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Perfect Margarita

DO NOT like the flavor of "Guaycura Damiana" in the margarita - don't care if it's original or not...........

Jul 01, 2014
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Perfect Margarita

1. A Black and Decker model CJ625 - we replace them once a year in our bar. Vitamix IS the best blender anywhere for blended drinks.

2. We have a "Muddler" (not pictured) that we use with 1 tangerine to 5 limes ratio (completely peeled). It came in a Vodka gift pack last year around the holidays............

May 27, 2014
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Perfect Margarita

It works best if you have really good fresh limes, we are fortunate to have them pretty much year round in California. When the limes aren't as good I mix in equal parts of "Bone Daddies" premium margarita mix with the lime juice - it seems to work just as good. "Nellie & Joe's Famous Key West Lime Juice" is also a great add - just go a little at a time until you find what amount you like............

May 25, 2014
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Perfect Margarita

This has been one of the longest threads on the subject - great job everyone! Look, as a bartender and DJ I am qualified to make this statement: "bartending is a lot like dancing - in my humble opinion you can't do anything wrong on the dancefloor, or bar as long as you and your guests are having a good time!

Simple recipe: 2 parts fresh squeezed lime, 2 parts 100% Agave Silver tequila (we like Alquimia 100% organically grown agave), 1/2 part Patron Citronge (triple sec substitute - a nice 80 proof orange sweetener that won't water down your coctail!) Shake hard with big rocks and strain into a frozen martini glass. Enjoy!!!

Pictured Margi is a "muddled" on the rocks with fresh tangerine and lime juices

May 24, 2014
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Perfect Margarita

REMAG 1234 -Opinions????? Isn't that why we are posting here? I think you should go with staight tequilla - sounds like you need to relax a bit! I stand by every word I've posted - the whole extended family, work mates, friends all come to my house for a margi because they like the quality of ingredients and attitude I serve them with!!! Vitamix is the best blender for me and several thousand Starbucks, Juice houses of various names all across this great country of ours! There is a reason why all those businesses use Vitamix - they last almost forever!!! Quality, machines and kitchen tools in the home are a personal choice - BUT - you always get what you pay for! Cutco knives, Kirby vacuum cleaners - these are items you buy once in your life because they outlast you! So go ahead and buy a "new" blender from KMart every couple of years - you will eventually pay out what I did for a good quality blender! In closing I'm glad all of you post on here - and I've tried and tweaked many recipes on here - this is a great site! TAAKEELAdAVE - in rocks margi's I agree with you 100% - The quality and freshness of the lime is everything - We are very fortunate here in California - some of the freshest produce in the nation.........especially citrus!!!!

Aug 23, 2009
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Perfect Margarita

Try the Purple Kimosabi recipe above and let me know what you think!

Jul 16, 2009
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Perfect Margarita

MRAGRAVE - That is a great recipe........................ I just started using the agave nectar - EXCELLENT! I do use 1 more oz of fresh lime juice and it makes it more tart........
Using Valarta Reposado - (100% Agave tequilla) $17.99 for 750 ml
Milagro Agave nectar and limes from Valley produce @ 10 for $1.00

Jul 16, 2009
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Perfect Margarita

I like the Agave Nectar that came with a boxed special with Milagro Tequilla recently - EdE I'm more of the 3-1-3 (3 parts fresh lime juice) The above recipe makes it a 50% alc mixture and it's already strong enough because the PC is also 80 proof! The Patron Citronge (1 part) (at Trader Joes $14.99 4 750L) TJ's was out of Their Blanco last time I was there - it must be pretty good!

Nov 15, 2008
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Perfect Margarita

Latindancer:
REAL SIMPLE - 3 things!

2 shots Patron silver
1 shot Patron Citronge
3 shots fresh squeezed LIME JUICE
Shake with 4 or 5 ice cubes - pour into your favorite glass!

You can split the shots 1 silver, 1 anejo (a little more $$$) But this is really good, and very potent!

Nov 13, 2008
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Perfect Margarita

I'VE NEVER SEEN THE AGAVE NECTAR THERE BUT I WILL LOOK HARDER THIS WEEK - BEEN WANTING TO SEE WHAT EVEYONE IS TALKING ABOUT BUT COULD NOT FIND IT ANYWHERE - HOW MUCH WOULD YOU USE IN A FULL PITCHER (THE ONLY WAY I MAKE EM!)

Mar 17, 2008
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Perfect Margarita

Now that I will try! TJs rocks anyway - luv that place!

Aug 22, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

MMMMMMMMM-that sounds good larochelle! Just a quick fix to my earlier entries - I call Patron Citronge "Patron Citron" for short - sorry if that confused anyone!

