Sadly these did not make it up on the blog in time for the Super Bowl as originally planned. Blogging isn’t my full time job (yet), and my real life got in the way of my blog life. Turns out, I have another fabulous opportunity to post this recipe today. I just learned via Instagram (follow me here! ) that today is in fact National Margarita Day. Who knew that was even a thing?!
I don’t ever need an excuse to whip up a batch of these cocktails, but if you’re looking for one, a national day celebrating margaritas (that falls on a Monday) is good enough for me!
A quick note on ingredients – I typically tend to go with white or silver tequila, although any type of tequila will work in this drink. Whatever you have on hand or whatever is cheaper (and good quality) in the store will work fine. If you like your Margaritas especially spicy, you can let the fresh infuse with some tequila before you mix the cocktail. I found that just adding these at the end was more than enough heat for me.
- - ¾ cup good quality tequila, 100% agave
- - ¼ cup Cointreau or Grand Mariner
- - ½ cup fresh lime juice (plus slices, for garnish)
- - ¼ cup simple syrup (one to one ratio of sugar to water, heated over low heat until sugar dissolves)
- - 1 jalapeno, sliced (for a less spicy option, remove seeds)
- - sparkling water or club soda
- - ice
- combine sugar and water over low heat until sugar dissolves. remove from heat and allow to cool.
- in a glass pitcher, mix tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup. add in jalapeño slices, and stir to combine.
- fill four glasses with ice, and pour in margarita mixture, ¾ of the glass full.
- top each margarita with a splash of seltzer or club soda.
- top each with sliced limes and a few jalapeños for garnish.
Happy National Margarita Day friends! And remember, these are just perfect with the nachos that were posted recently, see that recipe here. Enjoy! Love, M.