Happy National Margarita Day!

February 22 was National Margarita Day, y’all.

Now this is a holiday very near and dear to my heart because I have a margarita named after moi. Yup, I do. Not only do I have a boat named after me, Princess Rosebud, I’m lucky enough to have been the muse for a tasty margarita.

Our glasses look just like this.

Our glasses look just like this.

It’s called a “Rosarita”.

Get it? Rosebud and margarita all jumbled up together.

Here’s the recipe for my Rosarita, which is really just our version of a Cadillac Margarita.

I make them individually, but the recipe can certainly be increased to pitcher-sized amounts with the same ratios.

We like ours on the rocks. And we like them A LOT.

Ingredients:
Fresh limes, not lime juice
Jose Cuervo or any high quality tequila,
preferably one that’s 100% agave
Gran Marnier, oh yeah…

My tugboat man likes a little salt on the rim of the glass, but I don’t. Personal preference.

How to:
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. Gran Marnier

Fill glass with ice. Mix tequila and lime juice, shake, and pour into glass.
Add the Gran Marnier as a floater on top. It adds all the sweetness necessary for a kick-ass drink! Enjoy one or two or three…but drink responsibly!

I’ve never tried this version but it looks amazing!

Passion Fruit Jalapeno Margarita

At MexiBBQ, a Barbecue-Mexican fusion restaurant in Astoria, Executive Chef Jonathan VanSleet has created this sweet and spicy version of a margarita.

1 ½ oz. 100% agave tequila
1 oz. passion fruit puree
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 slice jalapeno
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cayenne pepper

Combine paprika, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper and put onto a flat plate. Wet the rim of a tall glass with a lime wedge. Coat the rim of the glass with the spice mix. Muddle the jalapeno slice and add the tequila, passion fruit puree, lime juice and ice. Shake and strain into the glass with fresh ice.

39 thoughts on “Happy National Margarita Day!

  1. Happy NMD!!! That should be a federal holiday.
    I worked a restaurant where we made chocolate margaritas made with Godiva liqueur.
    In 10 years,we sold two. To the same guy.
    The second was after he returned the first because it didn’t taste right.
    Sadly, it tasted exactly like it was supposed to.

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  2. I will be trying the Rosarita shortly! Cadallac margaritas are by far my favorite “mixed” drink. Do you ever eat at the El Torito in Mission Valley? They serve one of the best ones I’ve had (though, I haven’t been in years so who knows if it is the same bar tender anymore).

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    • I know the El Torito you’re referring to, but I haven’t been there in years either. We don’t get to MV very much unless I shop at Fashion Valley. There’s an El Torito in Oceanside we’ve gone to once in a while, but I like the Cadillacs at Fidels or Coyote Bar. I think it always depends on the bartender whether they’re excellent or just good.

      On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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    • It’s something we save for special occasions, like when hubs comes home. We buy the smaller bottles of everything so it’s not a temptation to drink all the time. Mostly for health reasons…when you really know how toxic alcohol is to your body, it’s harder and harder to enjoy it! Well, at least not every day. Plus the calories…and the headache…but you’d be fun to drink with too! A pitcher of Rosaritas all around!

      On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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      • Agreed on all counts there. When I drink now, I always get a headache and feel like crap. My skin breaks out, and I feel about ten pounds heavier. Your body knows what NOT to do LOL and it makes you pay, especially as you get older. But once in a while never hurt anybody. 😉

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    • Those aren’t exactly MY glasses, they are a pic I found that looks exactly like mine! Mine didn’t have any beverages in them! Waiting for the capt to come home before having Rosaritas!

      On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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    • I heartily agree! I wish I could join you, but I save my Rosaritas for my senor tugboat. Let me know how you like it? Or you can do what I do a LOT. Straight tequila shots with lime of course and Gran marnier to wash it all down. i guess that’s what a rosaria is except no ice to water it down ha ha!

      On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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