Like the original, our julep features bourbon infused with mint. But this drink's signature sweetness is tempered by the tartness of blackberries, which also tint it a gorgeous shade of purple. Another twist: Our cocktail is blended with -- rather than served over -- ice, creating a slushy texture.
A good margarita depends on the quality
of its ingredients; always use the best tequila
you can find. You'll get excellent results using
a citrus reamer, a small, fluted cylindrical
wooden tool, to extract every last drop of juice
from the limes.
These icy bloody Marys are a refreshing summer cocktail. To make yellow and orange Marys, use a juice extractor to remove juice from orange and yellow tomatoes; omit bottled juice, reduce the amount of Worcestershire sauce to one teaspoon, and use more of the same tomatoes for freezing. For best results, freeze the tomato chunks overnight in a sealed container.
Purists may disdain frozen margaritas, but purists don't have the upper hand in San Antonio. This version keeps it simple, with fresh lime juice, tequila, sugar, and lots of ice blended into a frosty mass and served in a salt-rimmed glass.