To celebrate National Margarita Day 2010, here are some tips and drink mixes from TargetWoman.com to consider on this oh-so-special day:
The basic margarita recipe consists of three ingredients – Tequila, Cointreau (triple sec) and fresh lime juice. The true art of making margaritas lies in the ideal ratios and the pizzaz with which it is served. The ratio for margarita mix can vary from equal parts of each ingredient to 3:2:1 tequila: cointreau: lime juice. The triple sec is an orange liquer that adds a sweet-and sour flavor to the cocktail. Different flavors can be substituted for the triple sec to make interesting variations. Shake the margarita with ice and serve in salt rimmed glasses. You can add Grand Marnier instead of Triple sec for concocting an exotic margarita.
Blue Margarita Recipe
The Curacaco is what adds the blue color to this blue ocean margarita. Take 4 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce triple sec, ¼ cup fresh lime juice, 2 ounces blue curacaco and 1tsp sugar. Blend in a shaker with plenty of ice.
A golden margarita needs anjeo tequila and Grand Marnier. Shake with sour mix, lime juice and plenty of ice.
Whip up a frozen margarita with limeade, tequila and triple sec. Blend with lots of ice cubes till it looks slushy. Do not overdo the ice when blending your frozen margaritas – the trick is to have barely enough to float in the liquid. You can add frozen fruit for a variation. Try peach, raspberry, strawberry or cherry liquers for a frozen margarita with a twist. Serve frozen margaritas with mango fusion vodka and watch your guests coming for more.
Banana Margarita Recipe
Want your margarita with dollops of Vitamin C and Potassium? The banana margarita is a smoothie that offers you just that. Blend 3-4 oz tequila with 4 oz margarita mix and juice of lime and a banana.
Mango Margarita Recipe
Are you a mango afficiando? Try our mango margarita recipe. Mix a cup of silver tequila with 2 cups of fresh lime juice, castor sugar and liqueur. Toss in frozen mango chunks and blend till smooth.