My first Cocktail for this website!So since it is my first time playing around and researching for my mixology journey, I decided to keep this Margarita recipe classic and simple with the Mexican theme.
Now in case you don’t know a whole lot about Margaritas, tequila or cocktails. There a couple of things to keep in mind. First, the three types of tequila:
Blanco- Tequila that has rested for a short amount of time.
Reposado- Tequila that has aged in wooden barrels for 2-11 months.
Anejo- Tequila that has aged in wooden barrels for up to 3 years.
You will want to be using Blanco Tequila (at least 95% of the time) when it comes to cocktails as it mixes well with other drinks, ingredients and flavours. tequila that has aged/rested for longer are usually drunk alone, but that’s not always the case.
Also, you will want an 100% agave tequila (it should say it clearly on the bottle). Traditionally, Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, surrounding the city of Tequila. Tequila that includes additives is something you do not want in your cocktail, so getting a 100% agave Tequila sets you on the right track.
Now for me personally, the agave flavor in the Tequila is very strong, so I cut down the Tequila by half an ounce and added plenty of ice in the shaker, so if your taste buds disagree with mine, feel free to add or take away to your personal taste.
- 3 oz 100% agave tequila
- 2 oz Cointreau
- 2 oz Lime juice
- Kosher salt
- 2 handfuls of ice
- Place a glass in the freezer for about 10-20 minutes.
- Place some kosher salt onto a plate, cut a small wedge of lime and use it to wet the rim of the glass slightly. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt so it gets coated then place the lime wedge onto the rim of the glass to garnish it, set the glass aside.
- Add your tequila, Cointreau, lime juice add ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Carefully strain the Contents into the garnished glass.