The Purple Skillet Margarita

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The Purple Skillet Margarita 

Alright so 2021 is the 100th meeting of “The Battle for the Iron Skillet” which  is a college football matchup pitting the TCU Horned Frogs against the rival SMU Mustangs. The winner receives an iron skillet as a trophy and bragging rights until the next football season. This season TCU plans to bring the skillet back home as they lead the all time series 51-41 (with 7 ties). With TCU and the city of Fort Worth, TX having played a huge role in the Hook’s Rub history, we’re making a Thirsty Thursday tailgacocktail honoring the rivalry and the Horned Frogs!

Put on your cowboy hat and pull up your boots cause this ones a boozy doozy!


  • Hook’s Rub Tacos Everyday Rub
  • Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila 
  • Triple Sec Orange Liqueur 
  • Finest Call Margarita Mix
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Grape Crush Soda
  • Lime (whole for zesting & wedges)
  • Ice
  • Redmon Real Salt
  • Lemon/Lime Cake
  • Canola or Peanut Oil for frying 


  • Glass of any shape. We like jar styled glasses. 
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Jigger
  • A Shot Glass
  • Sharp Knife & cutting board 
  • A Plate or Salt Rimmer
  • A cast iron skillet
  • Tongs
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper Towels
  • Plate
  • A Zester

Method (to make it a mocktail, omit the alcohol):

    1. Cut some of the lemon/lime cake into 1 inch cubes.
    2. Heat the oil in a skillet to the frying temperature of 350 degrees.
    3. Fill shot glass halfway with Tequila.
    4. Using a toothpick, dip the cubes, one by one, into the tequila-filled shot glass and set aside.
    5. Carefully drop the soaked cake cubes into the frying pan. Fry for 30 seconds on two sides. Remove fried cake onto a plate lined with a paper towel for the excess drippings and to cool. 
    6. In a cocktail shaker pour in: 2 oz of tequila, 1 oz of triple sec, 1/4 oz lime juice & 4 oz of margarita mix.
    7. Shake the mix for 10 seconds.
    8. Rim your glass with Hook’s Tacos Everyday.
    9. Fill glass with ice.
    10. Pour in the margarita mixture.
    11. Top with Grape Crush.
    12. Garnish with lime, fried cake on the toothpick, lime zest and a sprinkle of sea salt.
    13. Enjoy Responsibly for ages 21+ & #GoFrogs.

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