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Who Doesn’t Love a Margarita?

by Kimberly Inlander

Feb 27, 2023

Photo 111478929 © Marian Vejcik | Dreamstime.com

While this blog comes after National Margarita Day, celebrated Feb. 22, margaritas are tasty any time of year. Here are a few recipes from hotels around the world to help you craft the perfect margarita at home.


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Craft Raspberry Margarita, Andaz West Hollywood
2 oz. tequila blanco (100 percent agave tequila)
1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz. Chambord Liqueur
½ oz. Blue Agave
Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake. Pour in a rocks glass with fresh ice.

The Lady in Black, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
2 oz. silver tequila of your choice
½ oz. lime juice
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. activated charcoal
½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. smoked syrup infused with chili pepper
1 oz. soda water
Dissolve activated charcoal into the tequila. Combine with ice and remaining ingredients in shaker and shake for 30 seconds.  Strain over ice in glass of your choice. Top with soda water.  Garnish with fresh chili and/or dehydrated blood orange.

Sunshine Margarita, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa, & Casino
1 oz. tequila
2 oz. margarita mix
½ oz. Triple Sec
Salt rim
Mint leaves and flowers for garnish

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour into chilled glass with salted rim.

Spicy Berry Margarita, Andaz San Diego
2 oz. Reposado tequila
0.75 oz. each of agave, lime juice, Chambord
2 dashes Fire Tincture Bitters
Garnish with fresh blue/black or raspberries

Add tequila, agave, lime juice, Chambord and bitters. Stir together. Pour into a short glass and garnish with raspberries.

The Cactus Flower, The Elms Hotel & Spa
1 ½ oz. Casa Nobla Tequila
½ oz. agave syrup
1 oz. lime juice
½ oz. hibiscus syrup
Firewater Bitters
Club soda

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

Salt Air Margarita, Atlantis Paradise Island
½ oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. Casa Noble blanco tequila
½ oz. Combier orange liqueur

Salt Air
½ oz. simple syrup
8 oz. water
4 oz. fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons simple syrup
Make the margarita. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Combier, simple syrup and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe.
Make the salt air. Combine all the ingredients for the salt air into a large bowl. Using an immersion blender, mix until bubbles form. Carefully spoon on top of the drink.

Traditional Margarita, The Opus, Westchester
1.5 oz. tequila
5 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup

Combine all ingredients into small shaker tin. Add ice and shake 20 times. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice using Hawthorne strainer. Garnish with lime wheel.


Photo 111478929 © Marian Vejcik | Dreamstime.com

— Kimberly Krol Inlander, editor in chief


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