I have a new marg called "The purple kimosabi - just add 50/50 mix of blue curaco and strawberry marg mix (instead of citron/cointreau/triple sec) - (yeah it looks purple) tastes like grape juice and nobody at your next party ever heard of one - - - - - - - - !!!

Aug 22, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

That's high octane BB!!! Cointreau is absolutely overpriced / overhyped - remember the Patron Citron is 80 proof as well - sooooo when added into your recipe it would be like 4 shots of tequilla per drink! It will get you there faster!

Try this recipe for your fruit margi lovers:
makes one large pitcher.....
9 OZ 100% agave tequilla
3 OZ Patron Citron
8 frozen peach wedges
12 OZ peach margi mix
Add ice to very top of pitcher
blend for about 2 minutes - - - Buy a Vitamix if you don't already have one! That blender rocks!!!

Aug 21, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

ONE MORE THING - THESE DAM CAP locks!!! Anyone try Bone Daddies Marg mix? I cut this with 1/3 water (to cut sugar content) and mix with one fresh squeezed lime per pitcher full ......... works like a charm!!!

Aug 09, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

HEY SLOBHAN WHAT IS B/C?

EVERYBODY ELSE - HAS ANYONE TRIED THE PATRON CITRON? IF SO WHAT DID YOU THINK?????????

Eat Nopal - YOU ARE 100% CORRECT - TRUE FRIENDS DON'T LET TRUE FRIENDS DRINK CUERVO!!! GOOD FOR CLEANING AEROSPACE PARTS, THOUGH!!!

Aug 09, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

If you are in California - Trader Joe's carries the Patron Citron for $14.99 per 750 l bottle ($22.99 at Bevmo) This stuff is legendary in margarita's and can be used in other sweet drinks - give it a try!!! Don't forget it is 80 proof just like your good tequillas sooooo -be careful these drinks are HIGH OCTANE!!!

Jun 12, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

slobhan - hey try the Patron Citron, it is half the price, same octane or better and you take the cash out of the French pockets!!! Cointreau is WAY overated - leave it to a Pure Tequilla maker to make the best sweet citrus add! Cirgarlady - mix brandy into a marg - that is sacralege!!! LAROCHELLE - you got a marg recipe or ya jus playin???

Jun 06, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

NA - KEEP THE SALT - IT RUINS THE TASTE! IF YOU'RE DOING STAND ALONE SHOTS A LITTLE SALT AND LIME IS OK! AND WHATS WITH SUGARING THE RIM ON FRUITY MARGS - ISN'T THERE ENOUGH CARBS ALREADY???

Apr 03, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

NOT SHOUTING! MY COMPUTER AT WORK IS ALWAYS SET TO CAPS BECAUSE I MAKE LABELS FOR RAW MATERIALS AT AN AEROSPACE MANUFACTURER.............. JUST EASIER TO LEAVE IT THAT WAY 24/7 - CALM DOWN AND TRY MY MARGARITA!!!!

Mar 27, 2007
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Breakfast in Simi

FIREHOUSE CAFE BY FAR IS #1 - STARTED WORKING CLOSE BY A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO - BEEN TO THIS LOCATION 1-2 X PER MONTH FOR BREAKFAST AND EVERYTHING IS EXCEPTIONAL - GREAT COOKS, EXCELLENT SERVICE (W/ SMILES!) AND VERY CLEAN - JUST HAD LUNCH HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME (TODAY!) THEIR "ARSON" CHICKEN SANDWICH IS TOP NOTCH!!! THEY HAVE STEAK FRIES WHICH MANY PLACES AROUND HERE DON'T HAVE......... VERY NICE SELECTION FOR THE LUNCH MENU!!! HEY FIREHOUSE.........GET A WEBSITE AND POST YOUR MENU SO WE CAN ORDER FROM WORK AND COME PICK IT UP!

Feb 24, 2007
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Perfect Margarita

BEEN USING PATRON ANEJO, AND PATRON CITRON (SAME QTY AS THE BLANCO AND COINTREAU) - LESS $$$ WITH A HIGH ALC% SO IT IS STILL HIGH OCTANE!!! SOMETIMES I SPLIT THE CITRON WITH BLUE CURACAO AND ANOTHER SHOT OF TEQUILLA..................TRY IT AND DON'T DRIVE!!!

Feb 24, 2007
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Red Chile–Guava Margarita

SOUNDS GOOD!! WILL MAKE TONIGHT AND REVIEW TOMORROW......................

Feb 24, 2007
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