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Drink A Little Of Gussied Up Viejo Mexico On National Margarita Day

Feb 22, 2013 - 10:34 AM
Drink A Little Of Gussied Up Viejo Mexico On National Margarita Day

Happy National Margarita Day! In honor of the holiday and its iconic base, the vaquero brother of the cowboy cocktail, we're sharing five easy margarita recipes using premium Sauza Blue Tequila.

But before we get to the concocting, how about some margarita trivia? Created in the early 20th century, the origins of the combination of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur is as murky as the quaffable result is refreshing. However, the frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas, Texas, by restaurateur Mariano Martinez on May 11, 1971. The modified soft-serve contraption now sits in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History where it cannot be viewed while drinking a margarita of any kind, much less make one. You can make theses, though!

Sauza Gold Margarita

Serves 1
1.5 parts Sauza Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part John Dekuyper & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Ice, salt, and orange for serving 

In a shaker filled with ice, combine lime juice, Sauza Reposado 100% Agave Tequila, and liqueur. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice and rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with an orange wedge. Salud!

Sauza-Rita

Serves 9
1 can Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 bottle light beer
1 can frozen limeade
1 water bottle

Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza Blue Silver and pour into pitcher. Add water, stir, and enjoy.

Sauza Pineapple-Lime-Cilantro Margarita

Serves 6
2
 cups pineapple juice
1/8 cup cilantro leaf, minced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
6 parts Sauza Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila
2 parts John Dekuyper & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
2 cups ice
1 lime and 1 orange for garnish
Salt

Rim your glasses with salt by rubbing the edge with a lime wedge and dipping into a plate of salt. In a shaker combine pineapple juice, cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice. Shake until cold. Serve up or on the rocks. Salud!

Sauza Peach Margarita

Serves 6
8 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
4 parts DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps
2 parts John Dekuyper & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
6 parts fresh squeezed lime juice
12 parts peach nectar
Ice
Sugar for rim
1 peach for garnish

Prepare glasses with sugar rims if desired. In a pitcher filled with ice, combine Sauza Blue Silver, Peachtree Schnapps, John Dekuyper & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur, lime juice, and peach nectar. Stir to combine. Chill and serve over ice in prepared glasses.

Sauza Banana Margarita

Serves 9
1 13-oz can of frozen Pineapple-Orange-Banana Concentrate
13 parts Sauza Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
4 frozen bananas
Juice of 3 limes
1 can of light beer

Combine the first four ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a pitcher, add beer, and stir. Serve with or without ice. Rim your glasses with brown sugar! Add brown sugar-broiled bananas as an optional garnish

Once again, Salud!

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