Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay
A slice of paradise in Akumal, Mexico


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Margarita time!

One of the highlights of our journeys to Mexico is always the margaritas. Many place have their particular recipes, and it’s great fun to try them out! Order the best tequila you can afford, I have found it worth it the next morning! One specialty you will find it the mango margarita. This is a frozen drink, and really refreshing. My husband prefers a classic margarita on the rocks with salt. We also make awesome Margaritas right in our kitchen in Mexico, and with the right ingredients, it’s easy. Of course, the most important component is the tequila, and I like 100% Agave. The range of tastes in tequila will astound you, so taste many and find your own favorite. Next comes the lime. The limes in Mexico are small and hard, usually, so a juicer comes in very handy to produce the quantity of juice that we like. The other important part is the Contoy, or Cointreau, which is an orange liquer. Finally, a spash of simple syrup (or even 7-up) will balance all the flavors. One of my favorite add-ins, besides fresh mango, is pomegranate juice. Whiz in a blender full of ice and pour into a real glass rimmed in salt, and it’s Happy Hour!

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