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Quick Bites – Salt Point® Margarita Canned Cocktails Available For National Tequila Day

Now available direct to consumer

This National Tequila Day, Salt Point® Canned Cocktails offers a new ready-to-drink canned Margarita cocktail for tequila lovers with an all-natural, great tasting recipe. Made with Blanco tequila using the finest Weber Blue agave mixed with house-made triple sec, agave syrup, lime and just the right amount of carbonation, the result is a fresh and bright tasting Margarita with sweet aromatics, 10% alcohol by volume and no artificial preservatives.

One can is equal to two ready-to-drink cocktails that can be enjoyed straight from the can or poured over ice making it convenient for outdoor or indoor activities, with no mixing necessary. Now there is no longer a need to buy premium tequila, triple sec and limes at an approximate cost of eighty dollars and look for a place to store the sticky mess.

The ready-to-drink sector is now bigger in volume than the total spirits category in the US, and is expected to overtake wine this year, according to the June 2021 IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. 

The ultra-premium and eye-catching design is blazoned with a whimsical mermaid reminiscent of seaport characters and stories, like all Salt Point packaging.

Margarita joins the successful Salt Point line up of canned cocktails, including Moscow Mule, Greyhound and Gin Highball.

All Salt Point cocktails retail for $4.99 per can or $17.99 4-pack in 11 states including California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Connecticut and newly available direct to consumer online at www.saltpoint.co.

Salt Point Margarita Canned Cocktail

About Salt Point 
Salt Point Canned Cocktail Co. was one of the first ultra-premium canned cocktail companies to market, canning cocktails since 2013, created by female founder, Heather Wyatt. Inspired by Salt Point, a Northern California State Park two hours north of San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean, a place that evokes the natural beauty and character of Northern California and seaport towns everywhere. Salt Point has four refreshing canned cocktails in their line up with all-natural ingredients and premium spirits, including Moscow Mule, Gin Highball, Greyhound and the new Margarita with disruptive packaging highly recognizable by their seaport characters. Visit us at our website or follow us on InstagramFacebook or email us at info@saltpoint.co.

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The Most Refreshing Summer Cocktails

RA Sushi’s Pear & Lemon Blossom

When the 5:00 whistle blows, thirst takes over. Grab your keys and head for the nearest exit, it’s cocktail hour.

Stepping out after work for a drink with friends and colleagues is a great way to relax and engage in brilliant conversation. Where can you find the most refreshing cocktails this summer? Here are a few of our favorite places to sip.

RA Sushi’s Pear & Lemon Blossom is a refreshing pear-infused lemonade made with Absolute Pears, St. Germain Elderflower Liquer, lemon sour and pear purée. RA Sushi locations

Cocina 214 serves the Orange Blossom Margarita with invigorating citrus flavors. The Tex-Mex restaurant combines Pavan Liquer, Tierras Organic Tequila, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice, Agave, and a space of Club Soda to create this enticing drink. Cocina 214 Locations

TR Fire Grill’s Swindler is the perfect combination of sweet, sour and spicy. If you are looking for an extra kick, try this cocktail made of Apple Pie Shine, Fireball Whiskey, pressed lemon and lime, and cinnamon. TR Fire Grill Locations

Make these delicious cocktails at home. Recipes courtesy of TR Fire Grill and Cocina 214

Orange-Blossom-MargaritaSwindler – TR Fire Grill

  • 1 oz Fire ball Whiskey
  • 1.5 oz Junior’s Apple Pie Shine .
  • 4.0 oz. Homemade Sour Mix
  • Grated Cinnamon Stick

Swindler-V2Orange Blossom Margarita – Cocina 214

  • 1.5 oz Pavan Liquer
  • 1.5 oz Tierras Organic Tequila
  • .25 oz Grand Marnier
  • 2.5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Agave
  • Splash of Club Soda

Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

As we move closer to winter’s cold embrace we begin preparation for the rituals our ancestors have practiced for centuries.  Samhain, ( pronounced ‘sow’inn’ ), the ancient Celtic celebration, and Mexico’s, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  Both of these ancient festivals focus on gatherings of family and friends to give prayers and offerings for those that have passed on.

