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How to make a margarita

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[MUSIC PLAYING] I'm Allen Katz for howdini.com. And today I'm going to teach you how to make a great classic margarita. Now a margarita need not be made in the blender. In fact, one of the most refreshing cocktails is this great combination of tequila, with orange liqueur, a little bit of sugar, and fresh lime juice. We're going to start with silver tequila, and in a mixing glass add about two parts. And then to that we're going to add about a part and 1/3 of orange liqueur. Now in this case, we're using Grand Marnier. You could use Triple Sec or Cointreau. Of course, there are varying flavors between the three. Any of them will suffice. One part equals one ounce. And it's important to measure these ingredients out. If you have jiggers, and they're very inexpensive, they're the ideal measurement tool for cocktails. If you have a kitchen measuring glass that has ounce marks on them, you can use that, as well. Now to that, we'll add equal parts of simple syrup-- Simple syrup is an equal combination of sugar water and just put it in a closed vessel and shake the two together until the sugar is completely dissolved. If you keep it in a closed, airtight container, it will last in your refrigerator for at least a month. And so equal parts simple syrup and using our citrus squeezer we're going to add about one part of fresh lime juice. As you can see, that's about half of a fresh lime. Now the fun part of the margarita, of course, is shaking it over ice. So we'll add it to a well-chilled tin, just tamp down so that there's a solid seal between the two parts, and then you're going to shake with good vigor. Now once the cocktail is well chilled, we're just going to give one strong tap on the side of the mixing glass and the two parts will remove with relative ease. To serve the margarita, we're going to use an old-fashioned glass or a rocks glass. And we'll fill that with fresh ice. Now some people prefer a salted rim, you absolutely can do that. And to salt the rim, before you add the ice you are just going to take a fresh wedge of lime, take it around the rim of the glass, and then rotate it in a shallow plate of salt so that you can effectively rim the glass. We're going to strain the cocktail over ice and garnish with just a fresh lime wheel for fragrant aromatics. I'm Allen Katz for howdini.com. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Video Details

Duration: 3 minutes and 12 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: Touchstorm, LLC
Director: Howdini
Views: 113
Posted by: howdini on Oct 3, 2011

Margaritas are a party in a cocktail glass, and if you’re mixing the drinks, you’d better know how to make one. Mixologist Allen Katz takes you to Margaritaville to make the perfect margarita.

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