Every now and then, we all could use a moment to unwind.
Working long weeks in the middle of the summer heat can be stressful, so it’s always a good thing to make time to have some fun.
You can absolutely go out for an evening to a Mexican restaurant, nightclub, or bar with close friends, but sometimes it’s nice to stay in or even host a small party at home.
Having a few fun recipes up your sleeve can be helpful for an occasion where you want to make a cocktail for yourself or even if you need to entertain a group. The margarita is one of the most popular drinks around. With a few tips, this is one drink that can have you looking like you’re the head mixologist at a Mexican restaurant.
Benito’s Mexican Restaurant more than understands the need for a tasty margarita, and we’re here to help you along the way.
If you find yourself wanting to make margs at home rather than come in to Benito’s, we’ve compiled a list of fun margarita ideas that you can use to make delicious and creative drinks in the comfort of your own home.
Take look at our list and you’ll be making margaritas in no time.
Do you remember your first margarita?
The classic margarita is most likely everyone’s introduction to the world of margaritas. It’s a simple and effective recipe that you can make in five minutes, and one which you can also change easily to fit your taste buds:
- – 3/4 oz Lime juice, freshly-squeezed or 1 1/2 cups Lime juice, freshly-squeezed
- – 2 ice cubes
- – Now add your favorite liquor. 1.5 oz. of Tequila or even 1oz of Cointreau
Strawberry Lime Margarita
Another classic flavor is the strawberry lime margarita.
This margarita combines the sweet strawberry tastes with tangy lime for a drink that’s boozy and delicious. For the best results use:
- – 2 cups of frozen strawberries
- – 4oz of frozen concentrate limeade
- – 2 cups of ice
- – 6oz of Tequila
- – Add salt as you prefer
The Moonlight Margarita is a great example of how the margarita is a drink which can be creatively adapted for great combinations.
This margarita hybrid uses curacao liquor to give the drink a glowing blue color. It’s a great spin on the classing margarita which can be prepared quickly for one person or by the pitcher for entertaining guests. We suggest using:
By the Glass:
- .- 5 oz. blue curaçao
- – 1.5 oz. tequila (I like Jose Cuervo Gold)
- – 3 oz. margarita mix
Who says fruits can’t be fun?
The mango margarita combines great taste and innovation with all the booziness you love from traditional flavors.
This next suggestion takes the idea of fruit infused margaritas to another level by adding turmeric to the equation.
It’s a craft margarita that will take you about 10 minutes to prepare, but will have you looking like a mixologist at your next gathering.
- – 2 cups frozen mango
- – 1/2 cup tequila
- – 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- – 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- – Tajin Seasoning
- – 3 tablespoons turmeric simple syrup
Turmeric Simple Syrup:
- – 1 cup water
- – 1 cup sugar
- – 1 cup peeled and diced turmeric root
BlackBerry Lemonade Margaritas
Blackberry lemonade is already a delicious tasting drink on any given day and makes for a tasty beverage when you add tequila to the mix.
The blackberry lemonade margarita is the collision of two tasty worlds.
- – 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- – 1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh (rinsed and drained) blackberries
Blackberry Lemonade Margarita:
- – 4 oz. good quality silver tequila
- – 1/4 cup sugar
- – 4 teaspoons blackberry puree
- – 2 lemons (Meyer lemons)
- – 4 oz. lemonade (store bought or homemade)
The Way of the Margarita
These are just some of the ways you can take making delicious margaritas at home into your own hands. There are so many innovative margarita recipes, which means you can always find a way to try a new drink or two.
All of these recipes are made to scale, so simply add more of the ingredients to match an occasion where you need to make more than one.
However, if you’re feeling more festive and want that authentic Mexican restaurant environment, then come on by Benito’s!