Chipotle has decided to change up its margarita recipe, which was originally made with a sweet-and-sour syrup. According to the chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, not many people knew that Chipotle served margaritas.
Starting today, and just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle offers new hand-made margaritas at 900 locations throughout the U.S. The new margaritas will be made with fresh ingredients and quality tequila, rather than the mix-in ingredients the chain used before.
Chipotle is known for using fresh, local and organic ingredients in its food, so it is a smart move for them to start using fresh, quality ingredients in the margaritas. Who doesn't like a fresh margarita?
Depending on the location, margaritas will cost between $6.50 and $8. Chipotle will make each margarita to order with your choice of Patron Tequila (premium margaritas) or Sauza (house margarita) -- premium will cost more than the house margarita.
The Patron margaritas will be made with Patron Silver tequila, triple sec, fresh lime and lemon juices, as well as organic agave nectar. The Sauza margarita will be made with the same ingredients, except Sauza will take the place of the Patron. The new and improved margaritas can be served on the rocks with or without salt.
Don't worry about standing in line much longer for a hand-made margarita. As the Huffington Post reported, each margarita will take approximately a minute to put together, sticking with Chipotle's fast-service style. You can get your burrito, chips, salsa and margarita in no time at all.