Do you have a good MARGARITA recipe?

Henry Gale

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I need to do a little economzin'...

Making the Margaritas at home would sure help. Not interested in FROZEN, I like mine on the rocks with no salt.

Got some top shelf Tequila, and I seem to enjoy them all, but the girlfriend is a little picky.

Please help!
 

Mark Dubbelboer

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um...if you want an unblended margarita that would be an ounce of tequila and half an ounce of Cointreau (triple sec is a cheap substitute) and toss in maybe an ounce or two of lime juice. stir it up and strain.
I've never served a non-blended margarita any other way. i supposed you could do it with lemon instead of lime but i've never seen any variation beyond that
as for tequila...pfft it all tastes similar to me and is way overpriced

if the girlfriend is a bit more picky maybe you should move to the realm of the blended, maybe daquiris instead of margarita. there's more variation in flavour (raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, lime, banana, pretty much anything) and they're not quite as *cough* harsh
 

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I've been trying out some recipes lately
and this one is pretty slick...
Make a simple sugar syrup (1 part sugar
to 1 part water) and set aside.
Juice fresh limes, lemons and oranges in the
following proportion and combine:
2 parts Lime
1 part Lemon
1 part Orange
Take a large glass with crushed ice, pour 2 parts
good tequila and 1 part Cointreau or Gran Manier.
This should take up 75% of the glass. Top with the
juice mix, then add just enough syrup to take away
the tartness (i.e. - to taste). squeeze wedge of
lime onto top.
Your wife/girlfriend: "Well I just don't taste any
alchohol".
You: "That's the point, baby !"
My favorite tequila is Lapiz Anejo. Comes in a blue
pyramid bottle. Very tasty for sippin'.
Prosit !
 

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A close friend sent me this and at first I was like WTF, but when I tried it I was stunned how good it was!

Mix together:
  • 1 12oz can 7-up like soda (sprite, etc)
    1 12 oz can frozen lime concentrate (in the freezer by the frozen o.j.)
    1 12oz of any brand tequila
    1 12oz bottle of Corona beer, YES beer!
When mixed, either chill (very cold) or freeze, add ice as you like, serve either over the rocks or frozen, try it!
Any brand of items will work although I would NOT substitute the Corona beer, IMHO.
 

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I was really getting into trying different marg recipes last year. Of course, the traditional recipe goes something like...
3 parts tequila
1 part Cointreau/Triple Sec
1 part lime juice
shake aggressively and pour into ice filled glass.
That one is just a bit aggressive for me. The one thing I did discover is that aggressive shaking in a cocktail shaker does make a difference.
I kind of settled on this...
2-3 parts tequila
1 part Cointreau/Triple Sec
1 part lime juice
1 part apple juice
Again, shaken aggressively, until you have to peel your hand (leaving a small amount of frozen skin) from the cocktail shaker.
Most important of all, I seriously disagree that the tequila doesn't matter. I have found a nice, silver, 100% agave tequila is the only way to go. These can get outrageously expensive, which is not necessary. the kind I settled on is called "30-30" which is very nice and light tasting, but not outrageously expensive. Still a fraction of what going to a bar is.
 

Michael Warner

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Here's the version I've been drinking all summer --

Fill a tall glass with crushed ice

Add 1 shot Tequila

Fill with Trader Joe's Organic Limeade

Add a dash of Rose's Grenadine (takes the edge off the sour taste)

It's really a Tequila Sunrise with limeade instead of orange juice but it tastes good and I can whip up a batch in a flash.
 

Henry Gale

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Tried a couple of variations tonight...so typing may be iffy.
My favorite is 1/2 oz.Grand Marnier, 1 oz. Patron Anejo (or was it the Reposado?)
and 2 oz. some margarita mix.
Then I tried Triple Sec, Tequila and lime juice. The suggestion of FRESH was there, but I was lucky to have a bottle of "any f#c*in limejuice" in the fridge and that's what I used.
As always, on the rocks, shaken in my vintage aluminum Ovaltine Shaker Upper.
Verdict:
If you're drinking tequila of this quality, you can hardly go wrong.
 

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