It's National Margarita Day

February 22, 2012

It's National Margarita Day and what better way to celebrate then with an ice cold one.  We may be far from Cinco de Mayo but that doesn't mean we can't sip on a really good margarita.  This is a classic recipe for this Mexican cocktail but feel free to experiment with other flavors (try cucumber, peach, cactus pear, or honey dew).  The addition of mezcal gives a distinct smoky undertone to the Margarita.  Take some time and unwind with this smokin' good margarita.

Smokin' Good Margarita

Ingredients:

2 ounces quality, good silver tequila (Herradura is nice)
 
Directions:
 
First, prepare your glasses. Pour a 4 inch circle of kosher salt on a plate, run an open lime around the rim of the glass and then dip the rim of the glass in the salt. Let it dry for a minute or two. Be careful when adding ice to the glass - you don't want to knock the salt off the rim.
 
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, shake and strain into your prepared glass. Then, pour a tablespoon or so of the Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal over the top. Finally, garnish with a lime, serve, and let the Margarita Madness begin!

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