Get Ready For Summer And Learn How To Make The Best Margarita

When it’s hot outside, and the humidity is high, nothing satisfies thirst like the freezing citrus drink like a Margarita. As it is a beverage based on tequila, we wanted to rethink this familiar soul. Obtained from the blue agave plant indigenous to Mexico, tequila has each bit of distinction as a fine wine or bourbon.

Hosting a margarita celebration is a superb way to familiarize yourself and guests with various premium tequilas. A bottle of tequila goes a long way, which makes it an inexpensive way to entertain, especially once you consider the natural accompaniments such as chips, salsa, guacamole, and ceviché.

You will be amazed by all the qualities of tequila you will find to talk about — appearance, smell, color, taste, and how it finishes in your mouth — and you will come away from the event with a deeper affection for Tequilla which deserves to be appreciated.  Once guests have spent a while sipping tequilas, attempt to begin mixing up margaritas. Regardless of what tequila they select for their margarita, together with the sweet and tangy citrus blend of lime juice and salt, this freezing libation is a trendy option for the warmth of the day — and the tequila.

Since these Margaritas aren’t blended, there is less mess, and you don’t have to find other blenders or an external power supply! Go mad with the herbs and fruits; part of the fun is coming up with something completely different from somebody else.

Stick To The Basics

We decided that it’s ideal for keeping the combinations fairly simple to allow each flavor to come through. Bonus! This might also be known as a “skinny” margarita party! Many margarita mixes contain a great deal of corn syrup and artificial flavorings and colorings. These margaritas are merely fruit, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur like Grand Marnier, Triple-Sec, or Cointreau.

If needed, simple syrup, which is one part sugar and one part water, can be added…just a teaspoon or 2 is usually all that’s required! You definitely could substitute agave or stevia if wanted.  Have guests bring additional jiggers, cocktail shakers, and muddlers. You might also purchase jiggers or muddlers for all to take home as a party favor.

How To Throw The Perfect “Help Yourself” Margarita Party!

  • Use various chopped fruit in ramekins—some suggestions; pineapple, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherry, raspberries, or peaches.
  • Add herbs. Cilantro, basil, mint, lavender, and chamomile work nicely.
  • Sliced jalapeños are essential!
  • Ask friends to bring additional cocktail shakers, jiggers, and muddlers …the more, the merrier!
  • Silver tequila works best for this sort of celebration, as it allows the color of the fruit to show through.
  • Get loads of ice! Crushed works best.
  • Straining the Margarita is the conventional manner. Not straining is known as a “filthy margarita.”
  • Pre-measure the alcohol, or invite guests to stick to an average tequila to orange drink ratio for most excellent results.
  • Use FRESH lime juice! If you want to throw a fantastic celebration, use the freshest ingredients possible, including fresh lime juice. Pre-juice the lemons and refrigerate.
  • Provide simple syrup if guests would love to sweeten their beverages. Only a teaspoon or two is generally all that is needed!
  • Pre-slice wedges and wheels of limes.
  • Supply sugar and salt for coating the rims. Smoky Chile Salt regular and lavender, and plain sugar work well with the beverage combinations. Try salting one half of the edge and putting sugar on the opposite half!
  • Ensure you provide lots of food for visitors to eat!
  • Cut all your fruit and garnishes beforehand, store them in covered containers, and group along with the other components in each margMargaritayour bar channel. Soaking fruits that brown in a mild solution of lemon juice and water will keep them looking fresh.
  • Put pouring spouts on all mixer and spirits bottles. Assign one cocktail shaker for each drink recipe that requires one. It is helpful not to combine jiggers or to stir spoons also. Always have an excellent pub — or kitchen towel available for quick clean up.
  • Print drink recipes 4 x 6″ cardstock and display them in frames in your bar station. This way, guests can combine their margaritas after the party is in full swing.
  • Set up a couple of water or non–alcoholic Auga Fresca channels a glass beverage dispenser with goblets nearby, simple self-support. It is helpful to lift the dispenser so glasses fit smoothly under the spout.
  • Produce a music playlist beforehand, which will help set the mood throughout the celebration, and serve casual fares such as salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, and ceviché. Pair with several kinds of chips, hot tortillas, or taquitos.

