MaliBlue Margarita for #MargaritaDay

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 19, 2015

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Of all the national food days (World Nutella Day anyone? National Blueberry Pancake Day?), one of the most festive, for obvious reasons, is National Margarita Day.

The official day is Feb. 22, but we’re getting in the mood a bit early by trying out different recipes. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right?

Since I live by the ocean, I’ve created a sea-blue margarita for you, and I have a couple of hints to help you achieve margarita perfection at your own house.

MaliBlue Margarita cocktail on 1. The perfect ratio: Al Lucero, the author of several books on tequila and margaritas, recommended this simple formula for the perfect margarita: 1 1/2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce orange liqueur (Triple sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier, for example) and 1 ounce lime or lemon juice (Lucero prefers lemon juice but lime is more traditional).

Casa Noble Crystal Tequila on ShockinglyDelicious.com2. Use excellent tequila: Now’s the time to spring for the good stuff. Life is too short to drink cheap tequila, and that means you need 100% agave. For this special cocktail, I am recommending Casa Noble Crystal Tequila Blanco, born from 14-year-old blue agave plants, slow cooked for 38 hours in stone ovens, and then the nectar extracted from the core and hearts. It is triple distilled (once more than average), and clear as a crystal bell. Give it a sniff and is that a hint of mango? A whiff of citrus? Give it a sip and you’ll taste a soft, elegant, well-balanced spirit that is like buttah on the palate.

3. Real juice: Whether you choose lemon (Meyer lemon if you have it!), or lime, squeeze it from real fruit. No plastic lime orb, no bottled juice, and certainly no frozen limeade.

4. Orange liqueur: Triple sec is traditional, or use Cointreau or Grand Marnier. In our case, we’re going for blue curacao, a blue colored orange liqueur. Because I live near the beach, I wanted to entice you with a BLUE margarita. I hope you think it is as pretty as I do! Push the envelope, baby!

Feliz dia nacional margarita!

MaliBlue Margarita on

MaliBlue Margarita

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Classic margarita made with blue curacao for a stunning MaliBlue Margarita.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 1 ounce lemon or lime juice
  • 1 ounce blue curacao liqueur


  1. Add crushed ice to a cocktail shaker, pour in drink ingredients, shake well and strain into a margarita or martini glass. Sip and enjoy!
  2. Serves 1.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Try my other margaritas, too!

Basilrita Basil Margarita on Shockingly DeliciousBasilrita (Basil Margarita)

Vanilla Margarita on Shockingly Delicious

Vanilla Margarita

Kale Margarita on

Kale Margarita

Hatch Chile Margarita on Shockingly Delicious

Hatch Chile Margarita

Disclosure: Casa Noble Tequila sent a sample for recipe development. All opinions are my own.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert July 28, 2019 at 6:27 pm

These would disappear in our house!


Kimberly July 26, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Oooh, that’s such a pretty color!


Lora | Savoring Italy July 26, 2019 at 9:05 am

I love a great margarita…now I have to try a blue one!!


Melanie Bauer July 26, 2019 at 8:24 am

This looks fantastic! Such a fun drink, gotta give this a try!


Taylor July 26, 2019 at 7:20 am

Such a fun summer cocktail! Love that vibrant blue color!


Demeter July 25, 2019 at 8:19 pm

These are a fun drink all summer long by the pool! Perfect for a girls night in.


CakeSpy February 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Pinkies out! I think I could dig into one of these, even after National Margarita day!


Dorothy Reinhold February 23, 2015 at 5:01 am

Oh yeah, don’t let National Marg Day get in the way of you having a marg ANY day you like!


Heather | girlichef February 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

I’ve got a Margarita geared up and ready to go for Sunday! Yours is so fun – that blue is mesmerizing.


Dorothy Reinhold February 21, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Thanks Heather! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party!


Alisa @ Go Dairy Free February 20, 2015 at 8:20 am

ooh, Friday night – I could use one of these to wind down from the week! It’s actually been really warm here (no snow this year!) so I could go for a refreshing margarita!


Dorothy Reinhold February 20, 2015 at 10:40 am

In Southern California, we can drink margaritas all year long. I always forget that the rest of the country might be in the middle of winter and might not want one!


Lizthechef February 20, 2015 at 8:02 am

Terrific cocktail with the color of beautiful Malibu’s beaches – cheers!


Dorothy Reinhold February 20, 2015 at 10:41 am

Thanks Liz! You can rename it the San Diego Indigo!


Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) February 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

This is so pretty! I think I’d want to just hold it and look flashy. 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold February 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

Sort of like cocktail jewelry, eh?


pam (Sidewalk Shoes) February 20, 2015 at 5:04 am

I love the idea of a blue margarita!!! I would love if you link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at my other blog, Grey is the New Black!


Marye February 20, 2015 at 4:58 am

It’s so pretty!


Dorothy Reinhold February 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

Always, always drink pretty drinks.


Rachel Cooks February 20, 2015 at 4:09 am

What a beautiful margarita!


Dorothy Reinhold February 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

Thanks Rachel!


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