National Margarita Day Needs YOU!

Las Palapas Margarita

Round up the troops! National Margarita Day is THIS Wednesday, February 22nd. To prepare, we’ve sampled our way through a number of tasty fixings from right here in the Lone Star State. These multi-colored margs have a ton of spunk…¡Salud!

 

4 Essentials for the Perfect Margarita:

 

1. Avoid cheap tequila – If you are going to get serious about margaritas, you’ll need to invest in high-quality tequila. The key is being 100% agave, which means no additional sugars were added during fermentation process.

2. Use real lime – using real lime juice is just as important. Avoid the artificial lime plastic ball, or any prepackaged sour mix and buy real limes. Limes are not expensive and they last a long time. This will make a big difference!

3. Get the orange stuff –Triple sec is key! This orange flavored liquor is sweet and it’s made from dried orange peels. You can substitute with blue curacao to make a blue margarita if you are feeling adventurous.

4. All about the measurements – The basic ratio measurement of a margarita is 2:1:1 which means two part tequila, one part of triple sec and one part lime juice. This will always depend on how strong you like your tequila so feel free to experiment with it.

 

These Just In…

 

La Bonita:

La Bonita Margarita

Compliments of La Maestra Blanca Aldaco!

 

Agua Verde:

Agua Verde - Avocado Margarita

  • 1.5 parts Milagro Silver
  • 0.25 parts Avocado
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.75 parts Agave Nectar
  • 3 Cucumber Slices
  • 1 Lime Wheel garnish

Combine ingredients and blend with one cup of ice. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

Mexican Garden:

Mexican Garden

  • 2 parts Milagro Silver
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 parts Light Agave Nectar
  • 2 parts Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Pineapple Leaf garnish
  • 1 Lime Wheel garnish
  • 1 Cilantro Leaf garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake, strain, and pour over fresh ice into rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple left, lime wheel and a cilantro leaf.

 

Mango Scotch Bonnet:

Mango-Scotch-Marg

  • 2 oz Herradura Silver
  • ¾ oz Lime juice
  • 3 slices of scotch bonnet pepper
  • 3 cubic inches of mango diced
  • ½ oz mango jam

Crush mango and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler. Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients. Shake hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a scotch bonnet chili and a roll of dried mango.

 

British Breakfast:

British-Marg

  • 2oz Herradura Silver
  • Large Bar spoon of apricot jam
  • ¾ oz lime juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup

Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker; shake hard and pour into an ice filled old fashioned glass. Garnish with kumquats (in season), apricots and a mint sprig.

 

Classics…

 

Boudro’s signature Prickly Pear Margarita is best enjoyed on the Texas Bistro’s fabulous patio on the San Antonio River Walk…

Prickly Pear Margarita

 

This Morenita Margarita from Top Chef alum Johnny Hernandez comes with a chile-tamarind rim and really POPS! It’s probably the reposado… 😉

La Gloria margarita

 

The famous “Hugo Rita” from Chef Hugo Ortega; a crisp, clean, cutting blend of tequila, triple sec, simple syrup and fresh lime juice:

Hugo Rita

 

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