National Margarita Day is right around the corner!
To make sure that you’re fully prepared for this tipsy holiday, check out some Tres Agaves Tequila margarita recipes!
Back to Basics: Mrs. Margarita
A classic everyone loves features a combination of fresh lime, tequila, and agave nectar; a definite crowd pleaser.
2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
1 part Tres Agaves Agave Nectar
1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
Lime wheel or wedge, for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Salted rim and garnish, if desired.
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot: Margarita Caliente
Bring the heat with Jalapeño-infused agave syrup, which gives this drink a little extra kick.
1 ½ parts Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
¾ parts Cointreau
¼ part jalapeño infused Tres Agaves agave syrup*
3 dashes Sriracha
Lime wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a rocks or margarita glass over ice, garnish with lime wedge.
*Jalapeño agave syrup:
2 cups Tres Agaves Agave Nectar
1 jalapeño , cut lengthwise, seeds removed (2 if you’re feeling bold!)
Over medium heat simmer agave nectar. Add jalapeño and let simmer at least one hour (then rest overnight for maximum flavor), strain through a mesh sieve and store in refrigerator.
Go Big or Go Home: Smokin’ Volcano Margarita
Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole, New York, NY
For the bartender in you, here is one that’s sure to impress your friends.
2 parts Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila
¾ parts fresh lime juice
¼ part smoky simple syrup*
Lava salt and dried red chili pepper for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in rocks glass. Garnish rim with lava salt and add dried chili pepper.
*Smoky simple syrup: Pour equal parts sugar and water into a saucepan with one dried chili pepper. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool. Remove chili pepper and set syrup aside.
Out of the Box: The Makerita
If you’re looking for something a bit more unexpected – a classic gets kicked up a notch with Maker’s Mark Bourbon in the mix! The cocktail is both sweet and sour, and absolutely delicious.
1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
1 part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
3/4 part Tres Agaves Agave Nectar
Fill tall glass with all ingredients. Shake and strain over ice in highball glass. Salted rim is optional.