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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Celebrate: The Margarita

In a Spanish language, "Margarita," means Daisy. In old Victorian times a "daisy was the symbol of innocence. In English, a margarita is a recipe for scandalous evening. The Margarita has been the victim of drink impersonators, high calorie sugar and lime mixes, and floor word down under aged and over dressed teens. A real margarita; is more that a frothy booze slurpee. When properly made a margarita is fun loving, while classy and smart.

A good margarita is dependent on its ingredients. Fortunately; the ingredient list is simple. Tequila, triple sec, lime/lime juice, and ice. Choose a tequila made from 100% agave, as many tequila are cut with a rum.
I like repasado personally.

A margarita does not have to be a calorie trap. Margaritas can easily be made skinny by using fresh ingredients and going light on the booze.

Classic Margarita
1.5 oz Tequila
.5 oz Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or Patron Citronge
fresh lime juice
Lime wedges

In a shaker over ice combine the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. 

Run the lime wedge around the rim of the glass, and dip the glass in salt. 

Add ice to the glass, and pour the shaker contents over the ice. 


Watermelon Margarita

1.5 oz tequila
.5 once triple sec, or citronge
2 oz watermelon juice
1 oz lime juice
water melon spears for garnish

In a shaker combine all ingredients, shake until well blended. Strain and pour into an ice filled high ball or goblet glass. Garnish with a spear of watermelon and enjoy!

For more delicious margarita ideas check out The Patron Social Club

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