Articles Tagged: margarita

Deck the Halls with Less-Frizzled Hosts

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by J.K. O’Hanlon, author of “12 Happy Hours (Thirsty Jane Guides)” and “3 Ingredient Cocktails”

This is the time of year when the calendar pages for the next few months are red-lined with parties, making December through January look like they’re on fire. It’s a love-hate stretch of time, especially for hosts coming up with new ideas for drinks and food without pulling zombie-marathons in the kitchen.

I always suggest keeping it simple by … Read more

Whipped Fiesta

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Cinco de Mayo is less than one week away and Pinnacle Vodka has created a festive cocktail to celebrate! So think outside the traditional tequila box and have your own Whipped Fiesta!

Thai Basil Cucumber Margarita

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This creative twist on a margarita encompasses all the sweet smells and tastes of the agave nectar plant, combined with the sour compliment of fresh lime juice and Peligroso Tequila, making the experience hit all your tastebuds with full force.… Read more

Spicy Sangre Orange Margarita

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The sangre orange margartia is the epitome of spicy and tangy, combined in a cocktail. The blends of Jalapeño and blood orange create a hot and sour sensation, making your taste buds cringe with delight, while the Peligroso Tequila adds for a smooth delivery.… Read more

Carmelized Pineapple Margarita

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Tamarindo Margarita

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Sixth Annual World Margarita Championship – 2012 Judges’ choice for the World’s Greatest Margarita.
Created by Gustavo del Toro – La Fuente Restaurant, Tuscon, AZ… Read more

The NFL Cocktail Playoffs!

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From the frozen tundra of Green Bay to the storied harbors of Baltimore, NFL Playoff football will captivate the minds and hearts of millions of thirsty fans across the world! I’m sure you have the snack menu in your head and the big screen polished up, but does your drink of choice truly represent the team your rooting for?

Don’t worry Superfan, I’m going to give you the rundown of the hometown favorites, the tailgate … Read more

Top Ten Drinks of 2011

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I can hardly believe it’s almost 2012! This awesome end-of-the-year list makes sure that the classics are well-represented with cocktails like the Margarita, Long Island Iced Tea (it is a classic at this point) and the Mai Tai as well as drinks like the Appletini and Flirtini which, contrary to popular belief, aren’t dead. We’re also excited to see that one of our personal favorites, the Sidecar, continues to be a perennial favorite. Plus, this … Read more

Easy Drinks for Thanksgiving!

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After a long day of cooking, basting, stuffing, fluffing, football-watching, cranberry-tasting, pie-baking and merriment-making, I can’t think of anything that would better punctuate an amazing Thanksgiving Day better than a nice strong cocktail.

After exhibiting such culinary excellence I think you’ve earned the reward of a refreshing beverage! Here are five rich, rewarding and effortless beverages perfect for a fine evening of reflection upon everything you’re thankful for:

Baileys Pumpkin Pie: Baileys Irish Cream and … Read more

Jalapeño Margarita

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Spice up your Margaritas with jalapeño-infused tequila!

Using a fresh jalapeño from my garden, I made a super-simple infusion that adds a little oomph to the basic Margarita. The spice level is moderate, so if you want a spicier result then add another pepper. Serve it with some chips and salsa, and you’re set.

Ingredients

2 oz jalapeño tequila*
¾ oz fresh orange juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz triple sec

Instructions

Add … Read more

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