my wife and i had the pleasure of eating at Pujol in mexico city a couple months back. my wife ordered the margarita and it was very good. here's what the waiter said the recipe was:
- 3 parts Milagro 100% agave tequila (blanco/silver), available @ Trader Joe's for $19
- 2 parts limon (mexican green lemons/key limes, not the yellow american lemons)
- 1 part Controy (less-expensive alternative to cointreau/gran marnier)
- 1 part jarabe (mexican simple syrup, many brands available)
shake with tons of ice, strain then serve in a martini glass
i have made many many margaritas in the past few months using this recipe, and it is great at home. i personally increase the tequila by 1 part and reduce the citrus by 1 part to suit my taste buds, but my wife likes the standard 3-2-1-1 recipe.
also, i don't strain the margarita and instead serve it on the rocks in an old fashioned glass. personal perference.
it might be hard to find the Controy and jarabe in the US. your best bet would probably either be trying a mexican grocery/liquor store in the US, or have someone you know bring back a bottle of each the next time they go to mexico, which is what i did. if you can't find controy i would try that patron citronge liqeur. at $15 (at trader joe's) it is WAY cheaper than Cointreau, which is wildly overpriced in my opinion.
i'm not claiming this to be the definitive or authentic margarita recipe. i just wanted to share it because we've really enjoyed making these margaritas at home.
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