try out these Margarita recipes.
MARGARITA TO DIE FOR!
2 OZ. Patron Gold Tequila
1/2 OZ. Grand Marnier
1/2 OZ. Cointreau
1/4 OZ. Roses Lime Juice or squeeze 1/2 of a real lime.
Top off with Tavern sour mix and a splash of OJ,salted rim, flash blend, pour
over ice and there you go!!
For a frozen one, add 1 packet of equal or a
ounce of sweet simple syrup (thick sugar water mixture) this makes up for the
lost sweetness from the blended ice.
The Skip and Go Naked Margarita:
oz. fresh lime juice
all ingredients, except beer, pour into a 12 oz. chilled beer mug and top with
ice cold beer. Pour the beer in gently.
Ready for Sex Margarita :
PART TEQUILA ( PREFERABLY SAUZA 3 GENERACIONES )
PART DAMIANA LICOR
PART COINTREAU ( LICOR DE NARANJA )
PART FRESH SQUEEZED LIME JUICE
1/2 PARTS GRAPEFRUIT SODA
THE ROCKS, NO SALT
HISTORY OF THE MARGARITA
It was the 4th
of July in Ensenada, which by the way means nothing in Mexico, when Oscar, a bartender
at El Toreador, was asked by a customer to make her a "Magnolia." Oscar,
didn't have a clue as to what a "Magnolia" was. Not wanting to admit that
he hadn't heard of the drink, he made one up. Oscar tossed in some tequila for
starters, then Cointreau, and finished it off with a twist of lime. The woman
downed the drink and said "That's the best daisy I've ever had."
Oscar realized the woman didn't have a clue about what she had ordered. But,
he liked the way the name Daisy translated into Spanish. With a grin, Morales
said "Daisy, en espanol, la Margarita." The woman said, "I loved it. Give me
Subject: Origin of the Margarita!
It was a warm and breezy day. I was adding the necessary
provisions to the Margarite. We would be casting off soon. In my time sailing
was a troubled means of navigation. I am older than all of you. I have sailed
this vast ocean for 10 score. Sail us this day from the Yucatan. Before we went
underway, we had all that could be needed. Limes and oranges for the scurvy, good
Mexican grog for medicinal purposes, and exotic foods and spices from this ocean
washed desert known as Yucatan were carefully iced down and salted.
As we distanced
ourselves from the Yucatan, we set bearing on the out islands of the Caribbean.
Early the following dawn, as I lay resting upon the helm, I awoke to the ripping
of timbers. Soon, the beautiful Margarite'slid under the water's surface and left
me and my crew to the remaining flotsam. We bobbed about on ice blocks, and boxes
of citrus and booze. We steered to an island, were the fans of a single, lonely
palm gave us a heading. Once there, we surveyed what was left...only the salted
ice, the citrus and the wonderful Mexican grog remained!
was our substinance and this was our salvation. We gleefully mixed all of the
these remaining provisions and drank them down. Even in her destruction our vessel
had provided for us the the means to stay afloat, stay alive...survive! In her
honor, we toasted to "Margarita" each time we drank her saving cargo. Years
later, a pilot named Buffett landed his seaplane near the Lone Palm, he and I
have been wasting away in Margaritaville ever since!
by: Captain Ron - Amazon@cris.com
STANDARD FOR TEQUILA
- By Mexican government standards what is tequila?
Answer - The
Mexican government requires that tequila must be at least 51% agave sugar and
49% cane sugar.
- What makes a great tequila?
Answer - Great tequilas are made
from 100% blue agave juice squeezed from plants that are 10 years old. Then the
juice is distilled carefully and with love, and may be then be aged. Aging affects
the character of the tequila and it then becomes a matter of taste.
- Why is there a worm in the tequila bottle?
- We used to say that was a myth but now we've learned differently. Visit Mezcal to get the interesting answer.
read below what one of our readers says about the worm. I think there is consensus
now that there is no worm in the Tequila bottle. But, there could be a worm in
your Mezcal. Just depends on the brand. Take a look at what Ron Cooper says:
Subject: The Worm in the Bottle - "The Gusano story"
The origin of the worm in the bottle is as follows:
In 1940 Jacobo Lozano Páez moved to Mexico City from Parras, Coahuila to study
art. He got a job at "La Minita" affiliated with "La Economica" and this experience
changed his artistic aspirations to those of a successful Bottler and trader of
Mezcal, an activity initiated in the same liquor store. Jacobo met his future
wife working there. He started a small bottling facility in 1942 and entrusted
into it his wife's hands.
The couple bought mezcal from the Méndez family in Matatlan,Oaxaca. They collected
and cleaned bottles for their operation.
In 1950 the inexperienced entrepreneur, now owner of Atlántida, S.A. - a small
Bottling company located downtown - AND a connoissuer of the mezcal's production
process, discovered that the maguey worms gave the mezcal a special flavor, since
when the plant was cut for cooking a lot of these creatures remained in the heart.
(Bad choice of plagued magueys-buddy!) This is how he got the idea to give his
distinctive touch, adding a worm to the beverage and including with the bottle
a small sack with salt seasoned with the same larva, dehydrated and ground. These
ingredients determined the identification of the mezcales "Gusano de Oro" and
YOU - JACOBO LOZANO PAEZ!
1950 a great year
Ron Cooper, Founder
DEL MAGUEY, Single Village Mezcal
MEX 952 440 01
USA 505 758 1211
Del Maguey Site:
here's another thought on the worm from one of our readers:
Subject: Re: the
you asked for it. The worm isn't really a worm....it represents a snake.
Ya see many years
ago, after the Spaniards introduced the art of fermenting to the aztecs,thus turning
their light milky drink into full blown fire water, the tribes to the west or
specifically in what we now call the state of jalisco, were not as affected by
Hearing of the new cocktail brought to them
by 'white gods on giant creatures'(horses) they figured they'd pay homage, if
you will. By dropping a live snake in the tequila before fermentation, they believed
eating it after, and getting pretty damned bluttoed w/o taking a sip, they were
somewhat god like themselves.......thus the wormie in the bottle isn't a worm but actually a snake.
here's links to two other great sites to learn about Mezcal and Tequila:
JIMMY BUFFETT'S WEB SITE - MargaritaVille