Losing away in Margarita-ville, looking for my misplaced jigger of salt. Ah, hats off to Jimmy Buffet and his ode to the Mighty Margarita. So, maybe we must always speak somewhat about Tequila. One in all Mexico’s finer exports..

Tequila is a distilled liquor constituted of one of many 400 species of the agave plant. This selection, referred to as the “blue agave” is grown efficiently within the Mexican State of Jalisco, and in small parts of Michoacan and Nayarit. Solely these areas are allowed to provide Tequila which is regulated by the federal government of Mexico. The precise city of Tequila is about 20 miles from Guadalajara. If you’re ever in that space it’s effectively price a go to. There are excursions, a lot the identical because the wine excursions of California and Wisconsin’s wine districts. They embody, after all, a small sampling after the tour. Each little retailer on the town, may even give you a pattern of two or three totally different Tequilas that they’ve on the market.

Some folks assume that Pulque and Mescal are each Tequila, nevertheless though they’re constituted of the Agave plant, It’s not Tequila except it’s constituted of Blue Agave. There are actually, a numerous quantity a Tequila producers in Jalisco. A few names you might need seen are, Suaza and Jose Cuervo. The Sauza household has been in enterprise since 1873 and Jose Cuervo first began producing Tequila in 1795. There are after all, many different households, producing excellent Tequilas. To many actually, to listing. I personally get pleasure from, El Jimador, Gran Centenario, Herradura Anejo, and considered one of my favorites, Don Julio Anejo. I’ve additionally loved many others and am obtainable to pattern any you may simply wish to share.

There are three primary types of Tequila: blanco, reposado and anejo.

Blanco or white Tequila is evident and is maybe the pure taste of Tequila as a result of it hasn’t aged.

Reposado, also referred to as “rested” tequila is the results of growing older white tequila in oak barrels for not less than two months. It has a barely smoother style than blanco tequila and my alternative for any combined drinks.

Anejo, also referred to as aged Tequila is matured for not less than a 12 months in oak barrels. It’s darker than reposado and has a extra woody taste. It calls for the best worth and is taken into account “high of the road” by most people. Nonetheless, you is likely to be shocked to seek out that the actual “Tequila connoisseurs” favor the Blanco tequila due to its “pure” tequila taste..

When the label doesn’t specify “100% agave” it’s a “mixto” or combined. What which means is that as much as 40% different sugars have been added to 60% agave. At one time, the federal government allowed as much as 49% different sugars.

And here’s a little bit of trivia for you. You will not discover a worm on the backside of your bottle of Tequila. The maquey worm inside some bottles is attribute of sure mezcals, by no means of Tequila. Mezcal is constituted of many various sorts of agave, whereas Tequila is simply constituted of the Blue agave. When your shopping for a bottle with a worm, you aren’t shopping for Tequila, slightly a “cousin” of Tequila.

And that brings us to the mighty Margarita. There are such a lot of take offs on the Margarita immediately, that you simply nearly want to perform a little research to learn how it must be made. Any restaurant you go to can have a half dozen or so “fruit flavored” of frozen Margarita’s. That works. Tequila mixes effectively with many various flavors. I get pleasure from Tequila with clamato juice, however I regress.

The Margarita is made with Tequila, blended with cointreau, lime juice and crushed ice. It’s then poured right into a glass that has had the rim dipped in lime juice and coated with salt. In case you do not occur to have cointreau, you should utilize Triple Sec.

So right here goes.

6 ouncesof Blanco (white) Tequila (I take advantage of a reposado, however blanco is extra conventional)

four ouncesof cointreau

2 ouncesFresh Lime juice, plus a half lime to rim the glasses.

coarse salt

Skinny lime slices for garnish.

This makes 2 good drinks, which is little question how Jimmy Buffet discovered himself losing away in Margaritaville.

I consider I will have one, It is 5 o’clock someplace.

William Chaney is an Government Chef and and Pure Well being Practitioner. William has traveled the World and picked up recipes and wholesome way of life info which he shares with you.

He splits his time between his residence in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and his residence in Wisconsin. He writes about dwelling a Wholesome way of life whereas having fun with Nice meals,and a Wholesome outlook on life. Go to his web site at Clase Azul

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