Pre-bottled margarita mixes have become quite popular lately. Some are marketed as lower calorie without skimping on the authentic taste of the classic Margarita. However, sour mixes (sweetened with sugar or sugar substitute) usually interfere with the genuine flavor of premium margaritas. Pre-bottled margaritas also take away the option of which tequila one chooses. And really, isn’t it the tequila that provides much of the flavor base to a margarita? There are many varieties of Tequila to choose from for smoky, grassy, earthy, floral…flavors. Mix your own handmade margarita and taste the difference.

Margarita Martini – adapted by Cheri Loughlin

Margarita Martini - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin2 measures Blanco Tequila

1 measure Premium Orange Liqueur

Whole Lime – cut into wedges

Salt Rim

Lime Twist Garnish

Wet half of rim of chilled martini glass with lime. Dip into salt. Set aside. Muddle lime wedges in bottom of mixing glass. Add liqueur and tequila with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into prepared martini glass. Garnish with lime twist.

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