Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Real Margaritas

In honor of Mardi Gras on the 21st, I thought I would share with you a killer recipe for Margaritas. Many years I spent, loving what I thought was a Margarita. Blending Tequila, Margarita Mix, and ice garnished with a little salt and lime, I thought I had it all figured out.

Then, Dan's Uncle Rory came to town. Period. Oh man had I been missing out! I will never go back! I can't believe I enjoyed that over sweet, artificial, pre-made mix. I was so excited when he was willing to share his secrets to make real margaritas! Yippee!!

I used to keep this recipe in my phone so that I could whip it out when needed. I now have it memorized because once I start making them, everyone keeps asking for more. Uncle Rory warned me about this, and said when he has a party he usually uses the same ratios in larger portions and just makes a HUGE batch in a dispenser with a spout. Now that is a party!

For those of you looking for a true Margarita recipe, here she is! This is the real deal folks! This drink is for men not boys. The first sip may seem a bit strong, it may make you question my alcohol tolerance level. If you give it a minute, and another sip or two, you will be in Margarita Heaven. Believe me.

Enjoy with chips, salsa, guacamole, or fish tacos.
If you don't have any of that food, simply wearing a sombrero while drinking will do just fine.

If you want another great drink recipe, try Fresh Squeezed Hard Lemonade. Click here for the recipe. It is the If you want proof, ask all the "happy" people at my little sisters graduation party last May.

Real Margaritas
From Dan's Uncle Rory - The mixology master

2 shots Tequila
1 shot Triple Sec
1/2 shot Rosa Lime
1 1/2 - 2 1/2 shot Limeade
1/2 Lime freshly squeezed
1 tsp of Agave Nectar

Put all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake shake shake.
Be sure the Agave Nectar is shaken in and not on the bottom.
Don't have a shaker?
     -I use a plastic lidded protein shake container for my shaker so I can see the bottom.
     -You can also use two large glasses and just continue to pour mixture back and forth until
      mixed well.
Pour mixture into a glass, salted rim if desired.
If you area beginner you made want to add a tinch more limeade...or maybe a small splash of OJ.

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