Margarita Madness

On the rocks, frozen or served with ice, the Margarita is a go-to drink for any occasion — it’s a refreshing, citrusy treat, giving your patrons a tangy lift. And though staying true to the traditional combination of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice never fails, Margaritas can be tweaked with the addition of different flavors or by simply playing around with ratios, transforming this conventional cocktail into a must-have libation. These recipes will be a boon for business, allowing your guests to enjoy this classic cocktail — or its many iterations — any time of year.

Ginger-Mango Rita
Created by Russell Davis, president of the Austin, Texas, chapter of USBG.

2 ounces Culinary Traditions Mango, thawed
1 tsp. Culinary Traditions Ginger, thawed
1 ½ ounces añejo tequila
½ ounce Cointreau
2 ounces pineapple juice
¼ wedge lime
¼ wedge orange

Fill a glass with ice, squeeze lime and orange wedges into the shaker, and then put wedges into the shaker. Add the remaining ingredients to the shaker. Shake vigorously ten times. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lime, orange and mango.

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