Crazy Rita Margarita Mix

It’s Cinco de Mayo! And what better way to celebrate than with a Margarita? A Crazy Rita Margarita Mix!

Taste and Flavor: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Fresh, clean and fantastic! A winner.

From Crazy Good Specialty Foods and Jim O’Brien – home of the Crazy Mary Bloody Mary Mix, comes Crazy Rita Margarita Mix.

crazy rita margarita mix

The Crazy Rita Margarita Lab works

When it comes to mixers, Jim and his Crazy Good kitchen know their stuff.

Ingredients: water, fresh squeezed citrus juice (lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice), cane sugar.

What a simple list of ingredients, right?

And when it comes to cocktails, it’s all about the ratios. And Crazy Good knows ratios.

The Crazy Rita recipe is pretty simple. 3 oz Tequila + 4 oz Crazy Rita. A great ratio of more Tequila to mixer. (We typically go for 1 part liquor + 2 parts mixer – yea we like our cocktails strong.) But this is kooky town!

But how does it taste?

Crazy Rita Margarita Mixer straight up: Light-bodied and flavorful, this refreshing mixer is very palatable. There’s no heavy syrupy sweetness. And more importantly, the citrus flavors are not harsh or acidic like many grocery store branded mixers can me.

Crazy Rita Margarita Mixer as a cocktail: We mixed up a batch following the instructions on the bottle. We made both a “straight up” Margarita and one on the rocks. Both were delicious and tasted exactly the same – light, clean, and very drinkable.

Crazy Rita Margarita mix both ways

I like straight up. Marilyn likes it on the rocks.

By the way, the ONLY way to make a quality Margarita is to use a good quality tequila. And ALWAYS with a Silver, or Plata (Blanco) blend. Our favorite (expensive) is Patrón – but Hornitos Plata, or even Sauza Silver make great Margaritas.

It becomes a matter of choice as to whether you make it “straight” or “rocks” too.

As to sweetness, I do like my Margaritas on the sweet side, so I like to add a small amount of 10X or Confectioner’s Sugar to the mix. About a ¼ to ½ teaspoon – it really smooths things out for me.

Tip: We like our Margaritas with salt on the rims. But we only salt 1/2 of the glass. That way you get to sip with the salted rim, and then take turns sipping from the unsalted side too. A winning combo in our opinion!

Crazy Rita Margarita Mix Straight up

Straight up baby!

Final thoughts: Be careful! Crazy Rita Margarita Mixer is so good and drinkable, you’ll be going through a few Margaritas pretty fast! Not that that’s a bad thing.

You can find Crazy Rita Margarita Mixer at Crazy Good Sauces here:
http://crazygoodsauce.com/the-goods/

Be sure and check out the great deal on a two pack of Crazy Rita and Crazy Mary, and tell Jim HotSauceDaily sent you!

Our review of the Crazy Mary Bloody Mary Mix is very popular.

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

Hot Sauce Sundae News 08/23/09

Links to News in the Hot Sauce and BBQ World

Today’s Hot Sauce Sundae – Hot Dog Fans take note! Three stories feature Hot Dogs, there’s also some awesome Tequila Shots recipes, a buffalo wing recipe that adds vinegar and jalapenos, and a showdown between the Bubba Burger and a pulled pork sandwich:

  • From SeriousEats.com – Hot Dog of the Week – NYC’s Papaya Dog
    Hawk Krall writes about the Papaya Dog, and references the mysterious red onion sauce that is found on dogs from Sabrett’s carts.
  • Speaking of that mysterious red onion sauce, I posted a version on our Tumblr – Sabrett’s mysterious red onion sauce for hot dogs – a recipe clone:
  • From Aaron Vanek on Examiner.com – Four Cabo Wabo Tequila shot recipes – I like the Spaceman’s Shot – Tequilla and Tabasco!
  • Vince Devlin’s article in the Missoulian tells a great story of the Bubba Burger losing to a pulled pork sandwich. The Bubba burger is a mesquite-grilled cheeseburger topped with grilled Cajun sausage, grilled jumbo shrimp and homemade chipotle sauce. Wow!
  • Interesting Buffalo wing recipe posted on Bukisa.com that includes red wine vinegar and pickled jalapeno slices along with the usual butter and Frank’s Red Hot
  • Sarah Karnasiewicz’ article The Yankee Hot Dog Trail on TheFasterTimes.com tells of some great New England hot dogs and features Flo’s who makes and sells a great unique and original relish. Flo’s classic is simply their relish and a ribbon of mayonnaise.

  • If you have a link or news item you’d like me to include in the next Hot Sauce Sundae, please leave a Comment with links and a brief description of the item.
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