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Perfect Margarita

Thanks, BOB G. I really like the taste of the tequila so I emphasize that. On the other hand, I only drink these when I'm not planning to drive and if I serve them guests, I make them lighter or make sure the guests have a DD. The way I make my Margaritas, they definitely have a tendency to kick butt.
The reason I ask the question about TJ's Blanco, is that I think the Don Julio's Blanco makes better Margaritas than the Hornitos Reposado. The Don Julio's is just too expensive, especially these days.

Nov 15, 2008
EdE in Recipes

Perfect Margarita

Has anyone tried using Trader Joe's 100% Agave Blanco in their Margaritas? It's about $20 a bottle which is way cheaper than Patron or Don Julio (which I recently bought at a special sale at Costco for $29) but a bit more than the Hornitos Reposado that Costco regularly sell for $35 for 1.5 liters.

Just in case anyone is interested, my recipe is a 3-1-1 ratio of tequila, to Coutreau and freshly squeezed lime juice with a splash of agave nectar.

Nov 15, 2008
EdE in Recipes

Perfect Margarita

Thanks flyfishchef, et.al.,
I bought a 1.5 liter Hornitos reposado from Costco for $35 and it seems to work well. Don’t worry any of you; I have an orange tree (I live in Arizona) and juice the fruit all winter long on a bar juicer. It works great on fresh limes and along with the Cointreau and some agave nectar, the Margaritas and turning out great but not perfect yet. Both my wife and I like our Margaritas on the sour side and with the distinct taste of the tequila. I’m not quite there yet but I’ll let folks know when I get to my own version of perfect.

Jul 14, 2008
EdE in Recipes

Rules for Margarita Greatness

This is an interesting discussion, but my question is what is a good, reasonably priced tequila to use. I know enough not use Mixtos and that using high end añejos would be a waste but what specific claros or reposados would work well with the fresh ingredients I will otherwise be using. Thanks.

Jul 02, 2008
EdE in Features

Perfect Margarita

Many, if not most, of the comments have dealt with what type of sweetener to use or some other secondary ingredient in the Margarita. There has not, however, been a discussion on the most important ingredient, the tequila. I’m not about to use anything that comes out of plastic bottle but I’m also not going to use my Don Julio 1942. Any suggestions?

Jul 02, 2008
EdE in Recipes