DIY Triple Sec using Tequila
Hey everyone, I've noticed a few posts about making your own triple sec/Gran Marnier using some brandy and infusing orange peels in it for a few weeks then filtering then adding a simple syrup to it. My question is, has anyone tried doing this with tequila instead of brandy? My primary use for this is going to be for margaritas so I thought it would be a nice consistency in the idea. Anyways, how do you guys think it would turn out?
Lousy. All you end up with is orange-infused tequila, so you're making a drink with tequila flavored with tequila. You'll end up with a margarita that tastes like it's missing something -- because it is.
Stick with the Grand Marnier/Cointreau/Triple Sec -- the flavors need the differentiation.