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Tommy Bahama Celebrates National Margarita Day

February 18, 2015, 2:09 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 12:18 PM
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February 22 is not only the same day as the 87th Academy Awards, but it is also National Margarita Day.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar invites the public to observe the day by trying one of their famous margaritas.

Beyond the uniquely hand-crafted cocktails are the freshest ingredients that prove to be creative, yet remain true to their tequila base.

The stalwart Baja Margarita is a classic that combines Cointreau and Grand Marnier with scratch sour mix and fresh lime juice.

On the other hand, the Blood Orange Margarita provides a refreshing citrus flavor, dazzled in a vibrant red color from the Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice.

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Additional margaritas that go beyond the usual include the Mole Margarita, mixed Tanteo Cocoa Tequila and mole bitters, and the Leap of Faith which uses Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila, garnished with a jalapeno for an extra kick.

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Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar invites you try your hand at creating these drinks at home with the following recipes or to go on in and have the experts do it for you.

Baja Margarita. Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar photo.

Baja Margarita. Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar photo.

Baja Margarita

2 parts Sauza Conmemorativo Tequila

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1 part Cointreau

2 parts Scratch Sour Mix

½ part lime juice

½ part Grand Marnier

Add all ingredients to a shaker except Grand Marnier, thenadd ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain over fresh ice. Top with Grand Marnier. Pour into an ice filled double rocks glass. Garnish with salt rim and lime wedge.

 

Blood Orange Margarita. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar photo.

Blood Orange Margarita. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar photo.

Blood Orange Margarita

2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila

1 part Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

½ part  Blood Orange Juice

1 part Scratch Sour Mix

Build in mixing glass, then add ice. Shake to mix and pour into double rocks glass with salted rim. Garnish with Blood Orange slice.

 

Scratch Sour Mix

(Recipe makes half gallon. Mix can be stored in refrigerator for up to three days.)

3 oz. egg whites, pasteurized

2 cups sugar

4 cups water

3 ½ cups fresh lemon juice

¼ cup fresh lime juice

¼ cup fresh orange juice

Whisk eggs whites in a large bowl until frothy. Stir in sugar and mix until incorporated. Add water and fresh juices and mix thoroughly.

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