I miss the days when I could have a REGULAR margarita. You know the fabulous concoction smoothly pouring out of the machine at your favorite “Cheers” or dining establishment? Rewind about 30 years ago…yes…30, when I was in my 20’s and not a sugar care in the world. As time marched forward I began to not feel so great after a night of a regular margarita consumption filled with a subpar sweet-and-sour mix that is sure to send you home with tummy issues. I had to shift gears. I am just going to put this out there. I am picky…poor bartenders that must deal with me as I am a bartender’s nightmare. I often ask, how is it so difficult to make a margarita, so I developed a recipe that is PERFECT for me, hence the name. My recipe is sweetened naturally and made with fresh juices…NOT too sweet and a balance is key. Enjoy!
Perfectly Skinny Margarita
Kosher salt or tajin
2 ounces silver tequila
1.5 ounces fresh lime juice
1-ounce fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon light agave nectar, or to taste
1 lime wedge or round for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, orange juice and agave. Shake for 30-
45 seconds. Pour into salt-rimmed glass, garnish, and serve immediately.
~I use 100% agave tequila labeled white, silver or Blanco. Our favorite is Silver Patron or Don Julio Silver.
~With or without salt? Line half the rim of your glass with salt or tajin so you can control how much salt you taste with each sip. Pour a layer of salt or tajin onto a small plate. Run a lime wedge around half off the rim of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt or tajin at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to cover the rim of the glass
~I’ve found the easiest way to juice limes is with a handheld juicer like this one
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Breville The Citrus Press
Chef’n Lemon & Lime Juicer Set
Jacobsen Salt Co. Classic Margarita Salt
Casamigos Red Chile Salt Rimmer
Williams Sonoma Mini Margarita Salt Set
Confetti Margarita Glasses, Set of 4
Single-Wall Cocktail Shaker
Linen Double Hemstitch Cocktail Napkins