Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cilantro Margaritas

I had never heard of this until I went to Ranch Market and ate at Tradiciones, the adjacent restaurant. In the words of Arizona Republic reporter Karen Fernau, "For Mexican-food junkies, shopping at Phoenix Ranch Market is like strolling through Disneyland." Amen sister. More on that later.

I was shopping for many other items so I didn't try the margarita and so I have no idea if mine is even similar, but I was so infatuated by the idea of cilantro margaritas that I improvised. Delicious, fresh and lovely!

Cilantro Margaritas:
(serves 2-4, depending on how thirsty you are
10 small limes, quartered (key limes or Mexican limes)
2 cups cilantro, not chopped
4-8 oz good tequila
2 tbs Splenda (can use simple syrup)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup soda water

Muddle cilantro, sugar and limes in a pitcher.

Pour in tequila and all other liquids. Stir and serve in salt-rimmed glasses.


peabody said...

I'm not sure I am that advertureous.

Kirsten said...

It does sound odd!! If you love cilantro then you'll love this margarita. For cilantro-haters, it will be gross. :)

Jennifer said...

No I'm infatuated by cilantro margaritas. Thanks for the idea!

Sarah said...

These were so delicious! The cilantro surprisingly didn't seem odd or out of place at all. I can't wait to see if Tradiciones Cilantro Margaritas can compare to these!

Anonymous said...

So, how does your recipe compare to the restaurant's recipe?