Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cointreau Margaritas

Cointreau recently rolled out some new margarita recipes that are perfect for celebrating the holiday, introducing a variety of unique twists on the classic cocktail. The new drinks include everything from the Classic Margarita to the Pineapple Chili Margarita to the Cointreau MargaDita, a seductive creation inspired by international burlesque queen and Cointreau brand ambassador, Dita Von Teese.

Classic Margarita

Ingredients:


1 oz Cointreau

2 oz tequila

¾ oz Fresh lime juice

Directions: Shake and strain into a salt rimmed margarita glass

Garnish: Lime slice

Glass: Margarita glass

 

Zesty Margarita

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz tequila

1 oz Cointreau

¾ oz Lime

½ oz Orange Juice

½ oz Agave nectar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously and strain over clean ice into a rocks glass.

Garnish: Fresh lime and orange zest.

Glass: Rocks Glass/Whisky Glass

 

Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz tequila

1 oz Cointreau

¼ oz Lemon

Chunks of watermelon

2 oz Fresh lime juice

Directions: Muddle watermelon. Add to shaker with ice and other ingredients. Strain and serve on the rocks

Glass: Rocks glass or martini glass.

 

Pineapple Chili Margarita

Ingredients:

¾ oz Cointreau

1 ½ oz Silver tequila

¾ oz Fresh lime juice

2 oz Pineapple juice

Dash of Tabasco habanero

Directions: Fill shaker with first 5 ingredients and add ice. Shake vigorously and strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with pineapple slice.

Garnish: Pineapple slice

Glass: Highball/Long Drink

 

Mezcal Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Mezcal

0.75 oz Cointreau

1/2 oz Fresh Lime juice

1 oz Pineapple Juice

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an iced rocks glass

Garnish: Cracked black pepper

Glass: Rocks glass

 

The Cointreau MargaDita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Cointreau

1.5 oz Silver Tequila

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 oz Monin Rose Syrup

1 pinch Chipotle Spice

Directions: Shake over ice and serve in a chilled coup glass.

Glass: Margarita Glass

 

Blood Orange Margarita

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz tequila

1 oz Cointreau

½ oz Fresh lime

1 oz Blood Orange juice

Dash of simple syrup

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously and strain over ice into a glass.

Garnish: orange slice

Glass: Long drink/highball

***Always remember to drink responsibly