An Excuse To Drink Margaritas In The Dead Of Winter

We present you with a sampling of the best margarita recipes EVER.

Today is . We present you with a sampling of the best margarita recipes EVER.

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Ingredients:

1.5 parts

.25 parts Avocado

3 Cucumber Slices

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

1 part Agave Nectar

Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel

Directions:

Combine ingredients and blend with one cup of ice. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Ingredients:

2 oz. Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Rose pedal water

1 oz. Lavender water

1 oz. St Germaines Elderflower Liquor

2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 oz. simple syrup

Directions:

Pour 1 ounce of agave nectar into bottom of a margarita glass. (You can find agave nectar in health stores and specialty grocery stores.)

Add ice to the glass.

Shake and strain shaker into the glass

Source: Mixologist Todd DeSilva, InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Ingredients:

1 ½ oz.

1 oz. Fresh lime juice

¼ oz. Fresh orange juice

½ oz. Agave nectar

Directions:

Shake ingredients with ice then strain and serve on the rocks.

Garnish: Orange wedge

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Gingered Peach Margarita

Ingredients:

Coarse sea or kosher salt

1 lime wedge

1 small very ripe peach, pitted and diced, a peach slice for garnish

1/2 teaspoon peeled, grated ginger root

3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice

1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) light agave nectar

2 ounces (1/4 cup) 100-percent blue agave silver tequila

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Cointreau or triple sec

Directions:

1. Pour an even layer of salt on a plate. Rub the rim of an 8-ounce rocks glass or tumbler with lime wedge and invert glass into salt to coat rim.

2. Combine peaches, ginger, lime juice, and agave nectar in a 2-cup cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or pestle, gently muddle mixture.

3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila and Cointreau. Cover and shake well until shaker is frosty and cold.

4. Fill prepared glass with ice. Strain margarita into it and garnish with peach slice.

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Strawberry Basil Margarita

Ingredients:

1 ounce tequila

1 ounce triple sec

1/2 ounce Rose's Lime

2 ounces fresh strawberries , with stems removed (or frozen strawberries)

1 leaf basil

1 leaf basil, for garnish

1 1/2 slices lime, for garnish

Directions:

Blend all ingredients with ice. Garnish with slices of strawberry and lime and a basil leaf.

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Ingredients:

1.5 parts

.25 parts Simple Syrup

.5 parts Fresh Lemon Juice

.75 parts Watermelon Juice

2 parts Rose Sparkling Wine

Garnish: 1 Lemon Twist

Directions:

Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake, strain, and pour into a champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Honeydew Basil Margarita

Ingredients:

Coarse sea or kosher salt

1 lime wedge

1/2 cup peeled, finely diced cucumber, a cucumber slice for garnish

4 slices (or up to 6 slices; thin) jalapeño, with seeds

1/4 cup cilantro sprigs

3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice

1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) light agave nectar

2 ounces (1/4 cup) 100-percent blue agave silver tequila

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Cointreau or triple sec

Directions

1. Pour an even layer of salt on a plate. Rub the rim of an 8-ounce rocks glass or tumbler with lime wedge and invert glass into salt to coat rim.

2. Combine cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and agave nectar in a 2-cup cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or pestle, gently muddle mixture.

3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila and Cointreau. Cover and shake well until shaker is frosty and cold.

4. Fill prepared glass with ice. Strain margarita into it and garnish with the cucumber slice.

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Ingredients:

2 oz Casa Dragones Blanco

1/2 oz Agave nectar

3/4 oz Key lime juice

Seasoned salted rim: The salt is soaked over night with Key lime zest and then dehydrated. We season the salt with cardamon, anise seed, fennel seed and dill seed

Directions

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass.

Source: Yana Volfson, beverage director at in New York City

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Patron

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Patrón en Lalique Serie 1

1 oz Rémy Martin Louis XIII

.5 oz Organic Blue Agave Nectar

.5 oz Fresh Organic Key Lime Juice

.5 oz Fresh Organic Meyer Lemon Juice

10 Dashes House-Made Cara Cara Sour Bitters

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish with a fresh lime wedge.

Source: in New York City, where this drink is available at a cost of $1,200.

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Perfect Pear Margarita

Serves 8

Ingredients:

2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila

1 cup simple syrup

½ cup lime

½ cup lemon

2 peeled pears for garnish

8 rosemary sprigs for garnish

Directions:

Add ingredients to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into margarita glasses. Garnish each with a pear slice and rosemary sprig.

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Ingredients:

5 Cucumber Wheels

1.5 oz Casamigos Blanco

.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz Cointreau

.5 oz Simple Syrup

Directions:

Muddle cucumber with simple syrup and lime juice. Combine all ingredients in iced mi glass. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber slices.

Source: , New York City

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