I will take this chance to post something I haven't done in a little while now. A great cocktail is the subject here. Here are a couple twists on the margarita. So kick back in your favorite hammock or bring a great big batch to the beach and enjoy!
Watermelon Infused Margarita
For this you are first going to have to infuse the tequila with watermelon. You will need 1 watermelon and a liter bottle of your favorite premium tequila.
Cut the watermelon into cubes and place in a container with the tequila. Let this sit for at least 3 days. At the end of the 3 days mash up the melon in the tequila with a potato masher till smooth. Now strain the tequila in a fine strainer. I like my infusion to be a bit thicker. If you like it to be less thick use either a cheese cloth or coffee filters will do in a pinch. You are now ready to bottle this infusion back in the original tequila bottle. Keep this refrigerated. Now onto the margarita...
In a frosted beer mug
rim with salt or melon sugar if you wish
Serve over ice
2 oz. - Watermelon infused tequila
1 oz. - Watermelon schnapps
1 oz. - OJ
1 oz. - Sour mix
Splash of Cranberry
Splash of Lime
Toss to mix
Garnish with a slick of fresh watermelon and a lime.
The Chili Chill Margarita
Build your margarita in a pint glass over ice.
2 oz. - Premium Tequila
1 oz. - Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 oz. - Chili puree
1 oz. - OJ
Squeeze 3 slices of fresh lime
Shake over ice and strain into a martini glass
or pour into a margarita glass
Garnish with a Chili
|This had everything to do with tequila and one of San Antonio's many festivals. What are the chances I would find a midget mariachi player sitting by the side of the road! Notice the braided belt pointed down on the cuffed jean shorts.|