Feb 11, 2015

National Margarita Day, February 22nd

National Margarita Day is coming up on Sunday, February 22nd, and we wanted to share some new recipes from Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador Jaime Salas to sip on and celebrate with.

A survey conducted by Milagro Tequila found that 91% of people prefer margaritas fresh as opposed to with a pre-packaged mix. Staying true to Milagro’s dedication to focusing on the heart of the spirit, the agave plant, these margarita recipes, created by Jaime Salas, are a combination of fresh lime juice and fresh and unique ingredients to produce fun twists on the traditional margarita.

From avocado, cucumber, pineapple and watermelon to cilantro and sriracha, the common thread in these margaritas is that they focus on Incorporating fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. Additionally, this year National Margarita Day happens to fall on the same night as the Oscars, so we’ve included below a sparkling celebratory cocktail to enjoy while watching the show.

Please see below for five Milagro margarita recipes, some blended, some on the rocks, with and without salt, a couple with added spice, and all with the freshest of ingredients.

Agua Verde Margarita

Agua Verde - Avocado Margarita1 ½ parts Milagro Silver

¼ parts Avocado

3 Cucumber Slices

1 parts Fresh Lime Juice

1 parts Agave Nectar

Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel

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


Mexican Garden Margarita

Mexican Garden2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila

1 parts Fresh Lime Juice

½ part Light Agave Nectar

2 parts Pineapple Juice

1 pinch Cilantro Leaves

1 Pineapple Leaf

Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel

Garnish: Cilantro

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake, strain and pour over fresh ice into rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple leaf, lime wheel, and cilantro leaf.


Spiced Fruit Margarita

Spiced Fruit1 ½ parts Milagro Reposado Tequila

¾ parts Peach Schnapps

¾ parts Mango Syrup

1 parts Fresh Lemon Juice

½ parts Sriracha

1 part Club Soda

Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel

Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice except soda. Strain into rocks glass and top with soda. Garnish with lime wheel.


The Sparkling Rose Margarita (perfect for celebrating both National Margarita Day and The Oscars!)

The Sparkling Rose1 ½ parts Milagro Silver Tequila

¼ parts Simple Syrup

½ parts Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ parts Watermelon Juice

2 parts Rose Sparkling Wine

Garnish: 1 Lemon Twist

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.


Ancho Margarita

MIL_ancho-rita1 ½ parts Milagro Silver Tequila

¾ parts Ancho Reyes

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

½ part Agave Nectar

Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass, salt it, and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain over fresh ice into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.