July is here! The weather is warm! It's time to margarita! I love a delicious handmade margarita when fresh limes are loving squeezed, the tequila - top shelf - is carefully measured, and the ingredient list includes a dozen other items that each add their own subtle nuance to the margarita. And there is a time and a place for this kind of margarita. But more often than not we're hosting a crowd at our house for an impromptu taco night or heading to the beach for a midday picnic. Hand-crafting a margarita from scratch isn't practical or sane. In times like these, opt for a ready-to-drink margarita like Jose Cuervo Authentic Cuervo Margaritas.
Jose Cuervo is a household name, known for their various levels of tequilas, mixers and ready-to-drink margaritas. The Authentic Cuervo Margaritas are made with their Cuervo Gold tequila and come in eight flavors: classic lime, strawberry lime, mango, grapefruit-tangerine, raspberry, pink lemonade, coconut-pineapple, and the new Honeydew Melon. They also have two light versions in classic lime and white peach that have fewer than 95 calories per serving.
For a traditional margarita flavor, I opt for the classic lime. I love it because it's not too sweet, has the right amount of booze, comes in a plastic bottle (convenient if you're taking it to a place that don't allow glass), and is widely available at grocery stores nationwide. Today, with the help of my RTD Jose, I'm going to whip up a fast, easy margarita....with one extra little step to make them a little more special.
Step 1: Pick up a bottle of Authentic Cuervo Margaritas. Stick it in the fridge to get it nice and cold.
Step 2: Pour salt onto a plate and zest a lime into the salt. This is the little extra step that says, "No, I didn't hand-squeeze the limes for this margarita, but I DO care."
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Step 3: Rim glass with lime and dip into lime salt.
Step 4: Crack open that Jose and pour into glass. If your mix is room temperature or isn't quite cold enough you have a few options - 1) put it in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilly, 2) pour directly over ice, 3) add to a blender with ice for a blended margarita.
Step 5: Garnish with a lime if you're feeling extra sassy and enjoy! Of course, a margarita is best served with a side of chips and your favorite salsa.
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