Celebrate International Margarita Day with drink ideas and perfect food pairings.
What could be more perfect than celebrating this day with a delicious margarita? In honor of this special day, we've put together a Top 5 List. Whether you're looking for something classic or want to try something new, we've got you covered.
We've also included some great food pairings to go with your them, so you can enjoy a delicious meal alongside your favorite drink. Cheers!
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Our Top 5 Menu Ideas
The Classic Marg
A simple and easy recipe to please everyone at party or gathering (or even just by yourself). This is perfect for those who want a classic drink with a touch of sweetness.
The classic agave-based cocktail is served on the rocks with salt.
- 2 Teaspoons of sugar
- 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
- ice cubes or crushed ice
- salt for rimming glass, optional
- Combine tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and sugar with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into an iced glass, and garnish.
- Garnish with either Margarita Salt or create a Sugar Rim to finish off the drink.
The Spicy Marg
Can't get enough of the Mexican cuisine bringing enough heat to your plate? If you're looking for something with a bit more of a kick, then this spicy concotion is the perfect choice.
It's got just the right amount of heat to get your taste buds tingling. Just add a bit of jalapeno and cilantro to any of your lovely cocktail ideas.
The Pineapple Marg
A fruity and refreshing option that is perfect for summertime celebrations. This pairs perfectly with some delicious Mexican food
. Just simply add a few fresh slices of pineapple to your next drink. Bring a bit of tangy sweetness to your cocktail and have that acidity help as you dig in to that gooey melted cheese, shredded beef and black bean enchilada.
The Frozen Marg
For those who want something extra cold and creamy, this frozen treat is sure to hit the spot. It's ideal for enjoying on a hot day or when you need something to help you cool down.
A blended version of the classic on-the-rocks that substitutes ice for crushed.
One advantage is speed of preparation-- it can be made well ahead of time and stored, resulting in a fresher drink.
- 1 cup tequila sugar
- ice cubes or crushed ice
- In a blender, combine tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and sugar with ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass rimmed with salt or sugar if desired.
The Strawberry Twist
The strawberry margarita is a delicious twist on the classic frozen recipe that substitutes the sweet and sour mix for puréed strawberries to add some extra fruitiness and color to the drink.
- 3/4 cups tequila
- 1 cup strawberries, diced - Fresh or frozen (thawed)
- 2/3 cup triple sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier - Orange liqueur, optional but highly recommended!
- 2 Tablespoons of strawberry syrup
- 2 cups ice
- Combine all ingredients except the garnishes in a blender and mix until smooth. Serve in salt or sugar-rimmed glasses, and garnish with strawberries.
Enjoy your margarita with perfect pairings foods:
With a wide selection of catering menu available, you can take the next corporate catering event to experience new and exciting combinations.
Whether you're a fan of beef, chicken, pork or vegetarian, there is a caterer for you. Here we have listed some great range of authentic Mexican food ideas to pair. After it people wouldn't be able to wait for your next event.
The Classic Tortilla and Guac
No one can hate on a classic of delicious lightly salted deep fried flour tortilla chips served with a bit of sour cream and guacamole. The perfect accompaniment keeping things simple.
Mexican roast beef with hot sauce and spicy sweet potato wedges:
If you do not want to set up just a classic taco bar or just trays like shredded chicken burritos tray or shredded chicken enchiladas tray, you can consider keeping it simple with a roast.
A classic roast is always welcomed. A Spicy Mexican roast beef with hot sauce, poblano peppers & sweet potato wedges the ultimate pairing of savory, spicy and a bit of sweet.
Cook it long and you'll be able to make shredded beef to mix into your Mexican rice.
Serve this main delicious dish with some black beans and also garnish lettuce on the ground beef and rice to add some crunch.
Also if you want some fresh slices of tomato for a hint of freshness. Don't forget to lightly sprinkle with some cheese which would go so well with the meat.
With the wedges don't forget to have some sour cream.
Crispy fish tacos with mango salsa:
Bit over grilled chicken? Get stuck in to a grilled fish instead of the classic shredded chicken. Add a bit of black beans and if you want to also add some refried beans. Add some fresh lettuce or rocket to complement the fish.
Bring some tang with a great manga salsa to make the taco sing. Just add some chopped chillies onions and a bit of lime juice. Even better why not set up a taco bar with a range of tacos, from grilled chicken breast with flour tortillas to delicious ground beef with some guacamole and taco shell hard shells.
Smoky pork tortillas with sweet and spicy pineapple salsa:
Though shredded chicken is great and healthy, smoky seasoned pork makes the most amazing meat for your next soft flour tortilla or hard shell tacos.
Though to make it extra-special add a pineapple salsa with some spice like chopped jalapenos and cilantro. Do not forget to add some fresh tomato and guacamole, so it's not just about the meat.
Chilli and lime king prawns with chipotle mayonnaise:
Go full seafood. Get some king or Tiger Prawns lightly cooked. Add some slices of grounded chilli and lime pieces on the side and serve with a chipotle mayo.
A catering menu never goes wrong with a bit of fresh prawns available on the side with a great dip.
Grilled Chicken quesadillas with chipotle relish and mango salsa:
Want to stay healthy and avoid the classic shredded beef? Why not build a shredded chicken enchiladas tray or quesadillas to provide healthier options to your catering menu. Perfect with some chopped up tomatoes and onions in the relish.
Serve with a nice soft flour tortilla and a bit of refried beans and Mexican rice and you got a great combination.