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Cucumber Margarita

CucumberMargarita

My lovely wife found this refreshing cocktail I know not where. She was looking for drinks that had her favorite gin in them, Hendricks. But we were having Mexican food. This was a wonderful compromise. I used our favorite blanco tequila, Herradura Silver. This is definitely a refreshing drink to have with spicy food.

Cucumber Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz blanco tequila
  • 1/2 oz Hendricks gin
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz domaine de canton ginger liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3 cucumber slices

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients except one cucumber slice into a shaker.
  2. Add medium sized ice cubes.
  3. Shake it like you mean it for a full minute.
  4. Strain into your favorite margarita glass.
  5. Garnish with the remaining cucumber slice.

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Blackberry Margarita

BlackberryMargarita

Hey, remember when we made the Chicken Stuffed Roasted Pobalno Peppers yesterday? Well, you didn’t think we were just going to drink a soda with it. Did you? It’s berry season! In Colorado, that is a BIG maybe. At least they are showing up in the store and they are not five dollars a pint anymore. I love blackberries, and I just had to make a blackberry margarita. I chose to kick it up a notch and use Leopold Brothers Blackberry Liqueur, but you could always just puree some blackberries instead. Or make blackberry simple syrup. I like 100% Blue Agave Blanco Tequilas in my margaritas.  Herrdura Silver, El Corazon Silver, and Milagro Silver are all favorites of mine.

Blackberry Margarita

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except blackberries to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Shake it like you mean it for at least one minute.
  4. Your choice as to whether you sugar, salt the rim, or leave it alone.
  5. Pour into a margarita glass.
  6. Garnish with three blackberries skewered on a cocktail pick.
  7. Sip immediately!

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Mango Tango Margarita

Almost a month ago, we went to Jax Fish House in downtown Denver. We had a delicious margarita made with infused tequila. Armed with just the description of the drink and the 3-2-1 ratio of strong-sweet-sour of a classic margarita, I set out to recreate the drink. First we need to decide on the tequila. I prefer blanco tequilas in margaritas, so I decided to use Corazon Blanco. It has very smooth oaky vanilla notes which I thought would go well in this drink. I poured 16 ounces of tequila in a quart mason jar. I then added half a fresh pineapple cut into chunks as well as a cut up medium sized orange. I then added a split vanilla bean and sealed it up. Twice a day I shook it up and dreamed of the taste. After a week, I strained out the fruit and kept for garnish. I also poured it through cheesecloth to remove the small bits of flotsam. I next cut up a very ripe mango and pureed it in a small food processor. Finally, I squeezed the juice from a lime. We are now ready to mix our drink.

  • 1 1/2 ounce pineapple orange infused tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce mango puree
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Add all ingredients plus a cup of crushed ice to a shaker. Shake it like you mean it for about a minute. Strain into a margarita glass and garnish with an infused pineapple and orange slice. Enjoy!

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