Margarita Day 2011

Margaritas have become the # 1 cocktail in America. The origin of the margarita is unsure, there are many tales, too many to mention here, but they are fun to Google.

Once Esquire Magazine posted this recipe as the “Drink of the Month” in the December 1953 issue, the word was out.

The Margarita
“She’s from Mexico, Senores, and her name is the Margarita Cocktail — and she is lovely to look at, exciting and provocative.”
1 oz Tequila
Das of Triple Sec
Juice of ½ lime or lemon
Pour over crushed ice, stir. Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt-pour, and sip.

Margarita’s come in all types, from the classic to fruit and frozen. Here are a few of our favorites. Enjoy!

The Milagro “Freshest Margarita” The Milagro Margarita - Tipple Tuesday -  in the Mix
2 oz Milagro Silver Tequila
1 oz Lime juice
3/4 oz Agave nectar
Add all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain in to a glass with fresh ice. Garnish with Lime Wheel.

1800 Mango Margarita1800 Mango Margarita - Tipple Tuesday - in the Mix
2 oz 1800 Reposado Tequila
¾ oz Gran Marnier
1 oz Fresh mango nectar
¾ oz Fresh orange juice
¾ oz Fresh lime juice
Stir over ice or blend, garnish with a slice of mango.

Patron Watermelon Margarita - Tipple Tuesday - in the Mix Patrón Watermelon Margarita
1 ½ Patrón Silver
¾ oz Patrón Citrónge
2 oz Fresh pressed watermelon juice
1 oz Fresh lemon sour
In an ice filled mixing glass, add all ingredients; shake until well blended. Strain into an ice filled 14oz goblet. Garnish with a spear of watermelon.

Jose Cuervo Strawberry Margarita - Tipple Tuesday - in the MixJose Cuervo Strawberry Margarita

1 ½ oz. Cuervo Especial Gold
3 oz. Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
1 Handful(s) fresh or frozen strawberries
4 oz. Crushed ice
Rub rim of a margarita glass with half a lime. Add Cuervo Especial Gold, margarita mix, fresh or frozen strawberries, and ice. Mix in blender until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Corzo Modern Margarita - Tipple Tuesday - in the MixCorzo Modern Margarita
1/1/2 Parts Corzo Silver
1 Part agave nectar
2 Slices fresh lemon
2 Slices fresh lime
1 Slice fresh orange
Muddle lemon, lime and orange slices. Add remaining ingredient, shake with ice and strain into a chilled stemless martini glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

Quiz question and answer: What is the main difference between tequila and mezcal?

The main difference is the agave plant used and the geographic areas they are from. Mezcal, from Oaxaca, uses various varieties of agave, such as, limeño, el raicilla, pata de mula. Tequila, from Jalisco, is made from only from the Agave Tequilana Weber Blue and its related varieties. Tequila and Mezcal also have different distilling processes.