This is a classic cocktail that you can bottle as a ready mix. It makes a really great gift. This recipe uses homemade Orange Kumquat Liqueur (or substitute with Cointreau), 100% blue agave tequila and fresh lime juice. You will need to obtain some 750 ml wine bottles. I used screw top wine bottles for my project (with plastic tops) because it was convenient for me. I don’t have a corker and the screw tops make a good seal.
Margarita Ready Mix
- 3/4ths part Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 part Orange Kumquat Liqueur (or Cointreau)
- 1 part 100% Blue Agave Tequila
Mix fresh lime juice, Orange Kumquat Liqueur (or Cointreau) and Tequila in the above proportions and add to 2 qt. Mason jars. Bottle the batch in 750 ml wine bottles. Seal and label the bottles. I used blue in the color scheme.
I used Puerto Vallarta Blanco Tequila (100% blue agave tequila). It is also a good idea to strain the fresh squeezed lime juice through a small strainer when adding it to the mix. I used the smallest size strainer in the photo here. Straining the lime juice is necessary to remove the pulp. This is truly a premium Margarita cocktail. The Orange Kumquat liqueur has a unique, distinctive flavor that adds a special character to this drink recipe.
I also made a custom label with some directions on how to prepare the cocktail. Look for the custom label template and layouts in a future page in the Bottles and Labels section of the website. Also check this page for the seals (hoods).
You can find 750 ml wine bottles from most homebrew supply that sells winemaking equipment and supplies. You can search for "wine bottles" in Google to find many sources.