme? You’re in for an aromatic surprise!
Pineapple and Lime Margarita: Tropical Vibes in a Glass!
Aloha, cocktail enthusiasts! When the allure of a tropical paradise beckons but the daily grind holds you back, we have a solution. Dive into the zestful world of the Pineapple and Lime Margarita—a drink that effortlessly mingles the tropical sweetness of pineapple with the tart kick of lime. A sip, and you’ll be transported to sun-kissed beaches, even if just in your mind.
Blended Cranberry Margarita: A Festive Sip for All Seasons!
When we think of cranberries, festive holiday tables might come to mind. But why limit such a delightful berry to just one season? Let’s raise our glasses to the Blended Cranberry Margarita—a drink that beautifully marries the tang of cranberries with the zest of a classic margarita.
Spicy Tequila Mule with Lime: The Fiery Kick for Taco Tuesday!
There’s something about the zesty fusion of spice, tequila, and lime that screams “fiesta”. If you’re ready to turn up the heat on your traditional drink lineup, you’ve come to the right place. Introducing the Spicy Tequila Mule with Lime—a refreshing, fiery twist on the classic Moscow Mule, tailor-made for Taco Tuesday!
As winter approaches and the chill sets in, our palates crave drinks that encapsulate warmth and comfort. And what better way to achieve that than by merging the robustness of tequila with the velvety allure of cream and spices? Presenting the Creamy Cinnamon Cocktail – where tequila takes on a rich, wintry avatar.
In a mixing glass, combine the tequila reposado and cinnamon syrup, laying the foundation for our wintry delight.
Pour in the heavy cream or half & half, adding a luxurious texture to the mix.
Add the Spice
Sprinkle the freshly grated nutmeg, infusing the drink with a comforting, fragrant warmth.
Chill and Mix
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the mixture, and shake well until the cocktail adopts a chilly yet creamy consistency.
Serve with Flair
Strain the blend into glasses, and if you’re feeling indulgent, top with a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for that added touch of wintry charm.
This Creamy Cinnamon Cocktail is a celebration of winter’s cozy vibe. The spirited kick of tequila paired with the soothing properties of cream and spices ensures a delightful experience, sip after warming sip.
Have a variation or your own wintry mix to share? Engage with our spirited community using the hashtag #WinterCocktailChronicles.
Saludos, taco, and cocktail lovers! As the leaves embrace a golden shade and the air gets a touch crispier, it’s undeniable that autumn is in full swing. And what better way to merge the love for tacos with the ubiquitous fall flavor than with our Pumpkin Spice Margarita?
Start by prepping your glasses. Moisten the rim using a lime wedge, then dip it into a plate of cinnamon sugar, ensuring an even coat. This isn’t just for aesthetics; it enhances the overall autumn margarita experience!
The Perfect Blend
In your cocktail shaker, merge the tequila, triple sec, pumpkin puree, lime juice, simple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Shake it like you mean it!
Chill It Right
Pour ice cubes into your prepared glasses.
Serve the Magic
Strain your autumn margarita blend over the ice.
Garnish with a fresh lime wedge. A hint of citrus goes a long way!
Pairing this unique drink with spicy tacos can add that extra warmth you crave during these cooler months. If you’re on the hunt for more fall cocktail recipes or exciting takes on traditional taco dishes, stay with us! And if you loved this twist, check out our Caramel Apple Taco Dessert.
Don’t forget to share your Pumpkin Spice Margarita experience on social media using #TacoTuesdayTwists! We’d love to see how yours turned out.
Bewitch Your Taste Buds: Halloween Tequila Hot Chocolate Spell with Marshmallow Charm
When the veil between worlds is thinnest, and the chill of October embraces the night, conjure warmth and wonder with a potion that’s both wicked and delightful. Our Halloween Tequila Hot Chocolate, garnished with plump marshmallows, a dusting of cocoa powder, and stirred with a cinnamon stick wand, is the perfect brew to bewitch your senses and enchant your Halloween festivities.
The Spirit of the Spell: Tequila’s Dark Magic
While tequila might traditionally evoke images of sunny skies and sandy beaches, in this concoction, it’s as dark and mysterious as a moonless night. The subtle bite of tequila cuts through the richness of hot chocolate, creating a potion that’s complex and utterly irresistible.
Crafting the Cocoa Concoction: The Base of Your Brew
The foundation of any great chocolate spell is the quality of the cocoa. Choose a dark variety for a more intense, bewitching flavor that complements the robustness of the tequila.
The Final Enchantment: Marshmallow Charm and Cinnamon Wand
What’s a witch’s brew without a little magic? Large marshmallows, toasted to perfection, float atop this sinful drink, providing a gooey sweetness that’s countered by a generous sprinkle of cocoa powder. And don’t forget your cinnamon stick wand! Not only does it infuse your potion with its warm, spicy essence, but it also serves as the perfect tool for potion stirring.
Without further ado, let’s unveil the steps to concocting this dark delight.
Recipe: Halloween Tequila Hot Chocolate Spell
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
2 oz premium tequila
Large marshmallows (as many as you dare!)
Cocoa powder, for that magical dusting
Cinnamon sticks (one per serving)
Halloween-themed mugs (the spookier, the better!)
Summon the Spirits: In a cauldron (or a regular saucepan, if your cauldron is occupied), heat the milk over a medium flame until it’s hot, but not boiling. We wouldn’t want to anger the spirits with scorched milk!
Melt the Midnight Chocolate: Add the dark chocolate chips to the hot milk, whisking continuously until they’re completely melted into a smooth, velvety concoction. This rich, dark base is key to the potion’s potency.
Invoke the Tequila: As you remove the cauldron from the heat, pour in the tequila. Stir counterclockwise three times to welcome the spirits of fun and revelry into your brew.
Conjure the Clouds: Place your large marshmallows atop the hot chocolate. If you feel particularly wicked, use a culinary torch to toast them to ghoulish perfection.
Whisper the Cocoa Incantation: With a pinch of cocoa powder held between your thumb and forefinger, dust the top of your potion. Use this moment to whisper your deepest autumn wishes into the mug.
Stir with the Cinnamon Wand: Place your cinnamon stick into the mug, using it to stir the potion and combine the enchanting flavors. The cinnamon’s natural magic enhances warmth and comfort.
Serve in a Sinister Vessel: Pour your bewitching beverage into a Halloween-themed mug. The darker and more mysterious, the better!
Our Halloween Tequila Hot Chocolate is more than a drink; it’s a warm, chocolatey embrace during the eerie enchantment of All Hallows’ Eve. Perfect for sipping after a night of trick-or-treating, around a fire while sharing ghost stories, or just enjoying a quiet night of spooky movies. So raise your mugs, witches and warlocks, to a Halloween filled with treats, tequila, and tantalizingly tasty spells! Cheers, or should we say… “Cheers, my pretties!”
Sip on the Dark Side: Unleash the Flavor with a Blackberry Margarita, Herradura Tequila, and Black Lava Salt
Craving a cocktail that’s as daring and dramatic as it is delicious? Look no further than our enticing Blackberry Margarita, concocted with the premium Herradura Tequila and crowned with an alluring black lava salt rim. It’s not just a drink; it’s an experience that tantalizes your taste buds and captures the spirit of every Taco Tuesday celebration.
When it comes to crafting the ultimate margarita, the choice of tequila is paramount. Herradura Tequila, renowned for its traditional production methods and robust agave flavor, provides the ideal base for our Blackberry Margarita. Distilled in the heart of Mexico’s tequila region, Herradura boasts a legacy of excellence, promising quality, authenticity, and a silky finish that complements the fruity zest of blackberries.
The Bold Twist: Blackberry Bliss
Blackberries, with their deep, sweet-tart flavor profile, transform a classic margarita into an innovative masterpiece. These juicy gems are packed with antioxidants and add not only a healthful twist but also a rich, vibrant hue to your cocktail, ensuring it’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.
