A take on a classic cocktail – the Agave Margarita! Very simple, potent, and incredibly delicious!
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 2 oz tequila (reposado o blanco)
- kosher salt
- Lime/lemon juicer
- Shaker cup
- Low ball glass
- If you will be using a big fancy ice cube, remove it from the freezer and set it out to temper.
- Cut your lime in half.
- Cut a lime wheel by slicing a thin slice from one half of the lime. Then, from the center of the lime, cut a slit to the edge.This will be used as garnish.
- Juice the lime into a separate container. I highly recommend this step as it is easier than juicing the lime into the jigger when attempting to get correct proportions for the cocktail.
- In a shaker cup, add a handful of ice. Then add the ingredients in order of least expensive to most. The reason you do this is to reduce the level of screw-up if you screw up. But you won’t – you got this. Add the ingredients in this order:
- Lime juice
- Agave Nectar
- Generous pinch of kosher salt
- Cover the shaker cup and shake for approximately 15 seconds or until the cup begins to frost over.
- Pop the top of the shaker cup.
- Place your big fancy ice cube in a low ball glass. If you’re using regular ice, use 3-5 ice cubes.
- Strain the cocktail into the low ball glass.
- Garnish and serve!
- If you’re using a budget tequila, feel free to add some more agave nectar – it will help cut through the harshness.
- We don’t salt the rim of the glass because we’re adding the salt to the cocktail. Salting the rim could possibly lead to an overly salty cocktail.
- A reposado tequila will yield a more complex flavor profile for your cocktail. Using a blanco tequila will yield a cleaner, cripser tasting cocktail.