February 22, also known as National Margarita Day, is a celebration of one of the most popular cocktails in the world. Our friends at Tequila Herradura have been making tequila since 1870, so this year they got a little creative with the classic marg. The result: The British Breakfast Margarita and the Mango Scotch Bonnet Margarita. Who said it needs to be 5 o’clock somewhere?
British Breakfast Margarita
2oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
Large bar spoon of apricot jam
¾ oz. lime juice
¼ oz. simple syrup
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Shake hard and pour into an ice filled old fashioned glass.
Garnish with kumquats, apricots and a mint sprig.
Mango Scotch Bonnet Margarita
2oz. Herradura Silver
¾ oz. Lime juice
3 slices of scotch bonnet pepper
3 cubic inches of mango diced
½ oz. mango jam
Crush mango and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler.
Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients.
Shake hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
Garnish with a scotch bonnet chili and a roll of dried mango.