With Cinco de Mayo upon us, we're already salivating over the excuse to indulge in our favorite Mexican beverage. But in a town with as many margaritas as ours, even margs can get monotonous.
We searched out some of the best twists on the classic margarita for this special in-office edition of Bottoms Up! so you can shake things up at home on the big day. First up is Grand Marnier's French Margarita, a saucy take on the tequila cocktail that reverses the ratio of the main ingredients.
Grand Marnier's French (Reverse) Margarita
- 3 ounces Grand Marnier
- 1.5 ounces premium tequila
- 3 ounces fresh lime juice
- 3 ounces simple syrup
Shake all the ingredients over ice or blend and pour into salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Riazul's Diablito Margarita
- 2 ouches tequila añejo
- 5 slices of lime
- .75 ounces simple syrup
- 2 slices of skinned cucumber
- 3 dashes of your favorite hot sauce
Muddle all the ingredients but hot sauce in a shaker with ice. Pour into a salt-rimmed glass and top with hot sauce.
- sliced cucumber
- fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces triple sec liqueur
- 6 ounces tequila reposado
Served best blended and garnished with lime.
Have a favorite summer cocktail? Write in with your suggestions for CultureMap's next "Drink of the Month" in the comments or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: CultureMap's resident office barware is courtesy of Bartule.