A Summer's Favorite Drink
July 11th, 2010
Aside from the fact that they are always on the menu no matter where you are, margaritas are hands down the best thing to drink in the summer. Thus begs the question: what makes a good margarita? From special salts and lime to adding beer and Grand Marnier, the margarita is hands down the king of possibility for a tasty beverage.
Personally I prefer my margarita to have tequila in it... content with that one standard I've seen beer, wine, whiskey, Amaretto, pears, grapefruits, pretty much anything under the sun can and probably has been thrown into a margarita somewhere in the world. If I had to pick one additive that I've really liked it's the addition of Amaretto and a splash of Corona to a traditional marg that I find pretty tasty, but just as any conversation about drinks, beauty's in the eye of the beholder. Some top mixologists' swear by specific ingredients down to the salt, they swear by these ingredients and none other while some never make the same marg twice. Aside from blundering story's of monster margs that knock your socks off with one glass, the general consensus seems to be creativity and accessibility rather than making a drink you could start a fire with. From lavender extract and saffron the herbal and spice margaritas are starting to bring more people out of the bars and into their own little home operations trying to create or recreate their new found glass glory's. Trying to find something unique yet easy because let's face it, when you're out at a bar and want a marg similar to your homemade wonder you probably wouldn't want to spend an hour explaining to the barkeep how to make it (let alone pay for the extra ingredients).
So the next time your outside, or inside, anywhere you are they're probably a margarita list within arms' length so go nuts, try a random one and get creative when making your own batch... who knows, maybe that piece of pumpkin pie in your fridge will come in handy?
Posted by Mark Fetter on July 13th, 2010 | Permalink