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Grab your cocktail shakers! It’s National Margarita Day folks!
Out of all the drink holidays out there, this is probably one of my favorites. Why? Well, who can say no to a Margarita?! Well made and they’re a perfect blend of sweet and sour, and as I mentioned earlier in the week… SO riffable. To help celebrate, I’ve teamed up with Cazadores Tequila, a recognized premium tequila since 1922, to bring you all one of my FAV variations, the JalapeÃ±o Margarita.
Cazadores has been one of my go-to tequilas for quite some time. It’s super reasonably priced but it’s also 100% blue agaveâ€”not mixed! Cazadores has five types of tequila in their portfolio: Blanco, Reposado, AÃ±ejo, ExtraÂ AÃ±ejo, and Cristalino; for today’s recipe we’ll be using the Blanco (you’ll recognize the bottle by its hint of blue and the stag gracing the front). Because we’re making a mixed drink, the Blanco expression is the perfect product. It’s light, clean taste has a slightly sweet finish that highlights the agave. It also makes for a balanced cocktail so you taste all the components.
Now, I can take a bit of heat and IÂ love the play of spicy and sweet here. That said, you can totally adjust this to your spiciness level. Want more spicy? Keep the seeds in the jalapeÃ±o slice and add two if you’d like. Just want a hint of spice? Take out the seeds and don’t garnish with a second jalapeÃ±o slice (the longer the garnish sits in your glass, the more spice it imparts to your drink! Remember that!).
Ok! Let’s shake up some cocktails! And remember, if you celebrate with one of these for #NationalMargaritaDay, remember to tag us so we can peep your creation!
Recipe Courtesy of Manny Hinojosa, Global Brand Ambassador
1-1/2 part Cazadores Tequila Blanco
1/2 part premium Triple Sec
1/2 part agave nectar
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 slice of jalapeÃ±o
Method: In a cocktail shaker with ice combineÂ all the ingredients, shake, and serve over the rocks in glass.
Garnish: with lime, jalapeÃ±o slice and salt optional.
Cazadores Tequila Reposado would be great in a Passion Margarita. Here’s the recipe:
10 oz Simply Lemonade
10 oz Jose Quervo Margarita Mix – No Tequila
10 oz Water
2 oz Passion Pickles Mixer
One squeeze of a fresh lemon or lemon concentrate.
Mix together in a large pitcher.
Pour over ice along with 1 – 2 oz Reposado Tequila.