Thursday, April 23, 2009
With Cinco de Mayo approaching, men who like their margaritas should buy a bag of limes and check their bar inventory to ensure they are ready to enjoy the holiday. My favorite recipe for the day stays as far away as possible from pre-mixed sweet and sour:
-4 parts agave Tequila (Cuervo 1800 or better)
-4 parts fresh lime juice
-1-4 parts Grand Marnier depending on taste - I like less rather than more
Shake the ingredients with ice to chill and pour into a martini glass that should be free of salt (salt is a custom originally intended I am told to obscure the taste of low quality ingredients). Garnish with lime.
Ice is unnecessary as the drink should be consumed before it has an opportunity to get warm. Enjoy.