Sunday, April 13, 2014

Margarita Madness

Spring is nearly upon us which means celebrations will be moving outside as the temperatures rise. One of the most popular warmer weather cocktails is the margarita. In 2008, it was the most popular mixed drink, representing 18% of sales. If you are looking for a new twist on a classic, try any of these delicious recipes. Recipes and images provided by the Baddish Group and used with permission.

Chambord® Margarita Royale  

  • 1 1/2 oz Herradura® Silver Tequila 
  • 3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur  
  • 3/4 oz Pomegranate Juice 
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice  

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into margarita or martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.

TUACA Tropical Margarita 

  • 2 parts TUACA® Liqueur 
  • 4 one-inch squares fresh pineapple, muddled 
  • 1 part Tequila Herradura® Reposado  
  • 1/2 part simple syrup 
  • 1/4 part fresh-squeezed lemon juice   

Muddle pineapple squares in a cocktail shaker and then add remaining ingredients with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

The Skinny Margarita 

  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal 
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice (roughly the juice of 1 whole lime) 
  • 3/4 oz La Sierra agave nectar  

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

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