If you typically associate margaritas with sunny summer evenings, it’s time to break out of that mindset because National Margarita Day is near, on Wednesday, February 22nd, to be exact.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a rocks or margarita glass over ice, garnish with lime wedge.
*Jalapeño Agave Syrup:
Directions: Over medium heat simmer agave nectar. Add jalapeño and let simmer at least one hour (then rest overnight for maximum flavor), strain through a mesh sieve and store in refrigerator.
Spicy Grilled Pineapple Margarita: (Created by Cassandra Rosen, Mixologist)
Directions: Rim the glass, shake all ingredients. Pour into glass, garnish with a pineapple slice.
The Cointreau Original Margarita:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin and add ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with salt rim and lime wheel.
Black Raspberry Margarita:
Directions: In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients and shake to mix. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with a lime or blackberry.
Directions: In a blender, combine all ingredients except salt. Blend on high until smooth and slushy. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.
Casa Ginger Mint Paloma:
Directions: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Muddle herbs. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Fine strain into highball glass. Add fresh ice. Garnish with grapefruit wheel and mint sprig.
Directions: Mix Hot Ruby, tequila and triple sec – serve over ice or frozen.
Yields 8 drinks
Directions: Add ingredients to an ice-filled pitcher and stir. Pour into margarita glasses and garnish each with a pear slice and rosemary sprig.
Directions: Serve on the rocks with a lime or orange garnish.