Spiced Pear Margaritas

National Margarita Day is February 22 and National Tequila Day is July 24, but who really needs a holiday to celebrate one of Mexico’s most famous libations? This spiced pear margarita recipe has a cinnamon-infused kick and gets a sweet, molasses-like depth from piloncillo.

There are two great things about this recipe: First, it can be served cold or hot, depending what kind of climate you live in and whether you’re suffering through a brutal winter or not. Serving it hot is just like having a fruit-infused tequila hot toddy! And second, the spiced pear puree will keep in an airtight container (I recommend a glass jar) in the refrigerator for up to a week, and the recipe can be easily doubled if you want to make it in advance for a party or just enjoy a few cocktails during the week.

This margarita recipe calls for Bosc pears, which have brown skin and sweet flesh. They’re in season from September through April. If you can’t find Bosc pears, you can substitute Bartlett pears, which also are sweet and juicy, and in season from August through February.

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Happy National Tequila Day!

July 24 is National Tequila Day and we’re ready to celebrate with our favorite tequila cocktail: The paloma! We served this drink at a party this past weekend and many of the guests were having it for the first time. It was a hit!

National Tequila Day - Paloma recipe

And although it’s the middle of the summer now, I suggest you bookmark my two favorite recipes for hot drinks using tequila that will warm you up in the winter.

WARM WINTER MARGARITA RECIPE | PONCHE DE TAMARINDO RECIPE

  • Now it’s your turn! Do you have a favorite tequila recipe to share? Food or drink, add a link to your own recipe or your favorite recipe that uses tequila as an ingredient. ¡Salud!



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