Did you know that Americans drink an average of 185,000 margaritas a day? It’s one of our favorite drinks for a number of reasons. It’s the perfect mix of sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, whether it’s made on the rocks or frozen. It’s perfect for almost any occasion, consumed by people in formal and informal settings. Margaritas are ubiquitous with celebrations, so much so that it’s weird if you can’t get one at a black-tie event. And speaking of black ties, to bring something new to this old classic, we’re serving the Black Tie Margarita.
It’s true that it’s unnecessary to mess with a good thing, but we’re not replacing regular margaritas. Those are available for those who want them, but for anyone who wants to try something different, Cork has just the thing. When everyone has been drinking the same drink for decades, it can get old, stale even. The best way to keep that from happening is to make small changes to what we like so we have something new that lets us appreciate the original as well. Margaritas are no different.
What’s Different About the Black Tie Margarita?
There are many different margarita recipes that are popular around the world. In the U.S., the Winter Margarita and Coconut Margarita are popular, but people especially like spicy drinks such as the Spicy Mandarin Margarita and the Spicy Avocado Coconut Margarita as well. This means that with the Black Tie Margarita, we wanted to mix a drink that didn’t just taste different from the original recipe, but many of the other popular recipes.
Traditional margaritas are typically made with tequila, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and orange liqueur. Any tequila works, but silver or reposado are considered the two best tequilas for margaritas. To make sure that our Black Tie Margarita is of the highest quality, we use silver tequila. Black Tie Margaritas also keep the lime juice and utilize triple sec.
So far, you’re probably thinking, “This doesn’t sound much different from a well-made, normal margarita.” What’s the big difference? The difference is in two aspects: the sugar and the use of food coloring.
How Do We Make Black Tie Margaritas?
We use black sanding sugar for the Black Tie Margarita to add texture and sparkle to the drink. If you’ve ever made cookies, cakes, or candies, you may have used the same sugar. We also use red, blue, and green coloring which will mix together to make the black color.
First, we rim two glasses with a lime slice and dip the edges in the black sanding sugar. Then, we add the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice before all three food colorings. Once the food colorings are in, we mix and stir until we get the black color that is synonymous with the Black Tie Margarita. With the food coloring and special sugar we’ve added, it makes for a cocktail that is undeniably a margarita, but one that’s even sweeter than you’re used to.
Try This New Margarita Recipe for Yourself At Cork!
Cocktails are great because they mix alcohol and typically fruity ingredients that add a lot of flavor. Having good cocktails to choose from can help you enjoy a long night with your friends and co-workers at the bar. If you’re looking for a new cocktail to try, come to Cork Bar & Restaurant. We have a spin on the classic margarita that will make you appreciate the original as you enjoy something new.
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