The Best Fresh Margaritas

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The Best Fresh Margaritas

Why This Recipe Works

The best margarita recipe would produce a drink with a balanced blend of fresh citrus flavors and tequila. We discovered the correct proportions (equal parts juice, orange liqueur, and tequila) for the best balance. The right alcohol (Tripl...

Why This Recipe Works

The best margarita recipe would produce a drink with a balanced blend of fresh citrus flavors and tequila. We discovered the correct proportions (equal parts juice, orange liqueur, and tequila) for the best balance. The right alcohol (Triple Sec and a resposado tequila, made from 100 percent blue agave) gave our margarita recipe a mellow, delicate flavor. And the best citrus mix (lemon and lime zest steeped in their juices) gave it a deep, refreshing citrus flavor.

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Fajitas and MargaritasSeason 2, Ep. 212

Fajitas, guacamole, and margaritas have largely abandoned their roots and have become bar food, which might explain why they are generally so terrible. By focusing on the basics, the test kitchen take...