Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo: Margarita Time!

Here’s a simple margarita recipe for your Cinco de Mayo celebration that uses just three ingredients. That means use the good stuff. Don’t try this with Cuervo; in fact, if you were going to drink Cuervo, get off my blog. (Oh just kidding, come back here so I can properly shame you.) I got this particular recipe from a Partida tequila rep who served it up rather than on the rocks. It’s about the only way I’ve been drinking my tequila at home for the last six months. Salud!


1.5 oz Reposado tequila
juice of one lime (about 1 oz)
1-1 ¼ oz agave syrup*

Shake all ingredients with ice for about 10 seconds. Strain and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Float a lime wheel for garnish.

Agave Syup

1.5 parts Agave nectar : 1 part water

Combine agave and water, warm until dissolved. Let cool. Chill leftover syrup. I used (light) blue agave nectar from Trader Joe’s, but you can also usually find it at places like Whole Foods. Usually next to the honey.

Tequila Recommendations: Centenario, Partida, or Cazadores

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