Fall 2005, visiting Anson and Jenny, my first Margarita -- why it's so incredibly good, first, cause we were all together in Seattle, and second, cause they use the most nearly perfect tequila: Tequila for their Margaritas.

Compare the Time-Life Foods of the World: Wines and Spirits version of a margarita, made with lemon juice, called

Margarita I

To make 1 cocktail

1 slice lemon
Coarse (Kosher) salt
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
2 ounces tequila
3 to 4 ice cubes

A 4-ounce cocktail glass, chilled
Rub the inside rim of the chilled cocktail glass with the slice of lemon.  Pour salt into a saucer or cup and dip in the glass so that a thin lay of salt adheres to the moistened rim of the glass.
Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a mixing glass and stir with a muddler or bar spoon to dissolve the sugar.  Add the tequila and ice cubes and place a shaker on top of the mixing glass.  Grasping them firmly together with both hands, shake vigorously 6 or 7 times.  Remove the shaker, place a strainer on top of the mixing glass, and pour into the salt-rimmed cocktail glass.

to the Time-Life Foods of the World: Wines and Spirits version of a margarita, made with lime juice, called

Margarita II

To make 1 cocktail

1 slice lime
Coarse (Kosher) salt
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
3 to 4 ice cubes

A 4-ounce cocktail glass, chilled

Rub the inside rim of the chilled cocktail glass with the slice of lime.  Pour salt into a saucer or cup and dip in the glass so that a thin lay of salt adheres to the moistened rim of the glass.
Combine the lime juice, tequila, Triple Sec and ice cubes in a mixing glass and place a shaker on top..  Grasping them firmly together with both hands, shake vigorously 6 or 7 times.  Remove the shaker, place a strainer on top of the mixing glass, and pour into the salt-rimmed cocktail glass.

Seattle Margaritas--

At my request, Anson has provided Jenny and his recipe -- click here to go to that page.

 

and click here for Cook's Illustrated's insight into making margaritas.

Also, for one of our family favorite lemon-juice cocktails, made with rum rather than tequila, click here for the recipe for a  Skyrocket, a favorite of Peter's uncle and aunt, Ralph and Mabel Cotter.

And for a citrus cocktail made with something other than tequila or rum, try using Brandy in combination with your choice of orange-flavored liqueur -- to see a recipe,  click here on Sidecar.

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