Marigold Arch

Marigold Arch

Dia de los Muertos has been dated back  to an Aztec festival and now in modern times having merged with Catholicism, is observed November 1 and 2 in grand style. It is a time where families and friends of the deceased celebrate the lives of those passed on.  Private altars are constructed in remembrance of deceased loves ones and though they no longer walk the earth,  their lives are celebrated with food, drink parties and favorite activities they had enjoyed while alive.

So in honor of our ancestors, let’s raise a glass, or three, and give a toast.   Share some great food and have a celebration.  Casa Noble Tequila has created a few Day of the Dead inspired cocktails to honor those that have passed on.  Enjoy them on their own or pair them with traditional foods such as Pan de Muerto and Candied Pumpkins.

“Picadura” means “sting”, it can be from poisonous spider, scorpions, snakes, bees, etc.  but it is also a commonly referred expression used when you eat too much spicy chile!  -“pica mucho!”- is the common expression.. it stings, but it tastes so good!. The analogy with this delicious cocktail is just perfect: spicy but delicious.


The Picadura

Casa Noble:  The Picadura


  • 1.5 oz. Casa Noble Reposado
  • 1.5 oz. Fresh Watermelon Juice
  • .25 oz. Organic Agave Nectar
  • .25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 pinch of Hepp’s Scorpion Salt 

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker tin, shake & strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass (top w/soda water optional).


Calabaza En Tacha ~ Mexican Candied Pumpkin

Calabaza En Tacha, Mexican Candied Pumpkin by The Spicie Foodie.

Candied pumpkin traditionally is a food enjoyed during the celebration of  Dia de los Muertos and Spicie Foodie has given it a bit of an updated twist.   With the exception of whole pumpkins, you more than likely have the ingredients  rattling around in your pantry or cupboard just waiting to be used on something  delicious.  Shopping list;  Pumpkin, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cloves, all spice, orange zest, salt, brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses, water and evaporated milk.  Follow link for full recipe and method.

Note:  I adore Spicie Foodie’s twist on Candied Pumpkin and I am looking forward to serving this recipe to my family.  I love trying as many variations on a traditional recipe as possible.  Mexico Cooks has contacted me with their recipe to add to this piece as well.  You can find it here, Calabaza en Tacha Winter Squash Cooked in Syrup. I am hoping you will try both recipes.

La Calaca Margarita

Casa Noble:  La Calaca


  •  2 oz. Casa Noble Reposado
  •  1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  •  3/4 oz. Organic Agave Nectar
  •  Lime Wheel
  •  Hepp’s Hawaiian Black Salt

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, strain and serve on the rocks,
garnish with a lime wheel and Hepp’s Hawaiian Black Salt rim.

Entertain in Style; Boozy Heat Busters for your Backyard Celebration

Slightly Sloshed Slushy

Slightly Sloshed Slushy

Summer has kicked it up a notch or three here in the Northwest and frozen treats of all kind are on the menu.  With the 4th of July around the corner and temps promising to be in the 80’s we are collecting as many “cool” recipes and creations as possible, to give you many options for your backyard celebration.

Slightly Sloshed Slushy by Redbook Magazine.  This is an absolutely delicious cocktail and when you read the shopping list you will see a surprising ingredient. Some bartenders use it, why not you?  Shopping list;  Pear Vodka, squeezable fruit puree or or jarred baby food fruit of your choice, 7-up and juice of a lemon.  Full recipe and method

Frozen Margarita

Frozen Margarita

Frozen Margarita by iFood.tv.  “Is a Margarita during a heatwave too cliche’?” was a comment / question I read on site yesterday and the answer is, absolutely not!  I love the fresh flavor combos that the Margarita offers as any fresh fruit goes.  Stop by your local market, browse through the stands and choose whatever makes your mouth happy.  Add some tequila, ice and start sipping.


