Friday, 12 February 2016 13:31

Margarita Madness

Chattanooga mexican restaurantsWhether it’s a cold, snowy winter day or the dog days of summer there’s no better time for a marg. While we’re a fan of the classics like Budweiser or a traditional margarita on the rocks, sometimes the occasion, or Thursday night, calls for a little something extra. We’re not talking about bringing out the shot glasses, we’re talking a drink out of the ordinary. When you need to add a little pep to your step try these tasty margarita concoctions!

Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas

Blackberry Puree:
1 ½ - 2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
1- 2 tbs. sugar

Margarita:
¼ cup sugar
2 lemons
4 tsp. blackberry puree
4 oz. prepared lemonade
4 oz. silver tequila

Process blackberries in a blender until smooth. Use a colander to drain the puree. Add 1-2 tablespoons to the puree and stir. Add additional sugar if desired. Add zest of one lemon to the mix. Add all ingredients to shaker and shake vigorously. Rim glass in sugar and serve over ice.

Champagne Margaritas

4 tbsp. lime or key lime juice
2 oz. Hornitos Plata tequila
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. triple sec
1 bottle champagne or prosecco
lime wedges
kosher salt

Rim glasses with salt. Mix all ingredients together and pour into glasses. Top with Prosecco or champagne. Garnish with a lime.

Cherry Limeade Margarita

1 can frozen limeade concentrate
1 can water (using limeade concentrate can)
2 tbsp. grenadine
3 tbsp. tequila

Combine all ingredients into blender and fill with ice. Blend on high until smooth. Add additional ice if necessary. Top with maraschino cherries and lime slices.

Blood Orange Margarita

6 oz. blood orange juice
2 tbsp. lime juice
4 oz. silver tequila
2 oz. triple sec
limes
kosher salt

Rim glasses with salt. Add all ingredients to shaker and mix well. Pour over ice.

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