This raspberry mint margarita is the perfect celebration of National Margarita Day! Yes this Sunday, February 22nd is #NationalMargaritaDay and Casa Noble asked me to create a perfect cocktail using their Crystal Tequila. Crystal is a well-balanced, smooth tequila with flavors of raw and buttery sweet cooked agave, mango, and a hint of citrus for the perfect finish.
Keeping these complex and exotic flavor nuances in mind, I felt pairing it with sweet raspberry and herbaceous fresh mint would make an enticing drink. I also used organic agave syrup to keep with the theme of flavors and added Grand Marnier to bring out the citrus notes.
Hands down Margaritas are my favorite cocktail. Nothing compares. However, they have to be made well with the perfect balance of lime, tequila and sweetness. During my mixology session and recipe development, I snuck sips of this outstanding Crystal tequila that has a clean, smooth and silky finish. Although, I am generally an “on the rocks” purist, I really wanted to blend these flavors with ice to make a sweet and fruity libation and to release the oils in the fresh mint.
I know a lot of the nation is still extremely cold and downright frigid, but maybe on this National Margarita Day snuggle by the fireplace and dream about a warm golden beach, with your toes in the sand and a fruity bright pink Margarita right next to your lounge chair. Dreams can come true!
Frozen Raspberry Mint Margarita
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 Margarita
- 1 1/2 ounces Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
- 2 ounces Grand Marnier
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 2 tablespoons organic agave syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups ice
- Fresh mint and lime for garnish
- Place first 6 ingredients in a blender and pulse until well blended. Add ice and blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh mint and a wedge of lime.