Aldez Tequila takes pride in our commitment to the purity of our ingredients and process, and we take pleasure in knowing that our tequilas are being enjoyed by like-minded individuals committed to a high standard of authentic & clean living.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t like to mix it up. Below we proudly present our classic margarita recipe, along with a few twists on the classic – drinks that celebrate high standards, individuality, and enjoyment of all this life has to offer.
A is one of the most famous classic cocktails in the US and likely the quintessential tequila cocktail. It’s to tequila what the daiquiri is to rum or the old-fashioned is to whiskey. But in the history of the drink, its good and pure reputation has become sullied by mixes found on supermarket shelves that are loaded with sugar and preservatives, or low-quality frozen sugar rushes from chain restaurants. It’s true that anyone can throw any tequila in a blender with enough ice and margarita mix and produce a flavorful drink – but this result is a far cry from a genuine and authentic, tried and true marg.
Save the blender (and, well tequila) for a larger party. For a true, authentic Mexican margarita cocktail that can be savored and appreciated by couples or small gatherings of discerning individuals, embrace quality ingredients, top-shelf tequila (like our own organic small-batch tequila line), and the simple but enjoyable preparation experience. Go back to the roots of tequila – a drink intended to be savored joyfully while surrounded by your own close-knit tribe.
The magic of a classic margarita is the delicate balance of the spirit with sweet and tart notes. Masking the spirit in sour mix and triple sec does a disservice to high-quality tequila. So if you’re ready to experience the truly wonderful flavor of a real margarita, here’s how to create one:
First rim a rocks glass with a lime and dip into coarse salt (optional). Add all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Shaking creates dilution and is one of the most important steps in making the perfect margarita. Strain into your Rocks glass over fresh ice or pour the contents of the shaker into your rocks glass (aka a “dirty pour”).
And take a sip. We suggest with your eyes closed, as if time was standing still and you could, for one brief moment, imagine yourself resting in the shade on a hillside in Jalisco, feeling the warm breeze as it rustles through fields of agave. A little poetic, perhaps, but after all, you’re an individual who appreciates the beauty to be found in life’s finer experiences.
While a tried and true margarita is straightforward and creates a stunning and delightful drinking experience, part of tequila’s magnificence is its ability to cater to a connoisseur’s individuality. It is a liquor that rewards the explorers and adventurers who seek new combinations and flavors to create an essentially unlimited variety of flavors. Traditional margaritas are delicious, but we encourage our Aldez family to spend more time by adding ingredients and introducing new flavors, to create entirely new experiences to enjoy.
The traditional margarita showcases the tequila itself, whereas a riff unlocks a new flavor profile by partnering the tequila with one or more flavors to create an entirely new tasting experience which can be quite distinct from the flavor profile of a plain margarita.
These new flavor profiles can have myriad applications – enjoying poolside on a hot summer day, pairing well with a particular meal, indulging in a particular theme, or catering to the interests and preferences of a treasured guest.
If you enjoy a classic margarita or if you want to explore what a tequila like Aldez can do for your cocktails, below are two of our favorite starting points. Both of these recipes feature bold – and very different – flavors. We’ll revisit this topic frequently in the future, so we invite you to explore the vast variety of tequila’s flavor possibilities and riff along with us.
Watermelon, berries, peaches, and other fruits add a summery feel and flavor to a margarita. For added flavor, consider grilling fruits like watermelon or peach before adding them to your drink.
Option 1: Grilled watermelon or grilled peach syrup – grill slices of fresh watermelon or grilled peach until grill marks appear on both sides. Then, blend the grilled fruit along with 1:1 agave nectar. Fine-strain before adding to any drink.
Option 2: Orange syrup – boil fresh-squeezed orange juice with equal parts sugar until the sugar is fully dissolved.
Option 3: Berry syrup – in a saucepan, add one cup of fresh or frozen berries of your choice with one cup of sugar and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Using a wooden spoon, mix and mash the berry mix and heat the mixture. Bring to a boil for ten minutes or until reduced to syrup. Fine-strain before adding to any drink.
Add all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled Coupe glass. Serve with a lime wheel and the fruit incorporated into the drink on a cocktail pick.
You have probably heard of this drink’s cousin, the espresso martini, but what you may not know is that coffee and tequila make for a more complex, robust flavor combo.. This margarita version benefits from swapping the amounts of Cointreau and sweetener required so the sweetness is cleaner and the tequila and coffee can play together more.
Brew strong coffee using either an espresso machine, moka pot, or an AeroPress. Carefully add the hot coffee to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake until the shaker is cold and frosty. IMPORTANT: Please be careful as the coffee will be hot and the metal shaker will be hot too. Also note that since the coffee is hot, it may take longer than expected to chill the drink, up to a full minute). Strain into a chilled Coupe glass or margarita glass. Garnish with a coffee bean.
Brew strong coffee using either an espresso machine, moka pot, or an AeroPress. Then, in a heatproof bowl, add the coffee with two parts sugar (that’s twice the amount of coffee). Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add all of the remaining ingredients and shake until the shaker is cold and frosty. IMPORTANT: Please be careful as the coffee will be hot and the metal shaker will be hot too. Also note that since the coffee is hot, it may take longer than expected to chill the drink, up to a full minute. Strain into a chilled Coupe or margarita glass.
It’s one of our favorite, most simple sayings: Drink Good Tequila. But it means so much more – drinking good tequila means you have confidence in its impeccable quality, with certified organic ingredients and a time-honored, traditional distilling process. It means you can feel good because it’s sustainably produced and packaged in recycled materials. It’s good because it connects you intimately with not only our Mexican community, but with a community of fellow individualists who value living with conviction, authenticity and boldness. And yes – it’s good because of its pure taste and unmatched smoothness.
So select your Aldez variant (or expression), assemble your ingredients and create the best margarita you’ve ever had. And share a snapshot with @aldeztequila so that we can savor the moment right along with you.