FOOD

Margaritas 3 Ways

Margaritas for your next party!

FOOD

Margaritas 3 Ways

Margaritas for your next party!

Ingredients

  • 5 fresh sage leaves
  • 8 medium blackberries or 5 strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Dried sage leaves, optional, for garnish
  • Dry ice, optional

Steps

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine sage and strawberries. Muddle till broken down and fragrant.
  2. Add tequila, lemon juice, maple syrup and bitters. Shake until mixed.
  3. If using dry ice, pour the cocktail over it for dramatic effect. Handle dry ice with caution and DO NOT drink until ice has dissolved completely.
  4. If using dried sage, pour the mixture over regular ice, garnish with dried sage and light the tip on fire right before serving.

Ingredients

Chili Lime Mango Margarita

  • 1 ripe mango, cubed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 small limes, juiced
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec or orange liqueur
  • 1 dash hot sauce, optional
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup, plus more if desired
  • Lime wheels, for garnish, if desired

Chili Salt Rim

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Steps

Chili Lime Mango Margarita

  1. Prepare your margarita glasses.
  2. Rim the outside of your glass(es) with lime, taking care to only wet the outside.
  3. Dip rimmed glass(es) upright in chili powder and sea salt mixture and set aside.
  4. Combine all margarita ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust agave and/or alcohol quantities, if desired.
  5. Add 1 cup of ice to blender, blending again until smooth.
  6. Fill rimmed margarita glasses with margarita mixture.
  7. Garnish with a lime wheel, if desired, and enjoy.

Chili Salt Rim

  1. Combine chili powder and sea salt in a small saucer.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, plus more for rimming the glass
  • Agave, to taste, as preferred
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Fresh lime, for zest and garnish

Steps

  1. Prep your margarita by rimming the glass. Fill one saucer with lime juice and water; fill another with two parts coarse sea salt and one part lime zest. One by one, turn your glasses upside down and tilt them into the lime water mixture. Take care to angle your class and rotate, as to not get the inside of the rim wet. Immediately place the upside-down glass in the salt-lime zest mixture, then turn right side up and set aside. Option: If you’re only making one or two drinks, simply run a half lime around the rim of your glass(es) and dip into the salt mixture.
  2. Measure tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Add agave if desired.
  3. Fill with fresh ice and shake until your shaker is frosty and almost too cold to continue holding.
  4. Fill your rimmed glass with fresh ice.
  5. Strain your margarita, garnish with a lime wheel if desired, and enjoy!
  6. TAKE IT UP A NOTCH...MAKE IT A CADILLAC: Add a 1-ounce floater or side shot of Grand Marnier.
  7. MAKE THE CADILLAC FIRE: Char and squeeze in some lemon juice.