Margaritas and nachos. Doesn't that sound like a delightful way to spend apres-ski ? Of course it does! Although I'm partial to a good craft beer, I have certainly sampled my share of margs on the mountain, especially on the patio at Los Amigos in Vail Village.
Well as Jimmy Buffett once said, "Come Monday, it'll be alright." Why? Because Monday, February 22 is National Margarita Day.
Whether you are skiing/snowboarding or not on Monday, you can and should create your own little après-ski celebration in honor of National Margarita Day. Who better to help you out than Mr. Margarita himself, Jimmy Buffett. I'm not sure if he skis or snowboards but the bartenders at his Margaritaville Resort Orlando definitely shakes up some killer Margaritas. With that in mind, here are four of their signature margarita recipes to help turn your après-ski session on Monday into a National Margarita Day party.
National Margarita Day Recipes
1.5 oz Patron Reposado
.5 oz Triple Sec
Limes, Lemons, Oranges
Splash of Sprite
Grand Marnier Floater
Pour Patron into tin. Pour Triple Sec into tin. Add citrus components and muddle the ingredients, add ice to the tin and give it a healthy shake. Pour components into a Margarita glass over fresh ice. Top with a splash of Sprite. Add a Grand Marnier floater.
1.5 oz Of Dano's Jalapeno Pineapple Tequila
2.5 oz of Ripe Lime Mix
1 oz of Pineapple Juice
Hot Cheetos Rim and a Hot Stick
Pour Dano's Jalapeno Pineapple Tequila, Ripe Lime Mix and Pineapple Juice into the tin. Add the muddled Jalapenos and ice to the tin and give it a healthy shake. Rim a juice glass with crumbled Hot Cheetos. Pour components over ice into the glass. Garnish with a hot stick.
1.25 oz of Margaritaville Gold
.5 oz of Watermelon Pucker
.5 oz of Triple Sec
.5 oz of Ripe Lime Sour Mix
2 oz of Cranberry Juice
Splash of Grenadine
Sugar Rim and Gummy Bears for garnish
Pour Margaritaville Gold, Watermelon Pucker, Triple Sec, Ripe Lime Sour Mix and Cranberry juice into a tin. Add ice and give it a good shake. Rim a juice glass with sugar then pour the mixture into the juice glass over ice. Add a splash of Grenadine. Add Gummy Bears for garnish.
1.25 oz of Margaritaville Mango Tequila
.5 oz of Blue Curacao
.5 oz of Triple Sec
Splash of Lime Sour Mix
Black Salt, Orange and Pineapple Leaf for garnish
Pour Margaritaville Mango Tequila, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec and Sour mix into a tin. Add ice to the tin and give it a good shake. Rim a juice glass with Black Salt. Pour mixture over ice into the glass and garnish with an orange and pineapple leaf.
Which Margarita Will You Choose?
Whether you are skiing or not on National Margarita Day I encourage you to enhance your après-ski with one of these tasty margarita recipes. Do you have a favorite? If so, let us know if the comments section below. Regardless of which direction you go, I encourage you to bring this element of summer to the ski slopes and wear our comfy and warm après-ski hoodies and sweatshirts. They make for the perfect pairing.
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