Last updated 6/12/2012 12:46:14 AM. Recipe ID 6398. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Killer margs
Categories: Beverages, Alcohol
Yield: 1 Servings
3 Parts Sunkist Sweet & Sour
1 Part GOOD tequila
1 Part Cointreau or
Juice of 1/2 lime**
Dash of salt
*can use triple sec, but I wouldn't **3 limes for small-med. pitcher
Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Pour into tall glass with ice (can be shaken, if done right) and
retire to the patio to watch the sunset.
You can blend, but the additional ice dilutes the flavor, and you
lose the beauty and purity of the margarita
Fruit flavored margs must be blended if using fresh or frozen fruit --
fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries) need LOTS of extra sugar AND
the fresh lime juice. I haven't found any syrups that cut the mustard
as far as flavoring "rocks" margs.
I take my margaritas seriously, and would be happy to get into
off-line discussions with anyone wishing to discuss further.
NOTE ON TEQUILA: I like Sauza Conmemorativo, but Cuervo 1800 works.
Exceptional tequilas like Sauza Tres Generaciones, Patron Anejo and
other $20-$40 bottles are wasted on margs and should be reserved for
NOTES: I agree...a little salt here and there does wonderful things
to many recipes (including non-food). In fact, one of the secrets to
my TDF margaritas is salt IN the mixture. (I hate salt on the glass
rim, but when you use fresh lime, the salt helps balance the tart
citrus with the biting tequila.) I used to live in New Mexico, and I
cook Mexican food more than any other style, so I HAVE to have a
great marg recipe.
The other secret is Sunkist Sweet & Sour mix (which I've only found
at one alcohol distributor open to the public...Beverage Warehouse,
Marina del Rey). All the S&S mixes on the grocery store are
compltely inadequate, and "margarita mixes" don't have the right
blend of flavors (oddly enough). An old friend who used to tend bar
at a restaurant where they made KILLER margs enlightened me about
Sunkist's mix. I've since noticed it at MOST restaurants/bars that
have great margaritas. IMHO, nothing else comes close (except fresh
squeezed lemon and lime juice, which requires extra sugar and is more
difficult to balance the flavors, but can be done and is heavenly
when it works).
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