Margarita of the Month: April

April 15, 2012

Margarita of the Month: April

Yes, once again, I’ve been quite remiss in getting you your monthly ‘rita fix… so with Cinco de Mayo looming I’ll try and catch up some…

This is inspired by a recipe circulated for use with 901 brand tequila (and credited to Sean Kenyon of the Williams & Graham bar in Denver, CO), and considering strawberries are really good now, let’s make a drink…

Double-Strawberry Mashed Margarita

For each drink:

1/2 Fresh Lime, sliced into four pieces

2 Fresh Strawberries, cut into chunks (you can slice off and reserve a piece for garnish if you like)

1 oz  Simple Syrup (1 cup water and 1/2 to 1 cup sugar dissolved over low heat – stir frequently until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool. Depending on how sweet your berries are, you may want to add a tad more depending on your tastes.)

1/2 oz  Cointreau (or other good orange liquor)

2 oz  Strawberry Infused Tequila (okay, rather than repeat the process here, I’m gonna make you go back to a prior post for the info on how to make this)

Toss the strawberry and lime pieces into your shaker and add the simple syrup…

muddle until you have a pulpy mess…

add the orange liquor and the infused tequila.

Add a big handful of ice cubes, put the lid on your shaker, and shake away!

Strain into a pretty glass, garnish as desired, and bottoms up!

Now back to the bar for round two! See you soon!

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