This morning, someone tweeted that it’s National Margarita Day. Nah, couldn’t be I thought to myself. Then I googled “National Margarita Day” and sure enough tons of results came up. According to The Food Channel, February 22 i.e. National Margarita Day is named after a lady whose name was indeed Margarita. Legend goes that this absolutely FABULOUS woman whipped up the drink on a hot afternoon, and there you have one of the most popular cocktails in the U.S. Mmm, I can already taste the tequila and salt in my mouth. Glorious. Oh so glorious. If only I was on a beach in 85 degree weather. Wishful thinking, I know.
Anyway, in honor of this incredible “holiday” I am posting my absolute favorite Margarita recipe – that is, my fabulous, quirky, hilarious cousin Sara’s homemade margarita concoction. I’ll call it the Crazy Cousin Margarita (hehehe) in her honor. Enjoy! Oh, and P.S. this recipe is much better for you than restaurant varieties because it doesn’t have loads of sugary margarita mix added in, is fresh and of course made with love. <3
-clear tequila of choice (make sure it’s 100% tequila de agave – it’s more natural that way)
–RIPE margarita mix (so tasty, and 100% fresh and natural)
-a mini shaker
1. Add 1/4 c. tequila (or use “eye ball” method) to shaker, and fill with Margarita mix to the 3/4 c. line. Put in blender to get it really frothy or shake well in shaker.
2. Pour over lots of ice, and garnish with lemon & lime…squeeze some in too if you’d like for a little extra zing!
3. Finish with a generous splash of Grand Marnier!
Enjoy! What is your favorite way to enjoy a margarita? Do you like it on the rocks or frozen?