It was once said that a well-made margarita could bring even the most hardened criminals to tears. And by “once said” I mean “I-completely-made-that-up-because-I-love margaritas-so-gosh-darn-much,” so I of course had to show love to the margarita before National Margarita Day takes place this Saturday (February 22).
Yes, the margarita does rank high on my list of favorite cocktails, but I’m not talking about chain restaurant margaritas that taste like they wouldn’t even fare well when paired against a Lime-A-Rita. I’m talking about the good stuff. A combination of tequila, fresh lime juice, and Cointreau is a good go-to, but there are also a number of more creative margaritas out there that could give the classic margarita a run for its money. I’ve listed a few of those cocktails below and I hope you’ve got that bottle of tequila handy!
Spicy Sage Margarita (Pictured Above)
2 oz. Avión Silver
3/4 oz. Jalapeño-Infused Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Sage Leaves
1 Sage Leaf and Salt for garnish
Muddle sage in a shaker. Add all ingredients. Shake. Double strain. Pour over ice in salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with sage leaf.
Congratulations on making it to yet another National Margarita Day and to celebrate another year of all things tequila and lime-juice based why not celebrate with an assortment of margaritas? In honor of National Margarita Day, which takes place today (February 22), I’ve gathered a handful of margarita recipes that’ll hopefully peak your interest. There’s Skinnygirl’s low-calorie and extremely easy to make “Pomegranate Margarita” and if you’re looking for something a little more traditional, but with an added twist I’ve also included drink recipes for both the “Sauza Golden Margarita” and Camarena Tequila’s “Frozen Sangria Margarita.” Cheers and try not to get too wild on this oh so Lushworthy holiday!
Sauza Golden Margarita (Pictured Above)
1 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part John Dekuyper & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Ice, salt and orange for serving
In a shaker filled with ice, combine lime juice, Sauza® Blue Reposado Tequila, and liqueur. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice and rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with an orange wedge.
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).
Oh National Margarita Day, the one “holiday” that may be greater than Christmas, Independence Day, and even your birthday combined. You know it’s a joyous occasion when you get to celebrate one of the tastiest cocktails around, the margarita. So if you’re going to indulge in a margarita or two today in celebration of this iconic cocktail then you might as well make it legendary. And with that being said you should definitely check out the drink recipe for Don Julio’s “Margarita Legendario.”
1 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Wedge For Garnish
Mix Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and Grand Marnier in a cocktail shaker with ice. Rim a rocks cocktail glass with salt and fill with ice. Pour contents from shaker into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.