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
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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


  • 1In a mixing glass or mason jar add all ingredients except the salt and lime garnish.
  • 2Mix well with a spoon or cover the jar and shake very gently.
  • 3To 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.
  • 4Strain contents of shaker over the ice in the glass and garnish with slice of lime.
  • 5Enjoy -- 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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