I’m sure you’ve had it marked on your calendar ever since you bought that planner for half-off at Barnes & Noble, but in case you’ve somehow forgot, National Margarita Day is this Friday, February 22nd. I’ve come across a ton of margarita recipes in honor of the Lushworthy holiday and Tequila Don Julio’s “Metate Margarita” is one drink recipe that truly caught my eye. This particular margarita calls for your standard agave syrup and fresh lime juice, but the unique addition to the “Metate Margarita” is the Tequila Don Julio Blanco that’s infused with peanuts, sesame seeds, Chipotle, Ancho Chile, and Valrhona Cacao Nibs. The directions are pretty intense so you may want to have a backup margarita ready if you plan on whipping this bad boy up for National Margarita Day.
1 1/2 ounce Metate* infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 ounce Agave Syrup
Combine infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass (salted rim optional).
*Metate Infusion Recipe (Makes 4 1/2 Servings)
7 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco
6 g Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
6 g Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 g Ancho Chile (seeds removed)
3 g Chipotle (seeds removed)
6 g Valrhona Cacao Nibs
Add infused Tequila Don Julio into a iSi Whipper (commonly used to make whipped cream and easily found in a kitchen supply store). Charge the iSi Whipper twice with N2O and let stand for 5 minutes. Vent the iSi Whipper upright to release the gas. Open the iSi Whipper and pour any liquid that was expelled back in. Allow all the N2O to vent for 5 additional minutes. Strain contents through a fine mesh strainer or if there additional small particles, strain through a paper coffee filter.
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