Margaritaville

It's always 5:00 somewhere.

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I think margaritas might just be my favorite part of Taco Tuesdays.

The appropriate definition of margarita is “a cocktail made with tequila and citrus fruit juice.”

Last spring, when we were all spending more time at home, often playing bartender, I had fun experimenting with different flavors which helped me perfect my margarita game.

Taco Tuesdays have become a tradition! Accompanied by a good margarita, it makes the beginning of the week easier to overcome.

A good margarita starts with good tequila. I've been enjoying Casa Dragones this year.

There are a few different versions, apparently the sipping tequila is NOT intended for mixed drinks (I learned this when my husband saw me pouring it into the margaritas below…oops). I also use Casamigos Patron to make a good margarita.

While I don't quite have my bartender's license yet (although maybe that would be a fun class to pursue next; all in the name of higher education, of course) I have picked up a few fun tips to make any drink feel a little extra, like me.

Since everything tastes better when it looks good, the Hay Design cocktail straws are one of my favorite cocktail accessories.

One of my favorite ways to keep margaritas (or any drinks for that matter) cool is with flavored ice cubes. Simply juice the fruit and pour into ice cube trays.

Tajin spice makes for a great rim.

Watermelon Margarita

I found this recipe for margarita from @mbwithasideofpb on her story last summer and I loved it so much that it went on repeat. I’m looking forward to watermelon season so I can make it again.

Ingredients

  • Watermelon Margaritas for 2
  • 1/2 C tequila
  • 1 C fresh watermelon
  • 1/4 C fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno sliced
  • Watermelon slices for garnish
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • Seltzer

Directions

Pour tequila into 2 glasses.
Let sit with jalapeno slice while you prepare the rest.
Blend watermelon & lime juice together till liquefied.
Combine with tequila.
Add ice (or frozen juice cubes)
Top it off with seltzer and another splash of tequila as desired.
Add watermelon lime slices to garnish (and a jalapeno...if you like it hot).

Pitcher of Margaritas

1 Cup good tequila into a measuring glass.
Add 1 sliced jalapeno and let sit at room temperature for 4-5 hours.
The longer you let the jeleno infuse, the spicier it will be.
Come back for happy hour place 2 cups of fresh watermelon chunks and ½ C fresh lime juice in a blender.
Blend until juice is formed.
In a large pitcher combine lime juice mixture with jalapeno infused tequila (don’t forget to remove the jalapenos).
Add an extra 1/2 C tequila and stir to combine.
Pour over ice (or frozen lime or watermelon cubes).

Cheers!

Peach Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh peach juice ( if no juicer, use blender and strain the pulp)
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce fresh squeeze orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. agave or honey (or you can use a few drops of liquid stevia)
  • Optional garnish: rim salt and fresh peach slice and lime slice

Cheers!

Rose Margarita

I came across this combo of Rose and Tequila into a Rose Margarita for one and had to try it!

Ingredients

Cheers!

Cucumber Margarita

I am always looking to get extra greens in and I thought this could be a fun way to drink my veggies.

The recipe for this good margarita can be found on Casa Dragones website. Instead of orange liquor I like to use fresh squeezed orange juice.

Citrus of Choice

When you can't decide which one you want, make one of each.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice or 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce light agave nectar or sweetener of choice, more or less taste or a drop of liquid stevia
  • Seltzer
  • Ice
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Lime wedges

Cheers!

I just love these Taco Tuesdays with a good margarita.

What’s your favorite Margarita? Let me know in the comments!

And don't forget to stay hydrated and sip water in between your margaritas. Here are some of my favorite ways to make drinking water fun.

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