DOTW: Margarita

Posted by Anita on 09.15.06 7:33 AM

margarita (c)2006 AECTonight is Noche del Grito, the big celebration on the eve of Mexican Independence Day. Now, I know you probably think that Cinco de Mayo is the equivalent of our July 4, but we gringos concocted that caca del toro… probably in order to sell more Cuervo and Coronas.

When I was in Puebla last May and mentioned that norteamericanos celebrate May 5 as a Mexican holiday, the poblanos were understandably perplexed.

But el 16 de Septiembre is the real deal, so it seems only fitting to make up a batch of Margaritas. Don’t touch that blender, Sancho: The real thing’s served either up or on the rocks, and made with lime juice… none of that sicky-sweet “sour mix.”

2 oz. good-quality silver tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled, salt-rimmed cocktail glass, or serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange twist or a wedge of lime.

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Comment by Sean

Well, I know what we’re drinking tonight then!

Posted on 09.15.06 at 5:42PM

Comment by Liz

So good and yet… so bad. I’m marking Noche de Grito on my calendar for next year. :)

Not to flog anything/one but I found this great syrup recipe that works like quickie marg mix:

4 oz ginger, grated
I cup sugar
I cup fresh lime juice
Boil all together, strain the grated ginger out, refrigerate. Good as a mixer.

Posted on 09.22.06 at 10:44AM

Comment by Anita

Liz, that sounds like an interesting syrup. Maybe with gin? :)

Posted on 09.22.06 at 11:31AM

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