Cocktail recipes for National Margarita Day

  • For National Margarita Day: The Casa Dragones Green Dragon is a margarita done with Casa Dragones Blanco tequila, agave nectar and pivotal orange juice. Photo: Casa Dragones

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Monday, Feb.22, is National Margarita Day. That gives us a ideal forgive to mangle out a cocktail shaker and/or blender and try some of these singular recipes, several from a possess behind yard here in Houston. In a box of a Houston-born recipes we can also revisit a bars/restaurants/hotels they come from. You’ll substantially get a higher chronicle there.
Isn’t it time for some tequila?


Casa Dragones Green Dragon
2 ounces Casa Dragones Blanco tequila
½ unit agave nectar
¾ unit pivotal orange juice

Combine mixture in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain if you’re celebration adult or flow with ice into potion that has been rimmed with salt seasoned with belligerent cardamom, anise seed, fennel seed and dill seed.

Grilled Spiced Beet Margarita
Courtesy Kehlen Selph, a Pastry War, Houston
2 ounces blanco tequila
1 unit beet puree (recipe follows)
¾ unit orange extract mix (equal tools Persian orange and pivotal lime)
½ unit agave nectar

Combine in a shaker filled with ice. Serve in a potion rimmed with sal de gusano (agave worm salt) and ornament with lime.

Spiced Beet Puree
4 vast red beets (peeled and sliced about 3/4-inch thick)
10 cups water
1 vanilla bean (halved)
3 allspice berries
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ teaspoon creatively grated nutmeg
1 cube candied ginger
1 tablespoon kosher salt
3 cloves
1 crater packaged brownish-red sugar

Combine all solely brownish-red sugarine in a vast pot and move to a boil, let it go for 45 mins (or until beets are soft). Remove beets from potion and set aside. Remove half of a potion from a pot (be clever not to mislay any of a spices). Bring potion behind to a boil and revoke it down to 1 cup.
While a potion is reducing, feverishness your griddle to limit feverishness (you can cloak a shelve with a tiny oil to keep a beets from sticking). Grill a beet slices, about 1 notation per side. Now that a potion is reduced, supplement 1 crater packaged brownish-red sugarine and stir to dissolve. In a blender, mix beets, and a cooking potion syrup (still including a vanilla bean, cinnamon and all other spices) and mix until well-spoken (you might have to do this in batches if all won’t fit in a blender). Keep refrigerated until prepared to use. You can also freeze.

Eight Row Margarita
Courtesy Morgan Weber, Eight Row Flint, Houston
1 ½ ounces 110-proof blanco tequila
¾ unit Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
1 unit uninformed orange juice
½ unit orange oleo (recipe follows)
Splash egg white

Combine mixture in blending tin. Fill totally with ice. Shake tough until well-chilled. Empty contents, including ice into cold glass. Garnish with orange wheel.

To make orange oleo: Peel a skins of 6 limes. Cover a peels with 1 crater of granulated sugarine and let lay during room feverishness for 6-12 hours. Remove orange peels from sugar. Add sugarine to a tiny salsa pan. Add 1/2 crater water. Bring to a boil. Stir until sugars is dissolved. Store in fridge indefinitely.

Stargarita
Courtesy Bettina Barnoczki, Faena Hotel, Miami
1 ½ ounces Patron Silver tequila (infused with packet tea)
½ unit Patron Citronage Mango
½ unit uninformed orange juice
½ unit star fruit puree or perplexed star fruit

Combine all mixture in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over uninformed ice into a salt-rimmed Collins glass. Garnish with cut of star fruit and a orange wheel
To make packet tea-infused tequila: Steep 4 packet tea bags per 12 ounces of enthusiast Silver for 30 minutes. Remove tea bags and use tequila for cocktails.

La Puebla Margarita
Courtesy Jason Bran
1 ½ ounces Tequila Don Julio Reposado
1 unit uninformed grapefruit juice
¼ unit uninformed orange juice
¾ unit hiss agave syrup
Vanilla infused Maldon sea salt
Soda water

Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, orange extract and hiss agave syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks potion over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a splash of vanilla infused Maldon sea salt and grapefruit peel.

To make Raspberry Agave Syrup: Combine 16 ounces filter wager, 16 ounces agave syrup, and 16 ounces organic raspberries in a pot and feverishness on low until preferred season is reached (about 30 minutes). Strain by a excellent sieve and concede to cold before regulating in cocktail recipes.

To make vanilla infused Maldon sea salt: Mix dual vanilla beans with 8.5 ounces Maldon sea salt in an indisputable enclosure and let lay in a cold dry place for a smallest of 3 days.

Perfect Pear Margarita
(Makes 8 servings)
2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver Agave Tequila
1 crater elementary syrup
½ crater orange juice
½ crater lemon juice
2 peeled pears for garnish
8 rosemary sprigs for garnish

Add mixture to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into margarita glasses. Garnish any with a pear cut and rosemary sprig.

Smoked Fragola Margarita
Courtesy Hotel Granduca Houston
2 house-smoked strawberries
1 unit orange juice
1 unit lemon juice
1 unit agave nectar
2 ½ ounces tequila

In a cocktail shaker mess-up strawberries. Add a rest of ingredients, fill with ice. Shake and aria into a salt-rimmed margarita glass. Can also be served on a rocks or blended for solidified cocktail.

Mexican Garden
2 ounces Milagro Silver tequila
1 unit uninformed orange juice
½ unit light agave nectar
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 pineapple leaf, garnish
1 orange wheel, garnish
1 cilantro leaf, garnish

Combine all potion mixture in a cocktail shaker and supplement ice. Shake and strain, pouring over uninformed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish.

Red Belly Margarita
2 ounces Milagro Silver tequila
1 unit uninformed orange juice
¾ unit agave nectar
¼ unit red bell pepper
2 slices uninformed serrano pepper
Cracked black peppers and sea salt rim

In a shaker mess-up bell peppers and serrano. Add remaining mixture and ice. Shake energetically and aria into a rocks potion (rimmed with salt and pepper) that has been filled with uninformed ice.

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