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.
- 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
- Add all the ingredients except one cucumber slice into a shaker.
- Add medium sized ice cubes.
- Shake it like you mean it for a full minute.
- Strain into your favorite margarita glass.
- Garnish with the remaining cucumber slice.
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.
- Add all ingredients except blackberries to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice.
- Shake it like you mean it for at least one minute.
- Your choice as to whether you sugar, salt the rim, or leave it alone.
- Pour into a margarita glass.
- Garnish with three blackberries skewered on a cocktail pick.
- Sip immediately!
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!