Alternative Margaritas Make the Lime Shortage a Non-Issue
With the ongoing lime shortage and resulting high prices in fresh limes, people will need to get a bit more creative about their standard Memorial Day Weekend fare. We’ve decided to dedicate this week to helping you make the most of your tequila this coming holiday weekend.
Some Great Alternatives
Today we’ll show you some tasty alternatives to the traditional margarita that few will turn down at your Memorial Day Barbeque! Click on any of the images for recipes:
The Creamsicle Margarita, courtesy of Shine Beautifully (where you can also find recipes for tequila based body scrubs and other decadent ways to pamper your skin). [Tweet “Creamsicle Margarita: Orange, Ice Cream and #Tequila. You want this!”]
Coconut Creamsicle Margarita
If you just can’t get enough of rich creamsicle flavors, try this Coconut Creamsicle Margarita, courtesy of Eat, Drink, & Be Tracy. [Tweet “Coconut Creamsicle Margarita: You’ll think you’re in the tropics!”]
Spicy Grapefruit Margarita
This Spicy Grapefruit Margarita is easy and inexpensive with all those pink Texas grapefruits out in markets now! This recipe is courtesy of The Life Styled, by Catherine Sheppard. [Tweet “Spicy Grapefruit Margarita: Grapefruits are bigger in Texas!”]
Meyer Lemon Margarita
This Meyer Lemon Margarita, courtesy of Rick Bayless and the Latin Kitchen, takes old fashioned lemonade up several notches and never asks for lime. [Tweet “Meyer Lemon Margarita: We don’t need no stinkin’ limes!”] Lastly, one of our favorites (and the topic of an upcoming article) is the Hibiscus Margarita. Here’s the recipe:
Wild Hibiscus Margarita
Created by mixologist Emilio Tiburico
2 part tequila silver or blanco
1 part orange liqueur
1 part lime juice
1 part syrup from jar of Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup
Garnish: Rim glass with lime juice and dip rim of glass in into Wild Hibiscus Flower Pyramid Salt Flakes
Garnish with a lime wedge and a Wild Hibiscus Flower.
For more Wild Hibiscus Margarita recipes, visit their page here.
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Another Fruity Delight
This Tequila Lime Fruit Salad, courtesy of Taste of Home, can be made simply and without lime by simply substituting 1/4 cup Hornitos Lime Shot for the tequila and lime called for in the recipe. [Tweet “Forget the Lime Shortage: Hornitos Lime Shot picks up the slack!”] Plan accordingly and you could have a fantastic Memorial Day Barbeque at a fraction of the price those lime-traficantes would have you pay! Salud!