Fresh Margarita

In our house we eat Mexican at least twice a week so these are a definite staple we have on hand. They’re super easy to make, don’t have any of the sugary mixes and are delicious. Perfect for cinco de mayo, a hot summers day by the pool or let’s be honest..any day ending in y. 

Have you ever heard of a shrub? – not the tree shrub but the drinking vinegar kind? My sister went to a restaurant on the marietta square that added shrubs to their drink and she kept raving about them so we tried to make a homemade version. A shrub is a drinking vinegar made by combining fresh fruit and sugar with vinegar- the combos are endless:

Strawberries + mint + balsalmic vinegar

Blueberries + ginger + apple cider vinegar 

Blackberry + rosemary + balsalmic 

It’s super easy, just takes time and it adds another flavor element to any drink! 


Recipe: 

  • 1/4 c fresh limes squeezed 
  • 1/2 cup tequila 
  • 1/4 c triple sec 
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or agave nectar 
  • Ice 
  • Shrub recipe (optional)

Rim 2 glasses with salt and fill with ice. Mix all ingredients together, shake and pour over ice. Enjoy! 
Shrub recipe:

  • 1 cup of strawberries, chopped (you can sub any fruit like blueberries, peaches, etc.)
  • 1 cup of turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar or any of your choice (balsamic, apple cider)

In a bowl, combine strawberries and sugar. Mix well and let sit out for 2 days. Occasionally mix berries until they reach a soupy consistency. Mash strawberries and drain juice. Combine juice, water and gradually add vinegar until you reach your desired taste. Keep refrigerated and add to mixed drinks! 

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