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    Default Which premade margarita mix is best?

    I just can't see squeezing limes each time I make a margarita. Is there a mix that is comes close? I already know what you all are going to say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluvmargs View Post
    I just can't see squeezing limes each time I make a margarita. Is there a mix that is comes close? I already know what you all are going to say!
    Please then allow me to be the first to say what you already know...THERE IS NO PRE-MADE MIX THAT COMES CLOSE! That being said...welcome to T.net! If your "Iluvmargs" name is any indication as to your passion for that wonderful cocktail, then my only recommendation to you would be to take the time out and squeeze those fresh limes each and every time! Just add some great 100% de agave tequila and a squeeze of raw agave nectar...shake...and your in business! Seriously, there are certain okay mixes that are out there but they are just that...just okay! If you are into making a lot of Margs then you may want to pick up an electric hand juicer/reamer type machine. They are inexpensive and you can squeeze a bunch of limes and even freeze them in Tupperware containers. Limes and lemons freeze very well. This way you will have plenty of fresh juice on hand at all times. Trust me...I make copious amounts of Margs at my parties and it has worked very well for me. Buenos Suertes Amiga!
    Sip & Savor... please don't shoot!

    Salud, Jim

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    Default I squeezed a lime!

    One lime made 1 oz of juice. I mixed a little Cointreau with it. I think I will look for a juicer of some sort. Great idea. One more question, what type of agave nectar? I see it at grocery store now. It's in a plastic bottle. What exactly should it say on the front? I can go to Total Wine and BevMo too.

    You are right, I have to do this right! I have a collection of at least 30 bottles of tequila! I have been buying Bone Daddy mix. Went to Tucson to Casino Del Sol and the tequila bar there made fresh margs. They squeeze their limes and use agave nectar. I knew then I have to change my recipe!

    Thanks so much for your suggestions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluvmargs View Post
    One lime made 1 oz of juice. I mixed a little Cointreau with it. I think I will look for a juicer of some sort. Great idea. One more question, what type of agave nectar? I see it at grocery store now. It's in a plastic bottle. What exactly should it say on the front? I can go to Total Wine and BevMo too.

    You are right, I have to do this right! I have a collection of at least 30 bottles of tequila! I have been buying Bone Daddy mix. Went to Tucson to Casino Del Sol and the tequila bar there made fresh margs. They squeeze their limes and use agave nectar. I knew then I have to change my recipe!

    Thanks so much for your suggestions!
    Welcome! +1 on squeezing fresh and freezing the extra. Regarding agave nectar, I personally like the lighter colored versions so as to not add too much brown color to the marg. Also, I dilute the nectar 1:1 with warm water and store in a squeeze bottle. I keep my lime juice in a squeeze bottle as well. With the diluted nectar, the ratio for the marg is then 1 part lime juice, 1 part diluted nectar, and 2 parts tequila. You can start with that ratio and adjust according to your taste. For example, if you like the Cointreau, you may replace a little agave nectar with a little Cointreau. If you like it sweet, you can add Cointreau on top of the regular amount of agave nectar.

    Saludos!

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    Try these:
    https://www.drinkripe.com/Default.asp

    BevMo! - Tommy's Original Margarita Mix

    I've tried both and they are excellent for when fresh is not
    "There are two ways to sleep well at night... be ignorant or be prepared." - Simon Black, Editor of the Sovereign Man blog. and I believe the best way to do that might be to have plenty of good tequila around.

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