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Make These Mojave-inspired Margaritas

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As every Parrothead knows, the most important ingredient in a margarita is the tequila. This strong liquor is made by distilling agave, a desert plant native to North and South America and commonly found in Mexico. Although technically not a cactus, this desert plant is shrub-like, green and spiky. 

Celebrate your tequila's heritage with these desert-themed drinks. The hot, dusty air will leave you thirsty for seconds. 

Get thirsty with these desert-themed cocktails.Get thirsty with these desert-themed cocktails.

Hot and Dry Margarita 
Deserts are always dry and typically very hot. Recreate these desert calling cards for your guests in a fun and delicious way. Make margaritas that are spicy, tart and guaranteed to be a hit. Try this recipe: 

  • 1 cup silver tequila 
  • 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice 
  • Juice from two fresh-squeezed limes 
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 dash chili powder 
  • 1 sliced jalapeno
  • Ice 
  • Cayenne salt 
  • Your frozen concoction maker

Load up your margarita maker's ice reservoir. Combine your juice, liquor, nectar, powder and pepper in your margarita machine's blender jar. Then, just hit the switch and let the machine do the rest. Rim a glass with cayenne salt and serve your extra spicy cocktail. 

Make your own prickly pear margarita. Make your own prickly pear margarita. 

Prickly Pear Margarita
The prickly pear cactus is one of the most delicious looking plants out in the desert. Get inspired by these sweet, spiky plants by making your own prickly pear margarita. Just fill up your ice hopper and mix these ingredients in your party machine: 

  • 6 ounces silver tequila 
  • 3 ounces citrus liqueur
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice 
  • 3 ounce prickly pair juice 
  • 1 splash lime juice 
  • 2 peeled prickly pears. 

Oasis Cocktail 
If you were trapped in a desert, you'd be craving an oasis of fresh water and refreshing shade. Make a cocktail that looks like an oasis and tastes like salvation. Start off by making this blue margarita then garnish with a stem of agave as your palm tree, a slice of apple for your sand and a paper umbrella for protection. 

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