Margaritas are Classic but Sugary

Happy National Margarita Day (with a recipe)!  The first margarita was created in 1938 in Mexico.  They are so versatile with the flavors, blends, and ways of drinking.  Have one on the rocks, blended like a slushie, with fruit, try a beergarita, or salted rim. 

Read a couple of fun stories here on who actually created the first margarita.  

*Simple margarita with no mixer

Servings: 1

Ingredients + Options:

1 fresh lime, juiced (about 1 oz)

2 oz tequila

1 oz triple sec 

1 oz fresh orange, juiced (optional)

Tiny drizzle of agave (optional)

Fresh fruit or berries (optional)

Lots of ice

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients in a glass or pitcher

2. Shake or add to a blender

3. Serve with a salt or no salt rimmed glass

*If too strong, add more triple sec or orange juice OR wait for ice to melt

*Add more or less of ingredients, depends on how strong or sweet you like margaritas

*Make it your own!

*Use a blender – blend in fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries or mangos (I’ve tried frozen fruit but there’s not enough juicy flavor)

(with 1 oz triple sec, no orange juice)

Nutrition per Serving: 40 calories, 0g protein, 10g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 1mg sodium

Go get a margarita or happy hour today!

Both of these Phoenix articles AZ Family and AZ Big Media are great resources (see below)

  • Angry Crab Shack
  • Barrio Queen
  • Ghost Ranch
  • GuacStar Kitchen and Cantina
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – margaritas to go
  • SOL Mexican Cocina
  • Thirsty Lion Gastropub
  • CRUjiente Tacos
  • Urban Margarita
  • Modern Margarita
  • The Mission
  • Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
  • STK Steakhouse

*Disclaimer: I’ve never been to these restaurants, just a place to get started and check out the menus.

Photo Credit:

Photo by Johann Trasch on Unsplash

Photo by Avonne Stalling from Pexels

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