Margaritas can be some of the most delicious cocktails, but throwing together any ingredients won’t result in a memorable one. There is a fine art to even the most simplest margarita recipes and today we will introduce you to two outstanding cocktails you cannot miss.
The two margaritas we are going to spotlight are the Don Julio Signature Margarita and the La Puebla Margarita. Each of these encompass a different type of Don Julio, with the former requiring Don Julio Blanco and the latter needing Don Julio Reposado.
Steps to create a Don Julio Signature Margarita are quite simple, and in order to make one you will need to have on hand Don Julio Blanco, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave nectar syrup, a shaker, ice, rocks glass, salt and/or sugar. This recipe is bar none one of the more refreshing ones you will enjoy.
First, you must add ice into your shaker, followed by one and a half ounces of Don Julio Blanco, one ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice and three fourths of an ounce of agave nectar syrup. Shake up the contents until you are happy with the blend and then pour everything into a rocks glass. Next, top the drink with a fresh squeezed lime.
No need to strain the beverage or use fresh ice for it as everything you have in the shaker will work. Depending on your preferences, garnish the rim of your rocks glass with salt or sugar. Some folks enjoy Margaritas without either of those as well and in the end, the garnish won’t alter the recipe.
The second and final cocktail we’ll spotlight is the La Puebla Margarita and it was created by Jason Bran. It requires Don Julio Reposado, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, raspberry agave syrup, vanilla infused Maldon sea salt, soda water, grapefruit peel, a shaker, strainer, ice and rocks glass. This drink requires a few more steps than the previous one.
First, in order to create your raspberry agave syrup, add 16 ounces of water, 16 ounces of agave and 16 ounces of fresh organic raspberries into a pot. Heat everything on a stove on low until you are satisfied with the flavor, though 30 minutes has been recommended. Strain the liquid with a fine strainer and then let the mixture cool.
If you’re wondering how to create vanilla infused Maldon sea salt, you simply need to blend two vanilla beans with eight and a half ounces of Maldon sea salt in an airtight container. Let this sit in a cool and dry spot for at least three days and then you should have your new salt.
Getting back to the Margarita, add ice into your shaker along with one and a half ounces of Don Julio Reposado, one ounce of fresh grapefruit juice, one fourth of an ounce of fresh lime juice and three fourths of an ounce of your raspberry agave syrup. You will shake up the blend until you are satisfied with the consistency and then strain everything over your rocks glass, which should have fresh ice in it.
Finally, garnish your drink with a pinch of your vanilla infused Maldon sea salt and a grapefruit peel. While this drink certainly has a few more steps, it certainly is worth creating for its exceptional level of freshness and originality.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy National Margarita Day, which is coming up on Feb. 22 next week. For more interesting and delicious recipes, check out Don Julio’s official site.