another recipe I've been perfecting for a long,
long time. The final adjustment was getting the
right brand of tequila and the right brand of
El Teso Platinum tequila
1 measure Luxardo Triple Sec
1 measure Rose's sweetened lime juice
lemon juice, to taste (try about 1 tsp)
and margarita salt, for garnish
lime wedge and run it around the rim of the
margarita glass. Roll the glass through the
margarita salt to decorate. Combine ingredients in
the glass and fill with plenty of ice. (For a
frozen margarita, combine the ingredients with the
ice in a blender and blend as desired (I prefer it
not totally blended, but with some chunks of ice of
various sizes left).
use the golden tequila (reposado or añejo),
but a good silver tequila really works much better,
providing a fesh, light foil to the other
ingredients. El Tesoro is by far the best in its
price range. A little more expensive than
Cuervo, but much, much better.
You can use
any orange liqueur for the triple sec. Grand
Marnier and Cointreau are popular alternatives.
Despite the reputation of these, I find the
Luxardo triple sec to work perfectly in this
recipe. Avoid the cheap (Bols) stuff.