July 17, 2013

Classic Margarita

This is an adaptation from Jim Meehan’s PDT Cocktail Book. We substituted Grand Marnier and simple syrup for Cointreau and agava syrup because that’s what we had on hand. Grand Marnier and Cointreau are both orange liqueurs, but since Grand Marnier is made with congnac, I think it makes a smoother drink.

As far as the tequila goes, it doesn’t have to be super expensive, but make sure you get the silver or white variety (the clear kind), that’s preferably made from 100% blue agave. Finally, and most importantly, use fresh lime juice. One drink uses less than one lime. It’s the single most important step.

Classic Margarita 

2 oz tequila blanco
.75 oz grand marnier
.75 lime juice
.25 simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake until the shaker is frosty. Pour into a chilled coup glass. Cheers.

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