Margarita-Rama: Cocktails with a Twist

Throwing a party, big or small? If you remember your days at university you may remember those delicious margaritas you used to make. Do away with the cheap, nitrous-fuelled tequila you used to use and prepare these refreshing drinks: you’ll be pleasantly surprised!


What you need:
 1 cup of ice
 45 ml tequila
 15 ml triple sec
 56 g strawberries, fresh or frozen
 A hint of sour mix
 Strawberry and/or pineapple, for garnish
Pour ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass. Put finishing touches with a few slices of strawberries or a chunk of pineapple on the side.
If the mix is too thick, simply add more sour mix or triple sec. If too thin, blend in more ice.
Frozen MargaritaMARGARITA:
Lend sweetness to your margarita with this Midori margarita recipe.
Midori is the original melon liqueur that spawned the popular cocktails Midori Illusion and Japanese Slipper. In this recipe you’ll taste a refreshing honeydew flavour. Coupled with a vibrant green colour, it’s the perfect margarita to serve in a chilled margarita glass.
What you need:
    45 ml tequila
    60 ml sweet and sour mix
    30 ml Midori melon liqueur
Blend together the ingredients and crushed ice in a blender. Garnish with a lime wedge. If desired, subtly salt the rim of the chilled margarita glass.

Margaritas and a shotHINTS AND TIPS:

  • Margaritas have a wonderful citrus kick, which goes with Mexican snacks such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos.
  • The staples of margaritas include tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. You can mix and match other variations of these ingredients to taste.
  • Always use fresh lime where available.
For more hints on how to make a great margarita, have a look at this article from the Sydney Morning Herald – it’s packed full of great information.