BuffaloSpree.com's Recipe of the week: Amazing Margaritas



 

The margarita is a classic tequila-based cocktail, and works just as well with mezcal. There are as many margarita recipes out there as there are bartenders. Here are two from Lloyd Taco Factory (one of the first to make mezcal the heart of its bar program)–one with tequila, one with mezcal–to get you started, but play around to find the flavor you like best! Just remember, great spirits and fresh lime juice will always make a big difference in your cocktails.

 

Lloyd’s Mezcal Margarita

 

Ingredients:

1 ½  ounces Espadin mezcal​
1 ounce fresh lime juice
¾ ounce agave syrup (equal parts agave nectar and water)
dash of saline solution

 

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about fifteen seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with lime.

 

Jason Wood’s Margarita

 

Ingredients:

2 ounces 100 percent agave tequila
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
¾ ounce orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau

 

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about fifteen seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with lime.

 

Read more about tequila and mezcal here.

 

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