Friday, October 22, 2010

Firewater Friday . . . Margarita

The name I chose for 10th grade Spanish class was Margarita . . . it’s interesting that the man I married just so happens to LOVE margaritas.  Just sayin’.

In its purest form the margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila mixed with triple sec and lime, often served with salt on the glass rim. It is usually served shaken with ice, on the rocks, blended with ice or without ice.   Margaritas fall into the cocktail classification of a sour; which consist of a Spirit, Cordial, and Juice.

A classic margarita is distinctly tart.  The American sweet tooth is used to a sweeter version and typically a simple syrup or powdered sugar is added to accommodate this preference.

Add strawberry or banana or other fruit and blend with ice for a delicious but bastardized version of the classic.

1 ½  ounces tequila
½ ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce of fresh lime juice
2 tsp powdered sugar – optional

Pour over crushed ice, stir. Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt then choose your option:

On the rocks . . . pour over ice, drink.
Straight up . . . pour, drink
Frozen . . . blend with ice, pour drink

1 comment:

  1. Yes, those are the proper ingredients...minus the sugar, but they flagged that as "optional".

    The key is freshly squeezed lime juice, and good tequila made from 100% agave. (I like 1800.) No Jose Cuervo Gold. And for the love of $DEITY, no pre-mixed stuff. That has so much sugar in it, it's like alcoholic Gatorade.