When you think about a margarita, your mind might wander to summer or your favorite exotic locale. With National Margarita Day falling on Monday, February 22nd, why not kickoff one of your dreary winter weeks with a bang by celebrating the tequila-based treasure? And if you’re really feeling crazy, whip up one of these for your next Taco Tuesday.
1. Chipotle Cocoa Margarita:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass that has been rimmed with a mixture of cocoa powder and chipotle powder, and garnish with an orange twist.
2. Stargarita: (Created by Bettina Barnoczki of the Faena Hotel in Miami)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a salt-rimmed Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of star fruit and a lime wheel.
* Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea: Steep 4 mint tea bags per 12 oz of Patrón Silver for 30 minutes. Remove teabags.
3. Hornitos Toro Margarita:
Directions: Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with the sage leaves.
4. Sweet Heat Margarita:
Directions: Muddle jalapeño in lime and agave nectar in a shaker. Add ice and Tequila, shake well and strain over into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lime wheel and/or thin jalapeño strips.
5. Soltado Paleo Lemon Drop: (Created by Cassandra Rosen for Soltado Tequila)
Directions: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, strain into a high ball glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint. Top with sparkling if desired.
6. Perfect Pear Margarita: (Serves 8)
Directions: Add ingredients to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into margarita glasses. Garnish each with a pear slice and rosemary sprig.
7. Santera Margarita:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Serve in a cocktail glass.