Blended or Rocks; Fresh Twists on the Trad Margarita
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The short supply and high cost of limes has us looking for twists on trad margaritas. Mexicue has changed up the classic margarita by replacing lime juice with lemon juice. Made with blaco tequila, cointreau, fresh lemon juice and orange juice to set off the typical bitter taste of margaritas and adding just enough sweetness.
Mexicue’s Lemon Margarita
- 1.5 ounces blaco tequila
- .5 ounces cointreau
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- .5 ounc orange juice
- Lime wedge
- Fill Mason jar with crushed ice.
- In a shaker add 1 cup of ice, blaco tequila, cointreau, lemon and orange juice and shake well.
- Pour drink into glass and finish with a lime for garnish.
Danielle Marullo’s Cranberry Sage LoSalt® Margarita
- 1 fresh lime
- 1/4 – 3/4 teaspoon LoSalt ( depending on glass size )
- 1 1/2 ounces Silver Tequila
- 2 sage leaves and 3-4 cranberries
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1/4 ounce agave nectar
- Wet the outside of the glass with a wedge of fresh lime.
- Roll the edge of the glass in LoSalt. Set glass aside.
- Muddle the sage leaves and fresh cranberries into the tequila in a cocktail muddler or glass.
- Pour the Cranberry Juice, Lemon Juice, Combier, Agave and the muddled tequila mixture into a shaker.
- Shake all of the ingredients together vigorously.
- Fill the salt-rimmed glass with ice and strain the margarita mixture into the glass.
- Garnish with fresh sage leaves and float a few fresh cranberries on top (you can freeze them so they keep your drink extra cold!)
LoSalt is a simple way to make a healthy change as it is a one-for-one substitute, meaning that if a recipe calls for one teaspoon of salt, use one teaspoon of LoSalt.