Margarita, Margarita!

by Rona Berg

Few drinks are as festive as a margarita. And, aside from its deliciousness, perhaps the best thing about a margarita is its adaptability. It can be enjoyed in any season, and there are unlimited ways to dress it up! 

Full disclosure: I am not a huge tequila fan, but I recently discovered Tanteo Tequila, and now, I am happy to report, I have found a tequila that I love (Tanteo Japapeño, over ice), mostly for its clean taste and the slow burn as it’s sipped. It is a 100 percent agave tequila, distilled, infused and bottled by hand in Juanacatlán, Mexico. And I love that the distillery is owned by its co-op of agave farmers. 

It comes in four flavors-- Jalapeño (great with cucumber, apple and ginger), Chipotle (perfect with sweet fruit like pineapple and blackberry), super-spicy Habanero (lovely with mango and passionfruit) and higher proof Blanco (pairs beautifully with citrus), and each one is low in sugar.  

Here are a couple of favorite recipes to toast the New Year!

Spicy Strawberry Margarita

2 oz. Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
5-6 Muddled Strawberries 

Muddle strawberries and combine other ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and double strain into a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a strawberry

Green Juice Margarita

2 oz. Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila
1 Thumb size piece of Ginger
1/2 Lemon
2 Medjool Dates
1 Large Handful Spinach
2 Oranges (juiced)
Fresh Mint for Garnish

Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend well and pour into an ice-filled Rocks Glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

Tanteo Spicy Ginger Margarita

2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
1 oz. Domaine de Canton
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/3 oz. Light Agave Nectar

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Rocks Glass. Garnish with a ginger slice.

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