Monday, July 25, 2005

Searching for the Perfect Margarita


In my profile, I state that I am always searching for the perfect margarita. It's a rather strenuous hobby and not to be attempted by amateurs. From time to time, I will get an e-mail from someone who has read the blog or someone will leave a comment with their favorite margarita recipe and everyone swears that their recipe is the best.

Below are some of the most recent offerings. Next time I go out (Jive Train at Antones this weekend!), I'm going to ask for a Hpnotiq Margarita and see what I get. I've never tried Hpnotiq. Actually, I haven't tried any of these margaritas, yet. I'm a little behind on my homework.

Hpnotiq Margarita - Version 1
2 oz Hpnotiq
1 oz Premium White Tequila
Splash of Lime
Shake well and strain in a salted cocktail glass.

Hpnotiq Margarita - Version 2
1.5 oz Lime Juice
1.0 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
1.5 oz Tequila
3.0 oz Triple sec
3.0 oz Hpnotiq

Perfect Margarita
2 parts Patron
1 part Cointreau
1 part simple syrup (equal parts sugar/water dissolved)
1 part fresh lime juice
Squeeze a bit of orange juice for a nice twist

Best Ever Margarita
1 can frozen limeade
Juice of 2 limes
6 oz tequila
2 oz Triple Sec
Top up blender with ice cubes
Blend until slushy
Rim glasses with margarita salt (wet rims with lime peels)

14 comments:

Shelli said...

Ok..I won't say that mine are the best...but I do sqeeze my own limes for my margaritas. They are REALLY good! My recipe is a little labor intensive (I bought an electric juicer just for this purpose) but the margaritas are worth it. I'll share if you are interested.

Lorna said...

You know, this is where we differ in our identical soul/life sharing. I've never had a margarita, never wanted one and since I don't drinks mixed drinks, unless they're something and cream, I probably never will. Hooray for my individuality.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

What is Patron? What is Hypnotiq? What is Jimmy Buffet?

Sarah said...

Ever tried a vanilla pomegranate margarita? Sounds strange, I know, but dear lord are they ever wonderful.

Storm said...

Hi! Literally just stumbled across your blog.

Love me some margaritas. The best one I ever had in my life was from Old Town Mexican Cafe in San Diego. Yum!

Indigo said...

Thanks for the recipes! YUM!

Ed Abbey said...

The perfect margarita....

.... one that someone else made for me.

Laurie said...

Shelli - Absolutely share with us!

Lorna - And, I've never found a wine that doesn't give me a headache.

Old Horsetail - I'm not sure about Hpnotiq but Patron is a wonderful tequila. Jimmy Buffett is, well, Jimmy Buffett.

Sarah - Vanilla pomegranate? I'll try it at least once. Is there a pomegranate flavored liquer?

Storm - Mexican restaurants definitely have the best margaritas.

Indigo - You're welcome.

Ed - I'll drink to that.

Larry Jones said...

If you find the Perfect Margarita, there's a possibility you won't remember it. And the quest will continue...

Scott Pliszka said...

I ran across your blog some months ago while blog hopping at the end of a long Friday at work. I live in Hawaii now, but lived my whole life in Houston and I too was always in search of a "perfect margarita". I have nothing to do this weekend, so I'm thinking about trying all the recipes listed. Here is a family recipe of mine you might like. Simple, but wonderful.


8 ounces frozen limeade
8 ounces tequila
2 ounces triple sec (about a shot glass)
5/8 a blender of ice
1 lime
makes about 4

Laurie said...

Larry - They do seem to all run together.

Scott - That sounds delicious! I'll add it to my collection.

Donna said...

You come to L.A. and we'll go margarita hunting together... (we have some very good candidates for perfection here.)

Patsy Darling said...

I have just recently found you site I love it. I'm always in search of the perfect margarita. In fact I have one tattooed on my ankle.

Laurie said...

Donna - Man, we could have some fun! Would there also be sushi?

Patsy Darling - Welcome to the neighborhood! I love Absolutely Fabulous. Great name for a blog.