Since last summer, I have been working on perfecting my own version of a Margarita, and it was realized in February (just in time for "National Margarita Day") with the addition of "the secret ingredient". When creating a cocktail, it is often the subtle final flourish that brings it all together—that unexpected addition, that splash of liqueur, that dash of bitters—and suddenly it's complete, like a painting after that final brush stroke, when you stand back, nod your head, and smile to yourself, content. ¡Eso es!
2 parts Tres Agaves Tequila
1/3 part Yellow Chartreuse ("the secret ingredient")
¼ part Cointreau
¾ part Tres Agaves Organic Agave* Nectar
1 part fresh-squeezed Lime juice
Shake over ice. Strain into a rocks
glass (salted rim optional). Garnish with a lime wheel.
*For a drink less sweet use ½ part Agave Nectar.
For a FROZEN MARGARITA put all ingredients plus four or five ice cubes in a blender
and blend! Salud!
"Manny's Marvelous Margarita" immediately
after being consumed. Muy bueno! Another, por favor!
The Secret Ingredient! (So beautiful & delicious... and expensive!)