A Dramatic Finish with Black Lava Salt
What sets this margarita recipe apart is the striking finale: the black lava salt rim. Originating from the volcanic regions of Hawaii, black lava salt is infused with activated charcoal, contributing to its stunning color and smoky, earthy notes. It’s not only a conversation starter but also a flavor enhancer, adding complexity and a gourmet touch to every sip.
2 oz Herradura Tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz agave syrup (adjust to taste)
3/4 cup fresh blackberries
Black lava salt for rimming
Lime wedges & fresh blackberries for garnish
Prep the Glass: Slide a lime wedge around the rim of your glass before dipping it into the black lava salt. This exotic salt not only gifts a visual contrast but an exciting flavor edge.
Blend the Blackberries: Muddle fresh blackberries in a cocktail shaker to release their color and sweet, tart juices. This step is crucial for that natural blackberry essence.
Shake it Up: Add Herradura Tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, and ice to your shaker. Cap it and give it a vigorous shake. The superior smoothness of Herradura pairs beautifully with the freshness of the lime and the sweetness of the agave.
Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into your salt-rimmed glass filled with ice. Witness the dramatic purple hue enriched by the dark rim, a feast for the eyes.
Garnish with Flair: Add a lime wedge and a few fresh blackberries on a cocktail skewer for that final flourish. Their bright color and juicy burst are the perfect counterpoints to the dark, smoky notes of the lava salt.
Sip and Savor: Take a moment to appreciate the layers of flavor — from the fruity depth of blackberries to the subtle smokiness of the lava salt, all tied together with the robust charm of Herradura Tequila.
Our Blackberry Margarita with Herradura Tequila and a black lava salt rim isn’t just a cocktail; it’s the highlight of your Taco Tuesday. Whether you’re hosting a festive feast, a casual get-together, or simply indulging in a solitary treat, this margarita is sure to stir up excitement and pleasure in every sip. So, why wait? Shake up your week with this bold, brackish, and berry-licious delight! Cheers!
Eerie Eyeball Elixir: The Perfect Purple Tequila Shot for Halloween
Halloween is the ideal time to get crafty with cocktails. As Halloween night draws nearer and the air grows cooler, elevate your party with a shot that’s not only spirited in taste but also in appearance. Introducing the Eerie Eyeball Elixir – a deep purple tequila shot garnished with a gummy eyeball that’s sure to send shivers down your guests’ spines.
1 oz Tequila (silver or blanco)
½ oz Blue Curacao
½ oz Grenadine
½ oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
Gummy eyeballs (for garnish)
Chill the Shot Glasses: Place your shot glasses in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes prior to preparing the drink. A cold shot glass will ensure your elixir remains crisp and chilled.
Mix the Magic: In a cocktail shaker, add the tequila, blue curacao, grenadine, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice cubes.
Shake It Up: Cap the shaker and give it a vigorous shake for about 15-20 seconds, ensuring all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Serve the Shot: Strain the mixture into your chilled shot glasses. The color should be a mesmerizing deep purple.
Garnish with the Eerie Eyeball: Gently drop a gummy eyeball into each shot glass.
Toast and Enjoy: Raise a toast to the spirits of Halloween and enjoy your Eerie Eyeball Elixir!
Serving Tip: For added spookiness, serve these shots on a tray filled with dry ice to create a mysterious, foggy ambiance.
With the Eerie Eyeball Elixir, you have a drink that’s as hauntingly beautiful as it is delicious. The rich purple hue, combined with the gummy eyeball, ensures it’s a showstopper at any Halloween gathering. Just a word of caution: these shots might disappear faster than you think, so be prepared for encores! Cheers to a hauntingly memorable Halloween! 🎃🍸👁️🗨️
Blood Orange Margarita: The Spellbinding Drink for a Haunting Halloween Night
As the days grow shorter and the air is filled with an electric sense of mystery, it’s time to conjure up a drink that captivates the essence of Halloween. Introducing the Blood Orange Margarita—a tantalizing blend of sour, sweet, and eerie, this drink is as seductive as a vampire’s gaze and perfect for a night of dark revelry.
The Magic of the Blood Orange – Blood oranges, with their deep crimson hue and rich, citrusy sweetness, provide the perfect base for a Halloween-inspired cocktail. When paired with the classic ingredients of a margarita, the result is an elixir that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious.
2 oz silver tequila
2 oz fresh blood orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz triple sec or Cointreau
1/2 oz agave nectar or simple syrup (adjust to taste)
Blood orange wheel and salt (or sugar) for rimming
Crafting the Elixir:
Moisten the rim of your glass with a blood orange slice and dip it into salt or sugar, depending on your preference.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, triple sec, and agave nectar.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake until the mixture is cold.
Strain the bewitching blend into your prepared glass and garnish with a blood orange wheel.
With the Blood Orange Margarita in hand, you’re not just serving a drink; you’re offering an experience—a sip of Halloween’s magic, a taste of the night’s mystery. Its vivid hue and robust flavors ensure it’ll be the centerpiece of any spooky soirée. So as the moon climbs high and shadows dance this October 31st, raise a glass to the spirits of old and the memories yet to be made. Cheers to a hauntingly enchanting Halloween!
Unearth the Halloween Spirit with a Herradura Tequila Bloody Maria
Halloween, a night where the veil between worlds is thin, demands a cocktail that’s both hauntingly delicious and eerily aesthetic. Enter the Bloody Maria—a sultry, spicy twist on the classic Bloody Mary—transformed into the ultimate Halloween beverage with the addition of luxurious Herradura Tequila. When served in a chilling skull mug and garnished extravagantly, this drink promises to be the showstopper of your spooky soirée.
The Lure of the Bloody Maria – While the traditional Bloody Mary has long reigned supreme in the world of brunches and hangover cures, the Bloody Maria swaps out vodka for tequila, bringing a warmth and complexity that’s unbeatable. Herradura Tequila, with its rich heritage and smooth finish, is the ideal choice for this macabre masterpiece.
2 oz Herradura Tequila
4 oz tomato juice
1 oz lime juice
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 dash of hot sauce (adjust to taste)
A pinch of black pepper and salt
For the Garnish:
Lettuce leaf (for a ghoulish green contrast)
Celery stalk (a nod to the classic)
1 pick skewered with a hard-boiled egg half, a dill pickle slice, and a piece of salami
Mixing the Potion:
In a shaker, combine Herradura Tequila, tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
Add ice cubes and shake vigorously until well-mixed.
Strain the mixture into the skull mug filled with ice.
The Final Touch:
Place lettuce and celery stalk so it protrudes out.
Finally, place the pick garnished with egg, pickle, and salami across the mug.
As the nights grow longer and a ghostly chill fills the air, arm yourself with a drink that’ll both thrill and satisfy. The Bloody Maria, boasting Herradura Tequila and served in an ominous skull mug, is the answer to all Halloween cocktail dreams. Its rich flavors combined with a haunting presentation guarantee it will be the talking point of any gathering. So, this Halloween, let the Bloody Maria cast its spell and bewitch your guests!
As October begins to blanket the ground and a cool breeze replaces the heat of summer, it’s time to switch out our light, summery cocktails for something a little more rich and cozy. The essence of fall is captured in the jewel-like seeds of the pomegranate; their deep red hue and tart flavor perfectly embody the season’s shift. When mixed into a classic margarita, pomegranate creates a sophisticated drink with a delicate balance of sweet, sour, and salty. The Pomegranate Margarita is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a treat for the eyes, its deep ruby color reminiscent of autumn sunsets.
