I am told that National Margarita Day falls on February 22nd, which is (coincidentally) a Saturday. That means that all of you who want to go out and celebrate can do so without having to worry about the day-after hangover. That’s very important.
Margaritas used to be my standard drink order; I became an expert in which place in Houston had the best Mango Margarita or Blue Margarita or even Raspberry Margarita. These days I’m more likely to order a glass of the house white wine, but every once in a while I still loop back to my old standby — the frozen Margarita.
I’m not alone in my love for this cocktail. According to NBC.com, Americans down 185,000 Margaritas per hour… yes, per hour. So I think we can safely say that the Margarita is a very popular drink in the U.S. And although Tequila only is crafted in the select areas of Mexico (according to my research, Mexican law states that Tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and in “limited” regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas), the U.S. is the number one Tequila market.
Here are a couple of cocktail recipes from Tres Agaves Tequila and Cruz Tequila. I haven’t tried either, but I thank them for the recipes (and the photos) and am sharing them here with you. Enjoy!
CRUZ Citrus Margarita
- 2 parts CRUZ Silver Tequila
- ¾ parts agave nectar
- 1 lime squeezed
- ½ lemon squeezed
- ½ orange squeezed
- 1-2 parts filtered water
- A couple sprigs of mint
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig
Tres Agaves Organic Margarita
- 2 parts Tres Agaves Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)
- 3 parts Tres Agaves Organic Margarita Mix
Mix ingredients, shake, pour over ice and Perfecto! The ultimate Real (meaning real ingredients!) Margarita. Salt the rim or add a fresh lime wedge for garnish.
(No, this isn’t a sponsored post… just in case you were wondering.)