7 Margarita Recipes That You Have To Try

I just had to share these – for a couple reasons.  One, you need to try them because they all look delicious.  Two – I need to try them too and what a great way to put them all together so I can fir up my margarita machine over the next few weekends and give these fun drinks a try.  Well, to be honest, it will probably take me a number of weekends to get through all these recipes because otherwise, it would be way too much drinkin’!

Take a look at these fun recipes and let me know if you tried them too:

Jalapeno Mint Margarita

Strawberry Margarita Granita

Prickly Pear Margarita

Blood Orange Cinnamon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita Mocktail

Blood Orange Margarita with Rosemary

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas with Sriracha Salt

Choosing The Right Margarita Maker For You

Have you ever thought of buying your own margarita mixer? Whether you are a lover of margarita or any other cocktail for that matter, this thought will always cross you mind at least once. You would think it is a good investment, because you would no longer have to get out in the middle of the night when you feel like getting a drink. All that you need is to have the ingredient at hand and a reliable mixer to pair it with.

margarita with limePerhaps the question at hand is not really about whether you should buy a mixer or not, but which one you should buy preferably. How do you choose the right margarita mixer to use? Much like everything else that you decide to buy, there are several factors that you have to consider. For one, you need to think about our budget. And then there is also the issue about longevity. Which among those in the market will last you a lifetime’s worth of margarita?

Among all these factors, how does one go down to make a decision of which to buy? Here are some tips to help you decide:

  • First, remember that your budget should always be considered. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. You have to consider how much money you are willing to spend for a mixer. It the mixer costs more than half of your monthly electric bill, you might want to think twice. You don’t want to be over spending on something that is really not worth that much.
  • Second, consider the quality of the product. Will it last you a few good margaritas? Or will it be something you can pass on from one generation to another? If it is the latter, then you should definitely go for it. If it is the former, you might want to think twice about buying it at all.
  • Third, you should also choose what suits your personal taste. It is important that you consider which one you would really like to have. If you just settle on buying something, even if it is not what you want, then it wouldn’t be something that will make you happy.

All these factors may be simple considerations, but when you think about the bigger picture, each one makes total sense.

Fun Facts About The Margarita Cocktail

The margarita is considerably one of the most popular cocktails in the U.S.  It accounts to 18 percent of all cocktail drinks being sold in the U.S.  It is said that on average, 185,000 margaritas are consumed per hour by Americans.  Even though the margarita was invented in Mexico, it was invented by an American socialite named Margaret Sames.

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated in Mexico.  However, even though Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration, the event is actually much bigger in the United States and is the day when most margaritas are consumed.  Margarita consumption is however highest on the south at Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Alabama.

Tequila is a drink native to Mexico.  Despite this, the U.S. remains the number one market for tequila.  The reason is simple, the U.S. has three times the population as that of Mexico and is therefore a bigger market than that of Mexico itself.

The popularity of the margarita is not at all strange as the drink after all is simply amazing.  It is both light and refreshing and is the reason why it is the preferred drink of those who want to relax.  People going to vacations prefer this drink as it helps them greatly with the relaxing and refreshment part.  There are different spin-offs to the drink, but the classic still remains to be a favorite.

How to make the classic margarita cocktail:

  • 1 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Kosher Salt
  • Lime Wedge

The first thing to do when preparing a margarita is to rim your serving glass with salt.  Insert a lime wedge onto the rim of your serving glass and circle it around the rim to wet the rim with lime.  Dip the rim of the glass onto a saucer of salt.  Make sure not to have too much salt on the rim as this may create imbalance to the cocktail later on.  Just make sure that it is enough.

Once you have prepared the glass, it’s now time to prepare the cocktail.  Get a metal shaker, place some ice on it and then place all your liquids inside.  Cover the shaker and shake it vigorously, or if you have one, use your margarita maker (look here to see some of the best).  Stain the contents onto your salt-rimmed glass.  You can serve on the rocks if you want.  Add some garnish of lime wedges.  Enjoy.

The History Of The Margarita

Here is something to think about the next time you are getting ready to fire up your margarita machine.

The original margarita recipe is a summer time sensation concocted of a little folklore, a little urban legend, and a lot of well-intentioned tequila.  Although is history remains unclear, there is no dispute that it is THE world’s most popular tequila based cocktail.

Many have laid a claim to having invented the margarita recipe, but the truth, like a bad hangover,  is fuzzy at best.  Perhaps not knowing the exact history of the original margarita recipe makes for some interesting drunken bar room conversations among our fellow margarita connesuiers.  What is important however, is that all tales of its creation lead to the same basic frothy cocktail where good times are sure to ensue.

The question in my mind is not who really invented the margarita? The question is really: “Can I get another one? ”  For the curious minded, below are some theories and commonly repeated tales of the creators of the original margarita recipe:

Circa 1936: Danny Negrete

According to legend the Negrete brothers, Danny and David, ran the bar at the Garci Crispo hotel.  The day before Davids marriage, Danny mixed up this magical concoction as a wedding present to his soon to be sister-in-law, Margarita.  Thus becoming the namesake for the drink.

The drink was a simple combination of equal parts Tequila, Triple Sec, and Mexican lime juice served over crushed ice.

Circa 1938: Carlos Danny Herrera

In a little bar called Rancho La Gloria located somewhere between Tijuana and Rosarito Beach, Danny Herrera created his masterpiece.  As legend has it there was a showgirl and wannabe actress who went by the stage name Rita De La Rosa.  He birth name was Marjorie King and she was allergic to all types of liquor except tequila.  With a dislike of drinking it straight or even with a wedge of lime and shake of salt she asked the bartender to make her a drink she could palate. After some experimentation Danny came up with the perfect combination of sweet, salt, and citrus. Over shaved ice he poured a drink consisting of a jigger of silver tequila with lemon juice and Triple Sec.  Because of his fondness for Marjorie he affectionately named the drink “Margarita” the Spanish translation of Marjorie.

