Festive Margarita

Festive Margarita
Staff Writer
Festive Margarita
Qdoba Mexican Grill

Festive Margarita

Are you a Qdoba lover? Then this margarita is perfect for you. This recipe comes from Ted Stoner, head chef at Qdoba Mexican Grill, who travels throughout Mexico and the U.S. gaining inspiration for many of the dishes he creates. The Grill, founded in Denver in 1995, is among North America’s largest Mexican fast-casual chains, with more than 600 restaurants in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. This festive margarita is a beautiful red color that has a great kick from unexpected chili powder. Try this for an unexpected twist on a typically sweeter margarita.

1
Servings
310
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces Blanco tequila
  • 4 Ounces Cranberry juice
  • 4 Ounces Ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Ancho chile powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher salt

Directions

1. Mix in cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Rim margarita glass with a blend of kosher salt and ancho chile powder.
3. Pour over ice filled glass and garnish with a lime and star anise.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
98µg
14%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
91mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
451mg
45%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
9µg
0%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Phosphorus, P
285mg
41%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
726mg
48%
Water
276g
10%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Margarita Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Margarita Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.