7/9/09

Summertime Margaritas

The dog days of summer are upon us, and it’s time for some good refreshment.

Certainly the Connoisseur loves tequila, which takes us to the classic warm weather libation, the margarita. Let’s face it, summertime and margaritas go together like…well…summertime and margaritas..! It’s a natural pairing.

So now it’s time for something different. Let’s put a twist on the old standard with a couple of new summertime margarita cocktails. Here are a couple of our favorites…

Pomerita

· 1½ oz tequila
· 2 oz pomegranate juice
· ½ oz sour mix
· ½ oz triple sec
· Splash of fresh lime juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour over ice filled margarita glass and garnish with a wedge of lime. If you prefer a touch more sweetness, try adding a splash of grenadine.

Pinarita

· 1½ oz tequila
· 2½ oz pineapple juice
· 2 oz sweet & sour mix
· ½ oz triple sec

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour over ice filled margarita glass and garnish with a wedge of pineapple.

Note: We prefer these recipes with a good quality Reposado, but a nice blanco works as well. Give them a try and see what your palette prefers. Let us know the results…

Here’s to summertime..!

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