MARGARITA NIGHT

MARGARITA NIGHT // The Kitchy Kitchen

A good margarita is a thing of beauty. Bright, tart, a little sweet, a little salty and the perfect pairing with some tequila. I also love the idea of having an entire cocktail hour centered on different margaritas. Because of the sweet/tart balance, it’s so easy to adapt and play with the flavors. Fruit is a natural place to go with it, but vegetables like cucumber are fantastic in a margarita too. For this spread, I went in every direction: classic, fruity, and spicy/vegetable, so there’s something for everyone. What’s your favorite way to enjoy a margarita? 

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THE CLASSIC

For 1 Margarita

3 ounces tequila

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon agave nectar

1 tablespoon triple sec

1 handful ice

DIRECTIONS

To infuse your own tequila, simply combine 1 sliced jalapeño, seeds and all, with 3 cups repesado tequila. The longer it sits, the spicier it will get, so I always have extra plain tequila on hand in case I need to knock back the heat a little bit when mixing. Let it infuse for at least 24 hours.

To make the margarita, combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. If you prefer it over the rocks, blend together all of the ingredients other than the ice, strain, and pour over ice. Enjoy!

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CUCUMBER SERRANO

For 1 Margarita

1 ounce serrano infused tequila

2 ounces silver tequila

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon agave nectar

1/4 cup sliced cucumber

1 handful ice

DIRECTIONS

To infuse your own tequila, simply combine 1 sliced Serrano, seeds and all, with 3 cups silver tequila. The longer it sits, the spicier it will get, so I always have extra plain tequila on hand in case I need to knock back the heat a little bit when mixing. Let it infuse for at least 24 hours.

To make the margarita, combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. If you prefer it over the rocks, muddle together all of the ingredients other than the ice, add ice, shake for 15 seconds, strain, and pour over ice. Enjoy!

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BLOOD ORANGE RASPBERRY

For 1 Margarita

3 ounces tequila

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 tablespoons blood orange juice

1 handful raspberry

1 teaspoon agave nectar

1 tablespoon triple sec

1 handful ice

DIRECTIONS

To make the margarita, combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. If you prefer it over the rocks, muddle together all of the ingredients other than the ice, add ice, shake for 15 seconds, strain, and pour over ice. Enjoy!