What’s in a Margarita?

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Margaritas are popular, sought-after cocktails that have a beachy eye-appeal as well as refreshing bursts of flavor. National Margarita Day is celebrated on February 22nd to recognize this alluring drink! Verde Kitchen & Cocktails brings you the following basics about margaritas.

A margarita served on the rocks

Margarita Ingredients

The International Bartender Association’s formal ingredients for a margarita are tequila (7 parts), Cointreau (4 parts), and lime juice (3 parts). All you need to do is to shake and strain the ingredients into a glass with the rim already salted for an embellishing touch. A dash of orange juice is often added to the ingredients in order to make the texture of the drink more concentrated. You can replace the lime juice with a store-bought sweet and sour mix if you prefer. If you do not want to consume salt that gets deposited on the inside rim, simply wipe the salt away before pouring the mixture into the glass. A Margarita is commonly served over the rocks (ice) that the mixture has been shaken with.

Ways to Enjoy a Margarita

There are a number of ways that you can enjoy your margarita and we suggest that you try whipping up the various styles below. You may find that you are partial to one, two, or even all three of them!

Frozen. The frozen margarita is the type most often requested. All you need to do to create this version is to blend ice and then mix it in with all the other ingredients indicated in the aforementioned recipe. Frozen fruit blended together along with the usual ingredients is a tasty plus when preparing frozen margaritas.

Cadillac. A top-shelf tequila is added to the recipe and then the whole concoction including the rocks is poured into a glass. Top it off with a layer of Grand Marnier and pour the entire contents of the shaker with the rocks as well into a glass. You may swap triple sec for Grand Marnier if you choose to do so. 

Flavored. Fruit flavored liquors including raspberry, black currant, pineapple, or a fruit puree can be put into your margarita instead of triple sec for an extra tropical twist.

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