Perfect Agave Margarita

Perfect Agave Margarita Recipe

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Bob Koch


Much research has caused me to determine that most Americans have been led down the 'preverbal' path in the ingredients of a great margarita. We have grown to love lime aid with some added tequila as what we know as a margarita. Hopefully this recipe will help to change that. But, as I always say--to each his/her own. Some will like my recipe and some will not.

Caveat: I am posting this because when I posted some suggestions on here, my comments were deleted and I was barred from commenting. Some other posters who had comments other than just praise for the cook endured the same fate.


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 or 2 or many (meaning scalable)
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 2 oz
    silver or reposado 100% agave tequila
  • 1 oz
    freshly squeezed lime juice (not bottled)
  • 1/2 oz
    agave nectar (adjust up/down for sweetness)
  • 1 oz
    fresh cool water
  • 1 slice
    lime for garnish (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    course salt for rim (optional)

How to Make Perfect Agave Margarita


  1. In a mixing glass or mason jar add all ingredients except the salt and lime garnish.
  2. Mix well with a spoon or cover the jar and shake very gently.
  3. To salt the rim of your glass (optional) drag a cut lime around the rim and then gently dip the rim in a saucer filled with fluer de sel so that the salt sticks to the rim.
    Fill the glass to the top with ice.
    Add cocktail mixture to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until well chilled. About 30 seconds.
  4. Strain contents of shaker over the ice in the glass and garnish with slice of lime.
  5. Enjoy -- repeat.

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About Perfect Agave Margarita

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #tequila, #Margarita, #Agave

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