This February 22 is indeed a happy Monday—it’s National Margarita Day. Here are seven recipes that your mixology-minded customers or staff can enjoy:
Rosa Picante Margarita
2 oz. Patrón Silver tequila
¾ oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Simple syrup
½ oz. Ginger syrup
½ barspoon Jalapeño oil or a fresh jalapeño slice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe that has been half-rimmed with rose sea salt, and top with a dash of rose water. Garnish with a rose petal.
Jordan Corney of Bohanan’s in San Antonio, TX, created this recipe.
Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into tall glass and garnish with lime.
Spencer Elliott of Bounce Sporting Club in New York created this recipe.
La Puebla Margarita
1 ½ oz. Tequila Don Julio Reposado
1 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
¼ oz. Fresh lime juice
¾ oz. Raspberry agave syrup*
Vanilla-infused Maldon Sea salt**
Top with soda water
Grapefruit peel for garnish
Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and raspberry agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass over ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a pinch of vanilla-infused Maldon sea salt and a grapefruit peel.
*For Raspberry Agave Syrup
Combine 16 oz. filtered water, 16 oz. agave and 16 oz. fresh organic raspberries in a pot and heat on low until desired flavor is reached (about 30 minutes). Strain through a fine strainer and allow to cool.
**For Vanilla-infused Maldon Sea Salt
Mix 2 vanilla beans with 8 ½ oz. Maldon Sea Salt in an airtight container and let sit in a cool dry place for a minimum of three days.
Mixologist Jason Bran created this recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Double strain with a fine mesh strainer into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with two sage leaves and a grilled mango slice.
Ryan Brown of Anise in Tampa, FL, created this recipe.
Add ingredients to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into Margarita glasses. Garnish each with a pear slice and rosemary sprig.
The mixologists at Sauza created this recipe.
Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita
1 ½ parts Casamigos Blanco tequila
¾ parts Fresh lime juice
⅓ part Orange liqueur
⅓ part Simple syrup
3 Cucumber wheels
1 Jalapeño slice
Muddle cucumber, jalapeño, lime juice, and simple syrup. Combine all ingredients to iced mixing glass. Shake vigorously for 10 count. Fine strain all contents into a rocks glass with or without salted rim. Garnish with cucumber and jalapeño slice.
The mixologists at Casamigos created this recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Salt the rim of a tall cocktail glass. Strain intro the glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with lime wedge.
The mixologists at Maestro Dobel created this recipe.