I am proud to say that Stephanie and I made it back to the office this morning (on time!) after surviving 4 long, but amazing days in New Orleans at Tales of the Cocktail. It was such a great experience and I can’t wait to share with you everything we did, but in order to provide you with a properly thought out post I’m going to need some serious sleep first. Check back soon to hear about all of the events we went to, but in the meantime I’ll be toasting to surviving my first TOTC (and then I’ll be taking a break from cocktails for a few days…maybe)!
Serve in a champagne flute. Garnish with lemon twist if desired.
As I’m sure you all know by now, Hiram Walker recently held a Margarita Madness recipe contest that ended earlier this month, right in time for Cinco de Mayo, (if you need a refresher just click ‘the Quest’ tag on the right side of the screen). Contestants were asked to develop and submit an original Margarita recipe that incorporated at least one of several Hiram Walker ingredients into the mix and the winner has been chosen! After what must have been a long, hard day of shaking up and testing out a wide-range of Margarita concoctions, one recipe was crowned the winner.
Drum roll please! The winning Margarita is…
… ‘The Diablita’ submitted by Frederic Yarm of the Cocktail Virgin blog. Curious to try it out for ourselves here at Cocktail Culture, Stephanie and I wasted no time mixing up a delicious Diablita for ourselves. This recipe was sweet, incredibly refreshing, and is a perfect drink for the summer months ahead.
Stephanie adding in the Hiram Walker Creme de Cassis — ginger beer in the background ready to add in!
- 1 1/2 oz. Tequila
- 1 oz. Hiram Walker Triple Sec
- 1/4 oz. Hiram Walker Crème de Cassis
- 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
- 2 oz. Ginger Beer (or Ginger Ale)
Shake all but ginger beer/ale with ice and strain into a Highball glass filled with ice and containing the 2 oz of ginger beer/ale. Add a straw and stir.
I highly recommend that you not only try out this tasty Margarita, but check out his awesome blog as well! Congrats to Fred, and enjoy everybody!