Today is Cinco de Mayo and is traditionally celebrated with a margarita! What better day then to launch my quest for the best margarita ever!
There are two parts to this quest.
1. Best recipe
2. Place/bartender that crafts the best margarita
As for part 1 my present favorite served in a salt rimmed glass is:
- 2 oz tequila
- 1/2 oz agave nectar
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz chilled water
For places to find margaritas here in Tampa Bay it is the V.I.P. on Treasure Island. I wish I had spent more time at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco to explore the variety of tequila and margaritas that they create.
What is it you like about margaritas in terms of taste and experience? What makes your favorite, your favorite?
I expect that I’ll have a long thirsty road in front of me, but I feel up to the challenge!
My exploration so far has led me to the following conclusions/guidelines
- Use only 100% Agave tequilla
- Silver Tequilla is the best choice as it provides good flavor but not overwhelmingly so.
- I don’t like lower end Triple Sec so am trying Margarita variants using Grand Marnier and Cointreau