For the Pomegranate Juice:
2 large pomegranates
For the Margarita:
2 oz tequila (choose a good quality silver or reposado)
1 oz fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 oz triple sec or Cointreau
1 oz pomegranate juice (freshly squeezed or store-bought)
1/2 oz simple syrup or agave nectar (adjust to taste)
Lime wedge and pomegranate seeds for garnish
Salt for rimming (optional)
Preparing the Pomegranate Juice:
Cut the pomegranates in half. Over a bowl, hold one half with the cut side down in the palm of your hand and tap the back with a wooden spoon. The seeds should begin to fall out.
Once all seeds are removed, put them in a blender or food processor and pulse a few times until they are broken up but not completely pureed.
Pour the mixture through a fine sieve or cheesecloth into a bowl, pressing to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the seeds and pulp.
Set the juice aside or refrigerate if not using immediately.
Making the Pomegranate Margarita:
If you like a salt-rimmed glass, moisten the rim of your glass with a lime wedge and dip it in salt. Set aside.
In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec, pomegranate juice, and simple syrup.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain the cocktail into your prepared glass. If preferred, add ice to the glass before pouring.
Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.
The Pomegranate Margarita is more than just a drink—it’s an experience that invites you to sit back, relax, and savor the moment. Whether you’re enjoying it alone on a chilly evening or serving it at a festive gathering, this cocktail is sure to become a fall favorite.
Pair with savory autumn appetizers or simply enjoy the rich tapestry of flavors as they dance on your palate. The fusion of tangy pomegranate with the classic margarita ingredients evokes the spirit of the season in every sip. Cheers to embracing fall with a drink in hand!
Blended Chocolate Margarita: The Ultimate Dessert Cocktail with a Cookie Crumb Rim
Are you a margarita enthusiast with a sweet tooth? Your taste buds are in for a treat with our indulgent blended chocolate margarita! Featuring a delicious cookie crumb rim, this decadent concoction perfectly combines sweet, salty, and a little kick of tequila, ensuring an explosion of flavors. It’s the ideal dessert margarita for chocolate lovers and cocktail aficionados alike. So, let’s shake things up and dive into this sweet symphony of flavors!
2 oz Chocolate liqueur (we like Chocolate Licor 43)
1 oz Herradura Blanco
1 oz Cream de cacao
1 oz Chocolate syrup
1 cup Ice cubes
2 tbsp Cookie crumbs (for rim) (Oreo’s work great)
1 tbsp Simple syrup (for rim)
Whipped cream (optional, for garnish)
Chocolate shavings (optional, for garnish)
Prepare the Glass:
Dip the rim of your margarita glass in simple syrup and then in cookie crumbs until well-coated. Set aside to let it set.
Pro Tip: Use a fine brush to apply the syrup evenly to avoid uneven rims.
Blend the Ingredients:
In a blender, combine the chocolate liqueur, tequila, cream de cacao, chocolate syrup, and ice cubes.
Blend until smooth and creamy, ensuring a luxurious texture.
Pour and Garnish:
Pour the blended chocolate margarita into the prepared glass, avoiding disturbing the cookie crumb rim.
Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for an extra indulgent touch.
Savor the Sweetness:
Now, it’s time to relax and savor this sweet symphony of flavors! Enjoy your decadent concoction responsibly, and share the recipe with fellow dessert margarita lovers!
This blended chocolate margarita with a cookie crumb rim is more than just a drink—it’s a dessert and a cocktail, all in one! It’s the perfect end to a delicious meal or a sweet treat to enjoy with friends. The blend of rich chocolate, smooth liqueurs, and crunchy cookie creates a flavor profile like no other. Remember, sharing is caring, so don’t forget to share this chocolate cocktail recipe with your fellow margarita enthusiasts!
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Indulge in a luxurious, blended chocolate margarita with a crunchy cookie crumb rim, combining sweet, salty, and a kick of tequila. It’s the ultimate dessert cocktail, a sweet symphony of flavors that is sure to delight all chocolate and cocktail lovers. Dive into decadence with this easy and delicious chocolate cocktail recipe!
Autumn in a Glass: Apple Cider Margarita with a Thyme Garnish
Welcome to TacoTuesday.com’s beverage corner! While tacos hold our heart, we can’t resist the allure of a perfectly paired drink. Today, we’re exploring autumn with a refreshingly unique drink. Introducing the Apple Cider Margarita, garnished beautifully with a sprig of thyme and cinnamon.
4 oz apple cider
2 oz reposado tequila
½ oz orange liqueur
Juice of half a lime
1-2 dashes of ground cinnamon
For the Rim:
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Fresh thyme sprigs for garnish
Prepare the Glass: In a shallow dish, combine the brown sugar and ground cinnamon, mixing them well. Wet the rim of your glass with the lime wedge and then dip it into the sugar-cinnamon mix, ensuring an even coat.
Mix the Margarita: In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and cinnamon. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until the mixture is chilled.
Serve: Pour the shaken mixture into your prepared glass filled with ice. Gracefully garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme, adding an aromatic and visual appeal.
Optional: For an extra splash of flavor and warmth, consider adding a cinnamon stick for stirring or a dash of ginger beer.
The Apple Cider Margarita pairs exquisitely with savory tacos, particularly those with pork or turkey fillings. The aromatic thyme and sweet cider nuances of the drink perfectly balance the meaty richness, offering an unmatched culinary experience.
With the Apple Cider Margarita, every sip is like wrapping yourself in a cozy fall blanket. Whether you’re diving into a Taco Tuesday feast, hosting an autumn gathering, or just fancy a drink with a twist, this margarita will undoubtedly enchant your palate.
To many flavorful autumns and memorable Taco Tuesdays!
The classic lime margarita has its own timeless charm, fruit-infused variations bring a whole new dimension to this beloved drink. One such variation that’s been garnering attention lately is the mango margarita. Fresh, vibrant, and exuding tropical flair, this mango margarita doesn’t require a blender or complicated ingredients. Instead, we’re keeping it simple with tequila, lime, lemon, and, of course, ripe mango.
A Symphony of Flavors
Mango: Adds natural sweetness and a tropical touch.
Tequila: The soul of any margarita. Opt for a quality brand to elevate your cocktail.
Lime & Lemon: These citrus fruits add the required tanginess that perfectly balances the sweetness of the mango.
The Recipe: Non-Blended Mango Margarita
For the Mango Puree:
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
For the Margarita:
2 oz Tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz mango puree
Lime or lemon wedges, for garnish
Salt for rimming the glass (optional)
Prepare the Mango Puree:
Take the peeled and diced mango and mash it with a fork or masher until it becomes a puree. You can also use a food processor for a smoother texture, but for this non-blended version, a slightly chunkier puree adds character.
Rim the Glass (Optional):
Take a lime or lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of your glass.
Dip the rim into a plate of salt, making sure it adheres well.
Make the Margarita:
In a shaker, combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice, and mango puree.
Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker.
Shake well for about 15-20 seconds to combine all the ingredients.
Fill your rimmed glass with ice cubes.
Strain the cocktail into the glass.
Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge.
It’s a cocktail that brings a burst of tropical sunshine.
Steer clear of the mundane and dive into a world where cucumbers are the cool kids and Herradura Ultra tequila is their fun-loving sidekick. Get ready for a sip that’s fun, fresh, and undeniably juicy.
A Brief Ode to Herradura Ultra:
Before we immerse ourselves in the recipe, let’s tip our hats to Herradura Ultra. This crystal-clear añejo tequila boasts a refined, complex taste profile thanks to its extended aging process. And guess what? Its rich, smooth notes are about to make your cucumber margarita the talk of the town (or at least your backyard party).
2 oz Herradura Ultra tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup (adjust based on your sweet-tooth levels)
4-5 cucumber slices (plus extra for garnishing, because aesthetics matter!)
A pinch of sea salt
cucumber slice, for garnish
Prep the Star:
Begin by washing the cucumber. No one wants a dirt-infused drink, right? Slice up your refreshing green buddy.
