Photography: Courtesy J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Everyone’s favorite tequila drink gets a kicking infusion for its special day.

We have a thing for agave spirits, especially mezcal and tequila. Lucky for us, February 22 gives us all the more reason — we’re adults, we don’t need excuses — to raise a glass of our favorite neat pour or a pleasant concoction. Texas Ranch Wate is a particular favorite.

But back to February 22, aka National Margarita Day, during which we’ll be sipping the morning (OK, maybe not all morning), the afternoon, and the night away at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa’s Cibolo Moon restaurant.

The resort’s restaurant is a special place. In 2011, Cibolo Moon received the “Award T Recognition” from the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico. As part of the recognition, the Cibolo Moon staff has also been trained on tequila guidelines, the history of tequila, agave cultivation, harvesting, and the tequila production process including tasting. If you walk into Cibolo Moon a novice, you could very well walk out with a mid-level degree in agave studies.

Why not start at home with these margarita recipes courtesy Cibolo Moon’s bar team? They’ll fit you to a T.

Raspberry Habanero-Infused Margarita

1½ ounces raspberry-habanero tequila (Note: Infusing tequila at home is easy. Simple instructions can be found here.)
½ ounce Patrón Citrónge
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce agave nectar
Lime wedge, for garnish
Raspberries, for garnish

In cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Citrónge, lime juice, and agave nectar. Rim margarita glass with salt and fill with ice. Pour mixture over ice with strainer. Garnish with lime wedge and float raspberries atop.

Strawberry Jalapeño-Infused Margarita

1½ ounces strawberry-jalapeño tequila (See the note above)
½ ounce Patron Citrónge
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce agave nectar
Lime wedge, for garnish
Jalapeño slice, for garnish
Strawberry slice, for garnish

In cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Citrónge, lime juice, and agave nectar. Rim margarita glass with salt and fill with ice. Pour mixture over ice with strainer. Garnish with lime wedge and jalapeño.

Lemon Berry-Infused Margarita

½ ounce Patron Citrónge
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce agave nectar
Lime wedge, for garnish
2 blueberries, for garnish
1 blackberry, for garnish
2 raspberries, for garnish

In cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Citrónge, lime juice, and agave nectar. Rim margarita glass with salt and fill with ice. Pour mixture over ice with strainer. Garnish with a lime wedge and then float 2 blueberries, 1 blackberry, and 2 raspberries on top.


For more information on the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and/or Cibolo Moon, visit the resort’s website.


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