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Margarita Cocktail

Margarita Cocktail

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Served straight up or on the rocks, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails of all time. And for good reason! It will cool you down on a hot day or warm you up on a cool day. Any day is a good day for a margarita.

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  • Calories:
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 5770 mg
  • 231%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Sprinkle salt on a small plate. Lightly wet the rim of a cocktail glass or margarita glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in salt to coat. Set aside.
  2. Combine tequila, orange-flavored brandy, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass or a salt-rimmed, ice-filled margarita glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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MasterPo
15
8/19/2012

Pity the poor Margarita. The original concoction was a relative of the Sidecar: brandy, Cointreau & lemon juice served in sugar rimmed glass. The Margarita substituted tequila, with lime and salt being the traditional accompaniments. Then the mongrelization began. When I came upon the Margarita in the 70’s, it had been reduced to cheap tequila, bar mix and a pound of ice to be processed in a blender: an adult Slurpee. Follow the above recipe as if your life depended on it. Use a quality tequila, Cointreau and fresh squeezed lime juice. Triple Sec has always been used by bars as a cheap substitute for Cointreau, but they don’t taste the same. As far as turnbot’s use of an eggwhite, you are on your own. A Margarita is a cocktail, not the breakfast of champions.

turnbot
7
7/4/2012

This recipe is not bad: my "perfect margarita" calls for only half an ounce of triple sec (as opposed to 1 once; that much will override the great tequila flavour). Speaking of tequila: your margarita will be as good as the tequila you buy! Avoid the "well-brand" tequilas: for an affordable yet tasty tequila, get Cazadores or El Jimedor reposado. I'm not a fan of "straight up" style margaritas, so I'll always have mine with lots of rocks (ice), or blended. If you want a really frothy, truly PERFECT margarita... Before shaking, throw in half an egg white into your shaker! You'll never go back - trust me!