Festive Margarita

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Festive Margarita
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
281
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
25g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2.1%
Protein
3g
5%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
238µg
26%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.3%
Vitamin C
91mg
100%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
18µg
23%
Calcium
67mg
7%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
16µg
4%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
68mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
513mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.3%
Sodium
696mg
29%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.3%

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