If you are a tequila lover, especially when it’s blended with lime and salt, today is your day. Happy National Margarita Day, guys. Here is a roundup of sweet, spicy, simple, and elaborate cocktails ideal for toasting this tasty holiday.
CAMARENA PINEAPPLE CHILI MARGARITA
2 parts Camarena Reposado
¾ part simple syrup/agave nectar
¾ part lime juice
½ part Cointreau
3 muddled pineapple chunks
Pinch of chili powder and sugar
Preparation: add ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Rub rim of glass with chili mix. Strain mixture into the glass filled with ice. Garnish with rosemary sprig.
SMOKE AND FIRE MARGARITA
¾ part Montelobos Mezcal
¾ part Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
¾ part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part agave nectar
Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old-fashioned glass, salt it, and set aside. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake, and double strain over fresh ice into glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
(Recipe inspired from Mi Dia from Scratch. Their version is available at the restaurant today.)
2 parts Cazadores Reposado
1 part Cointreau
1/2 stemmed and seeded Serrano pepper
10 cilantro leaves
1/2 part habanero infused agave
Preparation: add Serrano, cilantro, agave, and lime to a shaker and muddle slightly. Add Cointreau and tequila to the shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with extra cilantro leaves and lime.
CHAYA AND AVOCADO MARGARITA
(Courtesy of Fiesta Americana Cozumel All-Inclusive Resort, available now.)
2 oz Patron Tequila Silver
1 oz Cointreau
Dash of sugar
2 Chaya leaves
1 julienne slice of avocado.
Preparation: blend all ingredients together with ice. Pour into a margarita glass & garnish with avocado slice.
KIWI & MEZCAL MARGARITA
(Courtesy of Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, available now.)
3 Slices of kiwi
1.5 oz lime juice
2 oz Casamigos Mezcal
1 oz Gran Marnier
2 oz agave sweetener
Preparation: dust glass rim with chili powder. Mince kiwis and add to an ice-filled glass. Top with Mezcal, Gran Marnier, lime, agave, and stir. Garnish with a kiwi slice.
If you need a margarita without all the blending and shaking, Dulce Vida organic tequila with Austin roots just introduced pre-mixed cocktails in a can. Sold at in packs of four in lime or watermelon margarita flavors, along with a classic Paloma, the sweet sips are perfect for Margarita Day enjoyment.