by jadams

Eat & Drink

Fun Fact:

The common use of salt and lime on the glass rim of a Margarita got its start during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. Citrus and salt were readily available to help kill germs commonly clinging to glassware. It was also delicious, thus the tradition of rimming a glass stuck around.

Today is National Margarita Day. And, given that we are so enamored with  Código 1530 Tequila and with Clasé Azul — having featured both in our boxes in the past — we thought we’d share a fun recipe for each. If you don’t have any Código Rosa tequila left (or, you logically don’t want to put your 20th Anniversary Clasé Azul Reposado into a cocktail), you can pick up bottles at your favorite premium liquor shop or head here or here.

Of course, we threw in a third recipe for a mezcal-based Margarita using the smoky, earthy notes of Ilegal Mezcal. Again, we don’t advise making a cocktail with something as exquisite as the Extra Anejo we gave you. But picking up a bottle of their Joven will be the best thing you do all  day. Weekend, ahoy!

Spicy Pink Watermelon Margarita Recipe


2  oz. Código 1530 Rosa tequila

3 oz. fresh watermelon juice

3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

1/4 teaspoon jalapeno agave nectar


Fill cocktail shaker with all ingredients and ice. Shake hard. Strain into rimmed cocktail glasses, over fresh ice.

Fresh Plata Margarita


2 oz. Clasé Azul plata tequila

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. agave syrup


Rim cocktail glass and set aside. Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with lime slice.

Fire & Ice Mezcal-rita


1  oz. Ilegal joven mezcal

1.5 oz. Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur

1 oz.  fresh lime juice

1/4 oz. agave nectar

1/2 jalapeno, sliced into thin strips with seeds removed


Rim glasses and set aside. In bottom of shaker, add jalapeno and agave nectar. Muddle gently. Add ice, tequila and liqueur. Shake hard. Strain into rimmed glasses over fresh ice and garnish with lime or jalapeno.

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