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.
Smoked Pear Margarita (Created by Charlotte Voisey)
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.
When it comes to making cocktails at home, I tend to get a little lazy. I’m all for grabbing a ready-to-serve cocktail or a pre-made cocktail mixer at the grocery store. All major Lushworthy fouls, I know. So, over the holidays I was set on creating a cocktail that’s super easy and quick to make, and also serves as a drink my friends and fam would love.
After a little experimenting, I created the Honey-Lime Margarita. This particular cocktail only calls for three ingredients: Dulce Vida Lime Tequila, honey, and fresh lime juice. And if you already have your fresh lime juice on hand, the Honey-Lime Margarita can be made in only a handful of minutes. Check out the recipe, below. Cheers!
1.5 oz. Dulce Vida Lime Tequila
1 oz. Honey
2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!
Have you ever been drinking it up at your local bar and witnessed someone licking the life out of their salt or sugar-rimmed cocktail and thought to yourself, “Whatever’s on that rim can’t possibly be that delicious.” Well, I became that person the other week. Don’t worry though, I was in the comfort of my own home so no one witnessed my crazy glass-licking. I made a margarita using EspolonTequila and I used The Salt Table’s “Toasted Coconut” sugar (which was purchased in Savannah, GA) on the rim of my drink and it was so incredibly tasty. By far the best sugar or salt rimmer I’ve ever had on a cocktail.
I usually prefer my margaritas without any sugar or salt on the rim since they tend to alter the taste of the drink, but I figured the “Toasted Coconut” sugar would make for a nice touch and it certainly was. Thankfully, the sugar is lacking any artificial cocount flavors and instead tastes like real, authentic coconut. It even smells legit. Prices for The Salt Table’s “Toasted Coconut” sugar vary in price from $4.45 to $7.95 and can be purchased on The Salt Table’s Website.