Thirsty Thursday: Margaritas and More Delicious Tequila Drinks

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Try out this refreshing Tequila Sunrise recipe from Don Julio Tequila.

On this episode of Thirsty Thursdays, we present Tasty Tequila Drinks! This time around we’re sharing some of our favorite tequila drinks. From the classic margarita to a few others that will quickly be part of your happy hour rotation.

Cantina Laredo is now open for dine-in service, which means you can now get back to enjoying their tasty margaritas! The margarita options are plentiful. If you like sangria, how about trying out the Casa-Rita #2? Made with pomegranate, strawberry, mango, passion fruit, or frozen sangria swirl, this a drink packed with lots of flavors! For something a little spicy, try the Cucumber Chili Rita or the Tajín Watermelon Rita. These are not your everyday, run-of-the-mill margaritas, I can assure you of that.

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine has one of my favorite margaritas, the Spicy Pineapple Margarita. They make it with tequila, lime, pineapple, chipotle peppers, and Cointreau. It has just the right amount of spiciness to it. If you are looking for a healthier option, try Gloria’s, Skinny Margarita. It’s made with Frida Kahlo 100% Blue Agave Tequila, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar.

For an easy tequila drink that you can make at home, we turn to Don Julio Tequila’s website. The Don Julio Sunrise is very easy to make. You will need 1.5oz of Don Julio Blanco Tequila, 4oz of orange juice, 0.25oz of grenadine/cherry juice/sweet cranberry juice, orange twist or cherry, and sea salt. To make the drink, mix Don Julio Blanco Tequila with Orange Juice, rim highball glass with sea salt, add big ice cubes to the glass. Then, add grenadine or substitutes to the glass, slowly pour the tequila and orange juice mixture into the glass, and finally, garnish with a cherry or an orange twist. Voila!

Finally, a little known tequila drink named “Chalino Special.” You will need 3oz of white tequila, 1/2 tablespoon crème de cassis, 1/2 ounce of lemon juice, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon of simple syrup and a cocktail glass. Shake well with cracked ice and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel. Careful with this one, it’s one of those that you can just keep drinking and drinking.

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