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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-07-01 3:31 pm   Permalink

Actually, I've seen that, I think they called it "fancy frat party", but usually people just make them into other "shot drinks".

 
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Kill Devil
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Posts: 271
From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-07-03 08:10 am   Permalink

I once had the honor of drinking a "Jim's Special" at Tiki Ti, next to Rasta Jim himself (at his urging, naturally). It's really good, and makes me wonder why there aren't more rum/tequila cocktails out there.

 
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-07-03 09:32 am   Permalink

There are, but there aren't a ton that would be tiki, and most people don't order true cocktails but rather a spirit and mixer drink.

 
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Jay4
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Joined: Feb 24, 2014
Posts: 31
Posted: 2014-07-08 4:32 pm   Permalink

hmm,just an update

i bought this margarita mix thats non alcoholic(its actually mango flavored margarita mix) and a bottle of el jimador anejo tequila but is 4 oz to much tequila to use.it seems like the flavor of the tequila overpowers the flavor of the margarita and ive seen people post their own margarita recipes and they only use like 1.5 oz of tequila



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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-08 5:16 pm   Permalink

Jay4, I think your missing the point of many of the comments
while no one is saying we can't discuss Non-Tiki drinks

We are Cocktail snobs, purists, perfectionists here
and no one here (who enjoys being flamed, anyway) would
even consider using a premix of anything, it is all about fresh ingredients
from scratch, this is the only way you are going to get a quality cocktail

Mixes are for amateurs, Frats & Sororities, so we strongly
encourage you to pickup a quality Cocktail guide (or ask here)
and get serious about making real drinks.


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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-07-08 5:51 pm   Permalink

I'm trying to remember if that type is used in most margaritas... usually the stuff that mixes call for is the blanco since they do not want to compete and the nature of a frozen/blended margarita brings out bad flavors in nicer quality stuff.

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2014-07-08 5:52 pm   Permalink

Crappy Koolaid Margarita mixes have created a consumer society that has no clue what a Real Margarita tastes like and no appreciation for tequila as a traditional handcrafted spirit.

 
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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2014-07-08 7:04 pm   Permalink

A true Margarita is made with this recipe:

1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz lime

Triple Sec is cheap and now limes are cheap again. This will work much better than any mixers. You can play around with the ratios to your taste. You can add mango or blueberry or agave or anything else you would like to make it more towards your taste. You can sub out Curacao or Grand Mariner for the Triple Sec. It is fun making drinks from scratch, I promise.

Oh yeah, squeeze your own limes. Don't buy packaged lime juice.

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AdOrAdam
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2014-07-09 06:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-08 17:16, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
No one is saying we can't discuss Non-Tiki drinks

We are Cocktail snobs, purists, perfectionists here... it is all about fresh ingredients
from scratch... Mixes are for amateurs

We strongly encourage you to pickup a quality cocktail guide



Err, yeah, what he said.

Quote:

On 2014-07-08 19:04, lunavideogames wrote:
A true Margarita is made with this recipe:

1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz lime

It is fun making drinks from scratch, I promise...



I add a little sugar if required to that margarita recipe & agree making drinks from scratch is fun - you can elevate a drink from just being 'ok' to 'much better' or 'great' by getting the balance right to your taste buds.

The reason tequila isnt as discussable (for me) is that I find it a bit samey, rum is a corner stone of far many more drinks.


 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2014-07-09 06:25 am   Permalink

Ps good job trying another Tequila tho Jay4 - what do you think of it?

 
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Oxybeles
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Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 43
From: RSM, CA
Posted: 2014-07-09 06:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-08 19:04, lunavideogames wrote:
A true Margarita is made with this recipe:

1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz lime

Triple Sec is cheap and now limes are cheap again. This will work much better than any mixers. You can play around with the ratios to your taste. You can add mango or blueberry or agave or anything else you would like to make it more towards your taste. You can sub out Curacao or Grand Mariner for the Triple Sec. It is fun making drinks from scratch, I promise.

Oh yeah, squeeze your own limes. Don't buy packaged lime juice.

[ This Message was edited by: lunavideogames 2014-07-08 19:06 ]



I prefer to add Monin Organic Agave Syrup instead of the triple sec, although most any agave nectar will work just fine. The tricky part is calculating the tartness of the lime, due to the inherent uniqueness of each individual lime.

Based upon my experimentation, 3/4 oz satisfies a woman!

Also, suggest upping the tequila to 2oz.
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2014-07-09 10:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-09 06:59, Oxybeles wrote:
Quote:

On 2014-07-08 19:04, lunavideogames wrote:
A true Margarita is made with this recipe:

1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz lime




I prefer to add Monin Organic Agave Syrup instead of the triple sec, although most any agave nectar will work just fine. The tricky part is calculating the tartness of the lime, due to the inherent uniqueness of each individual lime.

Based upon my experimentation, 3/4 oz satisfies a woman!

Also, suggest upping the tequila to 2oz.




The Agave Syrup is good, but don't skip the Triple Sec, it is a surprisingly important part of the drink!

It may not seem like that much in the drink, but it is there for a reason.... it brings out some of the subtle flavors of your tequilia and plays well with the citrus.

If you want a truly enjoyable drink and don't mind spending the bucks to stock your bar, go top-shelf.... the Cadillac if you prefer, and use a 100% Silver Agave Tequilia, Fresh Lime, and Cointreau. Shake the hell out of it, strain it into a cocktail glass, salt half the rim of the glass and garnish with a wheel of fresh citrus.

If you are still wanting it on the sweet side, use Grand Marnier instead.


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-07-09 10:55 am   Permalink

I tried a mezcal tequila last night - Vida - from Oaxaca, Mexico. It was interesting because the maguey plant it is made from is toasted or burned more completely than usual and the tequila retains a fair amount of smoky flavor. It is certified organic and made an interesting and very unique cocktail. It was definitely surprising because the syrups and other ingredients in the drink actually produced some notes of bacon. Yes, bacon.

Posted here as an FYI in case you run into this tequila so you can try it.


 
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djmont
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Joined: Aug 03, 2011
Posts: 374
From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2014-07-09 2:16 pm   Permalink

These days, I drink more Margaritas than any other cocktail. After much experimentation, here is my recipe:

2 oz. Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Triple Sec
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz. Agave Nectar

You *must* use a 100% agave tequila. If the label doesn't state "100% agave," that means it's a "mixto" tequila, which can include all kinds of things in it that you don't want. (This is one of the reasons people often report having bad experiences with tequila.) You can use a Reposado or Anejo tequila instead of a Blanco if you wish, but it's generally not the best use of it I don't think.

Some of my favorite blancos: Don Julio, Tapatio, Espolon, Olmeca Altos, Pueblo Viejo, Avion, Milagro.

Most triple secs are vile, so I generally recommend sticking with Cointreau. There's a reason it costs more -- it's the best.

If you like your drink extra limey, you can up the juice to a full ounce.

Generally speaking, if you like it a little more tart, you can omit the agave. If you like it a little sweeter, add a little more agave. In my opinion, the triple sec alone isn't enough to balance the lime.

Salud!
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TikiHardBop
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Joined: Feb 21, 2009
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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2014-07-09 3:30 pm   Permalink

Try the Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao. Now we're talking!

 
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