1.5 Derrumbes San Luis
0.75 dry curaçao
1 tsp 2:1
Shake, stones, grapefruit oil
The dump. I don’t know — the shake and dump just tastes better than the shake and strain over fresh ice, which causes another washing of the drink to occur. People typically avoid this because the shaken ice tends to melt quicker than the fresh ice you would strain a cocktail over. Those people don’t know how to drink a Margarita.
Daniel Parker Guidry
Bar Manager-Bar Casa Vale
Tajin. Who doesn’t like Tajin? And, I’ve always preferred my Margaritas with salt.”
Three Parts is a pillar inspired by the Jack Rose Society- a group of bartenders in Boston that set out to examine classic cocktail recipes until they landed on their preferred iteration. The concept is simple- we ask three bartenders to provide their recipe for one cocktail. We’re taking a look at the margarita, this week.
Limes. It’s weird to me how neglected the evolution of citrus is as a topic in today’s modern bartending community. What we use as a standard lime today is a hybrid that was cultivated increasingly throughout the last century — reaching heights as globalization standardized citrus sold in the US. Blending Persian and Key Limes is ideal for a Margarita — the Key Limes are bright and acidic and the Persian Limes have a great texture for mixing. Together, they make a better “lime juice” for Margaritas.
Owner- Anvil Bar and Refuge
“San Luis is the most vegetal mezcal I have ever had. It taste like pickled okra!!!! 2:1 for viscosity and grapefruit for aromatics and bitterness. Grapefruit and mezcal hold hands.
But rarely do people mix the two together to get the best of both worlds; that’s a mistake. The smokiness from the mezcal really helps cut the sweetness in a Margarita, but it can be overwhelming at times — particularly when it’s hot outside and you really want to emphasize the refreshing qualities of the drink. The 50:50 balance of the two is perfect however. I like Cabeza Tequila in Margaritas because of the higher (but not too high) proof and Del Maguey Chichicapa because of the iconic mezcal profile, which isn’t too mineral-driven (like those aged in clay — not the best for a Margarita) or too sweet.
Sweetener. I know lots bartenders and Margarita peanut gallery members hate agave nectar and prefer an orange liqueur. I like Margaritas done in that style too, but I want something sessionable/poundable when I’m drinking Margaritas, and that to me means I want a friendlier drink that has a touch more sweetness. That’s why I opt for agave nectar, and if it’s good enough for Julio Bermejo, it’s good enough for me. After all, this recipe is just a riff on a Tommy’s Margarita anyway.
“The Margarita is one of my favorite drinks. It’s a quintessential cocktail for a reason. It’s also one of the only cocktails my dad ever ordered when we went out to eat at our family’s favorite Mexican restaurant. I love the margarita and short of using fresh squeezed juice, I’ll drink it in many of it’s forms. This is my recipe:
Published at Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:41:31 +0000
1 oz Cabeza Blanco Tequila
1 oz Del Maguey Chichicapa
.5 oz Persian Lime (Standard American Grocery Store Limes) Juice
.5 oz Key Lime Juice
.5 oz Agave Nectar
“If this is about the Margarita I’d make for myself, not necessarily the one I’d serve in a bar to a guest, that means I get to be a little pickier right?
Shake all ingredients with ice and dump into a rocks glass without ice, garnished with a Tajin and salted rim.
Source: Cocktail Making