Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margarita

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Celebrate National Tequila Day with these Classic Cocktails

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1. The Perfect Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • lime wedge and course salt for garnish

Process:

  • Cut a slit in a lime wedge and sliding it around the rim of your glass.
  • Next, dip the rim in the coarse salt.
  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker full of ice.
  • Give it an extra hard shake for a full 10 seconds so that your margarita is frothy and icy-cold.
  •  Strain over ice into your salt-rimmed rocks glass, garnish with a lime wedge.

2. Rosemary Bloody Maria

Ingredients:

  • bloody mary mix
  • fresh rosemary
  • lime
  • 1-2 ounces tequila
  • worcestershire sauce
  • sea salt

Process:

  • Fill the glass halfway with bloody mary mix.
  • Add 1 ounce tequila for a mild cocktail or 2 ounces for a stronger version.
  • Squeeze the juice of half a lime into the drink and save a slice for garnish.
  • Add 1/2 a teaspoon worcestershire sauce.
  • Stir all ingredients together, top off with ice and more bloody mary mix if needed.

3. Spicy Rosemary Rhubarb Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/3 cup rhubarb syrup
  • 2/3 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 cup ice
  • Sea salt, for rimming the glass
  • (4) 1-inch pieces of rhubarb, optional garnish
  • (4) 2-inch long sprigs of rosemary, optional garnish

Process:

  • Dip the rims 1/4 inch deep into a shallow bowl of water.
  • Then dip them into a shallow plate filled with the sea salt so that the salt sticks to the rim of the glasses.
  • Blend together all of the ingredients (except the sea salt) in a blender until the desired consistency is reached,
  • then pour into the serving glasses.
  • Garnish the rim of each glass with a rhubarb wedge rolled in sea salt and lay a sprig of rosemary across the top of each margarita. Serve and enjoy!

4. Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 ounces fresh cranberry juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces vanilla ginger syrup
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • salt for glass rimming
  • limes for garnish and sugared cranberries to pop in drinks

Process:

  • Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices.

5. A Paloma

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup club soda
  • ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Small plate with sugar
  • Grapefruit wedge

Process:

  • Sprinkle sugar on a small plate, cut grapefruit in half, rubbing outer edge of cocktail glass on grapefruit to wet, rub rim of glass in sugar.
  • In your cocktail glass combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar, mixing until sugar dissolves.
  • Add tequila, club soda, and ice.
  • Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit and enjoy!

6. Blood Orange Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounces tequila (silver or gold, based on your preference)
  • 1 ounce grand mariner
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces blood orange juice (about 1-2 oranges)
  • salt for the rim
  • lime/orange wedges for garnish

Process:

  • Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup, blood orange and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour over ice and squeeze in lemon and orange slices.

7.  Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau (or other orange flavored liquor)
  • 1 tbs agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha
  • 2 cups ice

Process:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a sugar rimmed margarita glass.

8. Cucumber Citrus Skinny Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 5 Slices of cucumber
  • 5 Mint leaves
  • 2 Orange citrus wedges
  • 0.75 Ounce lime juice
  • 0.5 Ounce simple syrup
  • 0.75 Ounce triple sec
  • 1.5 Ounce Ixa Organic Silver Tequila

Process:

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend properly.
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add tequila.
  • Pour into ice.

9. Spicy Watermelon Margarita

 

Spicy Watermelon Margarita | www.drinks.ngIngredients:

  • 1 1Ž4 oz. Arta Silver Tequila
  • 3 oz. Master of Mixes Margarita Mix
  • 1 oz. Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri/Margarita Mix
  • 3-4 dashes hot sauce (to taste)

Process:

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish and serve.

10. Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½-inch slice jalapeño pepper, with seeds
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. (1 Tbsp.) Agave In The Raw®
  • 1 ½ oz. silver tequila (100 percent blue agave)
  • 4 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 orange slice, for garnish
  • ¼-inch jalapeno slices, for garnish
  • ice
  • club soda, optional

Process:

  • In cocktail shaker or glass, muddle the jalapeno and lime.
  • Add the agave, tequila, and orange juice. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake just to chill.
    Pour the pomegranate juice into a tall glass.
  • Fill glass 3/4 with ice cubes.
  • Gently strain the Spice Sunrise into the glass.
  • Garnish with the orange and jalapeño slice.
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