Master the Art of Margarita Making

Two cocktail classes to make you a margarita maven

When was the last time you mixed a margarita at home? For us it seems the mighty 'rita always tastes better in our favorite Mexican restaurant than when we pull out our own cocktail shaker, but it could be our guacamole-addled brains. However, after two upcoming margarita-making classes, we'll become masters of our domain.

World-class mixologist Adam Seger will be taking the mystery out of the perfect margarita during Nacional 27's monthly cocktail class on Thursday, Jan. 15. During this happy hour event, Seger will mix up two custom cocktails made with seasonal ingredients -- this month, it's the "Margarita Organica" made with agave nectar and the "Winter Citrus and Sea Salt Cazeula." You'll learn the tricks of the trade while sampling the fruits of Seger's labor along with passed appetizers. And, if you haven't been taking notes, no worries, you'll get recipe cards to try out at home. 5:30-6:30PM, $15 per person.  

If you're looking to receive your doctorate in margarita making, Zocalo is hosting another lesson to further your education. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, you can learn how to create two different 'ritas, both made with Herradura Blanco tequila. You'll be concocting the "Herradura Organic," a blend of tequila, lime juice and organic agave nectar; and the "Herradura Seasonal," made with tequila, Cointreau liqueur, lime juice and black cherry reduction. Passed bocaditos (appetizers), including sopes, flautitas, tamales, ceviche and guacamole will be served, along with Zocalo's traditional taquiza chef's station offering braised and grilled beef and pork dishes. 6-9PM, $20 per person.

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