  • Lime
  • Salt
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Follow the link for method

The Beach Towel

The Beach Towel

The Beach Towel by Saveur Magazine.  Beautifully fresh and gorgeous to look at, this tropical sensation will whisk you away to white sandy beaches and palms gently swaying in island breezes.  Shopping list; White rum, simple syrup, lime juice, strawberries, heavy cream and a banana.  Full recipe and method

There are more tasty frozen concoctions to see at some of our past posts at the following links;

Entertain in Style; Quench your thirst with perfect Margaritas

Entertain in Style; Cinco de Mayo Favs to Wow Your Crowd

Playoff Weekend Margaritas

Cool Down with Boozy Treats

Entertain in Style; Quench your thirst with perfect Margaritas

Great Margarita's for your Celebration

Great Margarita’s for your Celebration

Good food and great conversation is what entertaining is all about.  Gathering  friends together, cooking, whipping up cocktails and enjoying each other’s company is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon, evening or weekend.

Entertain:  “take part in social activities; interact with others” thefreedictionary.com  Interact with your guests.  Take the time a day or two ahead of your get together to do as much of the prep work as possible.  Most sauces, dips and spreads can be  thrown together ahead of time, and may actually taste better with the longer blending of flavors. It’s important you have the time to enjoy your guests, cuisine and cocktails.

Speaking of cocktails, having cold brews, wine and pre-mixed cocktails, in plain sight and available for your guests to “self serve” is a delightful alternative to tending bar during your event.

Tyler Florence's Ultimate Margarita Photo:  Food Network

Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Margarita
Photo: Food Network

Ultimate Margarita By Tyler Florence for Food Network.  Whipping up a pitcher of margaritas is a simple and aromatic pleasure.  Salt the glasses and leave a pitcher or two for guests.  A laminated index size card printed with the recipe will give guests the “nudge” to fill the refill the pitcher when it empties.  Ingredients list;  limes, coarse salt, sugar, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, tequila and good quality lager-style beer ( for a “splash” )after pouring cocktail in to glass.  See Tyler’s recipe 

Spicy Cucumber Margarita Photo:  Matt Duckor for Bon Appetit

Spicy Cucumber Margarita
Photo: Matt Duckor for Bon Appetit

Spicy Cucumber Margarita by Bon Appetit.  A fresh new flavor is arriving on the bar this weekend.  We are kicking it up a notch and adding new flavors to a trad margarita.  Combine all ingredients, chill and taste every 30 mins or until “spiced to taste”  remove the jalapeno, when your cocktail tastes fab.  Ingredients List;  Sugar, water, tequila blanco, lemon juice, lime juice, triple sec, jalapeno and cucumber.   Full Recipe Here.

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita Photo: Martha Stewart

Watermelon Margaritas by Martha Stewart.  When I think of the perfect margarita the word “fresh” comes to mind.  The aroma of freshly cut fruit permeates the kitchen space while tequila is being poured, rims are being salted and blenders are whirring  This is a delightful recipe, using a summer time fav in early spring.  Ingredients list;  Sugar, water, orange zest, watermelon cubes, lime juice, sliver  tequila and lime wedges.  Full Recipe Here.

Take the time a day or two ahead of your get together to do as much of the prep work as possible.  Most sauces, dips and spreads can be  thrown together ahead of time, and may actually taste better with the longer blending of flavors. It’s important you have the time to enjoy your guests, cuisine and cocktails.

Mango Margarita

Mango Margarita

Looking for a few more tasty cocktail ideas for your Cinco de Mayo Celebration?  Back in January we publishedPlayoff Weekend Margaritas“.  Take a look at more fabulous cocktail creations.