Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Agave Margarita

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, which, in my mind at least, kicks off margarita season. For the last several years, I had been making margaritas based on the same recipe. It was pretty heavy on the lime juice and the triple sec, making it both sweet and overly acidic. I don't know why I kept using that recipe except that I liked it, but I didn't love it. Well, I've just found a margarita recipe that I love: the agave margarita.
This recipe comes from the pages of the most recent Bon Appetit. Tequila takes center stage here, so try to use a decent one. The lime juice gives just the perfect amount of tartness, while the agave syrup replaces what is traditionally triple sec or Cointreau. 
  Because there isn't too much lime juice in there, you can hand squeeze what you need pretty quickly. I was a little worried that they wouldn't be lime-y enough or that there would be something lost without the flavor of the orange liqueur. But this margarita has great flavor, and it goes down very, very easily. (Don't say I didn't warn you!)
Agave Margarita
  • kosher salt
  • ice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tbs light agave syrup
  • 2 tbs fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge, for garnish
1. Place the kosher salt in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of your glass with a bit of lime juice, and then  turn the glass over onto the dish of salt.
2. Place ice into the glass. Pour in tequila, agave, and lime juice. Stir, and garnish with lime wedge. (You could also place ice, tequila, agave, and lime juice into a shaker, shake, and strain into a margarita glass.)

 

9 comments:

  1. Mmmm! That looks fantastic!

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    1. Hi ladies! I finally got around to trying this today, and it's fantastic! Thanks for showing us another winner!

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  2. this looks incredible! i just yesterday got to flipping through this months BA and saw this....i love seeing it in action before giving it a whirl! delicious :)

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    1. This month's issue of BA is on fire! These margaritas were awesome, we just made the Lemon Yogurt cake the other day, and I think Dulcie's made at least one of the dinner entree recipes. A new record for actual cooking from one issue of one magazine?! :)

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  3. Margaritas.... yum. My all-time favorite cocktail! Definitely going to try this one.

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  4. This was so yummy and so easy to make! I love this lightened version-not so sugary! Oh and definitely about to make the french yogurt cake :)

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  5. I had agave margarita in Mexico and it is amazing!!

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  6. Not too sweet and not too sour? Sounds like my kind of drink!

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