Well, my favorite way to battle the heat, especially on a Friday night is to make a margarita. This 4th of July weekend is the best time to do it too! While I usually have blended margaritas, I recently discovered a brand of tequila that makes for a fantastic "on the rocks" margarita recipe.
I got the chance to try out this tequila because of the Camarena Tipple Tool Box, which features a custom shaker, 1 oz X 2 oz jigger, a citrus squeezer, a muddler, a bottle of camerena tequila, and cocktail booklet.
This is actually a fantastic gift to give to someone (or one for yourself), especially if it's a housewarming party, a summer party, or a birthday. I loved the lemon/citrus squeezer (my first!!), by the way.
Now, for my recipe!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box of the Camarena Tequila toolkit in exchange for my honest review.
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The reason I like this tequila is that it doesn't slap you in the face like the regular brand (I usually buy Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold). It's lighter and a sweeter than what I usually drink. It made for a fantastic "on the rocks" recipe as you could really enjoy your drink without being whopped on the head. jI don't recommend making blended margaritas with this brand, because it may get lost in flavor. But over ice it's just divine!
Camarena "On the Rocks" Margarita
1 1/2 oz of Camarena Tequila
3/4 oz of lime juice
3/4 oz of Triple Sec
If you use salt, rim the edges of the glass with lemon and dip into the container of margarita salt.
Put all ingredients into the shaker. Put ice in shaker. Shake it.
Put ice in glass. Drain shaker into glass.
Voila! You have yourself a Camarena Margarita on the rocks!
And now for the best part! I get to giveaway this tequila toolkit to one of my readers! Contest ends July 15th.