Category Archives: Cinco de Mayo

Spiced Orange Margarita

Camarena Tequila Spiced Orange Margarita uses easy to make at home specialty syrup; Spiced Orange Syrup. The Spiced Orange Margarita recipe was developed for Camarena Tequila by Cheri Loughlin, Corporate Mixologist.

Camarena Tequila Spiced Orange Margarita uses easy to make at home specialty syrup; Spiced Orange Syrup. The Spiced Orange Margarita recipe was developed for Camarena Tequila by Cheri Loughlin, Corporate Mixologist.

If you ever feel like kicking an ordinary Margarita recipe up a notch, then try this Spiced Orange Margarita recipe. The Spiced Orange Margarita flavor just goes to show what a little flavored simple syrup can do for your cocktail experience. The Spiced Orange Syrup takes a few minutes time to make and a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. The flavor results are well worth a few minutes prep work.

The Spiced Orange Margarita is a mouthwatering alternative style margarita with luscious orange spiced notes. Prepare cocktail style or serve in large rocks glass over fresh ice. Multiply the recipe for easy pitcher style serve for parties and home entertaining. The Spiced Orange Margarita makes a great choice for traditional tequila themed holidays such as National Margarita Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day. It’s orange spice tones pair nicely with festive fall occasions as well.

Spiced Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Spiced Orange Margarita uses easy to make at home specialty syrup; Spiced Orange Syrup. The Spiced Orange Margarita recipe was developed for Camarena Tequila by Cheri Loughlin, Corporate Mixologist. This recipe is excellent for single serve or recipe can be multiplied for easy home entertaining pitcher style serve. – photo and recipe from The Intoxicologist site - Cheri Loughlin is The Intoxicologist, a corporate mixologist who creates and photographs the best cocktails and mixed drinks for home entertaining and bar use.

Spiced Orange Margarita uses easy to make at home specialty syrup; Spiced Orange Syrup. The Spiced Orange Margarita recipe was developed for Camarena Tequila by Cheri Loughlin, Corporate Mixologist. This recipe is excellent for single serve or recipe can be multiplied for easy home entertaining pitcher style serve.

Spiced Orange Margarita – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Camarena Reposado Tequila

3/4 ounce Lime Juice

3/4 ounce Lemon Juice

3/4 ounce Spiced Orange Syrup*

            Or 1 ounce Spiced Orange Syrup* for sweeter taste

Orange Twist & Allspice Garnish

Combine tequila, lemon and lime juices and 3/4 ounce syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Dip thin straw into cocktail shaker to sample taste. If you need a wee bit more syrup for sweeter taste, add another 1/4 ounce. Shake briefly to blend. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist dipped in allspice powder.

*Spiced Orange Syrup – created by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Zest of 1 Orange

10 to 12 Whole Cloves

1 heaping tablespoon Whole Allspice

3/4 cup water

1-1/2 cup Cane Sugar or Granulated Sugar

1 ounce Vodka – acts as preservative (optional)

Place all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved (approximately 5 minutes). Strain into heat resistant glass container with lid. Add vodka as preservative if desired. Swirl to blend. Discard zest and spices. Allow syrup to cool before placing lid on container. Seal. Refrigerate syrup. Syrup will remain fresh approximately two weeks.

The Spiced Orange Margarita cocktail recipe was commissioned by representatives of Camarena Tequila as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Camarena Tequila on this site and at tequilacamarena.com and by following Camarena Tequila on Facebook and Twitter.

All content ©2013 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Frozen Sangria Margarita

The only thing better than choosing between Sangria and a Margarita is enjoying them both by having a Frozen Sangria Margarita. The Frozen Sangria Margarita is like having two cocktails swirled together in one glass for refreshing enjoyment! Now that’s Frozen Sangria Margarita heaven!

Sangria swirled throughout the base margarita makes a delicious festive treat. Subtle wine notes weave sweetness in with citrus tart of the traditional margarita. This wonderful frozen treat is easily accomplished with simple blender and freezer method. There is no need for slushy machines at home. An added bonus… the base recipe without the sangria makes a great variation on the traditional Margarita. It’s like two cocktails in one! Now that’s something to celebrate!

Frozen Sangria Margarita Recipe

Frozen Sangria Margarita with Spiced Orange Syrup layers frozen Sangria with frozen Margarita for tasty, refreshing treat. Created for Camarena Tequila - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Frozen Sangria Margarita with Spiced Orange Syrup layers frozen Sangria with frozen Margarita for tasty, refreshing treat. Created for Camarena Tequila – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Frozen Sangria Margarita – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Camarena Silver Tequila

1 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

3/4 ounce Spiced Orange Syrup

1-1/2 cup Crushed Ice

2 ounce Bottled Sangria – chilled

Orange & Lime Wedge Garnish

Place all ingredients except Sangria in blender. Blend until completely smooth. Place in freezer for 2 to 3 hours or overnight to firm. Shake container occasionally so mixture does not separate ingredients while freezing. When ready to serve: In wine goblet or decorative glass, alternately layer frozen tequila mixture with 1/4 to 1/2 measures of chilled Sangria. Garnish with orange and lime wedge.

Spiced Orange Syrup Recipe

Spiced Orange Syrup – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Zest of 1 Orange

10 to 12 Whole Cloves

1 heaping tablespoon Whole Allspice

3/4 cup water

1-1/2 cup Organic Cane Sugar

Place all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved (approximately 5 minutes). Strain. Discard zest and spices. Refrigerate syrup.

The Frozen Sangria Margarita recipe was commissioned by representatives of Camarena Tequila as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Camarena Tequila on this site and at tequilacamarena.com and by following Camarena Tequila on Facebook and Twitter.

All content ©2013 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Barefoot MargariTOE

Cinco de Mayo lands on a Saturday in 2012 leaving an entire weekend for parties and relaxed merriment. It’s a sure bet blenders will whirl in excited celebration with flavorful margaritas. Barefoot Wine & Bubbly reinvents the traditional fruited margarita with a delicious White Zinfandel twist.

Barefoot MargariTOE Recipe

Barefoot MargariTOE - Cheri Loughlin Cocktail Development Services

Barefoot MargariTOE – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

3 ounces Barefoot White Zinfandel – chilled

2 ounces Pineapple Juice – chilled

1-1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries

1 ounce Camarena Tequila

Fresh Strawberry Garnish

Place all ingredients except garnish in blender with ice. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into chilled margarita glass or decorative cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh strawberry.

The Barefoot MargariTOE margarita recipe variation was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2012 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com