Happy National Tequila Day!

It’s actually tomorrow…but we’re commencing our celebrating tonight! And to help celebrate…here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make two delicious non-traditional margaritas from Casa Herradura’s mixologist, Mark Drew.

Pineapple and Vanilla Margarita, by Mark Drew

Herradura Blanco tequila shaken with freshly muddled pineapple, lightly sweetened with vanilla syrup, sharpened with fresh press lime juice and served on the rocks.


•        2 oz Herradura Blanco Tequila

•        1 oz Lime juice

•        3/4 oz Vanilla syrup

•        4 x 1″ pineapple cubes (fresh)


1.       Muddle the pineapple in a Boston Tin

2.       Add all liquid ingredients

3.       Shake vigorously

4.       Strain in you glass of choice

5.       Chilled cocktail glass or coupe

6.       Old fashioned glass over cubed ice

7.       Garnish with Pineapple

Lemongrass and Cilantro Maragrita, by Mark Drew

Herradura Blanco Tequila shaken with fragrant cilantro and homemade lemongrass syrup, zested with freshly squeezed lime juice. Served in a chilled coupe glass.


  • Herradura Blanco 2oz
  • 2 Lemongrass syrup 3/4 oz
  • 3 Lime Juice 3/4 oz
  • 4 Cilantro large pinch large


1.       Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass over cubed ice

2.       Shake vigorously till cilantro has broken down

3.       Strain through a fine strainer into a chilled coupe glass

4.       Garnish with a single large cilantro leaf

Lemongrass syrup instructions:

1.       Make a simple syrup 1:1 cane sugar to water

2.       Finely chop 3 stems of lemongrass

3.       Heat a sauce pan

4.       Place lemongrass in the pan for 15 seconds, then add simple syrup

5.       Cover, bring to the boil for 2 mins

6.       Simmer for another 5 mins

7.       Leave to cool


1 Response to “Happy National Tequila Day!”

  1. 1 KD Munoz
    July 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    @FLboyzmom- I wanna drink with you! 🙂

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