12 Margarita Recipes You Need to Make Now

12 Life Changing Margarita Recipes | BoulderLocavore.com

If anyone were to only have started reading Boulder Locavore in the past two weeks they’d wonder why the name isn’t ‘Margaritas Are Us’.  True, I have shared more margarita recipes and exploits of late but is there really any more quintessential warm-weather cocktail out there? Possibly, but there is no refuting this is a good one.

Though I love a regular Marg, I’m always drawn to new flavors both when I’m out or in my home kitchen.  I’m personally attracted to novelty always hoping for an exciting surprise and think it keep life interesting.  My margarita tasting when recently in Santa Fe reminded me of that.  With a menu of 30 margaritas to choose from it was nearly impossible (and fortunately the bar staff helped me out).  Having six delicious and very different margarita flavors to sip between was heavenly.  And you deserve that chance as well!

Taxes are finished and Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching so sharing a roundup of some of my favorite flavored Margaritas seems apropos. I have become partial to fresh style margaritas, made with tequila, fresh lime juice and agave syrup instead of Triple Sec which is often too sweet for my tastes as well as I personally believe it’s the sugar and alcohol combination that leads to hangovers.  They allow the flavors to really sing.

With the delicious citrus available now and upcoming spring and summer produce arriving before you know it,  this list will come in handy to enjoy all year long.  No reason to use it just for special occasions; make occasions special by serving one or more of these!

Chipotle Mango Margarita recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

Chipotle Mango Margarita

Fresh-style Pineapple Cilantro Margarita - BoulderLocavore.comPineapple-Cilantro Margarita

Hotel Santa Fe Jalapeno Margarita - BoulderLocavore.comJalapeno Margarita

Prickly Pear Margarita JW Marriott - BoulderLocavore.comPrickly Pear Margarita

{fresh-style} Blood Orange Ginger Margarita - BoulderLocavore.comBlood Orange Ginger Margarita


Buffalo Thunder Hilton, Santa Fe & Great Guacamole {recipe}

Buffalo Thunder Iguana Cafe Guacamole - BoulderLocavore.com

When considering where to stay as part of our exploration of the Santa Fe Less Traveled a local friend mentioned that the Buffalo Thunder Hilton as one of her favorites feeling they’ve done an exceptional job of integrating all the local pueblos and tribes.  When reviewing it online, I was intrigued, and decided to explore for a few nights.  We are so glad we did.  Located on the Pojohaque (pronounced poe-hockey) pueblo, a mere 15 minute drive to downtown Santa Fe, Buffalo Thunder offers desert … CONTINUE READING

30-Minute Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

30 Minute Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies - BoulderLocavore.com

Have you ever eaten a particular food at a restaurant or when traveling, and wished you could make it when you were at home?  That exact thing happened to me when recently traveling in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  After a dense session of museum going, we plopped down at the Museum Hill Café for some brunch.  Though stuffed to the gills, when the server offered dessert options a specific gluten-free treat flagged my attention like a crazy person late for an airplane flight hailing a cab in New York … CONTINUE READING

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado & Chipotle Mango Margarita

Chipotle Mango Margarita recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

When planning our week road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, we were seeking to experience lodging out of the mainstream.  We’ve stayed by the Plaza before, and though liking all the action and dining within a few blocks walk, it was time to get off the beaten track.  Our first stay was at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado resort.  When pulling off the desolate frontage road into the resort my first impression was one of privacy and welcome seclusion.  I felt like we were miles from mainstream … CONTINUE READING

No ‘Off’ Season for Gulf County, Florida Adventures!

Beaches Gulf County Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring Break has just passed and I’m chomping at the bit to plan our next family trip.  We love to explore areas with adventure opportunities, great local food and unique history.  Having a good dose of relaxation and fun in the sun and water is always top of our wish list as well!  We’ve visited a few locations in Florida and have really loved it.  Of course Disney World is a highlight but … CONTINUE READING

10 Unexpected Family-Friendly Things to Do in Santa Fe

Chayote-Orange Salsa recipe - BoulderLocavore.com

I’ve traveled to Santa Fe (New Mexico) many times but have never stayed there for more than a few days at one time.  I find when revisiting a favorite vacation spot without an intention to discover new places, it's easy to keep repeating what is familiar, or stick solely to tour book recommendations.  This year I decided to spend a full week in Santa Fe on a quest to experience the ‘Santa Fe less traveled’ for visitors; family-friendly spots where visitors might experience lesser known options … CONTINUE READING