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5 National Margarita Day Recipes To Serve, Sip, And Savor

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Mango Scotch Bonnet Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz Herradura Silver
¾ oz Lime juice
3 slices of scotch bonnet pepper
3 cubic inches of mango diced
½ oz mango jam

Directions:

Crush mango and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler. Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients. Shake hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a scotch bonnet chili and a roll of dried mango. 

Photo courtesy of Casa Noble © 2015

Organic Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz fresh lime juice (or the juice of 1 whole lime)
¾ oz La Sierra agave nectar (or other organic agave nectar)
Lime wheel and kosher salt rim to garnish (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, strain and serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wheel. To salt rim, moisten rim of glass with lime and gently roll in a plate of kosher salt.

Photo courtesy of Casa Noble © 2015

Cucumber Beer Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal
0.5 oz lime juice
1 tablespoon shredded cucumber
0.5 oz agave nectar

Directions:

Use shaker tin to integrate the ingredients vigorously with ice. Pour into Pint glass, then fill with Corona Extra.

Photo courtesy of Casa Noble © 2015

Raspberry Black Pepper Ginger Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Casa Noble Crystal
.75 oz. Raspberry syrup (instructions below)
.5 oz. Barrow’s Intense Ginger (or other ginger liqueur) 
.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
1 tbs. Agave nectar
Rosemary 
Black Pepper

Directions:

Make a raspberry syrup by combining ¼ lb. of raspberries with ¼ cup of sugar and bring to a boil. Strain and push through a fine sieve and reserve. Combine the tequila, lime juice, Barrow’s Intense Ginger, agave, and the raspberry syrup and shake well. Pour over ice into a Collins glass and turn fresh coarse ground black pepper 3-4 times and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Photo courtesy of Tequila Herradura

British Breakfast Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz Herradura Silver
Large bar-spoon of apricot jam
¾ oz lime juice
¼ oz simple syrup
1 sprig of mint

Directions:

Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker; shake hard and pour into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with ripe kumquats, apricots, and a mint sprig.

For additional margarita recipes, trivia, and more, visit the official National Margarita Day blog

Casa Noble, Tequila Herradura, and other brands of tequila are available at Zachys Wine & Liquor

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