National Margarita Day is on Friday, February 22, and we couldn’t think of a better way to rejoice than to cheer to really juicy curls and healthy hair. While you’re at your favorite restaurant ordering the finest cocktails, remember, it’s also Black History Month. This is your opportunity to celebrate both!
Tequila brand Taleroowned by K&J Beverage Group, Inc. is one of the first black owned tequila brands served in the United States.Itsprofile is unique - soft and elegant with a velvety smooth texture.The ultra-premium and organic tequila is created with highly coveted Blue Weber Agave Pinasgrown on the hills of Los Altos de Jalisco.Theagave plants are cultivated until they reach peak maturity, a process that can take six to 12 years. They are then slow roasted to extract the sweetest sugars and a perfect distillate. Talero is crafted from quality sourced ingredients and is made to be a well coveted, premium tequila brand.
Here are five delicious recipes to use on one of our favorite days. If you don’t drink, you can still celebrate! We’ve listed some pretty tasty margarita mocktails below, too.
As always, you must be at least 21 years old to drink, and you should not drink and drive. Please make sure you’re in a safe space and have reliable accommodations to and from your home before consuming alcohol.
TaleroitaMargarita (from Talero Tequila)
2 ounces Talero™ Silver
1 ounce Triple Sec
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1. Shake with ice, pour into margarita glass (salted rim optional).
2. Garnish with lime wedge.
Classic Margarita (recipe from Self Proclaimed Foodie)
4 ounces tequila (silver recommended)
2 ounces lime juice (freshly squeezed (more if you like it tart))
1 ounce Simple Syrup (recipe link in notes)
1 ounce orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)
For rim of glass:
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1.Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds.
2.Use leftover lime to moisten edge of glass. Place salt, sugar, lime juice mixture on a small plate. Press the rim of the glass into the mixture to coat the rim.
3,Fill glass with ice. Strain margarita into the glass.
Paloma (from Williams Sanoma)
Coarse sea salt for the glass
1 lime wedge
1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) white tequila
3 oz. (90 ml) fresh grapefruit juice
2 oz. (60 ml) sparkling water
1 thin slice grapefruit
1.Spread the salt on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a double old-fashioned glass with the lime wedge, invert the glass onto the plate, then shake off any excess salt. Fill the glass with ice.
2.In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into the prepared glass. Top with the sparkling water and stir gently to combine. Garnish with the grapefruit slice and serve immediately. Makes 1 drink.
Coconut Cream and Lime Margarita (from Williams Sanoma)
Kosher salt, grated lime zest and sugar for rimming glass
2 lime wedges
2 oz. (60 ml) coconut cream or cream of coconut
1 1/2 oz (45 ml) blanco tequila
1 oz. (30 ml) fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. (15 ml) Cointreau
1/4 oz. (7 ml) simple syrup
1 On a small plate, combine equal parts salt, lime zest and sugar and spread in an even layer. Gently rub 1 of the lime wedges around the rim of a rocks glass. Holding the base of the glass, dip the rim into the salt mixture. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
2.Just before serving, fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the coconut cream, tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and simple syrup. Cover, shake vigorously and strain into the ice-filled glass. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge. Serves 1.
A Persian Margarita (from Oh So Beautiful Paper blog)
2 oz Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz St-Germain
1/4 oz Agave Nectar
Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass or a low-ball glass filled with crushed ice. Enjoy!
Mocktails (recipes are from Self Proclaimed Foodie)
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