Margaritas are perfect drinks for just about any day of the week or time of year, and that isn’t going to be more true this year than it will be this Monday. This coming Monday, Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day and there are a lot of different recipes for you to consider.
The drinks we’ll talk about today are The Resting Garden Margarita (created by Ryan Brown), Rosa Picante Margarita (created by Jordan Corney) and Hacienda Margarita (created by Andrés Moran). Each of these will require Patrón tequila and they vary based on the steps that are required to make them and their ingredients.
First, you will need to have on hand Patrón Reposado, Patrón Citrónge Mango, fresh lemon juice, agave syrup, sage leaves, salt, a shaker, ice, fine mesh strainer, old fashioned glass and grilled mango slice. It’s important to ensure precision with your measurements, as over or under measurements will throw off the taste.
Take your shaker and fill it with ice, then add in one and three quarters ounces of Patrón Reposado, one half of an ounce of Patrón Citrónge Mango, one ounce of fresh lemon juice, three fourths of an ounce of agave syrup, six sage leaves and a pinch of salt. Shake up the contents until you feel the blend is ideal.
With your fine mesh strainer, double strain the contents into your old fashioned glass that already has a fresh bit of ice in it. Finally, garnish the drink with two sage leaves and a grilled mango, should you so choose to. This beverage is a fruitier, yet fresh blend that’s perfect for a week or weekend night.
Next up is the spicy Rosa Picante Margarita, which requires you to have Patrón Silver, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, ginger syrup, jalapeño oil, a shaker, ice, strainer, coupe glass, seas salt, rose water and a rose water. This beverage requires a less step or two and is quite simple to prepare.
First, add ice into your shaker, then combine two ounces of Patrón Silver, three fourths of an ounce of fresh lime juice, one half of an ounce of simple syrup, one half of an ounce of ginger syrup and one half of a barspoon’s worth of jalapeño oil. Shake the ingredients until satisfied with the mixture.
Next, strain the beverage into an already chilled coupe glass, which has already been rimmed with rose sea salt. Top the margarita with a dash of rose water and garnish with a rose petal. It goes without saying that the sea salt and rose petal are optional parts of the drink. While this drink does have a certain spice to it, it is still a relatively simple margarita.
Finally, in order to craft a Hacienda Margarita, you will need to have on hand Patrón Silver, Patrón Citrónge Orange, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, a shaker, ice, strainer, double old fashioned glass and a lime wedge. This is perhaps your most straightforward drink of them all.
Start off by adding ice into your shaker, followed by one and a half ounces of Patrón Silver, one half of an ounce of Patrón Citrónge Orange, one half of an ounce of fresh lime juice and one fourth of an ounce of agave nectar. Shake up everything until you feel it is ready for the next step.
Then add fresh ice into your double old fashioned glass and strain the mixed up beverage into it. Finally, garnish the drink with a lime wedge and you are ready to enjoy it. This will be the closest drink to a traditional margarita as you will find out of the three.
There are plenty of outstanding cocktail recipes to enjoy on National Margarita, so you can’t really go wrong with what you choose. If you are looking for a few additional Patrón recipes, check out others on their website.