Muddle Away: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices. Don’t hold back; this is your moment to release any pent-up frustrations. You want those cucumber essences to meld beautifully with the Herradura.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Add the Herradura Ultra tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and a hearty handful of ice to the shaker. Seal the lid, and then shake with the kind of enthusiasm you’d use on the dance floor.
Presentation Matters: Grab a glass (a chilled one ups your bartender game). Run a lime wheel around the rim, then dip it into a plate of sea salt. You’re not just making a drink; you’re crafting an experience!
Strain your concoction into the glass, ensuring the crushed cucumber remnants stay behind (they’ve done their job). Add a few ice cubes, and garnish with a cucumber slice and lime wheel.
And voila! In your hand, you hold a beverage that’s fun, fabulous, and undeniably refreshing. The Herradura Ultra tequila’s smooth profile dances seamlessly with the fresh, cool vibes of cucumber. Sip, savor, and let every drop transport you to a beachy paradise—even if you’re just on your patio.
The Margarita is an age-old cocktail favorite, especially on sun-soaked patios in the summer. It’s a timeless and versatile, having inspired countless variations over the years. Enter the Sunshine Margarita, a radiant twist that will not just refresh your senses but also bathe them in the warm glow of the sun. The Sunshine Margarita harmoniously marries the rich tradition of the Margarita with the bright and vivacious notes of orange.
Yield: 1 cocktail
2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
1 oz high-quality silver or reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Licor 43
A splash of agave syrup (adjust to taste)
Optional for serving:
Orange slice or twist of orange peel (for garnish)
Prep the Glass: If you like a salt-rimmed glass, run an orange slice around the rim of your glass and then dip it into a plate of salt.
Mix the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, tequila, Licor 43, and agave syrup.
Shake: Fill the shaker with ice and shake well until the mixture is chilled.
Serve: Strain the chilled mixture into your prepared glass filled with ice.
Garnish: Add an orange slice or a twist of orange peel for an elegant touch.
It’s a tribute to sunny days and happy memories, and a reminder that, with the right ingredients, we can always find a moment of brightness, no matter the weather. Whether you’re at the beach, hosting a summer soirée, or just looking to bring a little sunshine into your day.
The Timeless Classic: America’s Beloved Margarita on the Rocks
When it comes to concocting the perfect cocktail, America has spoken it’s the classic margarita on the rocks with a touch of sea salt that steals the show. There’s something enchanting about this cocktail’s simplicity that resonates with the nation. Perhaps it’s the crispness of blanco tequila, the tang of fresh lime, or that crunchy sea salt that clings to the rim, or maybe all the above. What we do know is we love it!
Today, let’s raise our glasses high and toast to this iconic drink, all while we unravel its allure and give you the ultimate recipe featuring the luxurious Herradura Tequila.
The Magic of Margarita
The margarita, with its unclear origins, mysterious birthplaces, and countless recipe variations, remains an enigma. While many claim to have invented this tantalizing cocktail, from socialites to bartenders, its true origin remains debated. What’s undisputed, however, is its widespread popularity and its continued status as America’s go-to cocktail.
At the heart of every great margarita is an exceptional tequila, and for our recipe, we’ve chosen none other than Herradura Blanco Tequila. Crafted since 1870 in Amatitán, Jalisco, Herradura’s process respects tradition while embracing innovation. The result? A premium spirit that stands the test of time, much like our favorite cocktail.
Classic Margarita on the Rocks with Herradura Tequila
2 oz Herradura Blanco Tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz Cointreau
(optional) Agave or simple syrup to taste
Sea salt, for rimming the glass.
Lime wedge, for garnish
Prep the Glass: Moisten the rim of your glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim into a plate of sea salt, ensuring an even coat. This is where the magic begins!
Mix: In a shaker filled with ice, combine Herradura Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, and Cointreau or triple sec. Shake until well-chilled.
Pour: Strain the mixture into your salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
Garnish & Serve: Drop a lime wedge into the glass or perch it on the rim for that extra flair.
Cheers: Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of your creation, then dive in.
In a world of countless cocktails, fads, and trends, the classic margarita stands unshaken. Its beauty lies in its simplicity and the perfect balance of its ingredients.
Summer Vibes Require Pineapple Margaritas: The Ultimate EASY Recipe
When the summer sun shines bright, there’s one drink on everyone’s lips: margarita. Yes, that iconic drink that seamlessly marries the sweetness of fruit with the kick of tequila. Today, we’re diving into the world of margaritas with a special twist: the pineapple margarita recipe.
Summer and margaritas are a match made in paradise. The pineapple margarita with its tropical flavors and perfect blend of sweet and sour notes, this margarita recipe is bound to transport you straight to paradise.
When it comes to picking the ideal fruit for a summer margarita, the pineapple stands tall and proud. Its tangy-sweet flavor profile not only complements the tequila’s boldness but also lends a unique, exotic flair to the traditional margarita recipe.
If you’re craving a quick and easy pineapple margarita recipe, we’ve got you covered.
2 oz silver tequila (we use Herradura)
1 oz fresh lime juice (approximately 1 lime)
1 oz pineapple juice (preferably fresh or unsweetened)
½ oz orange liqueur
Optional: agave nectar or simple syrup to taste
Pineapple or lime wedge, for garnish
In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, pineapple juice, and orange liquor. If you like it a little sweeter, add a dash of agave nectar or simple syrup. This streamlined margarita recipe is all about simplicity, so adjust to your taste.
Fill the shaker with ice and give it a good shake until well chilled.
Strain the mixture into your prepared glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge or a slice of lime.
There’s something magical about sipping on a pineapple margarita in the summer sun. It’s more than just a drink; it’s an experience, a memory, a summer vibe captured in a glass. So the next time you’re looking to elevate your summer game, remember this margarita recipe. The pineapple margarita is not just a drink; it’s a celebration of all things summer.
Celebrating Shark Week: Dive Deep into Fun & Sip a Blue Margarita!
Sharks have long fascinated humans with their stealth, power, and intrigue. Whether you’re an ocean enthusiast, a marine biologist, or a person who just can’t resist the hypnotic allure of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, this yearly celebration of everything shark is sure to keep you hooked to your screens. It’s the time of the year when Jaws, Great Whites, Hammerheads, and more take center stage and we become their captive audience, willingly diving into the thrilling depths of the oceans from the comfort (and safety!) of our living rooms. Just as every shark has its unique allure, every Shark Week aficionado has their way of reveling in the event. Some prefer binge-watching every jaw-dropping moment, while others indulge in shark-themed parties, complete with games, outfits, and even shark-tastic food and drinks. So, to make your Shark Week 2023 even more unforgettable, we’ve concocted a special Blue Margarita recipe that not only complements the oceanic theme perfectly but is also refreshingly delicious.
Deep Blue Sea Margarita Recipe
Ingredients: • 1 ½ ounces of tequila (Silver or Blanco) • 1 ounce of Blue Curaçao • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice • ½ ounce of simple syrup • Ice cubes • Salt for rimming (optional) • Lime wedge for garnish
Instructions: • Prepare your margarita glass by running a lime wedge around the rim. Dip the rim into some salt (if using) until coated to your liking. Set the glass aside. • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Blue Curaçao, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice. • Shake well for about 15 seconds, until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This helps properly blend and chill the ingredients. • Strain the cocktail into your prepared glass. You may fill it with fresh ice if you like your margaritas extra cold. • Garnish with a lime wedge, serve, and dive into the deep blue deliciousness!
