Happy National Margarita Day! This is one of those “silly” holidays that I will gladly make an excuse to celebrate. Especially towards the end of February, you definitely need to treat yourself and do a little pick me up. I decided to whip up a new margarita for this year and went with this Horchata margarita recipe.
Making margaritas was one of my big projects back when quarantine was still a thing for me, before I had to go back to work. La Cava del Tequila in Epcot started sharing some videos on instagram of making their margaritas at home, so of course I had to give it a try. And once I started I couldn’t resist trying to recreate a bunch of the margaritas from their menu.
Before we get into the horchata margarita, I wanted to share some fun facts about margaritas in general for National Margarita Day. I may have spent way too long researching and learning about margaritas and tequila! But enjoy this fun infographic I made:
Many places in Disney World are on a modified menu right now, and it looks like that’s currently the case with La Cava del Tequila. I’m not sure if the online menu is accurate or if other items are available, but one thing missing is the horchata margarita. If you’re not familiar with what horchata is, it’s a drink from Mexico made from rice and cinnamon, with sugar and milk added. It might sound strange but this horchata margarita is absolutely delicious and is actually quite sweet.
A few notes about my version of the horchata margarita recipe:
- While other Disney blogs have shared their own versions of the recipe, mine is slightly different – they typically just call for adding “agua de horchata.” I don’t know about you, but that’s not something I can just buy where I live. So I made my own from scratch and included that in my version of the horchata margarita recipe.
- La Cava del Tequila uses specific types of tequila for each recipe, and since I sadly don’t own my own personal tequila bar at home I just typically use whatever I have on hand that’s similar. Their version calls for a Tequila Blanco so I used the Jose Cuervo I have.
- The drink also contains a horchata rum. La Cava uses Chila ’Orchata Rum, but I already had Rumchata on hand so I used that.
- Many recipes include agave nectar but I left it out because I already found the drink to be quite sweet (I threw in just a tad more fireball as well!).
Helpful kitchen tools for making this recipe:
- A good blender. I had a cheap one for awhile and I have to say upgrading my blender was one of the best things I’ve done. The difference was massive. I invested in a Ninja blender and it’s not even their top of the line one but it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made.
- A jigger. If you enjoy making cocktails, a good jigger or a set with several different sizes is convenient to have on hand.
- Margarita glass. I purchased a set of 2 margarita glasses that are the same style as the ones usually used by La Cava del Tequila. Technically they are martini glasses, but they look just like the La Cava ones.
For the agua de horchata
To make the margarita
To make the agua de horchata:
To make the margarita:
Will you be trying this horchata margarita recipe?