Today (Feb. 23) is the day we celebrate the #1 cocktail…The Margarita! While there are a few legends on how this drink was created, there are two things for certain…they are delicious and they are popular!!
While we will be sipping on a Tommy’s Margarita (recipe below); here are a few other variations to help you celebrate!
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2 oz. Casa Dragones Blanco
¾ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Agave honey
3 fresh cut-crushed ginger slices
Rim a rocks glass with hibiscus salt. Muddle the fresh ginger slices with the lemon juice and honey in a cocktail shaker, then add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into the ice-filled, rimmed rocks glass.
XOC Tequila Grill (Woodland Hills, CA) offers the Tamarind Margarita…an exotic libation that pairs perfectly with chips, salsa and guacamole.
2oz Tequila Blanco
3/4oz Triple Sec
2oz Tamarind Syrup
Combine Tequila Blanco, Triple Sex, Tamarind Syrup and the juice from one lime into a shaker and
shake. Using the leftover lime, lightly trace it around a margarita glass to wet it slightly, then, dip into
chili salt. Add ice to glass and pour into glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.
Buddy V’s (Las Vegas), signature Margarita Veneziana takes an Italian twist with this sweet and salty cocktail crafted with Patron Reposado, Amaretto Veneziana, Amarena cherry syrup, classic sweet & sour, and a splash of orange juice. It’s garnished with black salt, a lime wedge and a cherry.
Rim colins glass with black salt. Stir all ingredients in a shaker until well combined. Pour into glass over
ice and garnish with lime and cherry
If you are looking to make a little easier this holiday, grab the NEW Altos Ready To Serve Strawberry Margarita. These are made with Altos® Plata Tequila, natural strawberry flavor and agave syrup. While ready-to-drink (RTD) products continue to rise, this one is perfect for today.
What is your favorite way to enjoy a margarita and have you created a unique recipe on your own?! Post in the comments below.
We hope everyone enjoys National Margarita Day responsibly.