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Happy National Margarita Day!

18 Feb 2016 Posted by Sydney Rainin in Blog

cucumber jalepeno crop

Happy National Margarita Day!

 

We don’t want to overhype it or anything but, IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER THAN A NATIONAL HOLIDAY DEVOTED TO MARGARITAS? So maybe the boozy “holiday” isn’t exactly a time-honored tradition… One could even argue it’s an industry creation, but America doesn’t seem to have a problem with it. In fact, margaritas are the most consumed cocktail in the US. Some accounts have us drinking 200,000 margaritas per hour.

 

So, what are YOU doing to celebrate on 2/22/2016?

 

In honor of our favorite holiday, we wanted to offer up a simple and easy twist on the classic margarita. This spicy fave will bite you at first, but after a few sips, you will not be able to put it down. We hope you enjoy!

 

Classic Jalapeño Cucumber Marg

 

Ingredients:

1/4 wedge of lime

1/3 to 1/2 fresh jalapeño

6 cucumber rounds

5 oz Laughing Glass Margarita (original flavor)

 

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle jalapeño and 5 cucumber rounds with the juice of the lime

Add the LGC margarita, shake, and strain over ice into a cocktail glass (we recommend a salted rim)

Garnish with the remaining cucumber round, and float jalapeños cut into rounds

Have you ever taken one of those “What’s Your Love Style” quizzes?

11 Feb 2016 Posted by Sydney Rainin in Blog

love style cocktails edit

According to social psychology, there are 6 different types of lovers.  According to us, there are only 3 ways of reflecting that in a cocktail…  Okay, okay, maybe we could have come up with something for “Needy” or “Ball Buster,” but we decided to quit while we were ahead with “Sexy,” “Sweet” and “Spicy.”  Those 3 sounded much better tasting!

 

(All recipes use the Laughing Glass Pomegranate Margarita and each recipe serves 1 so, obviously, double these for Valentine’s Day!)

 

SEXY Basil Watermelon Margarita (middle picture)

 

In a cocktail shaker, add

½ cup fresh watermelon

4-5 large basil leaves

*muddle energetically*

Add 4 oz of Laughing Glass Pomegranate Margarita

Shake, strain into a sexy martini glass, and garnish with basil leaves

 

 

SWEET Mandarin Sorbet Margarita (pictured on left)

 

3 oz Laughing Glass Pomegranate Margarita

2 oz prosecco or champagne

1 oz fresh mandarin or tangerine juice

HERE’S THE BEST PART, use a melon baller to create 3-5 “ice cubes” of orange sherbet.  Let the sherbet melt a bit before serving – it makes a lovely sweet orange creamy topping and tastes delish.  Sweets for the sweet!

 

 

SPICY Ginger Pomegranate Margarita (pictured on right)

 

In a cocktail shaker, add

1 finger of peeled ginger, sliced into small bits

5 small chunks of fresh lemongrass

¼ lime

1/3 Thai red chili or jalepeno pepper

*muddle enthusiastically*

Add 5 oz Laughing Glass Pomegranate Margarita (tastes great with Original flavor too!)

Shake, strain over ice, garnish with chili or jalepeno and lemongrass stalk.

WORD TO THE WISE: Thai red chilies are my preference but they are extremely spicy, please use caution and watch those seeds!