In honor of National Margarita Day, I’d like to share with you a simple n sweet recipe that my hubby K used for creating at-home margaritas for us last weekend.
People who know me well know that my go-to drink of choice is always a margarita, preferably accompanied by super-salty nachos. There’s just something about the tanginess of the lime, and the saltiness of the chips that always hits the right spot.
That said, too many times I am served inferior stuff in Bangalore’s bars. And quite a few times I don’t actually want to drive far to the really good joints in Indra Nagar, Koramangala, or MG Road, just to get a drink.
My two criteria for a recipe was:
- Doesn’t need shakers or any mixing equipment that I don’t have
- Doesn’t need exotic or expensive ingredients
- Does have to be super-tasty, and just the way I like it
K took it upon himself like a challenge and tried various combinations, mixes, and brands. Finally, last weekend he hit pay-dirt doing his version of margarita, which I absolutely loved.
- Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila – 2 measures
- Lemon squash – 2 measures
- Ice cube trays with ice – 2
Just mix them all up together in a blender, and blend on high until it gets nice and frothy. Add to a tumblr, salt the edge of it, and garnish with a lemon.
It was absolutely delicious. Only two changes I would do to the recipe – cut the amount of tequila, and maybe add some mint leaves for flavor.
Sounds tres simple, non? Why were we struggling to get it right earlier?
Turns out a good margarita really depends on using a quality tequila. We were using cheaper brands, and so we ended up getting a metallic aftertaste. The Jose Cuervo is absolute gold though, and even though its pricey, I think it’s worth every rupee or dollar spent. We picked it up at the duty-free during our holidays, now that we know it’s perfect, we have to check and see if it’s available in the city, and if so at what cost.
Until then, we ration the bottle that we do have 🙂
What is your favorite go-to drink after a long hectic work week? Do you have any favorite drink recipes you’d like to share?
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