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Favorite Margarita Recipe?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
What's your favorite Margarita recipe?
post #2 of 20
Don't really have a recipe as I just wing it. But I'll tell you my secrets. First one most prolly know, fresh citrus is key. The real secret is.... finish it with a bit of light flavored beer.... say, Rolling Rock or PBR or some such. Maybe seven or eight parts Marg to one part beer. Lightens both the flavor and the mouth feel
post #3 of 20
  • Two parts tequila (good tequila is always better...)
  • Half part Grand Marnier (this is a critical part... trust me, don't go cheap on the citrus liqueur. Cointreau also goes very well, but really doesn't have the same aromatic flavor that Grand Marnier has; try them side-by-side; they have totally different flavors... if you cheat here with Triple Sec or Orange Curaçao, you must add a dash of orange bitters!)
  • Half part fresh lime juice.
  • Half part fresh lemon juice.
  • Half part simple syrup.
  • Half part Limoncello (a fairly inexpensive type of lemon liqueur that isn't sour but has lots of big citrus flavor... this is, I think, the secret ingredient in most restaurant margaritas— that extra citrus flavor adds a lot without making the drink more tart).
  • Pinch of salt. Very little will go a long way... alternatively, rim the glass with coarse salt.
I got this recipe from the interwebs and it is amazing. Beware though, it makes a very fierce margarita.
post #4 of 20
Nice one Kim. I have never heard of Limoncello and I hate adding a sweetener to balance the bitterness. This I will try.

Who's got some more tricks to making a great Margarita .
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Has anyone found anything you can add (without alcohol) kind of as a base so you can increase the size of one drink without increasing the alcohol content? As it is they are already quite strong. Perhaps a juice?
post #6 of 20
More ice. Then of course crush/blend it. It will dilute it.

My dad's classic recipe:
3 parts tequila
2 parts Mi-lem (sweetened lemon/lime concentrate)
1 part Triple Sec
Crushed ice.

A traditional recipe from Mexico
Tequila
Fresh lemon juice
Grand Marnier

apparently the original Margarita was lemon juice, changed to lime because of the availability of rose's lime juice.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
Has anyone found anything you can add (without alcohol) kind of as a base so you can increase the size of one drink without increasing the alcohol content? As it is they are already quite strong. Perhaps a juice?
Dood. Blend in some fresh fruit or as a replacement some concentrate
post #8 of 20
Here's my KISS margarita:

1 part lightish "good" Tequila (eg Heradura Silver or Cuervo Tradicicional)
1 part Cointreau
1 part fresh squeezed lime

Shake or stir with ice

Drink in your favorite glass (with/without salt/ice)
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
Dood. Blend in some fresh fruit or as a replacement some concentrate
Its a good idea but the goal is to keep as much of the classic flavor as we can while boosting the fluid ounces in a single drink.
post #10 of 20
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Dood. Blend in some fresh fruit or as a replacement some concentrate
Careful with fresh fruit. If you make them taste too good you'll suck them down like a shop vac.
post #11 of 20
Tequila. Triple sec. Lime juice.

'Snot hard.
post #12 of 20

Frozen margaritas (or daiquiris)



-fill a blender w/ice (not all the way if you will add fruit)
-add 1/4 to 1/3 w/tequila or rum
-add about 1 1/2 oz of triple sec or Cointreau or Grand Marnier
-12 oz limeade concentrate
-1 table spoon orange juice concentrate or 1 cup fresh orange juice
-if desired, add peaches and/or strawberries or other fruit
-fill balance to top with water

Blend and pour into glasses with rims coated in fresh lime. Salt (or not) rim for margs, sugar for daqs.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sandgroper61 View Post
Tequila. Triple sec. Lime juice.

'Snot hard.
FTW
post #14 of 20
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'Snot hard.
I prefer them unsalted
post #15 of 20
my favorite is 1 jigger tequila (very high quality); 1/2 jigger cointreau; over ice; squeeze lime or if desperate lemon or if really desperate then neither.

Cheers
post #16 of 20
Ice + Tequila + Triple Sec + Freshies Cocktail mix

Freshies was started in Denver by a chef and a bartender from Telluride.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sandgroper61 View Post
'Snot hard.
Eeeeew
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by taw View Post
my favorite is 1 jigger tequila (very high quality); 1/2 jigger cointreau; over ice; squeeze lime or if desperate lemon or if really desperate then neither.

Cheers
My wife made 'The Perfect Margarita' last night using this approach and 100% agave tequila and added a touch of simple sugar.....excellent taste and very effective. :
post #19 of 20
If you haven't discovered the wonders of Almendrado, you need to....
post #20 of 20
Alpinelord, I am so glad that you agree that mix is just not necessary if the tequila is good enough. I always order this in bars or restaurants and I get a really blank look. But it is so simple and of course I never feel any of the effects.

Cheers.
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