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Tequila
thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-07-09 4:38 pm   Permalink

I too dropped triple sec for agave nectar in margaritas a few years ago, and i've never looked back!

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Joined: Jun 13, 2013
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From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2014-07-09 6:35 pm   Permalink

Been doing more of the margaritas with agave instead of triple sec the past couple years as well. In its price range, Corralejo Reposado is my tequila of choice. A great sipper but also a versitile mixer that isn't so expensive you mind mixing with it.

Ace, I love all the Del Maguey mezcals but the Vida is about the only one I can afford. It was originally intended to sell at a < $30 price point but the few stores around me that carry it sell it for a little more than that. If you get a chance to play around mixing with Mezcal, I have found it really plays well with both pineapple juice and Calvados.

For folks in striking distance of a Total Wine, do yourself a favor and try a bottle of the San Matias Legado blanco tequila. An $11(!!) 100% agave tequila with a great, bright and nicely peppery flavor, makes a great Paloma and a great Margarita. I think it might be the best booze bargain out there right now.


 
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-07-09 7:11 pm   Permalink

I don't know if I would drop the orange for agave on it's own. I usually use GM and Agave (though I scale back the nectar since I detest sweet) because it seems like you would be missing a note. Similar to a bay leaf, you don't totally notice the presence but you know when it's gone.

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2014-07-09 7:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-09 19:11, wizzard419 wrote:
I don't know if I would drop the orange for agave on it's own. I usually use GM and Agave (though I scale back the nectar since I detest sweet) because it seems like you would be missing a note. Similar to a bay leaf, you don't totally notice the presence but you know when it's gone.



I certainly thought the same thing before trying a Margarita with just Tequila, lime juice, and a 1:1 agave:water syrup. I really don't think the drink suffers for lack of the triple sec, but you should try it and decide for yourself.

My wife's favorite margarita is one from Alton Brown that uses agave syrup and muddled fesh orange and lime and leaves out the triple sec. Great orange flavor, nice mingling of the tequila and agave syrup and it works quite well without the triple sec. You have to be in the mood for an orange-forward margarita, but when you are this one hits the spot.
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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-07-09 7:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-07-09 18:35, Sunny&Rummy wrote:
For folks in striking distance of a Total Wine, do yourself a favor and try a bottle of the San Matias Legado blanco tequila. An $11(!!) 100% agave tequila with a great, bright and nicely peppery flavor, makes a great Paloma and a great Margarita. I think it might be the best booze bargain out there right now.



i second this!


 
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-07-09 7:56 pm   Permalink

Never was a fan of TS, I usually go for GM because the other stuff has no depth.

 
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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-08-02 12:20 pm   Permalink

yesterday i sampled the blanco and the reposado of the new Casamigos tequila, apparently part-owned by George Clooney.

let's just say that Mr. Clooney shouldn't quit his day job any time soon...


 
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elnova
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Joined: Jan 05, 2014
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From: so. cal.
Posted: 2014-09-16 8:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-26 12:12, Jay4 wrote:
so whats the difference between tequila thats 100 percent agave and stuff that isnt.i bought this margerita mix that came with an actual bottle of tequila,but i found out it isnt 100 percent agave and it only tastes good mixed with the margerita mix.for something to do shots with or mix in something like orange juice should i of picked some silver tequila that was 100 percent agave



[ This Message was edited by: Jay4 2014-06-26 12:14 ]



hi jay. try milagro tequila or espolon tequila they are good and not expensive but if you want somethig really nice then get a bottle of claze azul it should run you about 80-85 dollars but its worth every penny.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-09-16 10:49 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-27 17:17, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
Tiki drinks that use tequila are Bum's Rush, the Yellow Boxer, and Jim's Special.
Jim's Special is the drink created by Mike and Mike of Tki Ti with a big assist from Jah Jim of Tiki Central. My fave is Bum's Rush.




Eric, here’s one for you and it is Tiki.
Cheers

El Diablo
Juice from 1/2 lime
1 1/2 oz. tequila
1/2 oz
creme de cassis
4-6 oz ginger beer
Squeeze lime into hiball glass.

Squeeze lime into hiball glass-drop in shell.
add ice,tequila,and cassis.
fill glass with ginger beer and stir lightly. garnish with orange peel twist.


 
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Sunny&Rummy
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From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2014-09-18 09:29 am   Permalink

I'd add Tiki Ti's version of the Blood and Sand to the Tequila-meets-Tiki cocktail list.

[ This Message was edited by: Sunny&Rummy 2014-09-18 09:29 ]


 
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Kill Devil
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Joined: Feb 16, 2011
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-09-23 09:07 am   Permalink

I'd say if a "certified" Tiki drink like a Tropical Itch can contain Bourbon, then bring on the Tequila. On a related note, I'm certainly finding more cocktails (in Chicago) mixing Rum or Whiskey with Mezcal

 
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KeithH
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Joined: Feb 15, 2009
Posts: 107
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 30 days ago; 12:54 pm   Permalink

Earlier this year I was making my usual Margaritas and wondered what a little cinnamon syrup would do.

3 parts Reposado tequila - I like a little wood in my booze
2 parts fresh lime juice - just like a tiki drink there is no substitute for fresh lime juice
1 part (to taste) agave nectar/syrup
1/2 part cinnamon syrup - was a friend's handmade triple cinnamon syrup

From time to time I'll also add a little meyer lemon juice as well.

Hmmm... now I wonder if a little Don's Mix or Don's Spices would work well?

If anyone needs me tonight I'll be in my bar...


 
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