Monday, July 18, 2011

Margaritas, A Summer Favorite

Margaritas are my favorite Summer cocktail. I like to make mine from scratch because I can't take too much sugar. It's like this, If I ate a box of donuts I'd fall asleep as if I was given a sleeping pill! Now, I don't know about you, but I just discovered Agave Nectar used as a sweetener. Apparently, it's absorbed more slowly into your system, it's 60 calories per tablespoon and 16 carbs.
Refreshing on a hot day.

Necessary ingredients

Blue Agave-light, it comes darker, but has a molasses taste-so the bottle says.
Fresh squeezed lime and lemon juices

Tequila! Made from Blue Agave-I like Patron.

So here's the recipe. I hope you like it!

I use a slice of lime to rim the tumbler, then dip into kosher salt.

Add the following to a chilled shaker:

1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 to 1 tablespoon agave sweetener (light) sweeten to your preference, a little at a time.
1 oz. water
2 oz. tequila (I use Patron, use your favorite)
Splash of cointreau or grand marnier
Ice-few cubes or crushed
Shake, pour, add a slice of lime and a few more cubes if you'd like.
Sometimes I add a splash of tangerine seltzer or whatever citrus you prefer, stir, enjoy!

If you happen to try this recipe, let me know what you think! Have a great week!

Today I am linking too Stone Gable for On-The-Menu-Monday and Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh ya you make yours with the good stuff. Top shelf. I'll be over soon for cocktails.

birdie blue said...

looks delicious, i can't remember the last time i had a margarita.


Anonymous said...

Hello Lynn, Oh how inviting your margarita looks, yum! I will give it ago this weekend I have never made one before.
You have a terrific style, very classy. Your art of photography is very top notch!
Have any holiday plans?
The picture is my summer porch which is attached to my home and it is where my seasonal business is.
Lots of hugs Rosemary

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Yummy! I keep threatening to make a margarita (among other things). You've made me thirsty.

Thanks for visiting me and for following!

Barb and Dell said...

The margarita looks refreshing. Just what I need on a hot day like today.
Thanks for visiting and the nice comments.

Sherry said...

Yum! I love these. Must try Agave Nectar.

Franka said...

Your images are appetizing!


Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

YUM! It looks lovely!!


Kris said...

Good morning! I see you have been my newest visitor and follower to my blog! Welcome. You have a delightful blog too. You and I share a love of gardening, and the outdoors, I can tell! I shall be back to visit!!!! And soon!

Madelief said...

Hi Lynn,

It looks like the perfect summer drink! I must admit I never tasted one before.

Lieve groet, Madelief

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks yummy! My favorite margarita is made with Midori and is blended. I will have to try the blue Agave