That's right! February 22 is National Margarita Day. This year, why not celebrate this somber holiday with an eco-friendly version of the revered cocktail?
The margaritas you find at a typical bar feature high fructose corn syrup-laden sour mix and maybe a splash of lime juice from concentrate. Instead of hitting the bar, why not invite some friends over for a more eco-friendly version of this cocktail and some organic chips, salsa, and guac? You get bonus eco-points if you encourage your friends to take transit or carpool to your place.
Organic Margarita Recipe
Makes 2 margaritas.
sea salt, for the rim of the glass
1 lime, sliced into wedges
Put the sea salt on a small plate. Before you mix your drink, spritz the glasses with a little bit of water, then put each glass upside down in the plate of salt to get a nice, salty rim.
For an up margarita: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all of your ingredients except for the lime slices and salt. Shake well, then use the strainer to pour your margaritas into the glasses. Garnish with lime.
Margarita on the rocks: Follow the same directions, but pour the drink over ice.
Blended margarita: Instead of putting ingredients into a cocktail shaker, toss it all into the blender and whizz until smooth.
Just remember to celebrate National Margarita Day safely! Taking transit isn't just better for the planet. If you don't have to drive, you don't have to worry about having one too many.
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