Few things finish off a week better than a nice margarita.
The flavors that hit your taste buds are the perfect remedy to a tough week. Or a tough day. Or a fantastic week or day! There’s no denying that if we could make every day Margarita Day we might really be on to something.
Luckily, for the days that you can’t join us for a margarita or two at our place, you can enjoy one at your own place. You just need to follow the steps outlined in this article from tequila.net and you are on your way to the (almost) perfect margarita.
How to make the Perfect Margarita
At TEQUILA.net we take Agave cocktails seriously, mixing drinks that actually enhance your favorite Tequilas. Unfortunately the majority of restaurants and bars serving margaritas drown out the natural flavors of the Agave with Triple Sec, Cointreau, and sugar filled mixes. By following this simple margarita recipe, you’ll find that the Tequila will control and enhance the flavor of your cocktail, by combining your preferred 100% Tequila with natural and fresh ingredients.
With only 3 main ingredients, this all natural margarita is so simple to create, and once you’ve perfected this cocktail it will be hard to return to any pre-mixed product.
Ingredients: Tequila 100% Agave, Agave Nectar, Limes, Ice, Salt (optional)
Recommended Tools: Lime squeezer, cocktail shaker
Tequila: 1.5 oz
Agave Nectar: 2 tsp.
Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice: 1 oz (approx. 1/2 lime)
Mix contents, swirl or stir to dissolve Agave nectar, add enough ice to fill your preferred margarita glass, shake and serve. Garnish with lime wheel or wedge, salt glass rim (optional).
Selecting the Tequila:
This is determined by the amount you want to spend, but there are many 100% Agave products on the market starting around $15.00 for a 750ml bottle of Blanco Tequila. We use Blanco and reposado Tequilas in our margaritas as a standard, and depending on the mixed ingredients, an Añejo makes a nice addition at an increased cost. Sample different brands and types to change the flavor of your margaritas.
Selecting the Agave Nectar:
Agave nectar is quite easy to find now, most local grocery and health food stores carry at least one brand. Several Tequila brands have added Agave nectar to their portfolio as well. Some brands are certified organic, and some brands offer a light, medium, dark, and extra dark profile, which provide different levels of richness and flavor. Flavored nectars are available and can put a whole new twist on your cocktails. Agave Nectar is at least 30% sweeter than sugar, has less calories, and is lower on the Glycemic Index. It is the perfect complement in Tequila cocktails.
Selecting the Limes:
Ripe, thin skinned limes work best when squeezing into a margarita, and depending on how tart and sweet your limes are, you may need to adjust the measurement of Agave Nectar to find that perfect balance. Keep several barspoons or straws close by to sample your mix before serving.
By using the above recipe as a base you can easily create flavored margaritas by muddling several pieces of fresh product with the contents. Try muddling some of these fruits, vegetables, and herbs individually or combine to create your favorite: jalapeños, cilantro, mint, ginger, cinnamon, cucumber, berries, grapes, peaches, melons, lemons, oranges, etc. You can use flavored and colored salts as well to alter the appearance and flavor of your concoctions.
Now that you know the way, grab those thin-skinned limes, make yourself a perfect margarita, sit back, relax and enjoy. Or, to wind down with less work, join us at any one of our Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurants for one of our specialty margaritas!
Oh, and there are a few extra ingredients that can make it even better. Friends! Grab a few and come on down. Friends and margaritas—just two of the reasons why we are here. We look forward to seeing you soon!