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And the Hiram Walker Margarita Madness Winner is…

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!

Diablita

  • 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!

-KJ

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

One of my favorite days of the year – Cinco de Mayo – is nearly upon us, as is the culmination of Hiram Walker’s “Margarita Madness” cocktail competition! I’ve written previously of the contest, the third chapter of “The Quest” series, but it’s now time to mention it’s down to the final stretch.

For your chance to win an Apple iPad, you need only submit your favorite Margarita recipe to “The Quest” through the Hiram Walker website or Facebook page by this Saturday, el Cinco de Mayo! So break out the tequila, Hiram Walker Triple Sec and your other go-to Margarita ingredients  and get mixing these next two days; it’s really all the preparation you’ll need for your fiestas this weekend!

Perhaps there’s even a Mint Margarita waiting to be developed — combining the best of both Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day! 😉

Salud!
SJ

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Friday’s Feature Cocktails: Margarita Madness!

As I mentioned in my last blog post, the Margarita has morphed itself into a fun, flavorful and versatile cocktail, capable of taking on a variety of different flavor profiles. While Hiram Walker’s consumer cocktail contest, The Quest, marches forward with its “Margarita Madness” competition, I thought it appropriate to provide a few more Margarita recipes that may be the muse for your own unique cocktail creation. These recipes, and many more, can be found on Hiram Walker’s website:

MangoRita: 

  • 1½ parts Premium Tequila
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Mango Schnapps
  • ¼ part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
  • ½ part Lime Juice

Shake or blend with ice into salt-rimmed margarita glass.

PeachRita:

  • 1½ parts Premium Tequila
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Peach Schnapps
  • ¼ part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
  • ½ part Lime Juice

Shake or blend with ice into salt-rimmed margarita glass.

If you are 21 years and older and would like to enter for a chance to win an Apple iPad®*, we encourage you to visit Hiram Walker on the web at www.HiramWalker.com or www.facebook.com/HiramWalkerUSA and upload a recipe to the Margarita Madness competition by May 5, 2012 (otherwise known as the greatest Margarita holiday of the year!). No purchase necessary. The official rules and regulations can be found on the Hiram Walker website and Facebook Fan Page.

Cheers!
SJ

** This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook® or Apple, Inc.®.

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Welcome Spring With Margaritas!

Hiram Walker seeks out creative twists and flavors to the traditional Margarita - such as this Watermelon Margarita - in this chapter of "The Quest - Margarita Madness".

Spring has officially sprung and with it comes the reemergence of Margaritas on bar and restaurant drink menus. The Margarita continues to stack up as the most popular cocktail ordered in the US and is served in a variety of styles, flavors, sizes and glassware.

In its search to find the country’s* greatest cocktail creations, Hiram Walker’s third chapter through “The Quest” focuses on Margaritas and invites consumers to submit their own original Margarita recipe for a chance to win an Apple iPad®**.

Using a wide selection of the brand’s liqueurs and schnapps, entries to Hiram Walker’s “Margarita Madness” are being accepted now through one of the biggest Margarita holidays of the year, May 5 or Cinco de Mayo. Consumers will be invited to create fun and flavorful Margarita recipes that feature at least one of the following all-natural ingredients: Hiram Walker® Triple Sec, Hiram Walker® Peach Schnapps, Hiram Walker® Pomegranate Schnapps, Hiram Walker® Sour Apple Schnapps, Hiram Walker® Blue Curacao and the all new Hiram Walker® Watermelon Schnapps.  A panel of independent judges will select a winner from all valid entries in accordance with the judging criteria.

To enter the competition, consumers 21 and older can visit Hiram Walker on the web at www.HiramWalker.com or www.facebook.com/HiramWalkerUSA and upload a recipe to the Margarita Madness competition by May 5, 2012. No purchase necessary. The official rules and regulations can be found on the Hiram Walker website and Facebook Fan Page.

So let the madness begin and submit your recipe before its too late!

Salud!
SJ

*Contest is not open to residents of California and Utah
** This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook® or Apple, Inc.®.

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