Herb Inspired Cocktails To Celebrate National Margarita Day 

I am an absolute fan of a good margarita. You might even say I’m a margarita connoisseur. Yes, it’s that deep. Please do not put a sad margarita in front of me or you will most definitely get the side-eye. I am not of fan of the margarita mixes or triple sec for that matter. I love fresh ingredients and natural sweeteners and tequila. That’s it! The other day I was back in the test kitchen creating a couple cocktails for National Margarita Day, and came up with some major winners!

The first was a Honey Sage Margarita. I love the smell of Sage. It’s just wonderful. I was in the farmers market and spotted the bunches of sage looking so vibrant, begging for me to take them home with me. So I did. The star of this margarita is definitely sage. Before you take a sip, you get a nice whiff of it. Mmmmmm.

Next is an herb that I also enjoyed in my cocktail, thyme. It too has a very nice fragrance.  I paired it with hibiscus because I thought it would make a very nice combination. And it did! It is so tasty! Both recipes are below, so give them a try!

 


Honey Sage Margarita 

Ingredients

3 Fresh Sage Leaves

Juice of 1/2 Lime

2 tbsp Honey

2 oz Tequila

Ginger Beer

Ice

Himalayan Salt

Slice of Lime

Sage Leaf

 

Assembling

-Muddle sage leaves, lime juice, and honey in shaker.

-Add tequila and ice.

-Shake

-Pour in glass with salted rim.

-Top with ginger beer.

-Garnish with lime and sage leaf.


Hibiscus Thyme Margarita

3 Fresh Thyme Springs

Juice of 1/2 Lime

1 oz Hibiscus Ginger Simple Syrup

1/2 oz Honey

1.5 oz Tequila

Ginger Beer

Hibiscus Salt

Thyme Sprig

Ice

Hibiscus Simple Syrup 

2 cup water

1 cup demera sugar

1 cup dried hibiscus leaves

2 TBSP fresh grated ginger root

-Bring all ingredients to a boil.

-Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.

-Strain and let cool.

 

Assembling Cocktail
-Remove Thyme leaves from sprigs and muddle with lime juice, hibiscus simple syrup, and honey in shaker.

-Add tequila and ice.

-Shake.

-Pour in glass with salted rim.

-Top with ginger beer.

-Garnish with thyme spring.

-Enjoy!

-Drink responsibly!

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