Don’t you love National Food Days? It’s just a great excuse to drink/eat something because you can say you’re celebrating. The holiday I’m celebrating today is Tequila Day. It is actually tomorrow (July 24) but I am bringing the party a day early.
One of the best uses of tequila is to make a classic margarita. I am not a huge tequila fan in general but I like a margarita once in a while. I found a recipe from Gimme Some Oven (recipe here). This was a very simple recipe, made with tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and a sweetener or choice. I followed the measurements from the recipe, and used 1/4oz maple syrup for one margarita which was the perfect amount of sweetness for me.
To take my drink up a notch though, I rimmed my glass. Margaritas classically have a salt rim, but I used a chili-lime seasoning mix (similar to Tajin seasoning). It added a little extra lime flavour as well as spice. I really enjoyed the combination of the drink with the seasoning mix. I would definitely recommend trying this if you have it.
This was a great summer drink and a perfect way to end the week. Be careful because this one margarita packs a punch, with 2 1/2oz liquor. Always drink responsibly and have a great weekend!