Circa 1942:  Francisco Pancho Morales

The location was Tommy’s Place – a bar in Juárez, Mexico.  Supposedly a patron ordered a magnolia cocktail (Cointreau, brandy, egg yolk and  a splash of champagne) but the bartender – Pancho Morales was not exactly up to speed on this particular recipe so he improvised and called his concoction “ A Daisy” which loosely translated is, you guessed it, “margarita”. It goes without saying that his ad-hoc creation was an instant hit.

Circa 1948: Margaret Sames

Perhaps the most well known claim behind the Margarita is attributed to Dallas socialite Margaret Sames.  While hosting a pool side Christmas party at her Acapulco vacation home she decided to liven things up with a party game.    After getting behind the bar and see what concoctions she could develop Margaret would let her party guests test and rate the results. Fortuitously she mixed two parts tequila with one part Cointreau and one part lime juice. Knowing that most people who drank tequila liked a quick hit of salt, she decided to add a garnish of rock salt around the rim of the glass.  Not only did her drink make a great conversation piece, but also it was damn tasty.  I think you know the rest of the story from here.

So how do we find out who really created the margarita?  Like I said earlier, the real question is not who created the margarita but rather “Can I get another one?”

 

 

The Perfect Strawberry Margarita Recipe – I Never Looked Back

Without a doubt one of the all time favorites for summer drinks has to be the Strawberry Margarita. People go absolutely bonkers over the perfect fusion of tequila and strawberries mixed in the absolute tastiest of fashions.

You may be tempted to use a frozen premade mix since that just seems easier, but I urge you to have courage! Even the best strawberry margarita recipe is incredibly simple to make and ti will obviously be more delicious than the frozen strawberry margaritas you get from store bought mixes.

Plus, making your own drinks will make you look like a professional barista / mixer to your friends for a warm fuzzy feeling before you even start drinking! Talk about a win-win situation.

I know youre probably going to just start scrolling down if I don’t get to the actual recipe here pretty quick, so without any further adieu we’ll jump right into dissecting and understanding the perfect Strawberry Margarita Recipe.

Prep Work for the Perfect Strawberry Margarita Recipe

You will get best results if you use Margaritaville Blender. However if you don`t have one you can just prepare strawberry margarita by yourself. Before you can actually begin making these lovely beverages you need to get your hands on the ingredients, which means we need to make a shopping list.

Pretty simple first step, right? So far so good?

None of the ingredients should be too difficult to track down; your local super market should have everything in stock, probably with multiple brands and choices. Read below to see a compiled list of ingredients you will need for this strawberry margarita recipe:

  • ·One Package of Frozen Strawberries (10 ounces)
  • ·One Can Frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate (6 ounces)
  • ·One Cup of Tequila or more =)
  • ·¼ Cup Triple Sec
  • ·Lots of Ice Cubes to Taste

Now that you have everything you need, you’ll need to dust off that old blender of yours and start cooking! Or, I guess it would be mixing, wouldnt it? Either way.

Executing an Exquisite Strawberry Margarita Recipe

For every drink you mix there is a certain process that will work better than any other. Obviously it is not set in stone, but at times adding a certain ingredient before another one can change the final outcome in a way that’s less than desirable.

Below I have outlined some simple steps to follow that seem to work for me. Feel free to experiment as much as you want until you make your own perfect strawberry margarita! You could even come up with your own strawberry margarita recipe after a few tries making drinks with this one, depending if you thought they were tasty or not.

But I digress, the order to follow is:

  • ·Put in Strawberries First
  • ·Pour in Pink Lemonade Concentrate on Top of that
  • ·Blend Until Liquid-y
  • ·Add Your Cup (or more) of Tequila
  • ·Add Your Quarter Cup of Triple Sec
  • ·Blend Some More
  • ·Add Ice Cubes To Taste
  • ·Blend Even More
  • ·Pour
  • ·Drink and Enjoy!
  • ·Rinse and Repeat –  The Night is Young!

Depending on how many people you will be having over you can change the ingredients to suit your needs. The strawberry margarita recipe that Ive outlined above will serve four people, and when its done tastes like a smoothie. It probably wont need to be sweeter, but you can use this as a reference to increase or decrease the ingredients depending on your preference for taste and volume.

If you want to make process of creating perfect margarita easier, you can read more about the best margarita makers here. It will help you a lot in creating cocktails, especially margarita. I personally use Margaritaville Blender and I must say I`m impressed with the results!

strawberry margarita recipeParting Advice on Mixing Strawberry Margaritas

Many people have different versions of the recipe, this is just my personal favorite.

I have seen and tasted so many different versions of this delicious drink that all I can say is to explore and find the recipe that works best for you. For instance some people like to use fresh strawberry halves instead of frozen ones, or Ive seen people use frozen raspberry limeade instead of pink lemonade, or even make their own lemonade all together. A common addition to the recipe here is just a dash of lime juice for a little extra bite.

As I said, ultimately it is up to you and your taste buds on how exactly you brew your strawberry margaritas, but one thing is for sure Everybody will love you for experimenting.

Next time you’re in charge of drinks for a holiday or event, go ahead and make it exotic with this tasty strawberry margarita recipe! It’s perfect for ladies’ nights, birthday parties or even just a casual gathering with your friends and family. Really, pretty much everyone loves a good strawberry margarita, so don’t be shy!

Having said that, Ill leave you to it with a clink, a cheers and a goodnight.