5 National Margarita Day Recipes To Serve, Sip, And Savor

Every year on February 22, the nation recognizes the greatness that is the margarita. However you choose to celebrate (responsibly!), these creative recipes are sure to please.



Photo courtesy of Tequila Herradura

Mango Scotch Bonnet Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz Herradura Silver
¾ oz Lime juice
3 slices of scotch bonnet pepper
3 cubic inches of mango diced
½ oz mango jam

Directions:

Crush mango and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler. Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients. Shake hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a scotch bonnet chili and a roll of dried mango. 

Photo courtesy of Casa Noble © 2015

Organic Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz fresh lime juice (or the juice of 1 whole lime)
¾ oz La Sierra agave nectar (or other organic agave nectar)
Lime wheel and kosher salt rim to garnish (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, strain and serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wheel. To salt rim, moisten rim of glass with lime and gently roll in a plate of kosher salt.

Photo courtesy of Casa Noble © 2015

Cucumber Beer Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal
0.5 oz lime juice
1 tablespoon shredded cucumber
0.5 oz agave nectar

Directions:

Use shaker tin to integrate the ingredients vigorously with ice. Pour into Pint glass, then fill with Corona Extra.

Photo courtesy of Casa Noble © 2015

Raspberry Black Pepper Ginger Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Casa Noble Crystal
.75 oz. Raspberry syrup (instructions below)
.5 oz. Barrow's Intense Ginger (or other ginger liqueur) 
.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
1 tbs. Agave nectar
Rosemary 
Black Pepper

Directions:

Make a raspberry syrup by combining ¼ lb. of raspberries with ¼ cup of sugar and bring to a boil. Strain and push through a fine sieve and reserve. Combine the tequila, lime juice, Barrow's Intense Ginger, agave, and the raspberry syrup and shake well. Pour over ice into a Collins glass and turn fresh coarse ground black pepper 3-4 times and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Photo courtesy of Tequila Herradura

British Breakfast Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz Herradura Silver
Large bar-spoon of apricot jam
¾ oz lime juice
¼ oz simple syrup
1 sprig of mint

Directions:

Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker; shake hard and pour into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with ripe kumquats, apricots, and a mint sprig.

For additional margarita recipes, trivia, and more, visit the official National Margarita Day blog

Casa Noble, Tequila Herradura, and other brands of tequila are available at Zachys Wine & Liquor

 

 

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