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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Want variety in your Margaritas? Try Chambord Margarita Royale

Looking for something a little different in your Margaritas?  Salt Lake City Margarita lovers are rumored to be growing tired of the “same old same old” frozen Margarita.  As good as Classic Margaritas are, it’s still possible (yes, this is hard to believe) to get tired of them.  So why not try a Chambord® Margarita Royale? Sure, it has Tequila and lime juice; what cocktail worthy of the name Margarita does not?  This recipe substitutes Chambord® Black Raspberry Liqueur (inspired by the raspberry liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France 400 years ago) for the Triple Sec, and adds some pomegranate juice (pomegranate seeds are sprinkled on chiles en nogada to symbolize the red in the flag of Mexico) to give this delicious cocktail a berry different flavor for a Margarita.

The recipe calls for Herradura® Silver Tequila, which was marked down last month, but sadly is not on sale this month.  On the other hand, Milagro Silver (on sale this month) would be a good one to try if you don’t have any Plata in your bar.  Margaritas taste much better when you use freshly squeezed lime juice, so stop by the grocery and pick up some limes before making your first Chambord® Margarita Royale. 

Chambord Margarita Royale

1 ½ oz Herradura® Silver Tequila
¾ oz Chambord Liqueur
¾ oz Pomegranate Juice
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Add ingredients to a shaker 2/3 full of ice and shake well to your favorite Mariachi band.  Strain into a pre-chilled margarita or martini glass. Garnish with raspberries (black, if you can get them).

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