You’d be surprised how difficult it is to find a properly made Margarita. So the old saying holds true: if you want something done right, do it yourself. I have settled on some rather specific spirits and fixins for this one. If you can’t find the exact brands called for here, thoughtful substitutes should yield a perfectly worthy cocktail. But as with anything simple, the devil is in the details, so choose wisely. Once you perfect this Margarita at home, I promise you’ll have a hard time finding a better one in any bar.
Yields: 2 (drinking alone is not recommended!)
2 oz El Tinieblo Joven Mezcal
2 oz Gran Centenario Reposada Tequila
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
3 large, or 4 medium limes
Filtered still water
Organic agave nectar, add to taste. You’re just looking to balance the sour/lime. If you like cloying sweetness in your cocktails, we’ll never be friends.
Pinch unrefined sea salt. I use fine ground Real Salt brand from Utah it has a nice mineral element.
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