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KatyWho December 24, 2022
I learned about tequila 44 years ago. The best part of a margarita or any other tequila drink is the taste of the tequila. I like tequila neat and with just a little bit of sweetened lime juice. But, a really good margarita is the best. This recipe works well exactly as written. It’s been my gold standard for several years. I make it with less agave than called for because I don’t care for too much sugar in drinks. It’s easy to make a pitcher of these for parties. Love this simple, easy recipe. Thank you.
Dubyel February 21, 2022
Excellent recipe. I use bottled 100% lime juice to save time and substitute 4 packets of Truvia for the agave syrup. Add Truvia to liquid ingredients and stir or shake to dissolve. Fill margarita glass with crushed ice from the fridge. (I use a 16 oz. Tervis tumbler full per glass to avoid knocking the salt off the margarita glass rim.) Pour in the liquid and enjoy.
Rick June 7, 2021
I enjoyed the Heck out of this one. Not sure what mcuho is (prior comments) but I sure liked it alot. Just the right amount of sweet and tart with the proper kick and flavor.
Christina G. May 5, 2020
DELICIOUS! Today is Cinco De Mayo. I had to sample this last night to try it out. yummy. Having a couple friends over later to 'Distance on the Deck'. I'm usually too lazy to make simple syrup. (I know it's easy). I add maple syrup to my drinks that call for it. They are still delicious and I don't notice anything different..
Christina G. May 5, 2020
DELICIOUS! Today is Cinco De Mayo. I had to sample this last night to try it out. yummy. Having a couple friends over later to 'Distance on the Deck'. I'm usually too lazy to make simple syrup. (I know it's easy). I add maple syrup to my drinks that call for it. They are still delicious and I don't notice anything different.
Doctor_Captain October 2, 2019
This is a little bit on the sweet side for my tastes, I dialed back the sweetening agents (agave syrup and Cointreau) to a an ounce total 1/4 agave and 3/4 oz of Cointreau, sublime.
Frankie September 11, 2018
Just the right balance of tequila, Cointreau & sweet & tangy. It’s also a very easy recipe to remember and to multiply. Thank you!!!
Squeege February 23, 2014
I have tried this margarita and all I can say is YUM! You can adjust the agave to your taste, if you want it a little sweeter, just add until it's the way you want it.
Muse December 30, 2013
Always love a good margarita...thank you for sharing your recipe and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Kafigoo June 19, 2013
LOL I meant debating the nutritional value in a Margarita. ;)
Squeege February 21, 2014
I agree. Debating the nutritional value of a Margarita seems a bit ridiculous. All I know is it's Friday night, it's not as ridiculously cold as it has been for weeks, and I'm trying this recipe!
Linda S. June 19, 2013
Agave nectar is a solution while sugar is a solid form. Comparing agave nectar and sugar in the glycemic index is done by weight not actual sugar load therefore the agave nectar is lower because of the dilution factor. Agave nectar is more like a mildly diliuted version of high fructose corn syrup. The glycemic index needs to be understood before using it as a reference to actual sugar content. Too many factors are involved.
Coffeecat May 7, 2013
Barbara, I beg to differ. Agave nectar has a low glycemic index and is healthier in that regard than most natural and processed sugars, certainly more than refined white sugar from which simple syrup is normally made. White sugar scores 60 or higher on the glycemic index; agave nectar (which is not milky white but pale amber) scores in the low 30s. The nice thing about using agave in some cocktails, especially ones with good acidity lime lime juice is that it adds a bit of texture and mouth feel.
Barbara R. May 5, 2013
Raw agave is milky white. Agave is comparable to high fructose corn syrup-goes straight to your liver. Sugar syrup is a healthier choice.
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