This vibrant Blue Margarita, with its electric color and tantalizing taste, is a surefire way to make Shark Week a real celebration. As you sip, you can imagine yourself exploring the mysterious blue depths of the sea, perhaps swimming alongside a magnificent whale shark or watching the swift agility of a Mako from a safe distance. So as you embark on this year’s exciting Shark Week journey, remember, it’s not just about the thrill and the chill. It’s about fostering a sense of respect and responsibility towards these magnificent creatures and their ocean home. Every Shark Week is a reminder of the role we can play in conserving their habitats and ensuring their survival. Happy Shark Week, everyone! Here’s to a fintastic time ahead. Cheers with your Blue Margaritas!
A Symphony of Citrus: The Pineapple-Orange Tequila Sunrise
In the world of cocktails, few are as captivating as the Tequila Sunrise. With its enchanting layers, it’s truly a sight to behold. But let’s take it up a notch. By incorporating the brightness of orange juice with the tropical allure of pineapple, we’re about to elevate this classic into a full-blown citrus extravaganza. The Pineapple-Orange Tequila Sunrise is a drink that sings with zest and jubilation. This article will guide you through concocting this beautiful and tantalizing cocktail, which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.
Ingredients • 1 ½ ounces tequila (silver or reposado) • 2 ounces pineapple juice • 2 ounces orange juice (freshly squeezed if possible) • 1 ounce grenadine syrup • Ice cubes • Fresh pineapple slice, for garnish • Orange wheel, for garnish • Maraschino cherry, for garnish • Optional: Fresh mint or a cocktail umbrella for an extra touch of tropical flair
Instructions • Gather Your Ingredients: Make sure you have all your ingredients ready. Using fresh orange juice will add an extra punch of freshness to your cocktail. • Prepare Your Glass: Opt for a tall glass, like a highball or a hurricane glass, to showcase the striking layers of your cocktail. • Add Ice and Tequila: Fill your glass about two-thirds full of ice cubes, then pour in the tequila. • Mix the Juices: In a separate container or shaker, mix the pineapple juice and orange juice. Slowly pour the mixture over the tequila in your glass. These lighter ingredients will start to layer on top of the tequila. • Create the Sunrise Effect: Very slowly, pour the grenadine syrup down the inside of the glass. Since grenadine is denser than the juices, it will sink to the bottom, creating a gorgeous gradient effect reminiscent of a sunrise. • Garnish and Present: Garnish your drink with a fresh slice of pineapple, an orange wheel, and a maraschino cherry. If you’re feeling especially festive, add fresh mint or a colorful cocktail umbrella. • Savor the Moment: Present the drink without stirring, so your guests can admire the layers. Include a stirrer or straw so they can mix the drink to their preference as they sip.
The Sunrise, Reimagined The Pineapple-Orange Tequila Sunrise is not just a drink—it’s a celebration in a glass. The harmonious blend of pineapple and orange juice with the richness of tequila, all crowned by the dazzling sunrise effect, makes this cocktail an instant star. Whether you’re hosting a summer pool party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking to experiment with flavors, this twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise promises to play a beautiful citrus symphony on your taste buds. Cheers to the reimagined sunrise!
A Twist on a Classic: Spicy Bloody Maria Recipe
When it comes to classic cocktails, the Bloody Mary stands as an iconic brunch and hangover remedy for many. But if you’re looking to add a twist to this tomato-based cocktail, let us introduce you to its zesty cousin – the Bloody Maria. Swapping out the traditional vodka for tequila, the Bloody Maria brings a south-of-the-border flair to your glass. Its combination of rich tomato juice, tangy lime, and the earthiness of tequila make it a tantalizing treat for your taste buds. In this article, we’ll guide you through crafting the perfect Bloody Maria.
Ingredients • 2 ounces Tequila Herradura (silver or reposado) • 4 ounces tomato juice • 1 ounce fresh lime juice • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce • 2 pinches of ground black pepper • Pinch of smoked paprika or regular paprika • Pinch of celery salt • Garnishes: lime wedge, celery stick, cherry tomatoes, olives, peppers, or pickles
Instructions • Gather Your Ingredients: Before you begin, ensure you have all your ingredients at hand. Using fresh lime juice and high-quality tomato juice can make a world of difference in the taste of your Bloody Maria. • Rim the Glass: To add an extra layer of flavor, consider rimming your glass with a combination of salt and paprika. To do this, mix equal parts salt and paprika on a flat plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glass, then dip the rim into the salt and paprika mixture. • Mix the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass, combine the tequila, tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, black pepper, smoked paprika, and celery salt. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar with a lid or simply stir the ingredients well in a mixing glass. • Add Ice: Fill the shaker or mixing glass with ice, then shake or stir vigorously for 10-15 seconds. This not only chills the drink but also helps to combine the flavors. • Serve: Fill your rimmed glass with ice, then strain the Bloody Maria into the glass. • Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish with a celery stick, lime wedge, cherry tomatoes, olives, or pickles. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your garnishes. Some even use bacon strips or shrimp!
Toast to a Vibrant Classic Whether you’re hosting a brunch, looking for a hangover cure, or simply craving a savory cocktail, the Bloody Maria is a perfect choice. This tequila-based twist on the Bloody Mary is sure to impress with its vibrant flavors and rich texture. So, grab your ingredients, mix up a Bloody Maria, and toast to a revitalized classic!
Great Taco and Margarita Recipes for the 4th of July Weekend
Independence Day is synonymous with grilling, fireworks, and gathering with friends and family. To make your 4th of July weekend even more exciting, let’s bring in a festive twist with some delicious taco and margarita recipes!
Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos Ingredients: • 1 lb chicken breasts • 1 cup BBQ sauce • 1 cup shredded lettuce • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes • 1/4 cup diced red onions • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro • 8 small corn tortillas • Blue corn chips (for garnish)
Instructions: • Preheat your grill on medium-high heat. • Grill chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. • Brush the chicken with BBQ sauce and grill for an additional 2 minutes on each side. • Slice the chicken and set aside. • Warm the tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side. • Assemble the tacos by adding lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro to each tortilla. • Crumble blue corn chips on top for an added patriotic touch.
Taco Salad Ingredients: • 1 lb ground beef • 1 packet taco seasoning • 2 cups mixed greens • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved) • 1/2 cup blue corn tortilla chips • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese • Sour cream and salsa for serving
Instructions: • In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat. • Stir in taco seasoning and cook for an additional 5 minutes. • In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. • Top with seasoned ground beef and blue corn tortilla chips. • Serve with sour cream and salsa.
Classic Margarita Ingredients: • 2 oz Tequila • 1 oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed) • 1/2 oz Triple sec • Ice cubes • Lime wheel and salt for garnish
Instructions: • Rim the edge of a glass with a lime wedge and then dip into salt. • In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and ice. Shake well. • Strain into the glass over fresh ice. • Garnish with a lime wheel.
Berry Margarita Ingredients: • 2 oz Tequila • 1 oz Lemon juice • 1/2 oz Triple sec • 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries and raspberries) • Ice cubes • Lemon wheel and sugar for garnish
Instructions: • In a blender, combine tequila, lemon juice, triple sec, mixed berries, and ice. Blend until smooth. • Rim the edge of a glass with a lemon wedge and then dip into sugar. • Pour the blended mixture into the glass. • Garnish with a lemon wheel and a few berries on top.
Now you’re set to enjoy your 4th of July weekend with an explosion of flavors! These taco and margarita recipes are not only scrumptious but also add a festive touch to your celebrations. So, gather your loved ones, fire up the grill, and raise a glass to freedom and delicious food! Cheers!
Red and Blue Margaritas: Cool and Colorful Sips for a Festive 4th of July
These margaritas are just what you need for your 4th of July celebration. This article will guide you through two delightful margarita recipes that embody the spirit of summer and the colors of the American flag. Get ready to raise a glass and enjoy these red and blue margaritas that will add a splash of festivity to your 4th of July gathering.
