As well-loved as the margarita is, it seems only right that National Margarita Day is a real life celebration. Although your traditional margarita is a simple combination of tequila, lime, and triple sec, hundreds of variations have emerged over the years. If you really want to make the most out of National Margarita Day, try indulging in a unique twist on the classic marg with one of these cocktails.
The Late Night Lychee (Serves 8)
1 1/2 cups Sauza® Signature Blue Silver
1/2 cup lychee-infused simple syrup
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
15-20 sprigs of cilantro
8 jalapeño slices
Add ingredients to an ice-filled pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into salt-rimmed margarita glasses. Garnish with lychee and cilantro.
1.5 oz. Milagro Silver
¾ oz. Montelobos Mezcal
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz. Agave Nectar
½ Fresh Pear Juice (muddle from ripe fruit)
2 Dashes Apple Bitters
Combine ingredients and shake well. Garnish with a dehydrated pear slice and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Shelter Island Sunset Margarita (Created by Harry Brigham, Harbor Hall at the Ram’s Head Inn)
2.5 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
1.5 oz strawberry puree
3.5 oz mango puree
Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker with ice; shake; strain and pour into a tall, iced glass; garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Rio Verde Margarita (Available at The Skylark; Conceptualized by Johnny Swet)
1.5 Oz. Milagro Reposado Tequila
.5 Oz. Agave
1 Oz. Ancho Reyes Verde Chili Liquor
.75 Oz. Lime Juice
Spiked Grilled Tomatillo and Cilantro Sprig
Shake over ice and strain into a rimmed glass.
Mango Habanero Margarita (Available at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar)
1 ¾ parts Milagro Silver tequila
¾ parts Orange Curacao
1 part mango puree – Perfect Puree
1 part scratch sour mix
2 slices fresh habanero
4 drops Bitterman’s Hellfire Habanero Shrub – available at Tommy Bahama
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and shake with a Boston shaker to blend. Pour into salt rimmed glass and top with 2 slices of habanero.