Congratulations! Our first S.I.P. event is opened. Some information: S.I.P. or Slavonic Internet Party is on-line event for Russophone blogers-imbibers. This event is so similar to MxMo but has different language. The S.I.P. event as topis has cocktail only. The first topic is Margarita. Thus all posts on event must be about this cocktail and its variations.
The Margarita is one of the great and famous cocktail in the world. The Margarita is realy cocktail superstar. And Margarita is one of the most bastarized cocktail.
Sometimes ago I posted about Margarita wide post. Ever since this My Mind Margarita revolution my progress in this theme has only quantitative no qulitative. I tested in my Margaritas five new tequilas – and decided that the best is reposados (like Los Arango Reposado, or OLMECA Altos Reposado – it is my newest tequila 100% agave, which was launched on European marcet by Perno-Ricard group last year. Very interesting and worthing product in my opinion. You may watch some small films about tequila and tequileros here).
The history of Margarita Cocktail is stiil unclear for me. Sometimes ago I founded the Picador cocktail (with same compositions and preparations as modern Margarita) in the one old book – Cafe Royal Cocktail Book by W.J. Tarling (1937) (but first “inventor” of Margarita – Danny Negrete “created” his first Margarita at 1936… It seems that drink contains tequila, Cointreau and lime juice has another story that official).
For our first event I mix one of the great my Margarita with one of my best tequila – LEYENDA DEL MILAGRO Select Barrel Reserve Anejo. This tequila is great sipping spirit. I mix awesome Margarita a la Sidecar with it.
Margarita a la Tequila Sidecar
25 ml tequila anejo 100% agave
25 ml Cointreau
25 ml fresh lemon juice
Shake all with a lot of ice. Strain into cocktail glass. A garnish is needlessness.
It is awesome drink!
For best Margarita you should abaid some rules:
1. Use only good tequila (preferable 100% agave reposado). A bottle label must contain NOM number. Remember, beverage not labeled with NOM is not tequila!
2. Use only fresh lime or lemon. Avoid different “margarita mixes”, caned and preserved juices. This stuffs cills the Margarita.
3. Use a lot of fresh ice for mixing. Shake yours Margarita hard for best results.
4. Rim your glass for Margaruta on half. Do not salt interior face of the glass.
5. Sip yours Margaritas responsibly.