5 delicious margarita recipes to help you celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22, 2021 from our in-house Tequila expert, Carolyn Kissick!
Spring is on the way and our favorite way to add a spin to our margarita line up is with a bunch of fresh herbs! We are featuring cilantro here, but you can make this margarita with any fresh herb you love whether it be basil, mint, or tarragon. Shake it up, and enjoy the aromas and flavors that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of a garden on a sunny day!
In the pint glass, add Tequila, cilantro, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice. Fill with ice, secure shaking tin, and shake well. Fill rocks glass with fresh ice, strain mixture over top. Add a nice bunch of cilantro and a lime wedge for garnish. Cheers a friend and enjoy!
As we near the close of tangerine season, we are taking advantage of every day we have left with this slightly sweeter citrus - especially in our cocktails. Spring for a reposado or añejo in this margarita recipe as the sweeter, smoky and oaky profile, pairs well with the tangerine juice we’ll use instead of lime. If you’re a fan of orange liqueur, you can add a splash but we prefer to find really tasty fresh fruit to lead the way on flavor.
In the pint glass, add Tequila, agave nectar, and fresh tangerine juice. Fill with ice, secure shaking tin, and shake well. Fill rocks glass with fresh ice, strain mixture over top. Garnish with a twist of tangerine skin and enjoy!
Sticky Feet / Sandy Feet
The days are getting a little bit longer every day and this spin on a margarita is perfect for enjoying that late afternoon sunshine. Featuring Solento Organic Tequila Añejo, lemon juice, and honey we call this margarita the Sticky Feet in honor of the bees that come to land on cooked agave when we open the ovens. A simplified version of this cocktail, and favorite way to enjoy Solento by founder @taylor_steele is also listed below and we are calling that one, the Sandy Feet.
In the pint glass, add Tequila, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Fill with ice, secure shaking tin, and shake until chilled. Strain into the coupe and garnish with lemon twist.
Pour Tequila over large ice cube in rocks glass, garnish with lemon twist. Take it slow.
Mezcal margaritas are a fun and tasty way to change up your margarita game and start your exploration into the world of mezcal cocktails. We like to use both fresh lime and fresh orange juice in ours but if you’re a purist, and want to stick with just lime, we will understand. This is also a great place to play around with different salts on the rim of your glass - we use black volcanic salt here but if you can get your hands of some Sal de Gusano, that’s where you should start first!
In the pint glass, add Tequila, agave nectar, and both fresh juices. Fill with ice, secure shaking tin, and shake well. Swipe a lime wedge around the rim of the glass, and dip into the salt. Fill rocks glass with fresh ice, strain mixture over top.
The Perfect Margarita
On National Margarita Day, we let the Tequila lead the way with the classic, and perfect margarita recipe. Go with a blanco, for a citrusy, perky pop; a reposado for a sweeter, agave forward flavor; or añejo to bring out the oak and evoke memories of a classic whiskey sour. And if sipping is still your style, crack open a bottle of that extra añejo you’ve been saving for a special occasion.
In the pint glass, add Tequila, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice. Fill with ice, secure shaking tin, and shake well. Fill rocks glass with fresh ice, strain mixture over top. Cheers a friend and enjoy!