Mango Margarita Cocktail

Mango Margarita

Written by Jennifer Peñas

Pucker Melon Rita

 

Pomegranate Margarita

Written by Jennifer Peñas

Mint Margarita

Mint Margarita Recipe

Sometimes my job is really tough. Take yesterday for instance; I spent a good couple hours tweaking and tasting (lots of tasting!) a recipe for mint margaritas. It was taxing, tedious work but somehow I suffered through.

Right now my lime tree is prolific and the mint is threating to overtake the garden so a mint margarita seemed like a good way to make use of the bounty. This cocktail is the kissing cousin of the mojito

Sugar Free Beet Margaritas

Gluten Free Beet Margaritas Recipe

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you may know that I love Mexican food. It is my go-to comfort food, dining out food, celebration food, Wednesday night dinner food…you get the idea! So it stands to reason that I would be enamored with margaritas; after all what goes better with Mexican food that a margarita?

Contrary to popular opinion, I am not fussy about a lot of stuff but I am fussy about margaritas. No bottled margarita mix for me! Bottled mixes are way too sweet, packed with sugar, often corn syrup, and who knows what else. I like to use fresh juices, silver tequila and agave for a touch of sweetness. Since tequila and agave come from the same place; the agave plant, they seem to be perfect partners.

I have made margaritas in all sorts of flavors; classic lime, blood orange, pineapple, cucumber and mint, cucumber and jalapeno, pomegranate, watermelon, mixed citrus, the list goes on.