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TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita

Warmer weather has us preparing for sunny afternoons and balmy nights spent sipping on cocktails with good friends. We say goodbye to winter comfort foods and warming drinks and make way for light, fresh cocktails that scream summer.

RELATED: TGIF Mojito Recipe

For those fond of tequila-based cocktails, or new to them, Tequila Blu shares a new way to mix up your margaritas!

Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita

Makes 1 jug

Ingredients

8 cups cubed watermelon

1 1/2 cups Tequila Blu

1/2 cup orange liqueur

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1 cup simple syrup (mix of 1 cup sugar and one cup water)

1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced thinly

Ice

Fresh jalapeno slices and watermelon wedges to garnish

Method

  1. Puree watermelon in blender or food processor (you may have to do this in batches) then pour through a strainer. Discard pulp and seeds.
  2. Combine watermelon liquid, Tequila Blu and rest of ingredients in a large jug.
  3. Cover and chill for one hour (the longer you chill the mix the stronger the jalapeno flavour will be).
  4. Serve over ice.
November 7, 2014

TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Fresh Orange Margarita

Warmer weather has us preparing for sunny afternoons and balmy nights spent sipping on cocktails with good friends. We say goodbye to winter comfort foods and warming drinks and make way for light, fresh cocktails that scream summer.

RELATED: TGIF Mojito Recipe

For those fond of tequila-based cocktails, or new to them, Tequila Blu shares a new way to mix up your margaritas!

Fresh Orange Margarita

Ingredients

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice*

3 tbsp sugar (preferably a fine sugar like caster sugar)

8 shots premium tequila –we suggest Tequila Blu.

7 shots triple sec or orange liqueur

Garnish with freshly sliced orange.

*For a variation on this recipe substitute the orange juice with blood orange juice

Method

  1. Create an orange syrup by combining orange juice and sugar in a saucepan and simmering on low heat until mixture forms a syrup. Allow to cool.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large jug and serve over ice.
  3. Alternatively, place enough liquid for one cocktail in a shaker with ice; shake and pour into a margarita glass.
October 31, 2014

TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Cucumber And Mint Margaritas

Warmer weather has us preparing for sunny afternoons and balmy nights spent sipping on cocktails with good friends. We say goodbye to winter comfort foods and warming drinks and make way for light, fresh cocktails that scream summer.

RELATED: TGIF Mojito Recipe

For those fond of tequila-based cocktails, or new to them, Tequila Blu shares a new way to mix up your margaritas!

Cucumber and Mint Margarita

Serves 2

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

⅓ cup Tequila Blu

2 tbsp sugar

1/4 lime juice

1/4 cup chopped mint

2 tbsp orange liqueur

6 ice cubes

Garnish with cucumber slices and a salted rim

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender for one minute.
  2. Pour into two salt-rimmed glasses.
  3. Garnish with slices of fresh cucumber. You can add more ice if the mix is too thin and create a frozen margarita. Tasty!
October 24, 2014

TGIF Mojito Recipe

It’s Friday afternoon and most of us deserve a yummy drink to soothe the nerves and prepare for the weekend. This Tequila Blu Cardamon Mojito is just what you need!

RELATED: TGIF Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Tequila Blu Cardamom Mojito

  1. Muddle (bartender lingo for mix!) 3 lime wedges and a teaspoon of vanilla sugar in a tall cocktail glass.
  2. Add 45 ml of Tequila Blu, 2 dashes of cardamom bitters, 6-8 mint leaves and a scoop of crushed ice.
  3. Churn well.
  4. Add a dash of soda water and fill glass to the rim with additional crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with mint and a lime wedge – ENJOY!
October 3, 2014

TGIF Tequila Cocktail Recipe

It’s Friday afternoon and most of us deserve a yummy drink to soothe the nerves and prepare for the weekend. This Tequila Blu Strawberry Cooler is just what you need!

Tequila Blu Strawberry Cooler

Ingredients

45ml Tequila Blu

20ml Strawberry puree

10ml Monin Rose Syrup

15ml lime juice

20ml pineapple juice

Method

  1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with strawberry, lime wedge or mint
  4. Enjoy!
September 26, 2014