National Margarita Day!

Guess what tomorrow is?? National Margarita Day! Ok it’s also National Sword Swallowers Day so if that’s more your style then …. Have fun?

I’m not a huge drinker.  It’s fun for celebrations but in general I don’t drink casually.  When I have booze on the brain, however, you can find me with one of three things in my hand: a mimosa, vodka cranberry, or a margarita. Yes, I’m unapologetically a total girl when it comes to my liquor.

Anyways…

National Margarita Day is phenomenal. It’s like Cinco de Mayo without the piñatas and sombreros. Actually, if sombreros happened tomorrow I wouldn’t be upset. A few bars in the city are having drink specials tomorrow so you can bet I’ll be there. 2014 has been a whirlwind so far and I haven’t had any time to take off work for a fun weekend. So tomorrow I’m letting loose with my bff tequila.

In preparation for the big celebration tomorrow I’ve done a roundup of some great margarita recipes. I hate it when bloggers share “National _____ Day” after the fact so you’re welcome in advance.

Jessica from “How Sweet Eats” makes hands down the best cocktails so a few are from her lineup, as well as a few classics and one that my mom makes at every summer barbeque. Tequila might make us do some crazy things but it sure is delicious.

These recipes make 1 drink unless specified.  Enjoy!

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Mom’s Pineapple Margaritas

Ingredients (makes 8 drinks)

  • 2 cups lime juice, about 20 limes
  • 2 cups white tequila
  • 2 cups Triple Sec
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • Fresh pineapple slices, for garnish

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Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce coconut water
  • 1 ounce canned light coconut milk
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • unsweetened shredded + toasted coconut for glass rims
  • orange + lime slices for serving

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Pomegranate Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • sugar or salt for the rim
  • lime + pomegranate arils for garnish

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Classic Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila (agave, preferably a “reposado”)
  • 1 1/2 oz. triple sec or Cointreau
  • 1 to 1 1/4 oz. of lime juice
  • Salt for the rim of the glass

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Peach Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces peach simple syrup
  • lime + chopped peaches for garnish
  • salt + sugar for the rim

Question:

Okay so tell me…will you be celebrating? If not, what’s your favorite drink?

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