Cinco De Mayo Margaritas

Margarita Flight Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of the holiday I made a flight of Margaritas. My husband was my taste tester and they are all husband approved. The first was a Classic Margarita. I tend to like fruity cocktails, so then I made a blended berry margarita and a strawberry mint margarita as well. All mini. All adorable. I poured them into mini cordial glasses, which are the perfect size for little me.
Margaritas Flight
Classic Margarita (Bon Appetit)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. tequila (100% agave a must, preferably a “reposado”)
1 1/2 oz. triple sec or Cointreau
1 to 1 1/4 oz. of lime juice
Salt for the rim of the glass (I used sugar)

Directions:
Shake all the ingredients with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker until the exterior frosts. Strain into a glass over rocks, or “up” into a cocktail glass. A slice of lime as a garnish, while not strictly necessary, is a civilized touch.

Margarita Flight
Margarita Flight
Classic Margarita

Blended Berry Margarita
Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. tequila
1 1/2 oz. triple sec or Cointreau
1 to 1 1/4 oz. of lime juice
1 cup ice
1/2 frozen berries
Sugar to rim the glasses

Directions:
Throw it all in a blender and blend till smooth. Pour into sugar rimmed glasses.

Blended Berry Margarita
Blended Berry Margarita
Blended Berry Margarita
Blended Berry Margarita

Strawberry Mint Margarita
Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. tequila
1 1/2 oz. triple sec or Cointreau
1 to 1 1/4 oz. of lime juice
1/3 cup of finely chopped strawberries
bunch of mint
Sugar to rim the glasses

Directions:
Put strawberries, mint and a pinch of sugar in a cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients to release the flavors. Add tequila, triple sec, and lime juice and let sit for 30 minutes. Then add crushed ice and shake till frothy. Strain and pour into a sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with strawberries and mint.

Strawberry Mint Margarita
Strawberry Mint Margarita
Strawberry Mint Margarita

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