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    It's national margarita day

    Yay!

    Recipes? Watcha got...

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    3 parts tequila
    2 parts triple sec
    1 part lime juice (fresh squeezed only)
    Fat fuck bubbas are not erosion.

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    I was thinking that was a little heavy on the triple sec... then I usually go for 2 tequila, 1/2 triple sec, 1 lime juice (fresh of course) and 1/4 agave syrup. Occasionally I'll muddle 4-5 fresh slices of jalapeño in the shaker if I am after a slightly spicy marg,
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    Triple Sec is shit.

    Grand Marnier FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    Triple Sec is shit.

    Grand Marnier FTW
    A decent in between option is Patron Citronage. Better than normal cheapo triple sec, cheaper than GM or Cointreau.

    My go-to, day drinking marg is Patron Silver, Citronage, fresh lime. I like about a 3-1-1 ratio.

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    Triple sec being the generic term for Curacao Pierre Ferrand (which is better than Grand Marnier IMO)... kinda like tequila being the generic term for something other that the shit collage kids drink on spring break.
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    My most recent recipe was 4:1 tequila to grand marinier, a little bit of triple sec (less than 1oz), with 2 parts mix and then 1-1.5 fresh limes squeezed in there, in oz, which makes about 2.

    But now I have a bottle of cointreau as well and am trying to get that one dialed in. Last night I had it at 3:1 tequila to cointreau, like 1.5oz mix, a lime, and then a bit of grand marinier poured on top of the margarita in the glass. Seemed acceptable. Also helps to use good tequila. I'm using an anejo called el padrino that was highly rated at total wine and only cost $26.

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    Second on Triple Sec being schwag as fuck. Tequila has to be Hornitos, too. Lately I've been lazy and just get grapefruit juice to go with the Hornitos. So good--jamal you should try it instead of "mix".

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    I was totally unprepared and just don't have the right stuff behind my bar. Fudging it with bottle lime juice Gonna start spelling poorly soon f I don't run out of tequila first

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    I was totally unprepared and just don't have the right stuff behind my bar. Fudging it with bottle lime juice Gonna start spelling poorly soon f I don't run out of tequila first
    Too late

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    2.5 oz, 1.5 oz, 1 lime, half a lemon
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    Cointreau for the win. GM never made much sense for a Margarita...

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    Sometimes, simple is best...

    Tommy’s Margarita
    2 ounces 100% agave tequila
    1 ounce fresh lime juice
    1/2 ounce agave nectar

    http://www.gq.com/story/the-only-mar...ecipe-you-need

    I'm a big fan of Espolòn Reposado. Great mixing tequila and can usually be found for under $25 a bottle.

    If I feel like mixing it up, I'll do
    2 parts tequila
    2 parts fresh lime juice
    1 part Cointreau
    Splash of agave

    I prefer Cointreau over Grand Marnier for both taste and presentation. GM makes the margarita a little brown.
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    Yep. Grand Marnier doesn't make sense because it's cognac based...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Too late
    hehhe yup

    A while ago I got this stuff - Caffo Solara Triple Grand Grand Liqueur. mmm mmm good in a margarita. Description shamelessly borrowed from wine enthusiast website - Made with brandy and oranges from southern Italy, this orange liqueur is rich and authentic, with orange peel and blossom aromas and flavors as well as a long, vanilla-forward finish. A flicker of alcohol-derived heat balances out the sweetness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Sometimes, simple is best...

    Tommy’s Margarita
    2 ounces 100% agave tequila
    1 ounce fresh lime juice
    1/2 ounce agave nectar
    Yup! That's my favorite way to enjoy good quality silver tequila. Been loving Herencia Mexicana lately.
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    Like to say I'm a purist but the best margarita I've had was made with tequila, triple sec, lime, lemon, simple syrup, and egg white served over big square ice cubes. Yeah, they make a difference.

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    It's national margarita day

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    2 parts blanco espolon tequila.
    1 part Cointreau.
    1.5 parts fresh squeezed lime juice.
    Splash of OJ
    Splash of agave nectar.

    2 down and more on the way...

    Oh and shake that shit, it makes a difference.

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    3:2:1
    3: Silver tequila, I like Milagro
    2: Cointreau or Citronage
    1: fresh-squeezed lemon juice, Meyer lemons if you can get them. Limes are generally more bitter.
    And, yeah, shaken.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    3:2:1
    3: Silver tequila, I like Milagro
    2: Cointreau or Citronage
    1: fresh-squeezed lemon juice, Meyer lemons if you can get them. Limes are generally more bitter.
    And, yeah, shaken.
    I was waiting for this as this is what I've been rolling with since you posted it a few years ago.

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    I feel like shit today

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    Woke up at 2am on the couch... hmm.

    Agree on meyer lemons - I will sometimes do half lime juice, half meyer lemon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Limes are generally more bitter
    IMO, that's not a bad thing. I do prefer a lime-lemon combo though.

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    Thursday is National wine day! Remember to hydrate!

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    That was my mistake yesterday. Won't forget on Thursday. I have a bottle of ancient vine Zin waiting to be opened (and emptied.)

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