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


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.
"If you keep on drinking rum, the world will soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel."
Robert Louis Stevenson

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