Handmade fresh margarita
A handmade fresh margarita is so much better than most of the margaritas in this world that are made with premixed sweet and sour. In my opinion, sugar and additive-dense commercial sweet and sour mix is the reason for most margarita hangovers. Or at least hangovers that result from a margarita or two. If you have three or more, you are on your own.
A little bit of orange juice
I did a lot of reading, talking and tasting to figure out this margarita. I am not sure if that is a perk or a penalty of the food-blogging trade, but I happily rose to the occasion. The secret is a splash of fresh orange juice. This seemingly small addition really smoothes out a margarita.
Up or on the rocks
Serve this margarita up like a martini, or on the rocks.
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Check out my post on the 8 elements to consider when making the perfect margarita here.
- 1 lime wedges
- Margarita salt
- 1½ ounces blanco or reposado tequila
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- ½ ounce meyer lemon juice
- ½ ounce orange juice
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- ½ to 1 ounce agave nectar, to taste
- 1 slice of lime
- Run a lime around the rim of a rocks glass or a martini glass. Dip the edges of the glass in a platter of margarita salt.
- Put a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker and add tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, Grand Marnier and a agave nectar.If serving into a highball glass put ice in the glass before pouring. If serving in a martini glass pour straight up with no ice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Serve with a slice of lime.