national margarita day

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?