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Perfect Margarita

The comment was not for drdean, but for future readers. I was not being critical, just inserting a fact for the record. I apologize if it annoyed you and/or Cindy W. Thanks.

Jun 30, 2014
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Uh, Cointreau is triple sec.

Jun 28, 2014
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They did not invent the drink.
Carlos "Danny" Herrera "probably" created the drink at his Tijuana-area restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, around 1938.

Jun 28, 2014
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Had plenty of Mescal since the sixties but looks like I am not living now.

Jun 28, 2014
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no

Jun 28, 2014
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Always do the right thing

Jun 28, 2014
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Guaycura damiana may, or may not have been used in the "original" margarita. I have not had the pleasure of using it but will add to my shopping luster & report back. Good recipe but do keep that salt on your tongue, not in the drink, just saying.

May 24, 2014
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Or just sip the tequila, enjoy the flavor and aroma of Herradura Reposada, one of the world's great sipping Tequilas; savor it. The use of lemon/lime and salt were believed to have been implemented to ease the harsh, bitter flavor of poorly made, inferior tequilas. Herradura was the first 100% Agave tequila imported to the USA. (By Phil Foster & Bing Crosby). Although sold in 2007 to Brown Foreman Corp., Herradura remains true to it's traditions although passionate fans say there is a difference.

May 24, 2014
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After blind tasting with experienced tasters, a natural triple sec came out slightly ahead of Cointreau. But only by a hair. As I have aged I find a preference for natural triple sec in margaritas. Can only have one margarita, these days, but still am in love with the perfect one.

May 24, 2014
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Nice work. I agree. If ice is added to dink it changes it to "on the rocks", not historically original but helps reduce the "oops", too many factor. Small, 5 ounce glasses help with that as well. Yes to salt out of the drink and chilled glass. Thanks for the "heritage" support.

May 24, 2014
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No.

May 24, 2014
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Hmmm, what do you call this?

May 24, 2014
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Cointreau is a brand of triple sec produced in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, France. It is drunk as an apéritif and digestif, and is a component of several well-known cocktails. It was originally called "Curaçao Blanco Triple Sec"

May 24, 2014
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No watermelon?

May 24, 2014
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When I was feeding large crowds, they drank the same drink that I do. More work, more money, but "always do the right thing" works for me.

May 24, 2014
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Always silver because the subtle nuances created from aging in whiskey barrels gets "lost" in the bright citrus flavor. Lemons always taste the same and you will not be able to discern the difference in the drink (limes vary from "sweet" to bland). A natural triple sec has a near perfect blend of orange and subtle sweetness. Use the best weber blue silver you are comfortable with. These days there are many. My choice has always been Herradura, but I am old.

May 24, 2014
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A tasting note factoid: simple syrup has nothing to do with"less is more".

May 24, 2014
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Speechless.

May 24, 2014
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Nice mix, maybe, margarita, probably not.

May 24, 2014
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Oh well.

May 24, 2014
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Enjoy this beverage, whatever it may be.

May 24, 2014
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Nice approach but my taste tests showed a natural triple sec to be a better balance between tequila, lime or lemon, and orange.

May 24, 2014
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Simple syrup is not an ingredient in a Margarita. It is a way for bars to increase profit. Wean us all from sugar.

May 24, 2014
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Salt is to hit your tongue before the drink to stimulate taste buds, not be in the drink to alter taste.

May 24, 2014
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Drink it if you like it but this was the approach in the seventies, faded away for "good" reason...

May 24, 2014
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Key words; kids, honey, agave nectar, cereal.

May 24, 2014
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No offense to the talented Mr. JB.

May 24, 2014
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Sounds like "basically a waste of expensive stuff", to coin a phrase. Then you recommend bad tequila, and Grand Marnier. Logic lost it's way.

May 24, 2014
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Simple Syrup, mix, "nector" (nectar).? Drink what you like, don't be rigid, but, please, don't call it a margarita.

May 24, 2014
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There us that"mix" again. Less is more.

May 24, 2014
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