A couple of weeks ago we were at our friends house for a Cinco de Mayo party and we were charged with helping make the margarita’s. Great job right? So naturally I went to my backlog on the bouche to find my marg recipe but was appalled to find that I have not yet posted an official margarita recipe. Don’t worry, I hung my head in shame for the better part of 8 minutes. Needless to say, I decided to remedy my mistake and post one this week.
Obviously margaritas are delicious and a warm weather staple. But the thing that I love most about them is the fact that they are so versatile. Are you lazy? Buy a mix. Health conscious’ish? Use fresh fruit juice and agave (my personal favorite). And the best part. In the mood for something other than tequila? Use a different liquor. Yes, that is right. Whiskey’rita! Delicious. Gin’rita! Like a Mexican mountain. I definitely recommend substituting your favorite liquor for tequila to have a little twist on a margarita. I find that I make more whiskey’ritas (with rye) than I do traditional margs, but you should try whatever tickles your fancy.
All that being said, this weeks recipe is a traditional marg using tequila. Like I mentioned above, I am a big fan of the fresh fruit juice and agave recipe. I added a bit of orange liqueur and agave for additional sweetness and flavor. It may be a bit more effort than a mix but trust me its worth it.
- Tequila - 2 ounces
- Orange Juice - 1/3 ounce
- Lemon Juice - 1/3 ounce
- Lime Juice - 1/3 ounce
- Agave Solution (1 part agave, 1 part water) - 1/2 ounce
- Orange Liqueur - 1/2 ounce