June

Ultimate Margarita

Kick off summer with the Ultimate Margarita! Our recipe pumps up flavor by combining Island Oasis Sour Mix resulting in a paradise-perfect citrusy drink.

1.5 oz. Tequila
1.5 oz. Island Oasis Sour Mix
3 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
3 oz. Water for Dilution

Shake all ingredients and pour over ice. Serve with a lime wedge.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Add a burst of flavor to your margarita

When you’re making the Ultimate Margarita, you can also add 0.5 oz. Orange Liqueur for an added burst of flavor and color. You can certainly make a delicious rocks or frozen margarita with only Island Oasis Margarita Mix – this recipe also includes our Sour Mix, which provides a fresh-squeezed lemon and lime taste for extra citrus flavor.

Dates to Celebrate

6/4 – National Donut Day
6/10 – National Iced Tea Day
6/14 – Flag Day
6/16 – National Bourbon Day
6/20 – Father’s Day
6/20 – Summer Solstice
6/21 – National Smoothie Day


 
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May

May is for Mezcal Margarita

Say hello to May’s Margarita of the Month – the Mezcal Margarita! We mix Island Oasis Margarita Mix with smoky mezcal and orange bitters for a twist on the classic margarita.

5 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1.5 oz. Mezcal
3 Dashes of Orange Bitters

Place all ingredients over ice. Shake and serve with an orange swath and lime wedge.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: What is Mezcal? How it works, different types of Mezcal

The difference between mezcal and tequila can be confusing to consumers. The thing that sets mezcal apart is its smoky flavor. The smokiness of mezcal pairs well with light flavors like grapefruit and hibiscus, rich flavors like chocolate and a hint of spice, such as Tajin.

Dates to Celebrate

5/5 – Cinco de Mayo

5/9 – Mother’s Day

5/13 – World Cocktail Day

5/16 – National Mimosa Day

5/21 – National Waiters’ and Waitresses’ Day

5/31 – Memorial Day

April

Peep-er Cottontail Margarita

Who doesn't love Peeps? The Peep-er Cottontail margarita combines margarita mix, piña colada mix and a splash of grenadine for a sweet treat, topped off with an adorable bunny-shaped Peep. Hop to it!

2 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1.5 oz. Tequila
3 oz. Island Oasis Piña Colada Mix
.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet® Grenadine Syrup for Color

Blend all ingredients with ice and serve in a 16 oz. glass. Garnish with a pink bunny-shaped Peep.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Swipe rim with another lime wedge and dip in pink sugar. Freeze Peeps and cut them so they won't rip. A splash of DaVinci Gourmet Grenadine Syrup adds color without overpowering the classic taste of a coconutty margarita.

Dates to Celebrate

4/1 – April Fools’ Day

4/1 – Opening Day for Major League Baseball

4/4 – Easter

4/5 – NCAA® March Madness® Championship Game

4/22 – Earth Day

March

Buzzer Beater Margarita

Dunk on the competition with our Margarita of the Month! Combine beer and a margarita – it’s sure to win with your guests.

2 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1.5 oz. Tequila
2 oz. Domestic Craft Beer
1.5 oz. Water

Pour all ingredients over ice, stir and serve with a lime wedge.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: For an added punch of flavor, pour reposado instead of blanco tequila. Reposado actually means “rested” in Spanish and refers to how the tequila relaxes and matures inside the barrel. The liquid will take on some of the flavors of the wood as it turns a honey-like amber color as opposed to blanco being clear in color. Want to change up the color of your margarita for St. Patrick’s Day? Add 1 – 2 drops of a natural green food coloring for the ultimate St. Patty’s Day cocktail!

Dates to Celebrate

3/8 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
3/14 – Pi Day
3/16 – March Madness Begins
3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day
3/20 – First Day of Spring

February

Mai Tai Margarita

Add a tiki twist to your margarita with our Mai Tai Margarita recipe. It’s the perfect combination of sweet pineapple, spiced rum and smoky tequila.

1 oz. Silver Tequila
1 oz. Spiced Rum
3 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz. Overproof Rum (for Flame)
4 Dashes Falernum or Orgeat Bitters

Fill glass with ice and all liquids besides bitters and overproof rum and shake in a tin with ice. Strain over crushed ice in a tiki glass and add 4 dashes of bitters. Add a hollowed inside-out lime, filled with overproof rum. Light rum on fire, and top with grated cinnamon to create extra sparks. Garnish with mint, flowers, and a straw.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Wow your customers with this flaming margarita! To achieve the flaming effects of the Mai Tai Margarita, fill a hollowed-out lime with over proof rum and use a lighter or match to light rum on fire. To take your customers on a one-way trip to paradise, hollow out a pineapple and serve the drink inside the tropical fruit. Save the fruit for a tropical and unique garnish.

Dates to Celebrate

2/6 – National Frozen Yogurt Day

2/7 – Super Bowl XV

2/12 – Chinese New Year

2/14 - Valentine’s Day

2/16 – Mardi Gras

2/22 – National Margarita Day

2/24 – World Bartender Day

January

Joey’s Skinnier Margarita

1.5 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix*
4.5 oz. Water (for skinnier dilution)
2 oz. Tequila
1 fresh lime wedge

Place all ingredients into a shaker tin filled with ice. Shake until well mixed; pour over fresh ice and squeeze the lime wedge into the cocktail. Serve.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Introducing Badger-turned-Floridian and tenured cocktail artist Joey Torkelson. Joey's Skinner Margarita has been crafted by the Kerry mixologist, lover of fine tequilas and former bar-owner. In her free time, you can find her reading a good book at the beach or enjoying a cup of coffee. For an even more refreshing sip, try swapping tap water for sparkling water to add a bit of bubbly to your margarita!

Dates to Celebrate

1/1 – New Years

1/11 – College Football Playoff National Championship

1/18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/20 – Inauguration Day