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Give Your Mundane Margarita a Makeover

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Let’s be honest, we really don’t need a holiday in order to indulge in a margarita.

But with Cinco de Mayo around the corner, it’s just one more excuse to whip up our fave libation! And since we’re marg connoisseurs, we thought we’d mix things up this year with three unique concoctions. We have got a perfectly pretty pick, a Bourbon-based beverage, and even a health-conscious cocktail — we’ve covered all of our boozy bases.

Test these margaritas this holiday (or any day) and let us know what you think!

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Tortilla Republic West Hollywood’s Cucumber Lavender Margarita

Ingredients:
2 ounces Casa Noble Organic Tequila (or other 100% agave silver tequila)
2-3 1/2 inch cucumber slices, muddled
1 1/2 ounces fresh squeeze lime juice
3/4 ounce lavender-infused simple syrup
(soak 4-5 sprigs of lavender in simple syrup for 2-3 days, or purchased at farmers markets and specialty grocers)

Directions:
1. Shake and pour into a twelve 1/2 ounces glass on rocks
2. Garnish with cucumber and fresh lavender blossoms


Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 3.17.28 PM Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Margarita

Ingredients:
5 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3 3/4 parts Grand Marnier
3 3/4 parts Rose’s lime juice or fresh lime juice
5 parts sour mix

Directions:
Mix or shake until combined, then chill and serve


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The Food Network.com’s Super Green Margarita

Ingredients:
Lime wedge, for rim of glass, plus lime slice, for garnish
Coarse salt, for rim of glass
2 ounces Super Green Juice (recipe follows)
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau

Super Green Juice
Ingredients:
1-2 large, juicy lemons, peel and pith removed
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and cored
2 romaine leaves
1/2 large cucumber
1 cup loosely packed hearty greens, such as spinach or kale

Super Green Juice Directions:
1. Juice, in this order, the lemons, apple, romaine, cucumber, and greens, following your juicer’s specific settings for each
2. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired. Yield: 8 to 10 ounces

Directions:
1. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with a wedge of lime, and then roll the glass at an angle in the salt so that only the outside of the glass is salted
2. Combine the Super Green Juice, tequila, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into the prepared glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of lime

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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