Fun, fruity, and a beautiful shade of blue, the Hpnotiq margarita recipe is a pure delight to sip. The featured ingredient is the alluring blue liqueur Hpnotiq, which has a blend of tropical fruits against a cognac and vodka base. It's the 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 electric blue color will make a splash at any summer party.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the ingredients.
Garnish with a lime.
This recipe is just one way to make a Hpnotiq margarita. It's a nice foundation for experimentation and there are a number of things you can do to customize it.
- Tequila Infusion: The recipe is a perfect candidate for a fruity tequila infusion. For instance, one variation of this margarita featured Voodoo Tiki Blue Dragon Tequila, which is flavored with raspberry and kiwi. That would be a simple infusion to pull off with a blanco tequila, though you could also play with a variety of fruit combinations.
- Blue Curaçao: Adding pineapple to this cocktail 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. You get the same orange flavor, but in a completely different color.
- Custom Sour Mix: A homemade sour mix is highly recommended and it's very easy to make. Even better, you have complete control the citrus fruits that flavor the syrup. While a combination of lemon and lime juices make up the average sour, you can choose one or the other, add more of either, or bring other citrus juices into the mix. It can also be as sweet or sour as you like by changing the sugar to liquid ratio.
Like any margarita, you have a few choices when it comes to serving they Hpnotiq margarita. It's most often served up in a margarita or cocktail glass. With either, it's better if the glass is nice and frosty before straining the drink.
Finally, if you're in the mood for a boozy slushy, go ahead and toss the ingredients in a blender. Just add 3/4 to 1 cup of ice and blend it up!