Cocktail of the Week: National Margarita Day

By Olivia Cuccaro

Break out the blenders, shakers and limes — it’s time to celebrate National Margarita Day. The original recipe of tequila, triple sec and lime juice leaves plenty of room for interpretive mixology, and we’ve rounded up everything from wine-infused margaritas to margaritas with extra spice. Whether you prefer yours frozen or on the rocks, with tequila or with mezcal, these are our picks of the best margaritas to sip in honor of the beloved cocktail.

The Spicy One

Clase Azul Tequila National Margarita Day Cocktail of the WeekSpicy Pinta-Rita

  • 3 oz Clase Azul Plata Tequila
  • 1 oz La Pinta pomegranate liqueur
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno slice
  • 1/2 oz sweet & sour mix

To create this spicy National Margarita Day cocktail, combine Clase Azul Plata Tequila, La Pinta pomegranate liqueur, orange liqueur and sweet & sour mix in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a margarita glass. Slice whole limes in half and squeeze lime juice through the jalapeno slice into each glass to achieve spiciness. Garnish with a lime wedge and floating pomegranate seeds.

Be sure to read our interview with Clase Azul CEO and founder, Arturo Lomeli, to learn more about the tequila’s Mexican heritage and unique bottle shape.

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