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:

Quirida

QUI TEQUILA
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
Directions:
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.

Elevated Margarita

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2 parts Avión Silver or Reposado
1 part Fresh lime juice
½ part agave nectar

Directions:
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and strain vigorously. Fine strain over fresh ice.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

Midori Mambo

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1 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur
1 ½ oz. Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila
1 ½ oz. Coconut Cream
½ oz. Fresh-squeezed organic lime juice

Directions:

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with toasted shredded coconut.

Thai Basil Cucumber Peligroso Margarita

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Ingredients:
1.5-2oz. PELIGROSO Silver
2 oz. Agave Nectar or simple syrup
2 Limes squeezed
1 Cucumber
Thai basil
Splash of ginger ale
Black pepper

Directions:

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.



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