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Skeleton in Your Closet Cocktail Recipe

Oct 15, 2017 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
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This spooky green margarita cocktail is a great way to use that bottle of tequila you have in the cupboard. The bright blue of the tropical schnapps and the rich yellow of the fruit juices give the beautiful blue of the drink, and your friends will love the taste that is as as vibrant as the colour.

The margarita drink has somewhat unknown origins, but one theory of its beginnings is that it was created by Tijuana restaurant owner Danny Herrera in the 1930s. It is said that he had a famous showgirl names Marjorie who would only drink tequila, no other hard spirits, so Herrera experimented with drinks recipes to allow her to drink tequila in a more interesting way. The Margarita cocktail was then invented and became very popular, it was named after the showgirl, giving it the Spanish version of Marjorie as its name.

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The salted rim to the glass is very important as the salt serves to enhance the flavours of the drink. It will dampen the bitterness of the taste but bring out the important flavours by intensifying the aromas of the ingredients.

Did you know, the phrase to have a ‘skeleton in the closet’ dates as far back as 1816 and its meaning, to have an undisclosed secret that would ruin your reputation, comes literally from the idea of someone hiding a dead body in their home for so long that it decomposes, for fear that someone would find out.

Although National Margarita Day in February 22nd, this spin on the classic recipe is perfect for a Halloween Party, and here is how to make the drink:

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Tequila
  • 30 ml DeKuyper Island Blue Tropical Schnapps
  • 30 ml pineapple juice
  • 30 ml mango juice
  • Ice
  • Rock salt for rim

Preparation

  1. Dip the rim of the margarita glass in a little water then in a shallow dish of rock salt to create the rim.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add all the liquid ingredients.
  3. Shake well for 10 seconds.
  4. Strain into the rimmed cocktail glass over fresh ice.

Equipment

  • Margarita cocktail glasses
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer
  • Shallow dish

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Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.

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