I forgot to mention how easy it is with very little supplies. All you need is 3 cabillitos or tall shot glasses and a 'martini shaker'. Just fill 1 cabillito full with tequila, dump it in with a half cabillito with the lemon or lime juice into the ice filled shaker then add about 3 'glugs' of agave nectar(more or less to taste), shake it up. Then pour into the 2 remaining cabillitos rimmed with the sugar. Yummm
Life is too short to drink bad tequila!!!
sounds like marg shots to me. Thats the basic recipe I use for margs.
I like fresh squeezed better but the quality of limes varies up here so much that it is extremely hit and miss. I have started using a blend of fresh and Nellie and Joes Famous Keywest lime juice for more consistency and its working. I like Key Limes the best but they are almost impossible to get up here.
That stuff seems expensive but would really cut down on the labor it takes to squeeze a party pitcher of margaritas. I myself can't seem to find "great" limes...I use Key Limes most of the time but when I don't want to squeeze 50 limes, I go for the larger ones. I end up feeling almost every lime in the display case to pick out the ones I want...
Tequila Don Valente....ask for it.
Sip & Savor... please don't shoot!
Thanks TT I may take you up on the offer someday.
More tequila, less lime juice.
I'm definitely at 2oz of my reposado, but probably only 1/2-3/4oz of lime juice. I like the Nellie and Joe's as well...very tart. And probably only 1tsp of agave nectar.
Another alternative is Rose's Sweetened Concentrated Lime Juice. It is clear (no pulp whatsoever) and syrupy, but also very tart. You only need about 1tbsp. You can find it amongst the mixers at the grocery store in a clear glass bottle.
Even just agave nectar is good with something like Casa Noble Reposado to bring out the vanilla and caramel tones.
Also, no shaker for me. I just use a spoon or swirl it around a bit.