The Margarita and The Rusty Margarita

The Rusty Cocktail Guru twist strikes again with not only a classic Margarita Recipe but a special Margarita with a fiery twist!
We wanted to celebrate National Margarita Day (February 22nd) with a bang and this cocktail did not disappoint.
Both cocktails use the classic ingredients of a Reposado Tequila and an orange Liqueur  for which we chose the Batanga Reposado and the famous Gabriel Boudier Curacao Triple Sec Liqueur.
Batanga Tequila is traditionally distilled using 100% agave grown on one estate in the heart of Jalisco Mexico. Only the best agaves are used, all the agave is harvested in the Tequila Vallery and exclusively in the Orendain plantation. Batanga Reposado is aged of 4 – 6 months, which is double the minimum time required of 2 months. A fresh and vibrant nose of grass and pepper. Subtle oak plays a complementary role on a palate which shows great refinement and integration, with a crisp flavoursome finish.
The house of Gabriel Boudier has extensive liqueur knowledge and expertise of more than 140 years. Over the decades, Boudier has invented and diversified into an exceptional range of liqueurs and crème de fruits. The Triple Sec is no exception. The tiny Curaçao oranges have highly aromatic skins, their zest is removed and distilled in their 170 year old alambic still. The spirit is then aged in glass demijohns for several months to help bring out the renowned aromas of elegant, bitter orange.

Ingredients
– 50ml Batanga Reposado Tequila
– 25ml Gabriel Boudier Curacao Triple Sec Liqueur.
– Juice of half a lime
– Salt
Tools
– Cocktail Shaker
– 25ml jigger
– Hawthorn Strainer
– Tumbler
– Crushed Ice
Steps
1 – Grind some salt into a saucer and squeeze some lime juice into another. Tip the tumbler upside down into the lime juice followed by the salt.
2 – Fill the glass carefully with crushed ice and put to one side.
3 – Pour the Tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice into the shaker, top with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
4 – Strain using the Hawthorn strainer over the crushed ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
It’s that simple!
For those of you that are a little more daring with your cocktails, why not have ago at this one.
The Rusty Margarita
(For 1 cocktail)
Ingredients
– 50ml Batanga Reposado Tequila
– 25ml Gabriel Boudier Curacao Triple Sec Liqueur.
– Juice of half a lime
– 1 Tbsp chopped cucumber
– Chopped green chillies
(garnish)
– Red chilli cut lengthways
– Slice of cucumber
– Salt
– Chilli flakes
Tools
– Cocktail Shaker
– 25ml jigger
– Muddler
– Hawthorn Strainer
– Tumbler
– Ice
Steps
1 – Grind some salt and sprinkle chilli flakes into a saucer and squeeze some lime juice into another. Tip the tumbler upside down into the lime juice followed by the salt and chilli mix.
2 – Spoon in the chopped green chillies and shopped cucumber into the shaker and muddle together.
3 – Pour the Tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice into the shaker, top with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
4 – Pour the liquid and the ice from the shaker straight into the tumbler.
5 – Garnish with the red chilli and slice of cucumber
The Rusty Margarita!
Give it a try.
We dare you…