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RECIPE: Twists On The Margarita For National Margarita Day

Here’s more Margarita madness (deliciously different recipes) in anticipation of National Margarita Day, February 22nd.

This year, change it up with a Cranberry Margarita, Pomegranate Margarita or Grapefruit Margarita recipe. The first two recipes are from Avión Tequila; the last is Felix restaurant in New York City’s SoHo, where Avión Silver is the tequila of choice.

FLYING POMEGRANATE MARGARITA RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 parts silver (blanco) tequila
  • 1-1/2 parts pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 part orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier,
    GranGala, Triple Sec, etc.)
  • Splash of sour mix (equal parts lime juice and
    simple syrup)
  • Garnish: lime twist
  • Ice
  •  
    Preparation

     

    Flying Pomegranate Margarita. Photo
    courtesy Avión Tequila.

     

    1. Combine tequila, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur and sour mix into a shaker and shake vigorously.

    2. Fine strain over fresh ice or up in a martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
     
    CRANBERRY MARGARITA RECIPE

    Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 parts silver (blanco) tequila
  • 2 parts sour mix (recipe above)
  • 3/4 part cranberry juice
  • Garnish: lime twist
  • Ice
  •  
    Preparation

    1. Combine tequila, cranberry juice and sour mix into a shaker and shake vigorously.

    2. Fine strain over fresh ice or up in a martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

     

    Grapefruit Margarita. Photo courtesy Felix Restaurant.

     

    GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA RECIPE

    Ingredients

  • 2 parts silver (blanco) tequila
  • 1 part Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 1 part grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 part lime juice
  • Rim garnish: half each coarse salt and cayenne
    pepper
  • Ice
  •  
    Preparation

    1. Rim glass by moistening rim and twisting on a plate filled with salt/pepper mix.

    2. Combine tequila, Cointreau and juices into a shaker and shake vigorously.

    3. Fine strain over fresh ice or up in a martini glass.

     

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