So far we've had a pretty varied week: Monday was President's Day, Tuesday was National Pancake Day, yesterday was Ash Wednesday, and the day you've all been waiting for is finally here: today, Thursday February 22, is National Margarita Day!!!! I know both my mom and geeksugar (big time margarita drinkers) will be ecstatically celebrating this afternoon once happy hour arrives. Since it's almost the weekend, I say we follow their lead and stir/blend ourselves up some good old margs! You can make the classic
or a variation such as a
Blood Orange Margarita
, raspberry margarita, and never to be overlooked, for non-drinkers or pregnant gals,
. For the raspberry recipe,
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce Triple Sec
2 ounces raspberry puree (using fresh or frozen raspberries puree in a processor and push through a fine mesh sieve)
4 ounces homemade margarita mix (2 parts fresh lime juice, 1 part fresh lemon juice, sugar to taste)
- Mix all ingredients with ice in a blender until smooth.
- Alternately stir all of the ingredients in a glass and pour into glass filled with ice.
- Serve both the blended and the on the rocks versions in a margarita glass.