Margarita of the Month: October

October 8, 2012

Margarita of the Month: October

Recently we made our way to the first weekend of the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and there we sampled a pretty-darn-good margarita at the Mexico kiosk…

Crispy Shrimp Taco, Taco de Filete, and yes, a Lime-Strawberry Margarita

fortunately the recipe for said beverage was in this year’s Festival cookbook, so let’s give it a try at the home bar!

Here’s the recipe from the book that makes 1 drink, but I’d just go ahead and double the quantities as this makes one sorta skimpy pour, and the doubled ingredients will easily fit into a typical shaker… see below for some notes…

Strawberry Lime Margarita

1 1/2 ounces Reposado Tequila

1/2 ounce Cointreau

1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

3/4 ounce strawberry puree (see below)

1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below)

slice of lime and/or strawberry as desired for garnish

Put all ingredients (except garnish, of course) into a cocktail shaker and add plenty of ice. Shake vigorously of 30 seconds. Strain into a glass (with a salted rim if you so desire… I do…) that is filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and/or piece of strawberry if you want.

Strawberry Lime Margarita

To make the strawberry puree, put some fresh or frozen berries (maybe a cup, you’ll have extra…) into a blender…

and blend away…

duhh…..

For simple syrup combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Cool completely and refrigerate leftovers.

If your strawberries aren’t overly sweet, I’d up the simple syrup by 50% or so (agave syrup would work as well).

If you really want to amp up the berry-quotient, use some strawberry-infused tequila (see the Cabana’s Strawberry Infused Margarita recipe)!

This makes a nice drink – the puree adds a bit of body without being too thick, and the lime makes it very refreshing – great beverage for a hot Florida day!

Give this a try, and let everyone know how it turns out in the comments!

Back to the bar! See you soon!

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