Cranberry-Lime Margarita – Cinco de Mayo #6

Cranberry-Lime Margarita

Cranberry-Lime Margarita

Blueberries, limes, pineapples, strawberries, jalapenos… sometimes I think we spend just as much time in the produce section as we do at the LCBO (as they call the Liquor Stores in Ontario). Hey wait, wait, wait… hold the horses, we haven’t tried cranberry juice yet! How about a Cranberry-Lime Margarita we found posted on the forums at Tequila.net (yes, we bookmarked that site for later investigation). We made our necessary Madtini adjustments based on our depleted inventory and whipped one up for the crew.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz sauza tequila
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • fresh lime juice from half a lime
  • dash of agave nectar
  • cranberry juice
  • couple drops of hot sauce

Preparation
Moisten the rim of a martini glass with a wedge of lime. Add coarse salt and chili powder to a small plate and turn the rim of the martini glass to create a salt & chili powder rim. Add the rest of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake and then strain into the cocktail glass.

Pineapple-Chili Margarita

Pineapple Chili Margarita

Pineapple-Chili Margarita

Well, once we get started its tough to stop at just a few variations of the margarita. Pineapple juice and chili powder? Sure!

We found this great recipe on the Food Network site, and since we already had the jalapeno and limes sliced… there was no stopping us.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Sauza Tequila
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp agave nectar

Preparation
Start by moistening the rim of a martini glass with a wedge of lime. Add coarse salt and chili powder together on a small plate and turn the rim of the martini glass to create a salt & chili rim (delicious!). Add the tequila, 1/2 tbsp on agave nectar, pineapple and lime juice to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake and then strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with slices of lime and jalapeño.