While I'm a fan of the classic margarita most days, during November, I like to enjoy its Thanksgiving-themed cousin, the cranberry margarita. It's surprising how much the addition of cranberry juice changes the flavor of the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice cocktail. It's festive, familiar, but potent with a rich autumnal hue. Shake and serve straight up, or pour over ice, like I did. To check out the recipe, which is perfect for a party, read more
Every year at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, there's at least one thing we absolutely have to come home and hack. Last year it was the Chipotle chili, and this year, it's undoubtedly the Garden Variety Margarita developed by mixologist Jason Mendenhall of The Wayland.
Consisting of blanco tequila, lime juice, agave, ginger and kale juices, and a smoked chili salt rim, this green juice margarita makes kale juice extremely palatable. The tequila tones down and complements the bitter-spicy flavors of the kale and ginger, and the chili salt . . . well, let's just say you may find yourself licking the smoky blend clean off the glass. Salud to beginning and ending the day with green juice!
Why choose between green juice and a margarita when you can have both in a spicy-savory jalapeño margarita? This one's made with celery leaves and lime juice.
This is the perfect drink for someone who tends to sway toward more savory drinks, like salty dogs or balsamic bloody Marys. However, a sugar rim could tone down the spice and acidity, so feel free to sub that instead of the salt. Serve it in a pitcher to make it fit for a crowd. To look at this picante Margarita recipe, read more
Whether you prefer your margaritas blended or on the rocks, classic or exotic (like a green tea, grapefruit, and basil option), we've got a recipe to satisfy your craving. Stock up on tequila and limes, then browse the collection, choose your favorite, and pair it with tortilla chips, guacamole, and salsa. Cheers to the magnificent margarita!
It's no secret that we're big fans of Mexican and Mexican-inspired food. So when Cinco de Mayo rolls around each year, we inevitably get really excited (and hungry). Over the years, we've managed to whip up a whole bunch of flavorful dishes and drinks, from tacos to tequila-infused cocktails, all of which would be festive and delicious for your Cinco de Mayo celebration this Sunday. Click through and prepare to hear your stomach growl. ¡Buen Provecho!
When it comes to margaritas, why be plain Jane when you can knock 'em dead with a mix of sugar and spice? Start with the fundamentals — tequila, triple sec — then make things even more refreshing with the addition of watermelon cubes, freshly blended watermelon juice, lime, and jalapeño (seeds optional). Rim a few festive glasses with sugar to tame the heat, and you're ready to toast to your best Cinco de Mayo yet.
Before you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a margarita at your local bar or restaurant, make this low-calorie recipe at home. Not only will it taste better, but you'll also save on calories: a lot of restaurant and bar margaritas are made with mixers that contain corn syrup and ingredients you can't pronounce. This recipe, which purists will love, has only 144 calories and uses natural, simple ingredients — not a bad way to spend happy hour!
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"Chipotle serves margaritas?" That was the resounding reaction when we set up today's officewide taste test of the chain's latest offering: made-to-order margaritas. Ardent Chipotle fans may raise their hackles at that statement: since day one, the burrito chain has served margaritas, though they were little-publicized as an option. But two weeks ago, Chipotle announced it was rolling out a new made-to-order margarita program, featuring freshly squeezed citrus juice, organic agave syrup, Cointreau, and an optional salted rim in lieu of a preblended mix (as was the old standard).
Were the newly revamped margaritas an improvement on the original — and more importantly, should you sip 'em or skip 'em? Keep reading for our conclusion.
While perusing the liquor store for libations to enjoy with old friends, Bethenny Frankel's much-touted Skinnygirl Margarita ($13) was staring me in the face. I love a good margarita as much as the next person, so I took the plunge and brought two bottles to a friend's house.Photo: Lizzie Fuhr
Bottled margaritas are what I would call a caloric nightmare. A 10-ounce margarita can run upwards of 700 calories. The high calorie count paired with the fact that bottled cocktails are generally made with high fructose corn syrup, yellow dye #5, and preservatives are what led to Bethenny creating a low-calorie, all-natural prepared margarita. And that she did. With only 100 calories in a four-ounce serving of Skinnygirl Margarita, you can get your margarita fix without consuming all those calories.
Keep reading to learn how this low-cal beverage tasted.
Cinco de Mayo is all about one thing: margaritas. (And tasty tacos, of course.) This Sunday, spruce up your 'rita routine with glasses that bring the color and flair the celebration deserves. Enjoy delicious margaritas poolside or inside — either way, the likes of confetti and cactus glasses will help you toast to the celebration and, most importantly, get your fiesta on. Bottoms up!