Bar Essentials

Margarita Glasses: All these big –bowled, stemmed glasses are crucial for enjoying the legitimate Margarita experience. In Mexico, margaritas are served in glasses like double old–fashioned drinks.

Pitchers: Used to accommodate big batches of margaritas. It’s advised that there be a single pitcher for every sort of Margarita being served.

Cocktail Shaker: An essential tool for the timeless Margarita, used to combine and chill ingredients before filling a margarita glass.

Jigger: Used for measuring liquor for drinks.

Ice Bucket: Keep loads of ice at hand for margaritas on the rocks.

Salt Dipper: Salt the end of the glasses before straining the margaritas. Add a lime wedge or two around the edges, then dip the wetted rims into kosher salt. You could even dip just half the rim in salt to allow guests to taste and without salt. Pour just under the salt, so the salt does not get in the drink before drinking.

Garnish Bowls: Add the final touch of a strawberry, new Persian lime wedge, or other garnish to your drink after salting the rim. Have bowls stocked with good garnishes to go around? Bowls from our Agave Collection are ideal for maintaining garnishes, and their true character increases the Mexican theme of the party.

Hand Juicer: To obtain fresh juice from citrus fruits, such as Persian limes.

Napkins and Plates: Get stacks of napkins and cocktail plates available for appetizers and tapas.

How To Host The Best Margarita Party!

Basic Margarita Recipe: Use this as a beginning point for each recipe. Use less lime juice if you are using more fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces silver or white tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Fill with ice. Shake and pour into salt salted eyeglasses.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Mango-Chile Margarita

A spicy twist on a traditional Margarita! Ingredients are for a single drink.

Ingredients

1 oz orange liqueur ( Grand Mariner, Cointreau, or Triple-Sec)

2 ounces white or silver tequila

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1/3 cup diced mango

1 or 2 tablespoons pieces

1 or 2 sprigs of cilantro

1-2 tsp simple syrup if desired

1-2 slices of jalapenos

Chile salt for rim

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add jalapeno, mango, cilantro, simple syrup, lime juice, and liquor.
  2. With a muddler, smash the mix well. Fill shaker to top with ice and shake for 30 minutes.
  3. Run a cut lime around the rim and then roll in salt. Fill short glass ice to rim.
  4. Pour Margarita into glasses and garnish with a lime wedge and chile slices.
  5. Muddle mango, lime, chilled cilantro sprigs. Add liquor.
  6. Pour into a glass filled with ice and rimmed with Smoked Chile Salt.

Strawberry-Basil Margarita

A fruity and herbaceous twist on a traditional Margarita! (use this recipe to the berry-infused beverages )

Ingredients

1 oz orange liqueur

1 1/2 ounce silver tequila

1/2 ounce lime juice

2 tsp simple syrup

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

2-3 large basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle all ingredients to release and combine the flavors.
  2. Fill shaker to top with crushed ice. Shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into salt or sugar-rimmed glasses.
  4. Add fruit, basil, liquor, and tons of ice into the shaker. Shake and strain.
  5. Garnish with a spring of basil and a strawberry.

Smoked Chile Salt

This Chile Salt is ideal for rimming the glasses of your spicy margaritas. You may even pack it up in a tiny container and provide it as a party favor or hostess gift.  Smoked paprika, chile powder, and kosher salt are perfect for lining the rim of a margarita glass. Also great for Bloody Marys.

Ingredients

1/4 cup kosher salt

1 tsp chile powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients and store them in an air-tight container.
  2. Don’t forget the food! Put chips out, salsa, and guacamole while guests are mixing drinks.

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