Cheers To National Margarita Day!

If you need an excuse to enjoy a margarita, consider February 22 your day. It's a celebration of all things margarita, which means "daisy" in Spanish. Whether you're enjoying on the rocks, frozen or straight up, remember to enjoy responsibly!

Cheers To National Margarita Day!

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Cheers To National Margarita Day!

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If you need an excuse to enjoy a margarita, consider February 22 your day. It’s a celebration of all things margarita, which means “daisy” in Spanish. Whether you’re enjoying on the rocks, frozen or straight up, remember to enjoy responsibly!

Tequila Herradura

Horseshoe Margarita

Horseshoe Margarita.

Ingredients

2 parts Herradura Silver

1 part fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2-3/4 part agave nectar

Directions

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

19th North

19th North.

Ingredients

2 parts Herradura Reposado

1 part fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2-3/4 part agave nectar (to taste)

1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

1/2 part pineapple juice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sandia Fresca

Sandia Fresca.

Ingredients

2 parts Herradura Ultra

1 part fresh watermelon juice

1/2 part Mezcal Joven

1/2 part fresh lime juice

1/4 part agave nectar

Directions

Shake all ingredients and strain into rocks glass with large ice cube and garnish with watermelon. Consider adding a peel of watermelon to enhance the garnish.

El Duelo

El Duelo margarita.

El Duelo.

Ingredients

2 parts Herradura Añejo

1 part fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2-3/4 part agave nectar (to taste)

1/2 part tamarind nectar

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

Bittercube Bar & Bazaar

Milwaukee

Alchermes Margarita

Alchermes Margarita

Alchermes Margarita.

Ingredients

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce prickly pear juice

1-1/2 ounces Fortaleza Tequila

1/2 ounce Heirloom Alchermes

1 dash/dropper Orange Bitter

Directions

Add all ingredients to a shaker. Add ice and shake with a strong, fluid motion. Double strain into glass and garnish with orange twist.

True Food Kitchen

(25 U.S. locations)

Citrus Skinny Margarita

Citrus Skinny Margarita

Citrus Skinny Margarita.

Ingredients

5 cucumber pieces

5 mint leaves

4 orange wedges

0.75 ounce lime juice

0.5 ounce orange juice

0.75 ounce simple syrup

1.5 ounces Ixá Organic Silver Tequila

Soda Water

Directions

To make simple syrup, mix equal parts sugar and water.  Next combine cucumber, mint, oranges, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and tequila.  Shake vigorously, add soda water and pour into a glass.

K’ya Bistro Bar

(Laguna Beach, Calif.)

Orange Jalapeno Margarita

Orange Jalapeno Margarita

Orange Jalapeno Margarita.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces spicy Patron Silver (cut one Jalapeño in half and put into Patron bottle. Let it sit for at least 4 hrs for the flavors to meld).

1 lemon wedge

1 lime wedge

1 orange wedge

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce orange juice

1/2 ounce Grand Marnier

Directions

Begin by taking a pint glass and add lemon, lime and orange wedge. Muddle with ice. Then add Patron and simple syrup. Shake, pour back into a sugar rimmed pint. Re ice then add orange juice and top with grand marnier.

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

(9 east coast; 1 Irvine, CA)

Italian Margarita

Italian Margarita

Italian Margarita.

Ingredients

2 ounces Silver Tequila

3/4 ounces Campari

3/4 ounce Limoncello

3/4 ounce blood orange juice

3/4 ounce simple syrup

Directions

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously. String into a Tajin-rimmed glass.

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

(Irvine & Brea, CA)

El Palomar Margarita

El Palomar Margarita

El Palomar Margarita.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces AsomBroso Blanco (100% blue agave tequila)

1/2 ounce orange liqueur

1/4 ounce agave nectar

1/2 ounce hibiscus tea

1/4 ounce lime juice

3 (1/4-inch) Serrano chili slices

Directions

Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker, shake well and strain into an ice-filled, salt-rimmed glass (keep chili slices), garnish with lime wheel.

MUTTS Canine Cantina

(Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas)

Bakarita

Bakarita

Bakarita.

Ingredients

1-1/4 ounces Lunazul Reposado Tequila

3/4 ounce Cointreau Orange Liqueur

1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

1/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 ounce organic agave

Serve with a salted rim and lime wedge

Directions

For an iced Barkarita, combine all ingredients into a tin shaker with ice, shake for 20 seconds, strain into a glass with a salted rim over new ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Slater’s 50/50

(served at California & Nevada locations)

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Spicy Pineapple Margarita.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Olmeca Altos Plata

1/2 ounce Ancho Reyes Verde

1/2 ounce Senior Orange Curacao

1/2 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

2 pineapple slices

2 dashes Tapatio

Pineapple slice dipped in Tajín; lime wheel for garnish

Directions

Muddle pineapple slices in a mixing tin. Add ice and build ingredients short shake. Cover half rim with Tajín and fill with ice. Strain shaker tin into glass and garnish with pineapple slice dipped in Tajín and lime wheel.

Coastal Kitchen

(Dana Point, CA)

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita.

Ingredients

2 ounces silver tequila

1 ounce lime juice

1 ounce agave

Sliced cucumbers and jalapeño

Directions

Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled glass (add sliced cucumber and jalapeños). Garnish with lime and jalapeño slice.

 

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