A new way to cocktail on-the-go?
This is the second time we are trying one of the fancy, powdered cocktail mixes from Leisuremann's. I tried their Cosmo mix a few months ago. I have made a few more Cosmo's with the mix since then using one of the recommendations in the comments - substituting flavored sparkling water for flat water. I was tempted to try this trick for today's margarita mix but I decided not to. I wanted this review to be as purist as possible.
My favorite thing about the mixes from Leisuremann's is the portability. You can totally toss this little tin in your purse on the way to the airport. A mini tequila bottle later and you have yourself a cocktail on the plane that is better than the crappy one's they serve. (Based solely on my experience on Southwest. I'm sure there are good airplane cocktails somewhere, but I haven't had those just - yet. *wink* )
So, should I take the Leisuremann's Margarita mix with me on my next trip? Let's find out.
Here is my official review of Leisuremann's Margarita mix:
The flavor of this margarita is pretty good. It's not great, but it is better than you'd think could come from a powdered mix. I learned my lesson from when I poorly mixed the Leisuremann's Cosmo mix so this time I used good, chilled tequila and I stirred the dry mix into the water really well to make sure it was fully dissolved.
I was not mentally prepared for that first sip. Something should have tipped me off that 2 oz of tequila with 1 oz of water was going to be pretty damn strong but I was distracted I guess. Man! I woke up pretty fast. This is basically a margarita flavored tequila shot. Hot dog!!!!! After the shock wore off I was able to appreciate the flavor more. This margarita mix is very tangy with loads of lime flavor.
While, this won't be my go-to marg at home I can definitely see using it for concerts or camping or anywhere I have limited space but still want a cocktail. This tin of mix plus a handful of airplane liquor bottles and you're in business!
Pro tip: When you make this mix, you will definitely want to use good tequila because you will taste the tequila in this cocktail. We also recommend topping it off with a "margaritas made me do it" straw, of course!
One shaker = not sweet at all // Five shakers = your teeth may curl
There is nothing sweet about this cocktail. It is tart to the max!
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = Four Lokos
If you make this using the recipe on the bottle - 6 scoops mix dissolved into 1 oz of water + 2 oz of tequila + ice, this is a super strong cocktail. Since this *is* basically a margarita flavored tequila shot, if you are looking for a quick buzz, this cocktail will get the job done.
Would I buy this margarita mix again?
While I probably won't buy another tin of the margarita mix, I will definitely try more from the Leisurmann's line. Their full line-up includes:
- Old Fashioned - um, yes!
- Bee's Knees
- The Sazerac
- Classic Daiquiri
- Gold Rush
Have you tried this drink? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories.