Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo - Margarita Time

Most people drink a Classic Margarita when going out. I like the flavored margaritas such as Peach or Mango, so I was happy to see that Hostess with the Mostess had 10 unique flavors of margaritas. Below are my favorites from the ten.

Pomegranate Margarita

32 ounces Pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about two juicy limes
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup tequila
1/4 cup orange flavored liquor

In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients. Place in a freezer and mix every 20 minutes for up to 1 hour until the mixture has a slushy frozen texture (or freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions). Serve frozen or chilled over ice.

Prickly Pear Margaritas
serves 6

3 1/2 cups crushed ice
3 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
3 oz. frozen limeade
6 Tequila
4 1/2 oz. Cointreau
3 oz. prickly pear cactus juice
3 T. sugar
Lime wedges and kosher salt for garnish

In a blender, add all of the ingredients (minus the garnish) and pulse it until the ice is completely blended. Taste and add more sugar if necessary.

Rub some of the lime around the rim of the glasses and then dip the glasses into the salt. Pour in the drink and garnish with a lime. Enjoy!

Watermelon Margarita

2 parts, watermelon juice
1 part, orange liquor
1 part, tequila
1/2 lime, squeezed into shaker

Instructions: Add all ingredients into a shaker, shake well and pour into glass.
You could also choose to garnish with lime wedges instead of a watermelon chunk. You may opt to make these super strong or fairly light; play around with the measurements to get a drink that suits your event.

I found this Chocolate Margarita at Margarita Texas. This site has a number of different margaritas to choose from, since I like Chocolate Martinis, the Chocolate Margarita appealed to me.

Chocolate Margarita Recipe

1 1/2 oz tequila (any kind)

1 oz Godiva liquor

2 tablespoon chocolate syrup

3/4 oz cream or half and half

2 oz orange juice

Stirrings Cocoa RimmerIce

Rim the glass with the cocoa rimmer. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and pour into a glass.

To see the other seven margaritas from Hostess with the Mostess, click here.


Pomegranate Margarita: Skinny Chef

Prickly Pear Margarita: My Sweet and Saucy

Watermelon Margarita: Eat Boutique

Chocolate Margarita: Margarita Texas