Ruby Red Watermelon Margarita:
Ingredients: • 2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed • 4 ounces silver tequila • 2 ounces lime juice • 2 ounces triple sec or orange liqueur • 1-2 teaspoons agave syrup (optional, for added sweetness) • Ice cubes • Watermelon wedges and mint leaves for garnish
Instructions: • In a blender, puree the fresh watermelon until smooth. • Pour the watermelon puree into a pitcher, and add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave syrup (if desired). Stir well to combine. • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and pour in the watermelon margarita mixture. • Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to chill the margarita. • Strain the margarita into salt-rimmed glasses filled with ice. • Garnish each glass with a watermelon wedge and a sprig of fresh mint. • Serve and enjoy the refreshing taste of summer in every sip!
Blueberry Bliss Margarita:
Ingredients: • 1 cup blueberries • 4 ounces silver tequila • 2 ounces lime juice • 2 ounces blue curaçao liqueur • 1-2 teaspoons agave syrup (optional, for added sweetness) • Ice cubes • Fresh blueberries and lime slices for garnish
Instructions: • In a blender, blend the blueberries until smooth. • In a pitcher, combine the blueberry puree, tequila, lime juice, blue curaçao, and agave syrup (if desired). Stir well to mix all the ingredients thoroughly. • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and pour in the blueberry margarita mixture. • Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to chill the margarita. • Strain the margarita into salt-rimmed glasses filled with ice. • Garnish each glass with fresh blueberries and a slice of lime. • Sip on this vibrant blue margarita and let the flavors dance on your palate. Garnish with fresh blueberries, watermelon wedges, lime slices or starfruit.
This 4th of July, raise your glass and celebrate with vibrant red and blue margaritas!
The Perfect Lemon Margarita with a Sugar Rim
When life gives you lemons, make a margarita! The combination of tangy citrus and smooth tequila is a match made in cocktail heaven. Elevate your margarita game by adding a delightful twist of fresh lemon juice and a sugar rim that adds a touch of sweetness. Get ready to savor the perfect balance of flavors with this refreshing lemon margarita recipe!
Ingredients: • 2 oz tequila (silver or blanco) • 1 oz fresh lemon juice • 1 oz triple sec or orange liqueur • 1 oz simple syrup • Ice cubes • Lemon zest or wheel for garnish • Granulated sugar for rimming
Instructions: Prepare the Sugar Rim: • On a small plate, spread a thin layer of granulated sugar. • Take a lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of your margarita glass to moisten it. • Gently dip the moistened rim into the sugar, rotating it to coat the entire rim with sugar crystals. Set aside.
Mix the Margarita: • In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, fresh lemon juice, triple sec, and simple syrup. • Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker.
Shake it Up: • Secure the lid of the cocktail shaker tightly. • Vigorously shake the shaker for about 15-20 seconds to thoroughly chill and mix the ingredients.
Serve and Enjoy: • Fill the sugar-rimmed margarita glass with fresh ice cubes. • Strain the margarita mixture from the shaker into the glass, pouring it over the ice. • Garnish with a lemon zest twist or a wheel on the rim of the glass. • Optionally, you can also squeeze a little fresh lemon juice into the drink for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
Sip and Savor: • Grab a straw or a cocktail stirrer and give your lemon margarita a gentle stir. • Take a moment to appreciate the enticing aroma and the beautiful presentation. • Sip slowly and relish the zesty yet balanced combination of flavors. • Let the sweetness of the sugar rim complement the tanginess of the fresh lemon juice, while the tequila and orange liqueur dance on your palate.
Pro Tips: • For a stronger citrus punch, feel free to adjust the lemon juice according to your taste preference. • To make simple syrup, combine equal parts of granulated sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves completely, then let it cool before using it in your margarita. • If you like your margarita on the rocks, skip the step of straining the mixture and pour it directly over ice in the glass. • Experiment with different variations by adding a splash of other fruit juices such as orange or grapefruit for a unique twist.
With its vibrant citrus flavors and the added touch of a sugar rim, this lemon margarita is the perfect cocktail to quench your thirst and uplift your spirits. Whether you’re hosting a summer party or simply relaxing on a sunny afternoon, this zesty refreshment will surely impress your guests or provide you with a delightful personal treat. So, grab your ingredients, sugar the rim, and embark on a journey of citrusy bliss with every sip of this delectable lemon margarita! Cheers!
Summer Bliss Recipe: The Perfect Summertime Margarita
As the sun shines brightly and the temperatures soar, there’s no better way to beat the summer heat than with a refreshing and visually captivating cocktail. Enter the Summertime Blue Margarita, a delightful twist on the classic margarita that combines the tangy flavors of lime and blue curaçao to create a drink that is as refreshing as it is visually stunning. In this article, we’ll unveil a simple yet fabulous recipe that will transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip. Get ready to enjoy the essence of summer in a glass!
Ingredients • 2 oz (60 ml) blue curaçao • 1 ½ oz (45 ml) silver tequila • 1 oz (30 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice • 1 oz (30 ml) agave nectar or simple syrup • Ice cubes • Lime wedge, for garnish • Coarse salt, for rimming the glass • Blueberries or mint leaves, for optional garnish
Instructions • Prepare the Glass: To start, rim your glass with coarse salt. Take a lime wedge and glide it around the rim of the glass to moisten it. Then, dip the rim into a plate of coarse salt, twisting gently to ensure an even coating. Set the glass aside.
• Mix the Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, combine blue curaçao, silver tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, and agave nectar (or simple syrup) to add a touch of sweetness. Blue curaçao lends the vibrant blue hue and citrusy flavor, while the tequila and lime juice bring a zesty kick and refreshing tang, respectively. The agave nectar balances the flavors and adds a natural sweetness that complements the summertime vibe.
• Shake It Up: Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes, ensuring it’s about three-quarters full. Seal the shaker tightly and shake vigorously for approximately 15 seconds. This vigorous shaking will chill the drink, incorporate the flavors, and create a lovely frothy texture.
• Serve and Garnish: Take your salt-rimmed glass and fill it with fresh ice cubes. Strain the vibrant blue margarita mixture into the glass, allowing it to cascade gently over the ice. The stunning blue color will immediately evoke thoughts of sandy beaches and azure waters.
To add an extra touch of elegance and flavor, consider garnishing your margarita with a lime wedge. Simply slice a lime into thin rounds and make a small cut from the center to the edge, allowing it to rest perfectly on the rim of the glass. If desired, you can also float a few blueberries or add a sprig of fresh mint leaves as a colorful and aromatic garnish.
Your Summertime Margarita is now ready to be savored! Take a moment to appreciate the enticing aroma and vibrant colors before taking your first sip. Let the refreshing flavors transport you to a tropical paradise as you relish the harmonious blend of citrus, sweetness, and tequila. The cool and invigorating taste will refresh your senses, making this cocktail a perfect companion for those hot summer days.
With its vibrant blue hue and tantalizing flavor profile, the Summertime Blue Margarita is the ultimate beverage for embracing the spirit of summer. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard barbecue, or simply unwinding after a long day, this refreshing cocktail will transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip. So gather your ingredients, shake up a batch of these vibrant margaritas, and get ready to indulge in the essence
The Hot Pink Margarita: A Burst of Color and Flavor
The margarita, a beloved cocktail classic, is famous for its timeless combination of tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. But like any true classic, it leaves ample room for creative spins and delightful variations. Among them, the Hot Pink Margarita stands out, not just for its striking color but also for its distinctive taste.
A Colorful Twist on a Classic The Hot Pink Margarita is a visually striking cocktail that perfectly balances sweet, tart, and bitter flavors. Its vibrant color comes from the addition of prickly pear syrup, which also imparts a sweet, melon-like flavor. This unique variant takes the classic margarita to a new level, making it a perfect drink for special occasions, get-togethers, or when you simply want to pamper yourself with a refreshing and delightful cocktail.
