4 tasty margaritas for National Margarita Day
Friday marks our new favorite holiday (besides Christmas, of course). Make like Jimmy Buffet with one of this sippers:
1.5 oz. of Qui Tequila
.5 oz. Orange flavored liqueur
1 oz. Fresh tamarind puree
3 Sprigs of mint
Splash of fresh lemon and lime
Break the mint to release the oils. Put all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Serve over ice in a short glass garnished with a sprig of mint.
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and strain vigorously. Fine strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with toasted shredded coconut.
Thai Basil Cucumber Peligroso Margarita
Combine Thai basil and two slices of cucumber in a shaker and muddle with the agave nectar or simple syrup. Add the fresh lime juice and tequila with crystal clear ice. Shake vigorously and pour over the ice rocks. Add a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with a cucumber slice on the side with a sprig of basil and top with a pinch of black pepper.