One of the earliest stories of the margarita creation dates back to 1938 when Carlos “Danny” Herrera created a drink for a customer who was allergic to many forms of alcohol, except tequila. Can you imagine having that problem? Some say it is an American drink remade during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. In reality the origin of the margarita is uncertain but one thing remains certain it is one of the most popular drinks around. While a traditional margarita will always be at the top of my list, occasionally I venture over and experiment with varieties of flavors.
A great margarita starts with a great mix. I prefer the homemade kind and for me it is a must unless you enjoy sugar driven headaches the morning after. It makes the world of difference, trust me, I consider myself a margarita expert. Why buy the bottled mix when you can easily make your own without unnecessary additives and tons of sugar?
To make a delicious mix use three limes, three lemons, one orange and add organic agave syrup to taste. Juice the lemons, limes and the orange first. Add equal amount of water and then agave to your liking. Simply put, if your fruit provides 2 cups of juice then add two cups of water. If you prefer your margarita on the sweeter side add more agave syrup.
Pomegranate margaritas are the latest rage especially since pomegranate is in season. This is one refreshing cocktail! Happy almost weekend friends!
- 2 limes
- 2 lemons
- 1 orange
- organic agave syrup, to taste
- ½ cup pomegranate juice
- limes wedges for garnish
- margarita salt
- Juice all the limes, lemons and orange. Add equal amount of cold water. (for example: If the juice from your lemons, limes and orange produces two cups, then add two cups of water).
- Stir in agave syrup to taste.
- To make the margarita: Rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge, then dip it salt.
- Add ice and two ounces of tequila.
- Top with ¾ of margarita mix, then add pomegranate juice to top. Squeeze the juice of the wedge.
- Enjoy responsibly.