There is something magical about summer and margaritas. They just seem to go together.
And ever since Tom and I moved to our new apartment in Russian Hill I’ve been hooked on them. The craving started during happy hour at our local favorite, Mezcalito, where I tried their classic with tequila.
It. Was. Delicious.
It’s not like I hadn’t had a margarita before. In college I became well acquainted with the infamous bottle of Kirkland Margarita’s from Costco, a party go to for our friend group. And I’ve also had my fair share of dive bar margarita’s. But this may be the first time I’d had the drink with nice tequila. Or maybe it was my first experience with agave as a sweetener. I’m not sure. But after frequenting the restaurant for a margarita quite a few times more, I was sure that I needed to figure out the recipe for myself.
This Classic Agave Margarita is crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of sweet. To make it really stand out from the margaritas you’ve tried at your local bar, make sure to use a high quality tequila and fresh lime juice from ripe limes. I know, fresh lime juice can be a pain, but it makes a world of difference. If squeezing citrus is the bane of your summer drink making experience, try investing in one of these Citrus Squeezers. They make seriously easy work out of juicing lemons and limes.
Whip one of these up for yourself or two to share with a friend and enjoy!
* Recipe for 1 Margarita
- Run the lime wedge around the outer rim of an old-fashioned glass and dip rim in salt. Fill with fresh ice and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker combine tequila, lime juice, cointreau or triple sec and agave nectar. Fill with ice then close and shake vigorously until the shaker has frosted over, about 20 seconds.
- Strain margarita into prepared glass and garnish with lime wheel, wedge or twist.