Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Perfect Margarita

I get this question at least a couple of times a month. I thought I had written my super secret recipe before or at least it's been awhile so here it is.

You first of all should stop wasting your money on store bought Margarita mixes, unless you are really lazy and don't want a top tasting drink!

There are tons of variations to making a Margaritas, every person has their special recipe, from using a Mexican Cointreau to Triple Sec, I even have seen recipes using Squirt,
My philosophy is the simpler you can make it the better it will be and this is a simple and easy recipe.
I personally do not enjoy overly sweet margarita, that is why this recipe is just right.
You of course can adjust it in any way you might to your liking.

First of all you will need a proper Mexican lime squeezer.
A lot of people do not know that you load the half cut lemon so the cut or flat side fits towards the inside holes. Then you simply squeeze.....

Also, do not spend you money on a plastic tub of "special margarita salt" which comes in the small tub for about 3 or 4 dollars. Unless you want to waste money, just buy Kosher Salt which is large flakes, which you should be using on a daily bases for cooking anyway.

The Perfect Margarita
Kosher salt to rim the glass
2 Line slices or wedges of Mexican Limes or Key Limes
1/4 cup of tequila blanco, get a decent tequila, spending extra money on a really expensive tequila is a waste. Something decent 15-30 dollars a bottle is good.
2 Tablespoons of Agave Syrup (nectar)  you can find this in markets or health food stores.
2 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice

Put all the ingredients into a shaker if you want or simply stir in a glass, then pour into the salted rimmed glass. ( I assume you know how to salt the rim of the glass)

If you are going to have a party, just make up a large jug of them and then just pour on ice and enjoy.

Oh, by the way, we'll be testing some other Margaritas this week as we head of to Zihuatanejo for a quick getaway for a few days, now that the Semana Santa crowds have dispersed...
Perhaps I'll post something , perhaps not.
Going from Michoacan to Guerrero in about 3.5 hours.

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