Looking for something relaxing to drink with my newest recipe for Plantain Nachos? These margaritas with paleo-friendly ingredients will be perfect just!
I’ve fond thoughts of the very first time I started making margaritas at home over 7 years back, which is the drink that basically kicked off what is becoming an ongoing passion of mine as it pertains to craft cocktails & spirits. I am certain many will concur that there is actually nothing much better than enjoying a well-made margarita on the hot day-especially when paired with tasty Mexican food and good company!
As you could imagine, my preferred recipe has evolved quite through the years significantly. It is constantly on the impress me that you can order a margarita at 10 different restaurants or pubs and finish up using what seems like 10 very different drinks. That is because of the known truth that we now have so many factors included, including what specific tequila is used, if it offers Triple Sec or another orange liqueur, fresh-squeezed citrus vs. a pre-made special & sour mix, and what sweetener can be used.
My “margarita trip” started with buying pre-made margarita blend… just add the tequila! Then i shifted to using organic bottled lime juice and organic agave nectar through the trend when people thought that it was a “healthier” sweetener. What advanced following that is the formula I have already been using for recent years now, which I wished to present to everyone!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Blanco tequila (100% agave)
Clover Honey* (or another light-colored honey)
Warm Drinking water*
Cocktail shaker (A Blender Container works as a great substitute)
Fine Strainer (optional)
Just a little lesson on tequila
When purchasing tequila, you should look for bottles that clearly declare that the tequila is “100% agave“, which means that no sugar, water, or other fillers have been added. If it doesn’t obviously say this someplace on the container, steer clear!
For Margaritas, I favor a “blanco” tequila, meaning it was bottled soon after distillation or aged significantly less than 8 weeks in stainless or neutral oak barrels. Blanco tequilas have a cleaner and brighter flavor account typically, which really shines in a margarita whereas Reposado (aged in oak for 2 – a year) and Anejo (aged for over 12 months) tequilas are usually designed for sipping. Here are some brands to look out for:
Tapatio – this is the best for margaritas and other tequila-based cocktails currently. An excellent value as well at $30 for a 1-liter bottle
Siete Leguas ($35-40)