Hot Pink Margarita Recipe Ingredients: • 2 ounces tequila (we suggest Herradura Ultra) • 1 ounce fresh lime juice • 1 ounce triple sec or Cointreau • 1-2 teaspoons prickly pear syrup (adjust to taste) • Kosher salt for rimming the glass • Ice cubes • Lime wheel and prickly pear slice for garnish
Prepare the glass: Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge. Pour kosher salt onto a small plate and dip the rim of the glass into the salt until it’s evenly coated. Set the glass aside.
Mix the margarita: In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, triple sec, and prickly pear syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds, until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
Serve: Fill the prepared glass with ice, strain the margarita into the glass, and garnish with a lime wheel and prickly pear slice. Serve immediately.
Bright, vibrant, and delightfully refreshing, the Hot Pink Margarita offers a sensory treat even before you take your first sip. It’s a cocktail that promises—and delivers—a burst of joy and a dash of intrigue.
A Drink to Impress The Hot Pink Margarita is not just a cocktail; it’s a statement. Its vibrant color and distinctive taste make it a perfect choice for celebrations or gatherings where you want to offer something out of the ordinary. But more than that, it’s a delightful personal indulgence when you’re in the mood for a drink that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious.
While the classic margarita will always hold a cherished place in our hearts, the Hot Pink Margarita is proof that there’s always room for creativity and surprise in the world of cocktails. It’s a drink that invites you to break away from the familiar and venture into a colorful, flavorful exploration. And who knows? You might just find that this flamboyant cousin of the classic margarita becomes your new favorite go-to drink.
Tequila and Soda: A Simple and Refreshing Low Carb Drink
Tequila is a beloved spirit known for its bold and complex flavors, but sometimes you just want a simple and refreshing drink. Enter the tequila and soda, a classic cocktail that’s easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
The basic recipe for a tequila and soda couldn’t be simpler: just combine tequila and soda water over ice, and you’re good to go. But for those who want to jazz things up a bit, there are plenty of variations and additions that can take this simple drink to the next level.
One popular option is to add a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt to the mix, creating a refreshing and slightly tart flavor that’s perfect for hot summer days. Another variation is to add a splash of grapefruit juice, creating a delicious and fruity Paloma-like cocktail.
Here’s a recipe for a classic tequila and soda, with a few fun variations:
• 2 oz. tequila (silver or reposado)
• Club soda
• Lime wedge, for garnish
Instructions: • Fill a glass with ice.
• Add the tequila to the glass.
• Top with club soda and stir gently.
• Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
Variation 1: Tequila Soda with Lime and Salt Follow the above recipe but add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt to the glass before adding the club soda.
Variation 2: Tequila Grapefruit Soda Follow the above recipe but add a splash of fresh grapefruit juice to the glass before adding the tequila and club soda.
Variation 3: Spicy Tequila Soda Follow the above recipe but add a few slices of jalapeño to the glass before adding the tequila and club soda. Let the drink sit for a few minutes to infuse the spicy flavor, then remove the jalapeño slices and garnish with a lime wedge.
No matter how you prefer to make your tequila and soda, one thing is for sure: this classic cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that’s perfect for any occasion. So go ahead and experiment with different flavors and ingredients and find the perfect tequila and soda recipe to suit your taste buds.
Sippin’ on Sunshine: A Summer Margarita Recipe with a Twist
Summer is synonymous with long days, warm nights, and the refreshing taste of a perfectly crafted margarita. This season, we’re taking the classic margarita to new heights with a delightful twist that will have you sippin’ on sunshine all summer long. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds, as we unveil the secret to crafting the ultimate summertime margarita.
The Sweet Summer Sensation: The Hibiscus-Infused Margarita
1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
2 cups boiling water.
½ cup sugar
¾ cup tequila (silver or reposado)
½ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup triple sec or orange liqueur
Lime wedges and salt for garnish (optional)
The Hibiscus Syrup: Begin your margarita-making journey by infusing the essence of summer into your concoction. Steep the dried hibiscus flowers in boiling water for 10 minutes, creating a vibrant and aromatic tea. Strain the liquid, discarding the flowers, and add sugar to the warm tea. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Allow the syrup to cool, then store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to mix your margaritas.
The Citrus Burst: Roll the limes on your countertop, applying gentle pressure with your palm. This will release the lime’s juices, making it easier to squeeze. Cut the limes in half and squeeze until you have half a cup of fresh lime juice. Remember, fresh is best when it comes to margaritas!
The Perfect Blend: In a cocktail shaker or pitcher, combine the hibiscus syrup, tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. Fill the shaker with ice and give it a vigorous shake (or stir the mixture in your pitcher) to ensure your margarita is perfectly chilled and blended.
The Finishing Touches: If you’re feeling fancy, rim your margarita glasses with salt by running a lime wedge around the edge and dipping the glass into a shallow dish filled with salt. Fill the glasses with ice and pour your margarita mix over the top. Garnish with a lime wedge, sit back, and revel in your newfound mixology prowess.
The Hibiscus-Infused Margarita is more than just a cocktail; it’s a celebration of summer in a glass. With its vibrant hue and the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, this margarita is destined to become your go-to summer sipper. So, as you bask in the warm glow of the sun, raise a toast to the season with a margarita that’s as unforgettable as the memories you’ll create. Cheers to sippin’ on sunshine!
Slushy Strawberry Margarita
This frozen strawberry margarita is perfect for a hot summer day or any day you want a delicious frozen drink. The frozen strawberries give it a slushy texture, and the combination of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave nectar creates a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors.
If you prefer a non-alcoholic version of this drink, simply omit the tequila and triple sec and add more frozen strawberries or lime juice as desired.
So next time you’re in the mood for a fruity and refreshing drink, give this frozen strawberry margarita a try and enjoy a taste of summer!
• 1 cup frozen strawberries • 2 oz. tequila • 1 oz. triple sec • 1 oz. fresh lime juice • ½ oz. agave nectar • Ice • Fresh strawberries and lime wedges for garnish
• In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar.
• Add ice to the blender until it is about 3/4 full.
• Blend the mixture until it is smooth and frothy.
• Rim a glass with salt by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dipping it into a shallow bowl of salt.
• Pour the frozen strawberry margarita into the glass.
• Garnish with fresh strawberries and a lime wedge.
• Serve and enjoy!
An easy watermelon margarita recipe that is made with fresh fruit and always a crowd pleaser. Make sure you get everything you need to make this delicious margarita.
Ingredients You Need:
Tequila Herradura Silver
Watermelon juice (fresh is best)
Grand Marnier or Cointreau
Recipe: Serves Two 8 ounces watermelon juice 2 ounces fresh lime juice 4 ounces tequila Herradura 1 ounce Grand Marnier 1-2 ounces agave nectar or simple syrup optional depending on the sweetness of the watermelon.
Instructions: Combine Tequila Herradura, lime juice, watermelon juice, Grand Marnier and agave into a shaker with ice and give it a few good shakes. Strain it into a glass with fresh ice, and garnish with a lime. Cheers!
Easy Chicken Tacos that pair perfectly with the Featured Watermelon margarita for a great Taco Tuesday at home.
Ingredients: • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces • 1 tablespoon olive oil • ½ teaspoon chili powder • ½ teaspoon ground cumin • ½ teaspoon garlic powder • Salt and pepper to taste • 8-10 small corn or flour tortillas • Toppings such as diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced avocado, salsa, and sour cream
Instructions: • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. • Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a skillet over low heat. • Fill each tortilla with the cooked chicken and your desired toppings, such as diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced avocado, salsa, and sour cream. • Serve immediately and enjoy! Note: You can also add other ingredients to the chicken mixture, such as diced onions, bell peppers, or jalapeños, for added flavor and texture.
