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  1. #11
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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    2 oz. tequilla*
    1 oz. triple sec or Cointreau**
    1 oz. fresh lime juice

    Margarita glass rimmed with lime and dipped in coarse salt

    Shake ingredients hard 30-45 seconds with 6-8 ice cubes, strain into glass, add melted and broken remains of ice cubes. (This is a kind of cross between a frozen margarita on one served "up.")

    Garnish with lime slice.

    * We use Sauza tequilla for ordinary margaritas, Sauza Hornitos for special ones

    **Again, good triple sec for ordinary ones (I use Stock, which seems somewhat better than domestic, sticky sweet ones), and Cointreau for special occasions.


    I tried this and enjoyed it a lot. I used a silver Tequila called Scorpion and Cointreau. I couldn't find any triple sec in the shop I was in at the time. The Cointreau wasn't too expensive, about $15 US the Tequila was less than twenty. Actually the most expensive componant was the Lime. Nearly a buck fifty each. And they were little. I got about 40 ml out of one lime.

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    I believe Scorpion is actually Mescal. Not saying that is necessarily a bad thing, just pointing it out.

    As far as a tequila to use, it's a matter of taste of course, but I'd recommend trying Herradura Silver in your margarita. I think this is a great silver with enough kick to stand up to the lime, plus it is reasonbly priced. For something a little cheaper, 1800 Silver also makes a decent margarita.

    BTW, $15 for Cointreau is a steal - I have never seen it lower than around $27 or so, and most places it's in the losw $30s.

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    Here is an AWESOME margarita receipe.

    1.5 parts reposado tequila (make sure it's 100% agave!)
    1.5 parts FRESH squeezed lime juice (fresh makes a HUGE differeence)
    1 part Patron Citronge (a very good orange liquor)
    1 part agave syrup (a natural sweetener)
    OPTIONAL: Add salt to rim of margarita glass

    It makes the BEST margarita you will ever have. I have made it for tons of my friends and they love it.

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    http://www.mexicanvanillaextract.com/agavesyrup.html

    There is a link to REALLY good agave nectar/syrup.

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    http://www.mexicanvanillaextract.com/agavesyrup.html

    There is a link to REALLY good agave nectar/syrup.
    Do you know how long agave nectar keeps? Do they list an expiration date on the bottles?

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    I'll have to check my bottle, but I would assume it has a shelf life comparable to honey.

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    BTW, it is Tequila, says so on the bottle. I have seen Scorpion Vodka, flavored and unflavored, Gin and Rum on the shelves. I haven't seen the Mescal. I plan to buy the Herradura Silver soon as I am almost out of the Scorpion.

    I either get things much cheaper here in Japan than elsewhere or I have to pay throught the nose.
    Ed

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    Hmmmm....This was the only Scorpion I had heard of before so I just assumed it was that. Oops.

    http://store.yahoo.com/randalls/rws28653.html

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    My current margarita recipe..it's a bit strange, I admit, but it tastes great:

    3 parts tequila
    1 part Triple Sec
    1 part Rose's Lime Juice
    2 parts orange juice
    Squeeze in juice from 1/2 lime
    Rim the glass with lime juice and salt, serve on the rocks

    For tequila I use Cuervo Gold. In this recipe I can't taste the difference with more expensive tequilas, so I don't think it's worth it. Same with the triple sec. The orange juice does make a difference...the "not from concentrate" types taste great.

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    Re: Margarita recipe?

    For example, single malt scotch in the 10 year old range seems to be cheaper here than anywhere else. Once the stuff starts getting much older than 15-20 year old the price just zooms though. Bourbon is usually reasonable but more expensive than in the states. Sometimes the best bang for your buck bourbons back home are rather pricy. And then there was the time I paid three bucks for a box of kraft macaroni and cheese. Or the time I paid eight bucks for 10 aspirin.
    Ed


 

 

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