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    Margarita

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    5 mins

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    Charlotte J's Note:

    Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2009 - Show: Good Eats - Episode: Raising the Bar Again . More agave nectar may be adding depending on tartness of limes.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 ounces silver tequila or 2 ounces white tequila, 100 percent agave, divided
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
    • 4 limes, divided
    • 1/2 small hamlin oranges or 1/2 small valencia orange
    • 2 tablespoons light agave nectar
    • 3/4 cup ice cube, about 3 to 4

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pour 1/2-ounce of the tequila into a small saucer.
    2. 2
      Spread the kosher salt in a separate small saucer.
    3. 3
      Dip the rim of a martini or other wide rimmed glass into the tequila.
    4. 4
      Lift out of the tequila and hold upside down for 10 seconds to allow for slight evaporation.
    5. 5
      Next, dip the glass into the salt to coat the rim.
    6. 6
      Set aside.
    7. 7
      Halve 2 of the limes, cut a thin slice for garnish from 1, and set aside.
    8. 8
      Juice the halved limes into the bottom of a Boston-style cocktail shaker.
    9. 9
      Cut the remaining 2 limes and the orange into quarters and add them to the juice in the shaker.
    10. 10
      Add the agave nectar to and muddle for 2 minutes until the juices are release.
    11. 11
      Strain the juice mixture through a cocktail strainer into the top of the shaker and discard the solids.
    12. 12
      Return the juice to the bottom of the shaker, add the remaining 1 1/2 ounces of tequila and any remaining on the saucer.
    13. 13
      Add the ice to the shaker, cover and shake for 30 seconds.
    14. 14
      Strain the mixture through a cocktail strainer into the prepared glass, garnish with reserved lime slice, and serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 10, 2013

      15

      I followed the recipe exactly, but then put it in the dehydrator, since this is listed under dehydrator recipes.
      It ruined my dehydrator, & never really solidified.

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    Nutritional Facts for Margarita

    Serving Size: 1 (512 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 102.9
     
    Calories from Fat 5
    15%
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 6987.1 mg
    291%
    Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
    34%
    Sugars 9.0 g
    36%
    Protein 2.3 g
    4%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    tequila

    agave nectar

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