Margaritas on my Mind

I don’t always drink Tequila…But when I do, it’s in a margarita.  Fruity margaritas, to spicy margaritas, on the rocks, or frozen, the summer sun puts me in a margarita mindset.  Here is a list of some of the greatest margarita recipes for your next get together.  My favorite is a combo of the fruity and spicy margarita.  In Belmar, New Jersey at the 10th Ave. Burrito they have a Spicy Pineapple Margarita with El Jimador Reposado, Pineapple, Habanero, Lime, and cane sugar. One of my favorites!

Mint Julep Margarita

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Ingredients:

2 limes
2 tsp. superfine sugar
10 fresh mint leaves
2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. orange liqueur
¼ C. Seltzer

Directions:

Place cut up limes, sugar, and mint leaves in cocktail shaker to muddle.  Add the bourbon, orange liquor and a couple ice cubes.  Shake well and strain into glass.  Can be served over ice or straight.  Top with seltzer and garnish with a lime wedge.

Chile-Agave Margarita

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Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. turbinado sugar
1 tsp orange rind
1/8 tsp kosher salt
8 thin slices of chile
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp. light agave nectar
2 oz. anejo tequila
1 oz. Grand Marnier

Directions:

Combine the sugar, orange rind, and salt on a plate.  Moisten rims and dip rims in plate to coat.  Place 4 chile slices in shaker to muddle.  Add remaining ingredients and fill shaker with ice.  Strain into prepared glasses, and add chile slices for garnish.

Watermelon Margarita

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Ingredients:

2 tsp sugar
1 lime wedge
3 ½ C. cubed seeded watermelon
½ C. tequila
2 Tbsp. Sugar
3 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. Triple Sec
Lime wedges or watermelon balls

Directions:

Rub rims of 6 glasses with a lime wedge and rub the rims in the 2 Tbsp. of sugar.  Combine the watermelon, tequila, sugar, lime juice, and triple sec in a blender.  Blend till smooth.  Fill glasses with crushed ice and add margarita.  Garnish with lime wedges and melon balls.

Prickly Pear Margarita

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Ingredients:

1 lime wedge
3 C. fresh lime juice
3 C. Silver Tequila
2 C. prickly pear syrup
1 C. orange liqueur
Coarse pink salt for rimming glasses

Directions:

Place the pink salt in a plate and rim glasses with it using a lime wedge.  Fill a pitcher with ice and add lime juice, tequila, prickly pear syrup, and orange liqueur.  Stir together and strain into glasses.  Makes 10 cocktails.

French Margarita
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Ingredients:

2 oz. tequila
1 oz. Grand Marnier
½ oz. of lime juice, orange juice, and sweet and sour mix
1 oz. Chambord
Garnish with berries

Directions:

Pour tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, orange juice, and sour mix into a shaker and shake to mix.  Fill a margarita glass with ice and strain the mixture into the glass.  Top with Chambord and garnish with a skewer of berries.

Enjoy your tequila responsibly, and always remember…

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Cheers,
Danyelle

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