Happy National Margarita Day! I can’t think of a better day than one that is solely dedicated to margaritas! Nothing makes me happier than sitting on a white sandy beach with a refreshing margarita in my hand, but sadly since it’s the middle of winter (and feels close to -25 with the wind chill) we have to dream of those warm days for now. The margarita recipe I bring you today should bring you out of your long winter hibernation and bring thoughts of warm days to come.
There are so many different ways to enjoy Margaritas from frozen, on the rocks, sweet or spicy-you can’t go wrong. Personally I like mine with a little bit of spice! A little bit of sweet, a little bit of spicy and certainly strong! The first time I tried a spicy margarita was during a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona and I was instantly hooked. One sip and I can guarantee you’ll be too!
Yield: Serves 1
Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Add tequila, orange Curaçao liqueur, mango puree, sour mix and Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters. Shake 20 times and strain over fresh ice into salt rimmed glass. Garnish with 2 slices of fresh habanero. Serve immediately.
Recipe for Scratch Sour Mix:
(Recipe makes 4 cups)
1 1/2 oz. egg whites, pasteurized
1 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 3/4 cups fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Stir in the sugar and mix until incorporated. Add water and fresh juices and mix thoroughly. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Source: Tommy Bahama
Disclaimer: I was asked by Casa Noble Tequila to highlight a margarita that features their tequila for National Margarita Day. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments. Visit www.casanoble.com/ for more information about the company and cocktail recipes.
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