Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's 5:00 Somewhere!

Today is National Margarita Day!


Celebrate National Margarita Day 2011 today with this easy recipe. This is the day for all margarita lovers to celebrate, whether you’re going out to your favorite restaurant, or making yours at home. There are even margarita machines for people who just can’t make them fast enough. All true Margarita lovers have their favorite recipe for the perfect Margarita. This recipe comes from Patrón.

Patrón Margarita Recipe


1 1/2 ounces Patrón Silver

1/2 ounce Patrón Citrónge

3/4 oz Lime Juice

margarita salt and ice

lime wedge to garnish

Method:  Run lime wedge around glass to moisten the rim. Dip in a bowl with margarita salt to salt the rim of the glass. Add ice to shaker. Add Patrón Silver, Patrón Citrónge and lime juice to shaker. Shake well and strain into a glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

Now if drinking isn't your thing, here's a SWEET version of a Margarita Cake you might enjoy:

Margarita Cake


1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted


1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix

3/4 cup bottled nonalcoholic margarita mix

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon grated lime peel

3 egg whites


1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Additional grated lime peel, if desired

Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease bottom only and lightly flour 13x9-inch pan, or spray bottom with baking spray with flour. In medium bowl, mix crust ingredients. Sprinkle evenly on bottom of pan; press gently.

In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over crust.

Bake 34 to 39 minutes or until light golden brown and top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Frost with whipped topping; sprinkle with additional lime peel. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

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