This is the first drink blog post I’ve EVER posted on here! I’ve been keeping up with this blog for 7 years now and I can’t believe I’m just now getting into the drink recipe game.
I’m not usually one of those people who make mixed drinks often, but the holidays always inspire me to break out of my shell.
This margarita really hit the spot. It’s refreshing and festive and a great drink to sip on during these cold winter nights.
While buying the liquor for the drink, we got an exceptional liquor store clerk who warned us of Jose Cuervo. Anytime I’ve bought tequila, I bought Jose. It’s what my parents always used and it had that name recognition. The clerk said tequila isn’t truly tequila unless it’s mainly from agave– which regular Jose is NOT. He claimed most of Jose was made up of yellow dye and everclear. I’m not sure about the truth in that, but he did direct us to a different brand that was 100% agave. The bottle was bigger and the price was cheaper, so I know he wasn’t trying to upcharge us.
Moral of the story: choose your tequila wisely. If you want more authentic, go for something that says 100% agave on the bottle. If you like Jose and have always used it, go for it!
A fruity, festive margarita with cranberry and pomegranate juice.
- 3 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 oz. pomegranate juice
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. triple sec
- Cranberries and rosemary, for garnish
- Add all ingredients except for cranberries and rosemary to a shaker and shake until well combined. Pour over ice and top with cranberries and rosemary.