Pitcher Style Margaritas Recipe

Pitcher Style Margaritas Recipe

Pitcher Style Margaritas Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 2 parts lime juice
  • 3 parts tequila
Instructions
  1. Make the simple syrup by boiling water and stirring in an equal measurement of sugar until dissolved (i.e. one cup water + one cup sugar).
  2. Stir the simple syrup, lime juice, and tequila together.
  3. Cut a lime into wedges and use one wedge to wet the rim of the glass. Place salt in a dish and tip the glass upside down into the salt so it sticks to the wet rim.
  4. Add ice cubes to each glass and pour the margaritas into the glasses – these will be strong and a big handful of ice helps balance it all out. We also put the ice right in the pitcher for our last party and that worked fine, too. Place a little lime wedge on the rim of the glass as pictured for looks!

Pomegranate Green Apple Sangria Recipe

Pomegranate Green Apple Sangria Recipe

Pomegranate Green Apple Sangria Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine
  • 1 apple, cored and julienned (or thinly sliced)
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • arils (seeds) from 1 pomegranate (here’s a great tutorial for how to open and de-seed a pomegranate)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1-3 tablespoons honey or agave or your desired sweetener, to taste (if needed, depending on the sweetness of your juices above)
  • optional garnish: extra pomegranate seeds and julienned apples

Instructions:

  1. In a large pitcher, stir all ingredients together until combined, adding in your desired amount of honey to sweeten the sangria.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to 24 hours) so that the flavors can meld together.
  3. Serve chilled, with extra ice and garnishes if desired.

Mezcal Margaritas Recipe

Mezcal Margaritas Recipe

Mezcal Margaritas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or any orange liqueur)
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • optional: agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening, if desired
  • ice
  • optional: lime wedge and salt for rimming the glass

Instructions

  1. If you would like salt-rimmed glasses, begin by running a lime slice (the juicy part) around the top rim of a glass.  Fill a shallow bowl with salt, and dip the rim in the salt until it is covered with your desired amount of salt.  Set aside.
  2. Add mezcal, lime juice and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker, and shake or stir until combined.  Taste, and if you would like it to be sweeter (most people do!), stir in a half teaspoon of agave or simple syrup until the mix reaches your desired level of sweetness.
  3. Fill glass with ice.  Pour in the margarita mixture over the rocks.  Serve immediately, garnished with an extra lime wedge if desired.