Food & Drink

Closing out the Summer with the Perfect Margarita

September 3, 2017
Agavero Orange Making Margarita

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the first cocktail I ever fell in love with was a margarita. With so many different types and variations—not to mention the fact that they’re absolutely delicious—it’s no surprise that they’re the favorite cocktail of the US. I think what I find most interesting about the popular drink is how it never seems to be the same in any two places. On one end of the spectrum I’ve ended up with a bit of a stomachache after only one round, and on the other I’ve had nearly life-changing experiences. Of course the bartender never wants to give up their secret in these latter instances, but a recent discovery makes me think I’m onto something.

Ever had a margarita with Agavero Orange? You would know if you had. Assuming the person making it was willing to tell you anyway. It’s 100% blue agave tequila that’s been infused with pure agave nectar and essence of oranges. And, yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds. I tried it for the first time just a little while ago. I’m pretty sure I didn’t even finish my first taste before informing Joe that we HAD to use it for the featured cocktails at our next pool get-together.

If you were wondering if I had a tequila that we like to drink with our newfound beloved liqueur, we most definitely do (thanks for asking! ;). I think Gran Centenario (I personally prefer the Plata) pairs the best with the Agavero Orange, both in taste and the fact that I’m kind of in love with the look of both bottles. So much that I’ve been debating a little bit about whether or not to get new glasses to serve them in.

Agavero Orange Making Margarita
Agavero Orange Margaritas

Anyway! I think I’ve probably talked enough about how excited I am about my new cocktail discovery. I’ll leave you with a couple of delicious summer recipes, but definitely let me know if you have a special favorite of your own!

Queen of the Beach

Gran Centanario Reposado – 1.5 parts
Agavero Orange Liqueur – .75 parts
Lime Juice – .75 parts
Grapefruit Juice – .5 parts
Honey Syrup (2 honey to 1 water) – .5 parts
Absinthe – 1 dash
Garnish – Mint Sprig & Lime
Glass – Tiki Mug
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Tiki Mug over fresh ice. Garnish with Mint Sprig & Lime.

Jalisco Vineyard

Gran Centenario Plata – 1.5 parts
Agavero Orange Liqueur – .75 parts
Lime Juice – .75 parts
Simple Syrup – .5 parts
White Grapes – 5
Sea Salt – Just a Pinch
Garnish – Lime Wheel & 1 White Grape
Glass – Margarita Glass

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker & muddle. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain contents of tin into a Margarita Glass. Garnish with Lime Wheel & 1 White Grape.

Agavero Orange should be enjoyed only by adults 21+. Learn more about the delicious liqueur on their site, here.

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