Skip the Crowds and Bring the Party Home!
Written By: Michelle Jaco
Photography Provided By: Ed Visions Margarita Recipes
Happy Hour is great, but how many times has the hour ended before you were able to make it out of the office? Instead of rushing to get those 5 o’ clock specials, Coyote Grill’s seasoned bartender, Radley Pilanca, shares his five pro margarita-making tips that are sure to make any hour a happy one, even in the comfort of your own home!
1 | Take a Walk on the Healthy Side Margarita Recipes
Coyote Grill offers a variety of tasty margs. A few popular options include the Coyote Margarita, the Cadillac Margarita and Spicy Serrano Margarita,” explains Pilanca. “We even have a Skinny Margarita for our guests who prefer to stay on the healthier side,” he adds. This drink is prepared with fresh-squeezed lime juice and agave nectar. “Agave works as a sweet and healthier alternative to regular sugar,” explains Pilanca.
2 | Spice It Up Margarita Recipes
A great way to add some flavor to the traditional drink is by adding Tajin. Pilanca explains, “The Mexican seasoning consists of chili peppers, lime and salt.” The seasoning is great on just about everything, as it can add a fresh, citrusy taste, especially when paired with fruity mixtures. You can incorporate the Tajin by rimming the glass. This adds a pretty aesthetic along with complementing your yummy cocktail.
3 | Make It Your Own Margarita Recipes
Coyote Grill’s house margarita is a classic, consisting of Milagro Tequila Silver, triple cec, and made-from-scratch sweet and sour mix. “The sweet and sour is the key to a tasty margarita,” says Pilanca. When preparing yours, you can opt for the store-bought mix or make your own.
Sweet and sour essentially is a lemon-lime simple syrup made with sugar, water and freshly squeezed lime and lemon juices. Seriously, it’s that simple!
4 | Be Selective
Alcohol selection is a major factor when preparing this old-time Mexican favorite. Milagro, for example, is made of 100% blue agave that is harvested in the Jalisco Highlands. The piñas are slow-roasted in brick ovens for 36 hours to extract flavor and then shredded and pressed with the fermented juice. A pot still and a column still are also used to create the spirit, accentuating the flavor. “When shopping around for your tequila, take quality into account,” says Pilanca.
Native Knowledge: Coyote Grill offers over 50 tequila options to choose from, ranging from moderately priced selections to high-end options.
5 | Get Creative
When asked about what makes Coyote Grill’s sweet and sour so flavorful, Pilancaexplains, “The game changer, believe it or not, is egg whites! Not a whole lot of them, just enough to create a froth for our margaritas.” Commonly seen atop other cocktail favorites like a whiskey sour, the frothy topping adds a dynamic texture to the marg, which should inspire you to also get creative when assuming the role of at-home mixologist.
Native Knowledge: Write a review on the Coyote Grill site and get entered into a drawing for a chance to win $500 just for sharing your thoughts! The drawing will be held on March 1, 2020.
31621 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651