This isn’t your granny’s maple margarita!
Summer at Stewart Maple means a lot of hanging out with family and friends on the back porch. When a perfect Friday evening calls for a signature cocktail, this maple margarita made with granny smith apples has not let us down yet! The granny smith apples offer a sweet and tart base that a maple-sugar rim pairs perfectly with. This is surely a recipe that will have your friends asking for “just one more”! And don’t worry, it’s quite a bit easier to make that you’d expect…but we won’t tell anyone your secret.
Ingredients for Not Your Granny’s Maple Margarita:
•1 c silver tequila
•2/3 c triple sec (or any orange liqueur)
•4 Granny Smith apples (juiced) OR 1 c fresh, tart apple juice
•4 limes (juiced) OR ½ c lime juice
•¼ c Stewart’s Maple Syrup (or more to taste)
•Lime and Granny Smith apple (thinly sliced for garnish)
• Combine apple juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila and maple syrup in blender (or pitcher) and blend (or stir).
• For a maple sugar rim, pour a small amount of maple syrup and 2-3 tbsp maple sugar in two separate shallow dishes. Gently dip the rim of your glass into the syrup first. Next, dip into your maple sugar rotating the glass until you have a nice even coating around the brim.
*TIP – after you coat in maple syrup, pop glass in the freezer for 2 minutes to keep the syrup from dripping before coating in the maple sugar
• Serve margarita in rimmed glasses over ice. Garnish with lime and apple slices and enjoy!
•For added sweetness, drop a piece of maple candy in your margarita!
•No apples? No juicer? No problem! You can substitute with fruit juice or cider of your choice (we love it with a puree of mixed summer berries!)
This recipe is a Stewart Maple and Forkd collaboration. For more great recipes, check out www.forkd.squarespace.com