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Craving a GOOD Margarita on Cape Cod

phelana Jan 26, 2010 04:15 PM

Seeking the best Margarita, not from a mix but authentic good in a glass, not plastic cup...Mid Cape preferred...

  1. CapeCodGuy Jan 27, 2010 07:28 AM

    I mix up a pretty mean one in my rec room bar! Other than that, I got nuthin'!

    1. dennisl Jan 27, 2010 09:07 AM

      The only one I've had on the Cape I didn't make myself was at Sam Diego's, very watery.

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      1. re: dennisl
        phelana Jan 27, 2010 01:41 PM

        What's your recipe CCG?

        1. re: phelana
          CapeCodGuy Jan 27, 2010 08:10 PM

          Ok, I'll share it, but just for YOU. It's my super secret Margarita recipe so if you tell anyone, I'll have to hunt you down and kill you.

          2 ounces Curevo Tradicional (or any brand of your favorite top-shelf)
          1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
          1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
          1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice (use Meyer Lemons if you can find them)
          1/2 oz. lemoncello (this is the super secret!!!! shhhhhhhh.)
          1/2 oz. simple syrup (I make mine with raw cane sugar)

          (I don't really measure out the ingredients. I do it by eye, but I think these are correct.)

          Pour it all in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds, Strain in a salted rimmed glass. Garnish with a slice of lime. Kick back. Enjoy. Get up. Make another. Repeat.

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            ppmaysa Jan 28, 2010 05:36 AM

            Hey CCG,

            So thats how you get thru the winter on the cape. Good plan!

            1. re: ppmaysa
              CapeCodGuy Jan 28, 2010 07:10 AM

              It doesn't hurt! Although when summer rolls around and we're knee-deep in tourists, a few of these babies frozen while sitting on the deck works too!

              1. re: CapeCodGuy
                CapeCodGuy Jan 30, 2010 10:51 AM

                So Phelena...thumbs up or down?

                1. re: CapeCodGuy
                  phelana Jan 31, 2010 03:37 AM

                  thumbs up to all but the Limoncello..that stuff tastes like cough syrup mom poured down my throat..love the Grande Marnier idea to replace the Cointreau. And LOVE the simple syrup vs the pre mix %$#@. On the limoncello, my friend in Bonaire makes homemade L and I have also had homemade at Luna Rosa in Anguilla also made by the loving hands of a gorgeous talented Italian..still can't love it..yuck..

                  1. re: phelana
                    CapeCodGuy Jan 31, 2010 06:40 AM

                    I agree on limoncello all by itself, but it does add a very nice citrus character to the margarita. I have a bottle I brought back from Sorento that I use just for that purpose. Glad you enjoyed though!

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