Ah, the margarita – No matter when you have one, it has a way to instantly transport you (or at least your mind) to a hot summer day. Depending on where you are currently in the country, hot weather or at least hot weather dream could be the perfect escape.
Perhaps that is why National Margarita Day is February 22, a reminder that one day we will see warmer temperatures.
Creator of the Day Average Guy Todd McCalla Said Microphone in 2017 that he created the day “for no particular reason”. He created the day about ten years ago now. Todd is just a dude who lives in Ohio and loves margaritas. He was also “frustrated with all of the poor quality mixing with high fructose corn syrup.
We smell you Todd.
So if like Todd you really love margaritas, there’s no time like a Monday to pull out your shaker and make some margaritas to celebrate.
If you want to do everything for the big day, Cointreau has teamed up with Cocktail Courier on a special “Cointreau Margarita Escapes” kit. The kit comes with two 375ml bottles of tequila (if you want to share the party), a bottle of Cointreau, and all the set and limes you will need to prepare a batch (or 10) as well as some Cointreau – branded treats including glasses, jigger and shaker, and a candle to set the mood. You can buy one for $ 79.99 from Cocktail Courier.
If you’d rather mix up a few twists on the classic hit to celebrate the day, here are a few recipes worth checking out:
- 1.5 oz of Patrón Reposado
- 5 oz of Patrón lemon orange
- 1 oz of apple juice
- 0.5 oz of fresh lime juice
- 0.5 oz of Valentina Passion Fruit Syrup *
- + Fresh chilli for garnish
Method: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to cool. Strain into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with a small pepper. * Valentina Passion Fruit Syrup: Mix two parts of passion fruit syrup to one part of Valentina Hot Sauce and stir to combine. Keep refrigerated.
Smokin ‘Hot Pineapple
- 2 parts of Hornitos Plata Tequila
- ¾ part of jalapeño rosemary syrup
- ½ part of fresh pineapple juice
- ½ part fresh lemon juice
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitter
- sprigs of rosemary
- Piece of pineapple
Preparation: Mix equal parts sugar and water with 1 slice of jalapeño pepper and 4 sprigs of rosemary and bring to a boil to create a simple jalapeño and rosemary syrup. Add all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour the ingredients from the shaker into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a piece of pineapple and sprigs of rosemary.
Spicy Honey Margarita
1 ounce of lime juice
1⁄2 ounce of Bees Knees Spicy Honey Syrup
2 ounces of white tequila
Salt and lime wedge for garnish
Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a highball glass and dip it in salt. Add lime juice, honey syrup, tequila and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until frosted and strain into the prepared highball glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
- 2 ounces La Adelita Tequila Blanco or Reposado
- 2 oz watermelon, mixed or pressed
- 2 ounces of agave
- Fresh juice of 2 limes and lime for garnish
- TBEN for garnish and sea salt for the rim
Preparation: For a salty edge, rub a lime wedge around the edge and gently dip the glass in sea salt. Combine the cocktail ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh TBEN and lime wedges
1800 Tequila x Jarritos Tamarindo Tango Margarita
If you want to keep it very simple, Jarritos and 1800 simply suggest taking a bottle of Jarritos Tamarind soda and mixing it with some fresh lime juice and some arbol chili (to your liking), then serving it over them. rocks with chile salt and a lime wheel.
1800 also sells a pre-mixed watermelon, peach and traditional margarita that is worth checking out. For this, all you need is ice, salt and a glass.