I hate to choose favorites, but I will say that the margarita is definitely top five as far as cocktails are concerned, in my opinion. With that being said, I’m pretty amped for National Margarita Day next week. It takes place on a Sunday (February 22) this year, so… “Mimosa who? Bellini what??” If you plan on celebrating National Margarita Day during a brunch with friends then I’ve got the perfect drink recipe.
I recently received a bottle of Casa Noble Crystal Tequila to create a unique National Margarita Day recipe with, and since I love the combination of tequila and lemonade, I chose to jazz it up a bit and create a Sparkling Lemonade Margarita. In addition to lemonade and tequila, this particular margarita also calls for fresh lime juice and lemon-lime soda. And it is oh-so-delicious.
You can find my Sparkling Lemonade Margarita recipe below. Cheers!
1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila 4 oz Simply Lemonade Splash Of Sprite Splash Of Fresh Lime Juice
Combine Casa Noble Crystal Tequila and Simply Lemonade in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top off with a splash of fresh lime juice and Sprite. Garnish with lime wheel.
When it comes to going green, cocktails are likely the last thing to come to mind, but you’d be surprised at how green some cocktails can be. You’ve got a number of mixed drinks that are made using organic spirits like American Harvest and well, there’s also plenty of cocktails that are made with what are quite literally green ingredients. Take for instance Skinnygirl Vodka’s “Going Green,” a cocktail that’s made using a combination of basil, mint, and lime. But if you’re truly hoping to go organic this Earth Day then you can’t go wrong with American Harvest’s “Sustainable Seabreeze” and Casa Noble’s “Organic Margarita,” a margarita that’s made using a handful of organic ingredients.
You can find the recipes to all three cocktails below and don’t be afraid to get your Captain Planet on and do something good for the planet when Earth Day rolls around on April 22.
Sustainable Seabreeze (Pictured Above)
2 parts American Harvest Organic Spirit 1 1/2 parts fresh squeezed orange juice 1 part R.W. Knudsen’s Just Cranberry juice
1/2 parts agave nectar
Combine ingredients and garnish with an orange slice.