Okay, so those of you who know me know that I LOVE margaritas. The Stay-At Home Order has allowed me to check out various margarita recipes and expand my love for margaritas. None have let me down yet! The margs listed below are random margs that Rachel and I found on insta and are fruity and refreshing.
The first marg Rachel and I checked out was the Coconut Cream and Lime Margarita. This marg reminded me of my times in Jamaica, relaxing on the beach. This marg will make you feel like you are kicking back in a beach chair on the ocean drinking a pina colada. Now that the weather is getting warmer here in Michigan, this marg is perfect! It is super delicious and easy to make. This recipe is courtesy of William & Sonoma.
- Grated lime zest and sugar
- 2 Lime wedge
- 2 oz. (60 ml) coconut cream or cream of coconut
- 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) blanco tequila
- 1 oz. (30 ml) fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz. (15 ml) Cointreau [Note: I ran out of Cointreau and used Triple Sec instead.]
- 1/4 oz. (7 ml) Simple Syrup [Note: I used 1/2 oz.]
1. On a small plate, combine lime zest and sugar and spread in an even layer. Rub 1 of the lime wedges around the rim of your glass. Holding the base of the glass, dip the rim into the mixture.
2. Just before serving, fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the coconut cream, tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and simple syrup. Cover, shake vigorously and strain into the ice-filled glass. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
The second marg Rachel and I checked out was the Tequila Sunrise Margarita. This marg reminded Rachel and I of what the sunset would taste like. My favorite part about making this marg was pouring in the grenadine. It was fun to watch the grenadine slowly drop to the bottom and separate from the remainder of the drink. It was a delicious take on the typical Tequila Sunrise you find in a bar. It was very delicious and will not disappoint.
Grenadine [Simple Syrup]:
- 2 cups of pomegranate or cranberry juice [Note: I used cranberry juice]
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- Salt and/or Sugar
- 4 oz Tequila blanco
- 3 oz Orange Juice [Note: I used fresh orange juice]
- 2 oz Lime juice [Note: I used fresh lime juice]
- 2 oz Orange liqueur
- 2 oz Grenadine
- Orange wedge
To make the Grenadine:
- Put your choice of juice into a medium pan and heat over medium high heat until reduced by half and you have one cup of liquid. Add the sugar and continue simmering until it is completely combined. Remove from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
To make the marg:
- Place your rim selection on a plate. Using an orange wedge, rub the edge of the glass in the mixture.
- Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Pour the mixture into the glass.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the grenadine at the edge of the glass. The grenadine should fall to the floor of the glass. Using a knife or a straw, mix the grenadine very lightly at the bottom of the glass.
- Garnish the glass with an orange wedge and drizzle additional grenadine over the top of the marg before serving.
Serves 2 drinks
I hope you enjoy these drinks as much as we did!