No politics or science on today's video. Today, we're going to learn how to make the perfect margarita. If you love margaritas like I do, you know that sometimes when you go to restaurants they are either too sweet, too sour or they just aren't strong enough. When it isn't strong enough, I just can't handle that.
But the first time I had the margarita at Carrabba's called the Carrabarita, I was hooked. It is just sweet enough, just sour enough and had amaretto in it and it is perfect. It was just the margarita I was looking for and I finally came up with a recipe that is not exactly like the Carrabarita, but it is awesome anyway.
So how do you make the perfect margarita? Well, here's how you do it. The secret of course is in the mix and the kind of tequila you get.
Here's the recipe for the mix:
1 navel orange
Cut them in half and squeeze the whole orange, lime and lemon into a 2 cup measuring container. This makes for the proper amount of sourness in your drink and you can only get this from fresh squeezed fruit.
Then fill the remainder of the 2 cup measuring cup with Simply Limeade. It is the only limeade I use, everything else has artificial junk in it, but Simply Limeade contains water, lime juice, sugar, and natural flavors, nothing else. And stay away from traditional margarita mixes, they are horrible and contain sodium benzoate which is basically rocket fuel.
Okay, you now have your margarita mix.
Take a 12 ounce tumbler or margarita glass if you want, I use a tumbler and fill it with ice to almost full. I use cubes to leave room for the liquid.
Pour in 1 ounce of 1800 Silver Tequila. it is a 100% agave tequila and you will find they are much better than tequila made with less agave. They are more expensive, but I love 1800 Silver. Tequila to me smells like a cologne and reminds me of a tropical beach. I love it.
Then pour in 1/2 ounce of Gran Gala orange liqueur, and then 1/2 ounce of Disaronno amaretto. Then fill the rest of the glass with the previously made margarita mix and boom, you have just made the perfect margarita. You can adjust the tequila and other spirits to your liking. The stronger, the better in my book.
And that of course, is how you make the perfect margarita. Enjoy!