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Mixing & serving our tequila

In Mexico, the most traditional way to drink tequila is neat, without lime and salt. It is popular in some regions to drink fine tequila with a side of sangrita a sweet, sour, and spicy drink typically made from orange juice, grenadine (or tomato juice), and hot chiles.

Equal-sized shots of tequila and sangrita are sipped alternately, without salt or lime. Another popular drink in Mexico is the bandera (flag, in Spanish), named after the Flag of Mexico, it consists of three shot glasses, filled with lime juice (for the green), white tequila, and sangrita (for the red).

When served neat (without any additional ingredients), tequila is most often served in a narrow shot glass called a caballito (little horse, in Spanish), but can often be found in anything from a snifter to a tumbler.  The Consejo Regulador del Tequila approved an "official tequila glass" in 2002 called the Ouverture Tequila glass, made by Riedel. The margarita glass, frequently rimmed with salt or sugar, is a staple for the entire genre of tequila-based mixed drinks, including the margarita.

Cocktails

A variety of cocktails are made with tequila, including the margarita, a cocktail that helped make tequila popular in the United States. The traditional margarita uses tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice, though many variations exist. A popular cocktail in Mexico is the Paloma. Also, a number of martini variants involve tequila, and a large number of tequila drinks are made by adding fruit juice. These include the Tequila Sunrise and the Matador. Sodas and other carbonated drinks are a common mixer, as in the Tequila Slammer.


Traditional Margarita

  • 1 ½ oz. Giggling Marlin Blanco Tequila
  • 1 ½ oz. Part Lime juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 oz. Agave nectar mix (1/2 light agave nectar, 1/2 water) Splash of Cointreau

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and combine well. Rim a glass with salt and fill with ice. Strain into glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Coconut Margarita

  • First step is to make Coconut Ice Cubes: 1/2 cup Coconut Water (PURE)
  • 1/2 cup Cream of Coconut
  • Rim cup with Sweet Shredded Coconut

Whisk together Coconut water and cream of Coconut, pour mixture into ice cube trays, freeze at least 12 hours or until frozen. Rim glass with fresh lime, dip into shredded coconut, chill glass in freezer for at least 5 minutes


Cranberry Margarita

  • 1 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Giggling Marlin Blanco Tequila 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • ice cubes

Rim a glass with Sugar and fill with ice cubes Mix all ingredients, serve with a lime wedge

Margarita Mixture

  • 1/2 cup Giggling Marlin Blanco Tequila 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 T Orange Juice
  • 1-2 T Simple Syrup

Mix all ingredients in a blender, pulsing until combined, add Simple Syrup to taste/sweeten the mixture all to preferred taste, pour into already prepared glass and serve immediately.


Spiced Apple Margarita

  • 2oz Giggling Marlin Reposado Tequila 1 1/2-2oz Apple Juice
  • 3/4oz fresh lime juice
  • 1t honey simple syrup (1/4 cup water & 1/4 cup honey and you will have extra) or you can substitute 3/4t agave nectar
  • dash of cinnamon 1t sugar
  • 1t Kosher Salt
  • 1/2t ground cinnamon

Prepare Honey simple syrup in a small saucepan, combining water and honey over medium heat until the honey is dissolved, remove from pan and set aside. On a small plate, use a fork to blend sugar, salt and cinnamon, run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass, turn glass to a 45 degree angle and roll thru cinnamon mixture, fill glass with ice and set aside. Fill a shaker with ice, add Giggling Marlin Reposado tequila, apple juice, lime juice, honey simple syrup (or agave nectar) and cinnamon, shake for 20 seconds, strain into prepared glasses and serve

Burnt Margarita

  • 3 oz Giggling Marlin Tequila (Añejo)
  • 1 1⁄2 oz Goldschläger 1 1⁄2 oz Orange Juice
  • 2 1⁄2 oz Sweet and Sour

Mix in a shaker, and serve on ice. For best results, rim glasses with Cinnamon Sugar.