Top 5 Favorite Margarita Recipes: Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! For those of you who are not familiar with this holiday, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. Although this holiday is a Mexican holiday, the U.S. has evolved this celebration into recognition of Mexican culture and heritage. The festivities include, parades, mariachi music performances, street festivals and margaritas—lots and lots of margaritas. To celebrate this year, try one of margarators.com top margarita recipes. Take a walk on the fruity side and let the blending begin!
Top 5 Margarita Recipes:
1 lb. ripe peaches (about 3), bottoms scored, plus 2 extra peaches for garnish
3 tbsp. of orange liqueur
2 tbsp. of sugar
¼ tsp. coarse salt
¾ cup of silver tequila
3 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
2 cups of bottled peach nectar
8 mint sprigs for garnish
- Prepare a bowl full of ice water. Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Add the pound of peaches to the boiling water and cook for one minute. Transfer to ice water bath to cool. Remove peaches from water.
- Peel and halve peaches and remove the pits. Slice the peaches into wedges and put them in a medium bowl. Toss the wedges with orange liqueur, sugar and salt. Cover and set in a warm spot until peaches give off juice. Should take about 20 minutes.
- Puree the peach mixture in a blender or a food processor until it is completely smooth. Immediately stir in tequila and lemon juice. Transfer this to a pitcher and stir in peach nectar.
Fill eight tall glasses with ice and garnish each with a mint sprig. Cut the extra two peaches into eight wedges, cut a small slit into inside of each wedge, and place one wedge on rim of each glass.
1 ¾ cups of freshly squeezed lime juice, plus wedges for serving
2 ¾ cups of tequila
1 ⅓ cups of Grand Marnier liqueur
2 ¾ cups of guava puree
Margarita salt for the glass rims
- Stir together lime juice, tequila, Grand Marnier, and guava puree in a large pitcher. Stir to combine and refrigerate until chilled.
- Just before serving, rub a cut lime around the rim of each glass. Fill a saucer with the margarita salt. Turn each glass upside down and dip it into the salt.
Pour the margaritas into glasses. Garnish each drink with lime wedges and serve immediately.
1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
½ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of freshly squeezed lime juice plus 2 tbsp. for glasses (about 5 limes)
¾ cup of Coco Lopez or cream of coconut
½ cup plus 2 tbsp. of tequila
¼ cup of Cointreau or another brand of orange liqueur
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss the coconut with the salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast this in the oven, stirring frequently until golden brown, which should take 8-10 minutes. Once the mixture is cool, crush it with your hands until it is crumbly.
- Pour 2 tbsp. of lime juice into a shallow dish. Dip the rims of the cocktail glasses in lime juice, then into coconut mixture, coating it well.
Combine the remaining ingredients with 1 cup of ice in a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth. Pour evenly in prepared glasses and serve immediately.
4 tbsp. of tequila
2 tbsp. of vodka
1 tbsp. of triple sec
2 cups of watermelon with the seeds removed
¼ cup of sugar
3 cups of crushed ice
- Rub the rims of two glasses with a slice of lime and dip the glass rims in salt.
- Blend the juice of the remaining limes with the other ingredients until the mixture is smooth. Add more crushed
ice and blend until the drink is slushy.
1 lime cut into wedges
4 oz. of tequila
1 oz. of triple sec
¼ cup of fresh lime juice
2 oz. of Blue Curacao
1 tsp. of superfine sugar
- Pour the salt into a shallow dish. Rub each glass rim with a lime wedge. Dip the rims in the plate of salt and rotate to coat evenly. Place a lime wedge on each salted glass.
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Place the tequila, trip sec, lime juice, Blue Curacao and sugar in shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Fill the prepared glass with ice cubes. Strain the margarita into the glasses and serve immediately.
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