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4 Refreshing Spring Margaritas

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What's more refreshing than an ice cold, freshly made margarita? Cold, sour and strong, a good margarita is the perfect drink to ring in the spring and prepare for summer. Try one of these unique takes on the classic margarita for a drink that screams spring. 

1. Strawberry Mint Margarita 
Few foods taste better than a sweet, juicy ripe strawberry. Convey this one-of-a-kind flavor into a frosty cocktail with your frozen concoction maker. Take your margarita machine's blender jar and combine:

  • 6 ounces or four shots of gold tequila
  • 6 ounces of concentrated limeade
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries 
  • 1.5 ounces of simple syrup.

Fill up your party machine's ice hopper, flip the switch and watch as your margarita machine blends the perfect cocktail. Before serving prep your margarita glasses. Rim the glass with sugar and add mint to the bottom. Pour in the margarita, garnish with lime wedges and freshly cut strawberries, and serve with a straw. You can stab the mint and drink your margarita through the straw for the full range of flavors. 

Use grapefruit sorbet for extra flavor. Use grapefruit sorbet for extra flavor.

2. Grapefruit Margarita 
If your favorite part about a classic margarita is the citrus flavor, you'll love a grapefruit margarita. Mix your own at home with these ingredients: 

  • 4.5 ounces of silver tequila
  • 1.5 ounces of grapefruit-flavored vodka
  • 4.5 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup
  • 1 splash of lime juice
  • Fresh grapefruit
  • Ice.

Start off by filling the ice reservoir of your party machine. Next, add the tequila, vodka, juices and syrup to your margarita machine's blender jar. Turn on your machine and watch the margarita blend. Pour into a sugar-rimmed glass and garnish with a large slice of ruby red grapefruit for extra color and flavor. 

3. Pomegranate Rhubarb Margarita 
Combine two of the most popular spring cocktail flavors for a custom drink this year. Rhubarb and pomegranates tart, sweet flavors mix for a formidable margarita. Combine these ingredients in your party machine: 

  • 4.5 ounces of gold tequila
  • 3 ounces of pomegranate juice
  • 1.5 ounces rhubarb syrup
  • 1 splash of lime juice
  • 1.5 ounces triple sec. 

Along with ice, blend these ingredients together for a frosty, red cocktail that as tasty as it is tart. Add pomegranate seeds and rhubarb chunks to the cocktail after blending as you see fit and serve with salt and a lime. 

Cucumbers are an excellent garnish and flavor in many spring and summer cocktails. Cucumbers are an excellent garnish and flavor in many spring and summer cocktails.

4. Hot and Cold Margarita 
Springtime is often characterized with unseasonably cold and unseasonably warm weather. Match this in-between season with a drink that's both hot and cold: a Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita. Here's what you'll need: 

  • 4.5 ounces silver tequila
  • 1.5 ounces pepper-flavored vodka
  • 1 chopped jalapeno
  • 1 chopped cucumber
  • 1.5 ounces agave syrup 
  • 3 ounces lime juice
  • Ice.

Fill up the ice reservoir, then combine the vodka, tequila, peppers, agave and lime juice in the blender jar. Once your drink is done mixing, pour it into margarita glasses. Add plenty of cucumber slices and garnish salt and an extra piece of jalapeno. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.