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Margaritas At Home

May 15, 2018

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Cayman Jack

My favorite cocktail is the margarita and if I’m dining out, you can bet that’s what I’m going to order. At home, I don’t always have time to whip out all the bar tools to make a margarita so I love having bottles of Cayman Jack® Margarita and Cuban Mojito in the fridge!

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Cayman Jack

Cayman Jack Margarita is a ready-to-drink margarita that’s handcrafted with 100 percent blue agave nectar from Mexico – one of the most cherished ingredients in the margarita world – organic limes, and pure cane sugar. My fridge is always stocked with a couple bottles of Cayman Jack Margarita so when friends come over or if I’m feeling like having a little happy hour to myself, I can just open up a bottle and enjoy a premium cocktail in seconds.

If I’m feeling extra fancy, I salt the rim of a cocktail glass, pour Cayman Jack Margarita over ice, and garnish with a lime!


Cayman Jack x Emmer & Rye

I celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Cayman Jack at one of my favorite local Austin restaurants, Emmer & Rye. Emmer & Rye is a farm-to-table restaurant located on Rainey St. that serves American cuisine and they push dim sum carts during dinner and brunch service. I named Emmer & Rye best restaurant of the year in 2015!


Red snapper

Emmer & Rye made a special dish just for Cinco de Mayo that paired well with Cayman Jack Margarita. The red snapper agua chile with grapefruit, agua chile, and fennel was delicious and refreshing.


Emmer & Rye

Emmer & Rye

My favorite dishes at Emmer & Rye:

  • Labneh, Fried Pecan, Oregano, Olive Oil, Allium Capers, White Sonora Roti
  • Blue Beard Durum Spaghetti ‘Cacio e Pepe’, Challerhocker, Black Pepper
  • Blue Crab, Cabbage, Green Garlic, Carolina Gold Rice, XO
  • Lamb Belly, Tomato, Cumin, Oregano, Grilled Bread, Balichok Rouille
  • Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio, Allium Capers, Meyer Lemon Aioli


Labneh at Emmer & Rye

The labneh with the housemade white sonora roti is SO good – we got two for the table.


Cayman Jack x Emmer & Rye

Cayman Jack x Emmer & Rye

Cayman Jack x Emmer & Rye



Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.