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Featured Cocktail: Pineapple Lime Cilantro Margarita

margarita February 22 is National Margarita Day. And how perfect that it falls on a Friday? This riff on everyone's favorite Tequila- and lime-based libation has cilantro and pineapple for added deliciousness and a touch of herbaceousness. As always, fresh pineapple juice is best...but canned will work in a pinch. The recipe makes 6 drinks...enough for a few friends during happy hour, or one or two very thirsty Margarita lovers. Feel free to play with the amount of Tequila, depending on your preferred potency. Enjoy!

Pineapple Lime Cilantro Margarita Courtesy of Sauza Tequila Serves 6 2 cups pineapple juice 1/8 cup cilantro, minced 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 6-8 oz. Sauza Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila 2 oz. orange liqueur (Cointreau or Combier) 2 cups ice 1 lime and 1 orange, for garnish Salt, for rimming

Rim 6 Margarita glasses with salt by rubbing the outside edge with a lime wedge and dipping into a plate of salt. In a pitcher, combine the pineapple juice, cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, Tequila and orange liqueur. Stir until well-chilled. Serve up or on the rocks.