Margarita Day Madness: 6 Recipes You Have to Sip

By  February 21, 2014

Cinco de May is still a few months away and unfortunately, so is the warm weather. Thankfully, Margarita Day is on Feb. 22nd allowing us all to imbibe the classic cocktail. If you’re looking for a fun twist on the swirl of spirits, these recipes are sure to provide a sweet escape until spring:

 

Basil ‘Rita from STK

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2 oz. Don Julio Reposado
½ oz. Triple sec
½ oz Fresh sour
1 Lime squeezed
Basil

Muddle the basil and lime juice in cocktail shaker before adding the tequila, triple sec, fresh sour mix, and ice. Shake and strain into a tumbler.

Perfectly Peachy Margarita 

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2 oz. Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ oz. DeKuyper Peach Schnapps
½ oz. JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
½ part Peach Nectar
Peach wedge for garnish

In a pitcher filled with ice, combine the tequila, peach schnapps, orange liqueur, lime juice and peach nectar. Stir to combine. Chill and serve over ice in prepared glasses.

Blood Orange Margarita

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2 oz. Cruz Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. Cointreau Orange Liqueur
1/2 oz. agave nectar
1/2 oz. blood orange squeezed
1 lime squeezed
1-2 oz. filtered water

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a blood orange slice

Slim and Sparkling Lemon Lime Margarita

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3 oz. Lemon Lime Sparkling ICE
1 ½ oz. Tequila
Splash of fresh squeezed orange
Fresh squeezed lime

Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.

Wise Margarita

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1 oz. fresh pressed watermelon juice
1 oz. Owl’s Brew Pink & Black
1 oz. tequila
Shake over ice with mint, and garnish with mint, lime, and watermelon.

Rita Rioja

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1 ½ oz. Tequila Avión Reposado
¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
Fresh Red Pepper
Cilantro

Muddle a fresh red pepper and a few leaves of cilantro in a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a salt rimmed cocktail glass.