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Last Updated on January 16, 2022 by Diane Hoffmaster
This blue agave margarita recipe gets its sweetness from agave syrup. Choose your favorite tequila for the base. For this easy margarita recipe, there are no mixers required. Just tequila, lime, and agave nectar syrup. Add salt or sugar to the rim of your cup if desired.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Blue Agave Margarita
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. For a true lime flavor, never use that stuff you buy in the bottle. Squeeze them fresh!
What is Blue Agave Syrup?
Agave nectar (often called Agave syrup) is a very popular sweetener in the natural health community. This natural sweetener is used as a healthy alternative to sugar because it has a low glycemic index. Regular sugar is about 50% fructose, while Agave is about 70-90% fructose. Since it is more commonly used in Mexico as a sweetener, it is the perfect addition to this classic margarita recipe.
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Blue Agave Margarita Recipe
In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice cubes, combine the tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup. Shake until well-chilled (about 15 to 20 seconds). Strain the cocktail mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with the second lime wedge and some mint if desired and serve immediately.
- Kosher salt
- 2 lime slices or wedges
- ¼ cup tequila blanco
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 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.
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.