Wednesday, February 22, 2012

National Margarita Day

Did you know that today is National Margarita Day?

According to the margarita is the most popular liquor cocktail in the U.S.

And it's my favorite.

I celebrated NMD by making a margarita!

I've got a new recipe for you. The original recipe can be found HERE.

This is what you will need.
2 shots 100% Blue Agave Tequila
1 shot Cointreau
1 shot of OJ
3/4 shot of Agave Nectar
juice of one lime

*amounts can be modified to fit your taste.

Better tequila is 100% blue agave or like this bottle says, 100% de agave.
Cointreau is an orange liquor. There are several varieties. Grand Marnier is a popular one.

My favorite is Cointreau.

Any kind of OJ will do.

Agave nectar is sweet. It is the nectar from a cactus. It adds a little sweetness to the drink without that sweet and sour junk some restaurants use.

I found it at Publix. I can't remember if I found it near the honey or on the olive oil isle. Just look around for it. Put more or less in your drink depending on how sweet you like it. I find that 3/4 a shot is a good amount.

If you can't find agave nectar you could make a simple syrup of water and sugar.

Combine all of the ingredients listed above in a shaker full of ice and shake.
Then shake it a little more.
Really put your body into it.

If you don't have a shaker you could put it in a mason jar.
The mixture needs to be shaken.

Then pour over a cup of ice.

I hope you can enjoy NMD with a good margarita.
But just remember to drink responsibly.
Happy National Margarita Day!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you'll fix one for me when I see you again!