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The Perfect Margarita

The Perfect Margarita

The Perfect Margarita
A smooth and delicious cocktail using reposado tequila. "Reposado" means rested or restful, meaning the tequila has been aged two months to a year in oak. Aging in white oak gives the tequila a mellow flavor combined with the flavor of blue agave, making reposado the ideal tequila to choose for The Perfect Margarita.
  • 8 oz. Key lime juice
  • 8 oz. Simple syrup
  • 6 oz. Reposado tequila
  • 2 oz. Orange Liqueur
  • 1 Lime, sliced in wedges for garnish
  •  Coarse salt to rim glasses, if desired
  1. Pour lime juice, simple syrup, tequila and orange liqueur in to a quart size canning jar. Screw lid on jar securely and shake well.
  2. Moisten the rim of each glass with a piece of lime, then roll the rim evenly in coarse salt, if desired. Fill glass half full of crushed ice and pour margarita over ice.
  3. Garnish with a fresh lime slice.
  4. Relax and enjoy with Unicoi Preserves, cheese, charcuterie, crusty bread and friends.
  5. Tip: To make a simple syrup, just mix equal parts sugar and water together in a sauce pan and heat it until the sugar is dissolved. For example, heat 1 cup of water and stir in 1 cup sugar until dissolved. Refrigerate until cold. We like to make a large batch and keep it on hand in the refrigerator in a mason jar.
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