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World Margarita Championship winner reveals recipe

Posted: 5:00 PM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-15 20:00:35-04
World Margarita Championship winner reveals recipe

The winner of the 2018 World Margarita Championship has revealed the recipe that put him above the competition at this year's event.

Chef Ryan Clark, now a three-time champion, created the Hielo Verde Margarita by using flavors that please the palate.

It’s important to begin with a good base to build from, then add a unique textural element and layers of flavor. Using Don Julio Blanco, our margarita featured a traditional base.  We elaborated on that by adding a sorbet, that was heavily salted with cucumber, tomatillo, cilantro and mezcal and blended together in a Pacojet, he said.

Clark's previous victories came in 2012 and 2013. He also has won Tucson's Iron Chef Competition three times.

Some people have called me the GOAT when it comes to making margaritas.  I see nothing wrong with that, Clark said.

The World Margarita Championship was started by the Tucson Originals in 2005.