By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Sure, you could celebrate National Tequila Day with a regular ol' margarita, but let's be real: It's Wednesday, and you're busy. That's why this Azoteas Verdes Margarita by Jaime Salas is perfect for today's toast to tequila. It combines trendy veggies like kale and radishes to create a savory, drinkable salad, which might sound odd, but trust us, it comes together way better than you'd think. Here's what the drink's creator, Jaime Salas, has to say about his concoction.
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"This twist on the classic margarita speaks to America's current obsession with 'super green' juices and the trend of using savory, unexpected ingredients in tequila-based cocktails. Kale is an acquired taste, but it works just as well in cocktails as it does in a salad. In the Azoteas Verdes Margarita, fresh veggies balance perfectly with the oaky flavor of the Repasado, acidity of the lime and sweetness of the agave to create a uniquely refreshing cocktail."
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Azoteas Verdes Margarita
Created by Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Ambassador, Eastern US
2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
0.75 parts agave nectar
2 strips of green bell peppers
1 D'Avignon radish1/5 kale leaf
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Directions: Combine the pepper, radish and kale leaf in the mixing glass of a Boston shaker and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a kale leaf and lime wheel.
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