Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mi Favorita Margaritas ( My Favorite Margaritas)

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow and that calls for margaritas. There are plenty of places to drink them around Atlanta, but in my humble opinion a good margarita here is hard to find. About 5 years ago a friend of mine made margaritas for a dinner party. She had taken a cooking class at Nava in Buckhead.  The chef had shared the Nava margarita recipe. Since that day, I have been perfecting the recipe to my taste and have become sort of a margarita snob.

Here is my version of this classic and pretty easy recipe:
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (blood orange is really good too)
1 1/4 cup tequila (I prefer Don Julio Anjeo, but your favorite will do)
1/2 cup Cointreau
**1 cup of simple syrup (see recipe here)

** instead of simple syrup, you can substitute one cup of Splenda powder. Place this in a measuring cup, then add water. The Splenda powder will dissolve. Add enough water to bring it back up to one cup.

For other places in Atlanta to buy pretty good margaritas check out my favorites list:
  1. Agave
  2. Nava
  3. Taquiera del Sol
  4. Nuevo Laredo
  5. Lupe

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