The Golden Margarita With Nixta & Altos Tequila Is How You Should Be Celebrating National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day graces our calendar every year on February 22nd and this year, we super excited to celebrate with a playful twist on the beloved classic. Introducing one of our new favorite drinks, the Golden Margarita!  Combining Nixta Licor de Elote and Altos Plata Tequila with pineapple juice, the Golden Margarita serve is the embodiment of authenticity combined with the lighter side of innovation.

To learn more about the concept behind the Golden Margarita, we spoke to Valerie Alvarado, National Ambassador – Altos Tequila, and Cesar Sandoval, National Ambassador – Nixta Licor de Elote and Abasolo Ancestral Corn Whisky.  Keep reading to hear what these two experts had to say about the Golden Margarita cocktail and get the recipe so you can make one at home to toast to National Margarita Day with us.

Golden Margarita Recipe

Photo credit Shelby Moore

  • 1.5 oz Altos Plata Tequila
  • 1 oz. Nixta Licor De Elote
  • .75 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • .5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 25 oz. Agave
  • Pinch Of Salt

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a gold-dusted lime wheel and corn husk (optional)

Valerie Alvarado, National Ambassador – Altos Tequila

“The synergies between Altos and Nixta go far beyond great taste in the glass – the focus on raw materials and ancestral processes through Nixtamalization and the Tahona method, the roots in their respective Mexican communities, and their commitment to the trade and experimentation allow us to work together seamlessly. There are so many great things to come!”

Cesar Sandoval, National Ambassador – Nixta Licor de Elote and Abasolo Ancestral Corn Whisky

“We wanted to create a delicious but approachable cocktail that could highlight the balance of two brands rooted in Mexican tradition, but also innovation and playful experimentation. Altos Tequila brings fresh and vegetal notes that pair beautifully with the sweet, umami, creamy notes of Nixta Licor de Elote. We brighten it and bring it together with pineapple, lime, agave and a little salt for our golden twist on a classic. We’re proud to be using all ingredients that are native to Mexico, and to show that we as bartenders can have fun and experiment while staying true to our Mexican heritage. “

Tune into @thirsty & @thirsty_magazine for National Margarita Day x Golden Margarita coverage and, of course, don’t forget to follow @altostequila and @nixtalicor.

Reminder to please stay safe this National Margarita Day and enjoy responsibly. 

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