One of the best parts about traveling is the exposure to new and exciting things. And it doesn’t always require busting out your passport. This little gem comes from one of my many trips to Texas. Austin, Texas to be specific. I am a SXSW regular, you see, and this little puppy has kicked off many a tequila-filled night while there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Spicy Mexican Bulldog

Recipe: Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margarita


  • 5 cups of ice, more depending on desired thickness
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 5 limes
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 4 bottles of Corona beer, ice cold
  • 1/3 cup coarse salt
  • More limes for garnish


1. Place limes and the orange–which should be at room temperature–on the counter and roll them with your hand, back and forth, while applying pressure. Be careful, you don’t want to break them open, do it semi-gently. They’ll feel like a semi-filled water balloon when ready. This way the citrus will yield more liquid when you juice them.

2. Juice the limes and the orange in a large measuring cup, then add in the tequila, Grand Marnier, and simple syrup. Mix together.

Spicy Mexican Bulldog

3. Pour the salt into a shallow bowl. Using one of the juiced limes, swipe the outer rim of one of your glasses. Swivel the glass upside down in the salt until the rim is covered. Repeat for each glass.

4. Add a heaping cup of ice to the blender and just enough of the margarita mixture so that the ice is not covered. Blend, adding more ice or margarita mix until the desired thickness is achieved.

Spicy Mexican Bulldog

4. Pour the frozen margarita into a salt-rimmed glass, pop open a Corona, and place it upside down in the glass, submerging it into the margarita. Repeat for each glass.

Now get that party started and enjoy!

Spicy Mexican Bulldog

Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margarita 5 February,2016Jerry James Stone


Jerry James Stone

Car and technology writer for Discovery Channel and the producer and main recipe developer for TreeHugger’s Green Wine Guide. I also contribute regularly to MAKE magazine. You can also find my work at The Atlantic, and Fodor’s Travel Guides.
I studied Computer Engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During my time there I was a DJ at the campus radio station KCPR and I also wrote for the campus paper, Mustang Daily.
I am currently launching a social media startup called

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