One of our favorite features of cocktail recipes is their ability to mix and match flavors, especially bold and tropical notes. Their ingredients bring out the best in each other, like the classic margarita’s salty lime escape.
Many of us prefer to imbue our margaritas with fruity flavors like grapefruit, watermelon, fresh lime, and more. For those who prefer a spicy, flavors like jalapeño match wonderfully with a marg’s exotic tastes. This is especially true when enjoying this drink at your favorite Mexican restaurant with a jackfruit taco in hand.
You can also enjoy this wonderful beverage in the comfort of your own home. In fact, home mixologists can cultivate an experience that’s both fun and educational for you and your guests — and you all get to sample a variety of delectable drinks while you’re at it.
Hosting your own at-home margarita tasting party can make every Tuesday feel like Taco Tuesday!
What Is a Margarita?
Many of us are familiar with how a perfectly made margarita can make us feel transported to a California beach, but we might not know the historical value and the ingredients that go into it.
With just tequila, triple sec (an orange liqueur), and lime juice, you have all you need to make a classic margarita. It’s important to invest in high-quality versions of all of these ingredients since each flavor is so integral to achieving an excellent final result.
The sour, earthy, and citrusy notes all make a classic margarita so unforgettable, but so much more customization can be done from there. This recipe is thought to have originated in 1930s Mexico. Since then, there’s been a great deal of innovation as far as margaritas are concerned.
Depending on your taste, you can add simple syrup or salt to the rim of your glass. On especially hot days outside the cantina, a frozen margarita can provide needed relief from the heat. You can even switch out mezcal in place of tequila for a smokey and unique new taste.
Do Margaritas Have To Be Sugar Bombs?
As wonderful and versatile as margaritas are, we understand that they typically contain a ton of sugar. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a low-sugar or even naturally free-of-sugar margarita without sacrificing taste in the process.
Are There Keto-Friendly Margaritas?
For something to be considered “keto-friendly,” it has to be low in carbs. If you’re dabbling in a keto lifestyle but don’t want to lose your beloved margs along the way, don’t worry.
With Flying Embers, you can even have all the benefits of a magarita, that’s also keto friendly and free of sugar and carbs.
Introducing Ready-To-Drink Margaritas
For those of us who crave all of the joy that only a margarita can elicit — without feeling weighed down due to excess sugar, carbs, and calories — we have the answer. Our margaritas are ready to drink straight out of the can, making them the perfect addition to your margarita flight party.
How Do You Serve a Margarita Flight?
To serve your margarita flight, you’ll put different kinds of margaritas in their own tasting glasses. The goal of this get-together is to allow everyone the chance to sample plenty of delicious drinks. If they get a delightful buzz going, that’s more of a byproduct than anything.
Choose a Variety of Margarita Styles
Offering and sampling a variety of margarita styles doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be as easy as opening a can and pouring. With our Margarita Variety Pack, your guests will be treated to Blood Orange Pomegranate, Classic Lime, and Strawberry Guava spins on this classic crowd pleaser.
These three flavors are plenty to get your friends started on their tasting journey, as all three can appeal to different palates.
Invite Your Friends
Now that you have your drinks prepared, you should consider your guest list. Think about the ambiance you want to create.
Are you looking for a more ponderous affair where everyone discusses the complexities of the drinks? Or do you want a get-together where the tasting is the activity, but it doesn’t define your whole night?
Either of these (or anything in between) can be achieved with the right mix of friends and libations.
Create Tasting Cards for Each Margarita
Here’s where you let your creativity shine. You can sample the margaritas ahead of time and use that to inform your guests of what they can expect. Feel free to get flowery with your language or include inside jokes that your friends will get. Really make it your own!
Offer Garnishes and Sides
To up the customization to the next level, we recommend a variety of garnishes and sides to enliven your drinks. Salt is a classic, as are lime wedges and other fruits like oranges, raspberries, and strawberries.
A New Spin on the Classic Margarita
From our go-to's that we choose time and time again every happy hour to those special drinks that we reserve for a special occasion, we all have our drinks of choice. This beverage should be complex yet comforting, familiar yet enlivening, and most importantly, it should be absolutely delicious, like a margarita.
The best margaritas are those that offer unique flavor profiles that have something for everyone, which is why a variety pack is a perfect way to enjoy them.