Friday, February 19, 2010

The Perfect Margarita

Well...I've learned a lot here in Mexico...but I think this lesson will stay with me for a while.

Margs, Mexican Style

In a small pot, heat up 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar, stir until dissolved. Store in the fridge/icebox/bilge/wherever. This is your 'sweet'.

In a shaker mix:
  • 1 part sweet (from above)
  • 1 part lime juice (of course, use handy dandy lime sqeezer to up the fun factor)
  • 1 part tequila/damiana (I use mostly tequila with a dash of damiana)
Shake with ice and strain into the ubiquitos plastic tumbler found in every galley. On the boat, we aren't nearly sophisticated/capable/patient enough to rim the glass with salt, but we do garnish with lime.

Of course, you should adjust to your palette. More/less water to the sweet mixture, or more/less damiana with the tequila.

Put on a little Jimmy Buffet, and you're good to go!

Thanks to Liz for the recipe!!


atabata said...

Sounds delish...can't wait to come and have you whip us up some!!

Karen said...

The sounds perfect!! Aha! Now I know why my head got so big when I was in Mexico... HAHAHAHHAHA

Glad to see you are still in Banderas Bay (I had to say it, I like the name) and enjoying yourself. Nice place to hang your hat for a while and glad to see that you are still learning new things :D

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I dare:
2 parts Lime
3 parts triple sec
4 parts tequila
crush ice in plastic bag with a hammer, drain water out of the slush, blend with the above. slush or on the rocks , whatever you prefer. dab some lime onto the rim and get a little salt onto that , for the salted rim is a necessity to get that decadent feel.
one of those....... and you are history
cheers Matt

Behan said...

Thanks so much for sharing your zarpe adventures. Wish we had met you further ahead of your departure, but maybe we'll catch up in the islands!

Oh, FWIW, I like a little Controy (aka Mexican Cointreau, kind of like triple sec with a vague hint of jet fuel) in my marg. Grab a bottle before you head out of the Bay if you can- use as part of the 'sweet'.

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