I am ecstatic that today is National Margarita Day! This has to be my all time favorite mixed drink. It also pairs well with Mexican cuisine and Girl's night. I think we should take this day one step further and call it "Tequila Tuesday," what do ya think?!
There are so many ways to have a margarita: Shaken, blended, or frozen. And so many flavors! Traditional (lime), peach, strawberry, mango, banana,.... the list is endless! Which way and flavor is your favorite? I came up with my own favorite that I make right here at home, it is made with pineapple juice, energy drink, and a top shelf tequila. I like to call it a Jittering 'Rita. Don't worry, I am going to share the recipe with all of you.
6 oz Chilled pineapple juice
4 oz Chilled energy drink (My favorite is Monster Zero, but Redbull is good too)
2 oz Top shelf tequila (Patron Silver, or your favorite)
Pineapple or Orange twist to garnish
Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice, pour over crushed ice in a short glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy!! (I sometimes spike with a little more tequila, depends on the day)
I know many people are not too fond of pineapple juice or flavor, so I have also substituted with cranberry/raspberry juice or pomegranate juice. They are just as delicious! I like the small amount of carbonation that the energy drink provides, kind of like the flavored martinis that are topped off with a splash of champagne- that's another blog post!
You can easily make a Mexican theme night by adding nachos, tacos, or enchiladas. Play some Mexican bingo and you have a party!