4 Cocktails To Help You Elevate National Margarita Day

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4 Cocktails To Help You Elevate National Margarita Day

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On Wednesday, February 22nd, like us, we know many of you will raise a glass to bring in National Margarita Day. But before you reach for the limes and tequila, it’s our duty to help you celebrate accordingly with a few simple tips to elevate the most popular cocktail in the U.S. with a little help from el Jimador, the No. 1 selling 100 percent blue agave tequila in Mexico.

One of the earliest stories is of the Margarita being invented in 1938 by Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, created for customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila. This story was related by Herrera and also by bartender Albert Hernandez, acknowledged for popularizing a Margarita in San Diego after 1947, at the La Plaza restaurant in La Jolla. Hernandez claimed the owner of La Plaza, Morris Locke, knew Herrera and visited Mexico often. Whether that story holds true or not remains to be seen, but in any case, the Margarita is still the champion of social cocktails.

So how do you make something that’s already a sure bet even sweeter? Well here’s a few tips and recipe’s to make it happen.

Tip#1: Don’t Mess with Muddling

When it comes to unconventional ingredients in margaritas, black raspberry makes the top of the list. But unless you’re bellying up to a downtown craft cocktail bar, nobody has time to mess with muddling. Chambord, a French black raspberry liqueur, is a boozy substitute made with the freshest blackberries and raspberries, to deliver a sweet element that takes your margarita to the next level.

Black Raspberry Margarita

  1. 1 ½ oz el Jimador Tequila
  2. ½ oz Triple Sec
  3. 3 oz Sour Mix
  4. ½ oz Chambord Liquor

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients and shake to mix. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a lime or blackberry.


Tip#2: Bring The Heat

Remember when margaritas came in two varieties – with or without salt? 84% of survey respondents proclaimed their interest in trying new types of margaritas. In addition, spicy flavors have been on the rise, with ingredients seemingly never hot enough. Conveniently, you’re bound to have a bottle of Tabasco on the shelf of your fridge door, and it’s well worth pairing with a traditional margarita to kick it up a notch… or three.

Habanero Margarita

  1. 1 ½ oz el Jimador Tequila
  2. ½ oz Lime Juice
  3. 3 oz Sour Mix
  4. 3 Dashes of Tabasco sauce

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients and shake to mix. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a lime wedge.


Tip#3: Swap Your Soda for Something Sparkly

We love a nice fizz to our tequila cocktail. In fact, Mexico’s most popular traditional cocktail is the Paloma, which is made with grapefruit soda. However, if you’ve been sticking to flavored soda and seltzer water as your carbonation element, then you’re missing out on a bubbly cocktail companion that you’ll wish you met sooner. Try topping your traditional margarita with champagne, or try the beer-in-margarita concept using champagne mini bottles.

The Korbelrita

  1. 1 ½ oz el Jimador Tequila
  2. ½ oz Triple Sec
  3. 3 oz Sour Mix
  4. 187ml Korbel California Champagne
  5. Glass: Pint Glass or Traditional Margarita Glass

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients and shake to mix. Pour into a pint glass or a traditional margarita glass rimmed with salt (optional). Flip the Korbel upside down into your glass, or top cocktail with champagne. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Tip#4: Keep it Simple Because Margarita’s Are Best Enjoyed with Friends

Maybe these elevated cocktails aren’t for you, and you’d rather just stick to the classic. The good news is that no matter which fruits, flavors, spices you add to your cocktail this National Margarita Day, the best margaritas are made with friends and el Jimador. All you need is five-dozen of the spiciest chicken wings in town, a table that seats 10 of your closest friends, and a bottle of el Jimador.

The Jimirita

  1. 1 ½ oz el Jimador Tequila
  2. ½ oz Triple Sec
  3. 3 oz Sour Mix

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients and shake to mix. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a lime wedge.


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Brandon Harris

One of the most unique individuals you'll ever meet, largely because I enjoy having discussions about any and everything. A rigorous passion for fashion and fast cars, plus ... I won't eat up all the food if you invite me over for Sunday Football.

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One of the most unique individuals you'll ever meet, largely because I enjoy having discussions about any and everything. A rigorous passion for fashion and fast cars, plus ... I won't eat up all the food if you invite me over for Sunday Football.

All stories by:Brandon Harris