It’s Tequila Tuesday!

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If there’s one import from Mexico we all love, it has to be tequila! Whether mixed in a delicious margarita, a sunrise or served neat – Cinco de Mayo is not the only day we love drinking this magical elixir. Tequila comes from the blue agave plant and goes through a long and traditional process before it hits our lips. We declare today, Tequila Tuesday and are very excited to share our recipes! (Eating tacos today is also highly recommended)

If you have a late Spring or Summer wedding approaching, consider a his and her margarita for your cocktail hour. These twisted recipes below are for one drink, however we know that your guests will love them too. Ole!

Jalapeno-Watermelon Margaritas (Groom):
1 jalapeno pepper
1 1/2 ounces 100% agave tequila (use your favorite brand)
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
1 ounce watermelon puree
3/4 ounces agave nectar or simple syrup
Dark hickory smoked salt for rimming the glass
Lime and watermelon pieces for garnish

Preparation:
Rim two glasses with the hickory smoked salt and set aside. Muddle the jalapeno in a shaker. Add the liquids and some ice and shake well. Server over fresh ice, garnish with lime and watermelon.

Ginger Beer Margaritas (Bride):

1 1/2 ounces of 100% agave tequila
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
3 ounces of Ginger Beer
1/2 ounce of simple syrup
Course salt for rimming the glass

Preparation:
Put liquids into an ice filled shaker – do NOT put lid on or Ginger Beer will erupt! Shake lightly and pour into a salt rimmed glass, garnish with lime, serve immediately.

Fun Facts About Tequila:
1. The most expensive bottle of tequila ever was sold to a collector for $225, 000. Wow.
2. Most tequila enthusiasts don’t do shots, they enjoy the flavor and aroma by sipping it from special glasses.
3. Tequila can actually help with digestion – bottom’s up!

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