Marvelous Margaritas: Cocktails that show a margarita’s versatility

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Tequila Herradura)
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Herradura 19 North Cocktail, photo provided by Herradura Reposado

Bring the heat

There is something to be said about enjoying a little spice in a margarita. While spice and peppers are common in Mexican cuisine, this particular margarita takes a different approach to the heat. By using sriracha, the flavor profile takes a slightly Asian approach.

This addition of flavor shows the versatility of margaritas. This type of cocktail doesn’t have to stay in just a particular culture’s flavor profile. Spice doesn’t have to come just from a jalapeno or other pepper traditionally used in Mexican cuisine.

The cocktail’s name is said to reference 19 degrees above the equator. This area is where Tequila Herradura was created. Sometimes it is little curious how a cocktail is named.

If you are ready for the heat, here’s how to make Tequila Herradura 19° North

"Tequila Herradura 19° North Ingredients • 2 parts Herradura Reposado • 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice • ½ – ¾ part agave nectar (to taste) • 1 tablespoons of sriracha sauce • ½ part of pineapple juice Preparation Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge."