Take Life with a Grain of Salt (and a Margarita in Hand)

MargaritaWe prefer to take life with a grain of salt and a margarita in hand! That being said, there are days where life and (and beverage menus) can get so mundane. What’s a margarita lover to do? We decided to consult with a margarita expert!

Fellow foodie and author of the flavorful Branson Spice Girl blog, Veronica, provides some fabulous, quick and easy margarita recipes for you to enjoy! Whether it’s for National Margarita Day, Cinco de Mayo, or just happy hour, these margaritas each have a special touch that help you break away from the mundane.

Grain of Salt

Whether you prefer a standard margarita or something a little spicier, let these fun recipes be your guide and allow your inner mixologist to shine today!

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Chile Lime Margaritas

Chile Lime Mezcal Margaritas (smoky with a kick)
Per 1 drink:

½ oz simple syrup* (try Honey – Granulated)
½ oz Triple Sec (or fresh orange juice)
½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
2 oz Mezcal or Tequila
Pinch of Chile Lime Sea Salt (plus more for rimmer)

Preparation:

  • On the Rocks: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.  Pour over ice.
  • Frozen: Add all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until frozen and smooth.

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Coconut Lime Margaritas

Coconut Lime Margaritas
per 1 drink:

½ oz simple syrup* (try Coconut Sugar)
½ oz coconut water
½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
2 oz Tequila
Rimmer: Coconut Sugar mixed with Lime Frost Sea Salt

Preparation:

  • On the Rocks: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.  Pour over ice.
  • Frozen: Add all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until frozen and smooth.

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Classic Margaritas

Classic Margarita
per 1 drink:

½ oz simple syrup* (or agave nectar)
½ oz Triple Sec (or fresh orange juice)
½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
2 oz Tequila Blanco

Pinch of Lime Frost Sea Salt, plus more for rimmer.

Preparation:

  • On the Rocks: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.  Pour over ice.
  • Frozen: Add all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until frozen and smooth.

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Mango Habanero Margaritas

Mango Habanero Margarita
per 1 drink:

½ oz simple syrup* (try Mango Habanero Sugar)
1 cup mango chunks, frozen
Juice from 1/2 lime
2 oz Tequila
Rimmer: Mango Habanero Sugar

Preparation:
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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How-to Make a Simple Syrup

*Simple syrups are super easy to make and give you unlimited flavor ideas.  Just mix equal parts sugar to hot water and boil until dissolved.  Chill and store in squeeze bottle for easy use.
>>To make your own fun flavor variation, try making a simple syrup with one of our
flavored sugars or select a unique flavored sugar or flavored salt for a rimmer!

 

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VeronicaAbout the Mixologist:

Veronica Dearing is the owner of The Spice & Tea Exchange of Branson.  She has a background in both culinary arts and natural health.  Her passion for food and flavor brings a unique style to her cooking, which she shares on her blog at www.bransonspicegirl.com. You can find her sharing favorite recipes or healthy living tips on her social channels Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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