My gourmet cooking group is doing a Bobby Flay dinner next weekend. I am in charge of the "Mesa Grill Margaritas". Recipe is very basic:
2 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 oz. fresh lime juice
shaken with ice...served straight up or on the rocks...with or without salt
So...I'm looking for a good silver tequila to use that won't break the bank. We are looking at 15 guests...and I figure 2 margaritas per guest. So basically 1.75 liters of Tequila.
Guy at BevMo suggested 1800 Silver or El Jimador Blanco. I'm more of an Anejo girl, though, and don't really know silver tequilas (silver and blanco are the same category, right?)
What do you think? Suggestions? I don't want to go cheap just to be cheap...but I want to be financially responsible!
I also think I am going with Triple Sec...once again, the economy is interfering with my eating/drinking! What would be a good brand of Triple Sec...Bols perhaps? Or what about Citronge?
Thanks for the help!