In case you didn't know, today is National Margarita Day!
Here are a few recipes that I enjoy! *This post is in no way sponsored by Patron Tequila or Skinny Mixers, I just happen to use these products in my cocktails.
No Nonsense Margarita
2 Parts Silver Tequila
1 Part Club Soda
Juice of a lime
In glass, put tequila, lime juice and salt in a shaker or glass with ice. Yes, put that salt in the tequila and lime! Shake or stir. Pour into a chilled glass and/or over ice. Top with club soda, garnish with lime wedge and enjoy!
The "nonsense" referenced in the title is a sweet aspect, because I've personally began to enjoy my margarita's less sweet over time. My friend and bartender made this by mistake one night and I said I'd drink it. It's now called a "Christini" at this restaurant for two reasons; she had it in a martini glass that night and since I'm the only one who orders it, we just added on part of my name! I'm well aware that this is just a Tequila and Soda, but my version stems from the accident referenced about and my lack of a sweet tooth in drinks.
Blood Orange Margarita
Skinny Blood Orange Margarita Mixers
Orange Juice or Fresh Orange
Following the suggestions on the bottle. Add lime juice and orange juice to your tastes. I served mine over ice, with a garnish of lime.
Make in a frozen margarita as well!
Another Cocktail using this mixer and tequila: Blood Orange Prosecco Margarita
And for those who don't like Margarita's here is one of my favorite Tequlia cocktails that isn't a margarita. Also please click the link to the Patron website for plenty of other cocktail recipes!
I personally love Bloody Mary's but today is not Vodka day. So here's a twist on that classic, that I love!
2 Parts Silver Tequila
4oz Tomato Juice
Worcestershire Sauce, to taste
Horseradish and/or Hot Sauce, to taste
Olive or pickle juice, to taste
Limes, olives, pickles, celery, bacon or any other garnish you prefer
Chili Salt Spice Blend (I apologize that I do not have exact measurements for this blend, but the recipe is below)
In a glass, mix tequila with the makings of the Bloody Mary mix and stir.
Rim a glass with a lime and dip in Chili Salt Spice Blend; put in ice if you like and pour the mixed cocktail in.
Garnish to your liking.
Here are a few more versions from Patron.
Chili Salt Spice Blend