Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Celebrate National Margarita Day

Looking for delicious ways to celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22nd?  Why not jazz up your go-to classic margarita with a different spin on the most popular mixed drink in the world. Below I’ve include recipes of four different takes on the refreshing drink made with Sauza Tequila, the Spicy Sauzarita, the Cucumber Margarita, the Banana Margarita, and the Blackberry Margarita.

Spicy Sauzarita

1 part frozen limeade
1 part water
2 parts beer
1 part Sauza Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
A few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
Sugar, salt, cayenne pepper (to rim glasses)
In a pitcher, combine 1 can frozen limeade concentrate, 1 can water, 2 beers, 1 cup tequila and a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Chill and serve in glasses rimmed with sugar, salt and red pepper. Garnish with the cutest chili you can find.

Banana Margarita

Serves 8
+ 1 can of frozen Pineapple-Orange-Banana Juice
+ 1 Can Sauza Gold Tequila
+ 3 Frozen Bananas
+ The juice of 3 limes
+ 2 cans of light beer
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a pitcher, add beer and stir with a wooden spoon. Serve over ice.

Cucumber Margarita

Serves 4
3/4 cup Sauza Blue 100% Agave Tequila
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
6 ounces fresh lime juice
2 ounces DeKuyper Triple Sec
2 ounces simple syrup
In a pint glass, muddle together sliced cucumber (except for 8) and Sauza Blue Tequila. Let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Strain the cucumber tequila and combine with all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with reserved cucumber slices

Blackberry Margarita

Serves 6
2 cups fresh blackberries
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup simple syrup
1 1/2 cups Sauza Silver Tequila
4 cups sparkling blackberry soda
In a blender, puree 1 cup fresh blackberries with 3/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 simple syrup. Strain into a cocktail shaker, add the tequila and ice and shake to chill. Rim Champagne flutes with sugar. Place 2-3 whole blackberries (fresh or frozen) in each glass. Pour each glass 1/3 full with the Blackberry-Lime-Tequila mixture. Top with chilled Blackberry soda.

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