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Thread: Agave Nectar vs Simple Syrup

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    Default Agave Nectar vs Simple Syrup

    I prefer the flavor or agave nectar over simple syrup in my margarita - but prefer the viscosity of simple syrup over nectar. I feel that agave nectar can make a margarita too thick. Any suggestions to solving this dilema?

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    Add a splash of water... some of the agave nectar offered by the tequila brands are watered down, not sure of the exact ratio.

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    I have actually started pre-diluting my agave syrup/nectar at a 1:1 ratio with hot water. It's not necessary to heat in a sauce pan. I put several ounces of nectar/syrup in a measuring cup, add the same amount of hot tap water, and stir. It dissolves quite easily. I then transfer the mixture to a squeeze bottle and am ready to make cocktails. I also keep a squeeze bottle of fresh-squeezed lime juice on-hand.

    1 oz. lime juice
    1 oz. diluted agave nectar
    2 oz. tequila

    I prefer the lighter colored agave nectar so my margs don't come out a brownish/green color. The color of the nectar does not affect the sweetness. Both dark and light nectar is 60 calories per tablespoon, and 16 grams of sugar. The color of the nectar is determined by how long it is cooked, and how much filtration is applied. There may be more of a maple syrup taste to the darker stuff, but technically it is not sweeter.

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    Thanks for the help!

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