A lot of people steer very clear of ordering margaritas at cocktail bars, mainly because of their fear of tequila. Tequila is often considered as a ‘shooting’ spirit and for that reason it isn’t always thought of as a popular cocktail spirit base.
I however adore margaritas and could drink them all day long. A classic margarita consists of tequila, orange-flavoured liqeur, lime juice and a dash of sugar or agave syrup. It is usually served in a salt-rimmed glass and there are a number of popular variations of the classic, on the rocks (over ice), frozen (blended with ice) and straight up (without ice).
But there is so much more to margaritas! The flavour combination means the taste is perfect in so many other forms, check out these awesome margarita flavoured creations!
The Classic Margarita
Nothing beats this beautifully balanced cocktail, they say the perfect margarita recipe is 7:4:3; 50% tequila, 29% cointreau, 21% fresh lime juice.
No matter what you do to cupcakes, they always seem to taste amazing. These cupcakes have tequila in the cupcake mix and are brushed with tequila before baking. The frosting also has tequila, as well as lime and a pinch of salt. A margarita in cupcake form!
How cute are these? Margarita jelly could be the perfect treat at your girly night in or just to enjoy after a long Tuesday at work, we won’t judge! They’ve even been shaped into limes, with a real lime casing, it’s the little touches that count.
Margarita Ice Cream
A frozen margarita but way, way better! If you’re hosting a Mexican dinner party this could be the perfect dessert and you’ll definitely get the thumbs up from your guests. This has all the ingredients of a classic margarita, with added cream to make it ice cream and it’s so easy to make, check out Nigella Lawson’s recipe.
What do you think of our margarita-themed bits and bobs? What else would you like to see flavoured like margarita? Let us know in the comment section below.