We are slowly leaving April behind us and May will be here before you know it! With May comes Cinco de Mayo and I am a HUGE fan of Mexican foods and absolutely LOVE a good margarita! What qualifies as a good margarita in my opinion? When I was younger I used to love frozen margaritas that were slightly sweeter and without much of a kick to them but I have gradually learned to love them on the rocks with a bold, tart flavor. I was recently sent some 901 Silver Tequila to try out and I just knew the best thing to do with it would be to make a margarita! My husband found a great recipe on Bon Appetite for an Agave Margarita and I was intrigued. I have never tried agave syrup, although I have heard quite a bit about it. Kroger even carried an organic blue agave syrup so that is what I grabbed along with fresh limes. (for a true lime flavor, never use that stuff you buy in the bottle! Squeeze them fresh!) So, here is my margarita recipe (my modifications are in parentheses)
Blue Agave Margarita
- Kosher salt
- 2 lime slices or wedges
- 1/4 cup tequila blanco (I used 901 Silver Tequila)
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup (nectar)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice ((I used the juice of 3 limes to make 2 margaritas)
Pour some kosher salt into a small dish. Rub 1 lime slice over half the rim of an Old Fashioned glass (if you prefer your Margarita on the rocks) or a coupe glass (if you prefer it up). Dip rim of glass into salt.
Combine tequila, agave syrup, and juice in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with second lime slice.
901 Silver Tequila is an ultra premium, hand-crafted tequila, with a very smooth flavor. It is made by triple distilling 100% blue agave. When Justin Timberlake was looking for a truly special, he couldn’t find it. SO, he decided to create his own hand-crafted Silver Tequila. He chose the Tequilera Newton distillery in Jalisco, Mexico to help create 901. This tequila is made from 100% blue agave that arrives at the distillery cleaned, cut and ready to be cooked. Each agave plant weighs around 65 pounds! That is a lot of agave!
So, what did I think of my margarita? Absolutely delicious with the bold tequila flavor and the fresh lime juice. What did I think of the tequila? While I am not a fan of straight up tequila shots, the flavor in my margarita was bold and very smooth…no harsh ‘alcohol’ flavor to compete with the lime juice. If you are looking to stock your liquor cabinet with a tequila this would be a great one to try.
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received product samples in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.