Expert Tip: What is Mezcal? How it works, different types of Mezcal
The difference between mezcal and tequila can be confusing to consumers. The thing that sets mezcal apart is its smoky flavor. The smokiness of mezcal pairs well with light flavors like grapefruit and hibiscus, rich flavors like chocolate and a hint of spice, such as Tajin.
Expert Tip: Swipe rim with another lime wedge and dip in pink sugar. Freeze Peeps and cut them so they won't rip. A splash of DaVinci Gourmet Grenadine Syrup adds color without overpowering the classic taste of a coconutty margarita.
Expert Tip: For an added punch of flavor, pour reposado instead of blanco tequila. Reposado actually means “rested” in Spanish and refers to how the tequila relaxes and matures inside the barrel. The liquid will take on some of the flavors of the wood as it turns a honey-like amber color as opposed to blanco being clear in color. Want to change up the color of your margarita for St. Patrick’s Day? Add 1 – 2 drops of a natural green food coloring for the ultimate St. Patty’s Day cocktail!
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Mai Tai Margarita
Add a tiki twist to your margarita with our Mai Tai Margarita recipe. It’s the perfect combination of sweet pineapple, spiced rum and smoky tequila.
1 oz. Silver Tequila 1 oz. Spiced Rum 3 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix 1 oz. Pineapple Juice 0.5 oz. Overproof Rum (for Flame) 4 Dashes Falernum or Orgeat Bitters
Fill glass with ice and all liquids besides bitters and overproof rum and shake in a tin with ice. Strain over crushed ice in a tiki glass and add 4 dashes of bitters. Add a hollowed inside-out lime, filled with overproof rum. Light rum on fire, and top with grated cinnamon to create extra sparks. Garnish with mint, flowers, and a straw.
Expert Tip: Wow your customers with this flaming margarita! To achieve the flaming effects of the Mai Tai Margarita, fill a hollowed-out lime with over proof rum and use a lighter or match to light rum on fire. To take your customers on a one-way trip to paradise, hollow out a pineapple and serve the drink inside the tropical fruit. Save the fruit for a tropical and unique garnish.
Expert Tip: Introducing Badger-turned-Floridian and tenured cocktail artist Joey Torkelson. Joey's Skinner Margarita has been crafted by the Kerry mixologist, lover of fine tequilas and former bar-owner. In her free time, you can find her reading a good book at the beach or enjoying a cup of coffee. For an even more refreshing sip, try swapping tap water for sparkling water to add a bit of bubbly to your margarita!