The exact origin of the margarita is unclear, and there are many stories and legends about how the drink came to be. However, the oldest known recipe for a margarita is generally believed to be the “Margarita Chacón” recipe, which dates back to the 1930s.
The Margarita Chacón recipe is named after a socialite named Margarita Sames, who is said to have invented the drink in 1948 at her Acapulco vacation home. However, the recipe itself predates Sames’ creation by several years.
The recipe is believed to have been created by a bartender named Carlos “Danny” Herrera, who worked at a bar in Tijuana, Mexico called Rancho La Gloria. According to legend, a customer asked Herrera to make a drink with tequila, but she found the taste too harsh. Herrera experimented with various ingredients, and eventually came up with a combination of tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau or triple sec. He named the drink after a beautiful customer who was a frequent visitor to the bar.
The Margarita Chacón recipe is as follows:
1 ounce tequila
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
This recipe has since been modified and adapted in countless ways, but the Margarita Chacón remains an important part of margarita history.
Coconut Cottontail Tequila Margarita
By Bella Bucchiotti at xoxobella.com
If you want to whip up an Easter margarita, consider this festive coconut cottontail tequila margarita. It’s creamy and sweet with the tang of fresh lime. This silver tequila and cream of coconut cocktail makes the perfect Easter mixed drink or Easter brunch cocktail.
Ingredients Coconut Rim • 2 Tablespoons cream of coconut • sweetened shredded coconut.
Coconut Cottontail Margarita • ice • 2 Ounces tequila silver such as Olmeca Altos Platos Tequila • 3 Tablespoon cream of coconut such as Coco Reàl Cream of Coconut • 1 Ounce coconut water • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice freshly-squeezed • coconut truffle Raffaello coconut truffle, for garnish
Instructions Coconut Rim • Add cream of coconut to small, shallow plate. • Dip rim of glass into cream to coat. • Immediately dip into shredded coconut until completely covered.
Coconut Cottontail Margarita • Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. • Add tequila, cream of coconut, coconut water, and lime juice. • Shake to combine until the shaker feels ice-cold (10 to 20 seconds). • Fill glass with crushed ice. • Pour shaken margarita over ice. • To garnish with a Raffaello coconut truffle, cut a small slit into its bottom using a serrated knife and light pressure. • Slip cut area of truffle over the rim of the glass to secure.
Tired of the straight-up margarita? This Strawberry Basil Margarita is a fun twist on the classic. It’s a sweet, tart and refreshing cocktail, perfect for summer outdoor sipping!
Ingredients • ½ pint fresh strawberries • ½ c. blanco tequila • 1.5 oz. Cointreau • 1 lime, juiced (about an ounce) • 1 tbsp honey, raw if you have it. • 2-3 basil sprigs • ice • kosher salt
Instructions On the Rocks • Pour about ¼ cup of kosher salt onto a small side plate. • Rub the juiced lime rind around the edge of two rocks glasses, then dip each glass into the plate of salt to rim the edges. Fill each glass with crushed ice or several ice cubes. • Place the strawberries, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and honey into a blender. • Blend thoroughly on high until the strawberries are pulverized. • Finely chop the basil and place into the bottom of a decanter or cocktail shaker. • Muddle the basil to release the flavors and oils. • Pour the blended margarita ingredients into the decanter along with the muddle basil and stir vigorously to incorporate. • Pour into salted, iced glasses and serve immediately. Frozen • Pour about ¼ cup of kosher salt onto a small side plate. • Rub the juiced lime rind around the edge of two rocks glasses, then dip each glass into the plate of salt. • Place the strawberries, basil, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, honey, and a few handfuls of ice (6-8 cubes) into a blender. • Blend thoroughly on high until the strawberries, basil, and ice are pulverized. • Pour into the salted glasses and serve immediately.
There are a few different ways to incorporate jalapeno into a cocktail to add heat. Jalapeños are easy to muddle in a cocktail glass or right in the shaker and it will definitely add some heat. But for a little more control over how spicy things get, I like to add the spice right into the simple syrup. For this spicy margarita recipe the only ingredient that changes is the addition of jalapeños and cilantro.
Ingredients The Simple Syrup • 3 small cucumbers, thinly sliced (grab the burpless English variety) • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced (add more if you like it hot) • Bunch of cilantro, chopped. • 1 cup sugar • 1 cup water The Margarita • 1.5 cups tequila blanco • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice. • 1 cup simple syrup (or to taste) • Ice • Salt for the glasses • Lime wedges and snap peas for garnish
Instructions • Slice the cucumbers and jalapeños. You can rid of the jalapeño seeds or keep a few around for the extra kick. • Add the sliced cucumbers and jalapeños into a bowl and gently muddle to release some of those flavors. • Add the sugar and water to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer. • Add the muddled concoction and bunch of chopped cilantro (omit if you don’t like cilantro) to the sugar water and continue to simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, plus a little longer to steep the flavors. • Pull off the burner and let cool. • Run a wedge of lime around all the glasses and dip the rims in salt (if desired). • Add ice to the pitcher and add tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup. Gently stir to combine. • Add ice to each of the glasses and pour the margaritas. Garnish with extra lime wedges and snap peas. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Ingredients • 1 ½ ounces tequila • ¾ cup orange juice • ¾ ounce grenadine syrup • Orange slice, for garnish • High-quality maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo, for garnish
Directions • In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the tequila and orange juice. • Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom. • Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
Directions • Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and vigorously shake until it’s all-combined and frothy. • Rim two glasses with the salt and freeze-dried strawberries. • Strain the drink between the two glasses. • Garnish with lime and a pretty flower to make it fun and festive for Spring!
There are a bunch of ways to infuse a drink with fruit like steeping some actual fruit in the alcohol itself or making a syrup out of berries or fruit juice. In this case we have packed peachy goodness into this margarita with two ingredients: peach schnapps and peach puree.
Ingredients • 1 small peach, peel and roughly chopped • Tajin, for rimming • 2 oz. tequila • ½ oz. peach schnapps • 1 oz. lime juice • Lime wheels or peach slices, for garnish
Directions • Add chopped peach into a food processor or blender. Blend completely until liquid. • Rub the outer rim of a rocks glass with a lime and rim with Tajin. • In a cocktail shaker combine tequila, peach schnapps, lime juice and 1 oz of peach puree. • Add ice and shake vigorously until the shaker is frosty. • Strain into rocks glass and top with ice. • Garnish with a peach slice or lime wedge.
Looking for a fun green drink to serve at your St. Patrick’s Day party? This Irish Whiskey Margarita is perfect. Just like St. Patrick’s Day is a uniquely American take on an Irish holiday, so is this margarita a uniquely American take on an Irish Whiskey cocktail.
Ingredients • 2 ounces Irish whiskey • 1 ounce lime juice, juice from 1 lime • ½ ounce orange flavored liquor, such as triple sec or Cointreau • ½ ounce agave syrup • 3 drops green food coloring • 1/2 cup ice • Salt or sugar for the rim • Lime wedge for garnish
Instructions • Combine the whiskey, lime juice, orange liqueur, agave syrup and food coloring with the ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously to chill. • Optional: Wet the rim of the margarita glasses and roll in salt or sugar. • Pour the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with lime wedge
*1/2 oz homemade raspberry syrup or Blackberry Patch raspberry syrup
Blood orange heart (made carefully with a paring knife), raspberries. If choosing to rest the heart on the rim of the glass, then cut a 1/2″ slice and the bottom of heart and position on the rim. Rim salt: kosher salt and red sugar
Use your finger to “glaze” the glass with some of the blood orange juice or lime, then dip outside of rim of the glass into the sugar/salt mix.
Raspberry Simple Syrup:
*Bring a ½ cup of water and a ½ cup of sugar to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add 12 muddled raspberries. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain if you prefer no seeds. Refrigerate for up to a week in an airtight container.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over a fresh glass of ice. Enjoy!