The southwestern taste of McCormick® Taco Seasoning gives this craft cocktail a welcome, unexpected flavor punch. Taco Seasoning is used in both the lime simple syrup and as a garnish on the glass rim. Serve it with your Taco Tuesday menu for a whole new twist on the swe...
The southwestern taste of McCormick® Taco Seasoning gives this craft cocktail a welcome, unexpected flavor punch. Taco Seasoning is used in both the lime simple syrup and as a garnish on the glass rim. Serve it with your Taco Tuesday menu for a whole new twist on the sweet and salty margarita.
Recipe created by two-time "Chopped" champ, Chef James Briscione. He brings creativity to the table with bold flavors and spices in his new Food Network cooking show, "Man Crafted."Read More Read Less
Ingredients 6 Servings
- Kosher salt
- 1 package McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix, divided, 1 tablespoon reserved
- Lime wedges, for rimming glasses and garnish
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) good quality tequila
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Lime and Taco Simple Syrup, recipe follows
- 2 ounces (1/4 cup) orange liquer
- Lime and Taco Simple Syrup
- Zest of 4 limes, removed in strips with vegetables peeler
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon from package of McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix
- Kosher salt
- 1 Combine some salt and taco seasoning in a saucer. Rim 6 martini or rocks glasses by running a lime wedge around the edges of the glasses, then dipping in the salt-taco seasoning mixture.
- 2 Combine the tequila, lime juice, Lime and Taco Simple Syrup, orange liqueur and several ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake well until chilled.
- 3 Fill the prepared glasses with ice, then strain the drink through the top of the cocktail shaker into the glasses. Garnish with lime wedges.
- 4 For the Lime and Taco Simple Syrup, place the lime zest in a heatproof bowl.
- 5 In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, taco seasoning, 1/2 salt and 2 cups water. Bring the mixture to a full boil. Pour the hot syrup into the bowl of zest and set aside to steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a glass jar or other container and let cool completely before making drinks. Simple syrup keeps refrigerated up to 4 weeks.
NUTRITION INFORMATION(per Serving)
Nutrition information coming soon.