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Everybody knows the Margarita. Though, most don't know how to make it properly. Usually it is some disgusting blender full of mix and and a mixto tequila. Make it right with tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. That's it. Keep it simple and keep it delicious. (Though, in this video, I do a mezcal rinse of the glass to give the drink a bit of flavor depth. Try it out.)
1.75oz tequila (blanco or reposado)
.5oz lime juice
mezcal rinse (optional)
Add the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice to your cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Add a small amount of mezcal to your cocktail glass and coat in the inside of the glass. Double strain into the glass.
You should never make a margarita from a mix. I'm Brian Johnson, and this
episode of Better Cocktails at home; we're going to be making the
margarita. It's a classic and I like to follow some tried and true
techniques, so let's get started.
Now, a margarita is a tequila based cocktail, as everybody knows, and I
generally, I'm going to use a Reposado in this one I'm making, but I
generally either use a Blanco or a Reposado. I think they both kind of
work, they both add a different variation. The Blanco's a little more
bright. The Reposado is a little bit more relaxed, kind of a feeling to it,
but I say make them both and see what you think.
And I'm going to do an ounce, one and three quarters ounces of tequila; and
add that to our shaker. And then the second is a sweetener and we're using
Cointreau or a Triple Sec. Cointreau's a really nice Triple Sec and I would
recommend spending the money on it. It makes your drinks much better. So
we're going to do one ounce of Cointreau. Add that to our mixing tin. Then
finally we're going to do half an ounce of lime juice, and then we add that
to our mixing tin.
Now, you'll notice that the ingredients I've added, this is what we call a
sour and there's other cocktails that are exactly the same format of what's
called a sour, it's a category of cocktail. So in this case we have a base
spirit which is tequila, we have a sweetener of Cointreau or Triple Sec.
Then we added lime juice for the souring agent and if you look at other
cocktails that are just like this, like the Sidecar is another classic,
which it's the same exact formula and the proportions are different
depending on how you make it. But it's got the same thing, a spirit base, a
sweetener and a sour. And kind of once you've learned that, that triangle
in the sour category of cocktail, you can kind of really take that and riff
on a little bit and do your own thing.
But, it's a very important kind of drink to learn how to make and you can
understand how the three things interplay together. And because we have
lime juice in this, we're going to shake this cocktail up, because it's
cloudy to start with so we want to continue with that. And I'm using a
Boston shaker for this and not using two metal tins. Sometimes you see
people use a metal tin and a paint glass, it works, but I prefer metal.
Shake it about 80 seconds, nice and firm.
Then, I'm going to do a little bit something extra for my margaritas. When
I do it sometimes I'll just do it with that and do it and make it, but I'm
going to add a little bit of Mescal to the glass, and just do a little
rinse of that. And Mescal is also in agave based spirit, it's related to
tequila, but it has, it's created in a different way. It's distilled in a
different process and it has a lot of smokiness to it. And it just really
adds an interesting dimension.
So it doesn't take much, just a tiny bit. Get it nice and coated. And then
give it a little extra flavor, and then once you're done with that, we're
going to double strain, and double straining catches all those small shards
of ice and keeps it from watering down the cocktail. And you can garnish
with a lime if you want to, I frequently don't. I generally find it
doesn't, you don't really need the oil from limes, because limes don't
really produce a lot of oil so you're not really missing that. But I find
that it works just as well without a garnish, so.
In this case, definitely you get a lot of agave, you get the tequila, I
mean, it really comes through, it should be forward. And you get sweetness,
a little orange from the Cointreau, and then obviously the lime juice comes
in. And when you add the Mescal , like, I didn't coat the glass with it,
it's, you get a little bit a depth of flavor, a little bit of smoke to it,
and it just kind of adds just a different component. But, I implore you to
not drink mixed margaritas. Don't drink ones that are slushies' generally.
If you make it like this and you blend it up, maybe it's totally different,
but as a rule generally, you should make it as a sour cocktail; and it
works really well when you taste it like this. I think you'll find that
when you create one it just adds a lot to it and it's a really wonderful
cocktail and it's a reason why it's so popular. But that's how you make the