Best Margaritas - need recipe
- deborah Jun 20, 2006 07:45 AM
Would really appreciate your version of Margaritas. I can't quite get them right!
1 part orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, orange curaçao, or, for a weird effect, blue curaçao)
2 parts quality tequila
6 parts sour mix (made with limes, recipes abound)
Mix or shake the liqueur, tequila and sour mix together with ice. Serve on the rocks in glasses rimmed with salt.
This is close to my recipe -- I use 2 parts tequila instead of 3. For the lime juice, I like Nelli's Key Lime Juice.
I can't stand margarita mixes and most sour mixes. Skip them. As Culinary Kate wrote, use good tequila. That means using 100% Agave tequila (not Cuervo Gold!). Silver or Reposado tequilas are good choices, no need to use aged (Anejo) tequila. 30-30 is a good, inexpensive brand. Herradura is excellent.
The ingredients aren't cheap, but the drink is worth it.
I like to drink it out of a martini glass.
Our ratio is:
5 parts fresh-squeezed lime juice
3 parts tequila
1 part cointreau / triple-sec
shaken over ice until very cold, strained.