National Margarita Day: Three Unique Recipes for a Perfect Margarita Party

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NewsFeed isn’t exactly sure why National Margarita Day falls on a Tuesday. But we’re not stopping you from partaking, either in or out of the office.

We’re also not sure why the drink needs an official holiday in the middle of February. But we’re not the creators of the holiday, so we’ll just have to sip our frozen margs and think of the beach. Want to throw your own National Margarita Day party? Or just be that difficult person at the bar who orders a complicated margarita tonight? We’ve got you covered with unique margarita recipes from our sister publications.

Cucumber and Chili Margarita (Real Simple)

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a shaker, mix together the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, cucumber, and cayenne pepper. Shake or stir.
  2. Rub the rim of a glass with a lime wedge, then dip the edge in a dish of kosher salt. Fill the glass with ice and top with the mixed margarita.

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Mocha Margarita (MyRecipes)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1/3 cup prepared espresso
  • 1/4 cup blanco (white) tequila (such as Sauza Blanco)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake until well chilled and ice cream is smooth and pourable. Serve in a chilled martini or margarita glass.

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Jalepeño Margaritas (Food + Wine)

Ingredients

  1. 1 jalapeño, poked with a knife
  2. 1 1/3 cups tequila
  3. 1 cup orange liqueur
  4. 1 cup fresh lime juice (10 limes)
  5. 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
  6. Kosher salt and ice

Directions

  1. In a jar, steep the jalapeño and tequila; keep at room temperature for 3 days.
  2. Strain the tequila into a large pitcher and discard the jalapeño. Stir in the orange liqueur, lime juice and sugar.
  3. Pour the salt and a small amount of the margarita onto 2 rimmed plates. Dip the rims of 6 glasses into the margarita, then into the salt. Fill each glass with ice, pour in the margarita and serve.
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