Hpnotiq Margarita

Hpnotiq Margarita

The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
366 Calories
8g Fat
36g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 366
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 48mg 239%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 180mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fun, fruity, and a beautiful shade of blue, the Hpnotiq margarita is a pure delight to sip. It is also one of the best Hpnotiq drink recipes you'll find and a brilliant way to use the alluring blue liqueur. With its blend of tropical fruit juices against a vodka and cognac base, the French liqueur is an ideal companion for your favorite tequila and creates a drink that's as captivating to look at as it is to drink.

In no way is this margarita one-dimensional, either. The fruity flavor is built up with orange liqueur, fresh sour mix, and a hint of pineapple. The resulting taste is tantalizing and the drink's sea blue color is sure to make a splash at any summer party.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila

  • 1 1/2 ounces Hpnotiq liqueur

  • 3/4 ounce triple sec

  • 1/2 ounce sour mix

  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice

  • Lime wheel, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Hpnotiq Margarita ingredients

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  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour tequila, Hpnotiq, triple sec, sour mix, and pineapple juice. Fill with ice.

    tequila, Hpnotiq, triple sec, sour mix, and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker

    The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

  3. Shake well.

    shake the cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a chilled margarita or cocktail glass filled with ice.

    Strain into a chilled margarita or cocktail glass filled with ice

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  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

    Hpnotiq Margarita, garnished with a lime wheel

    The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Tips

  • A homemade sour mix is highly recommended and it's very easy to make. Even better, you have complete control of the syrup's flavor: Use more lime if you like, and adjust the sweet or sour to taste by changing the sugar to liquid ratio.
  • Adding pineapple juice does take some of the blue out of the drink; it can be a little more teal at times. If you want a really blue drink, use blue curaçao instead of triple sec.

What's the Best Way to Serve a Margarita?

Like any margarita, you have a few choices when it comes to serving the Hpnotiq margarita. Each style has its appeal:

  • Margaritas are most often served up in a margarita or cocktail glass. This offers the full-flavored taste of the drink and a stunning presentation. It's best if the glass is nice and frosty before straining the drink.
  • For a flavor that mellows as you drink, serve it on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. The recipe's volume makes it a nice candidate for an ice-filled Mason jar as well.
  • When you're in the mood for a boozy slushy, toss the ingredients in a blender with 3/4 to 1 cup of ice.

Recipe Variation

  • Add flavor by pouring a fruity tequila infusion. For instance, it's tasty with raspberry and kiwi infused blanco tequila, though you could also play with a variety of fruit combinations.
  • If desired, the glass can be rimmed in salt. Simply take the chilled glass, run a bit of lime around the rim and dip the rim in a small plate filled with kosher salt. Fill glass with ice, then add the prepared cocktail. Garnish with lime.

How Strong Is a Hpnotiq Margarita?

Not only is this margarita beautiful and fruity, but it also has a pleasant strength. Hpnotiq is a 34-proof liqueur, which is similar to the average triple sec. Combine those with an 80-proof tequila, and the margarita mixes up to around 19 percent ABV (36 proof). That's a little lighter than the original margarita but still pretty strong and the sweet, fruity taste can be deceiving.