Monday, February 22, 2016

Chocolate Margaritas: National Margarita Day

Today is National Margarita Day, a holiday easy to celebrate. Of course, this being, it has to be a Chocolate Margarita. Following are two recipes. Let me know which you like best! Both recipes suggest chocolate rims. How about adding a little salt to the rim mixture? Salt will bring out the chocolate and make this a bit more similar (ok, not all that similar) to a traditional margarita.

A simple recipe from  (Per serving)


1 1/2 ounces Tequila
1 ounce Godiva liquor
3/4 ounce cream or half & half
1 Tbsp Hershey’s syrup
2 ounces orange juice

Use shaker, not blender: Throw ingredients into shaker for a few quick shakes and pour into margarita glass with crushed oreos lining rim!

And, from Marcela Valladolid at This recipe is for a crowd


To rim the glasses:
Chocolate syrup
Finely chopped Mexican or bittersweet chocolate

1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1 cup (8 ounces) tequila
1/2 cup (4 ounces) chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup orange liqueur
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon

To rim glasses: Put syrup and chopped chocolate into 2 small dishes. Moisten rims of 4 margarita or martini glasses with chocolate syrup. Dip in Mexican chocolate until coated. Set aside.

Margarita: Combine all of ingredients, except ice, in pitcher. Working in batches, transfer  mixture to shaker full of ice. Shake and pour into prepared glasses. Serve cold.

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