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Tequila (post #35121)

What's your favorite brand  for margaritas?

 


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Sondra's picture

(post #35121, reply #1 of 47)

I don't use the really good stuff, no reposado or anejo, usually use Jose Cuervo, gold or silver, can't remember which.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #35121, reply #2 of 47)

for margaritas we have been using Souza gold

 


 


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FastEddie's picture

(post #35121, reply #3 of 47)

When we lived in San Antonio we used to buy a half gallon bucket of marguirita mix, just add a bottle of tequila and freeze.  We would use cheap tequila (not the cheapest) cuz after a good glass it all tastes the same.

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JoeB2's picture

(post #35121, reply #4 of 47)

Cabo Wabo. Sammy Hagar makes a fine Tequila, IMHO

shoechick's picture

(post #35121, reply #5 of 47)

I'd never waste the good stuff on a margarita. Rule of thumb in this house, if it's straight up, buy the best, if you're mixing it, who cares. Sauza Gold is a good one for Margaritas.  Cabo Wabo...on the rocks.

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JoeB2's picture

(post #35121, reply #12 of 47)

>I'd never waste the good stuff on a margarita. Rule of thumb in this house, if it's straight up, buy the best, if you're mixing it, who cares. Sauza Gold is a good one for Margaritas. Cabo Wabo...on the rocks.

Speaking of straight up Tequila, does anyone know what that tomato-based chaser is (or have a recipe) that they traditionally serve with it in Mexico? Is that just tomato juice?

Carole4's picture

(post #35121, reply #13 of 47)

Michelada? Usually a beer with tequila and tomato juice, sort of like a Bloody Mary...Micheladas are on just about every Mexican restaurants menu here...

kitchengoddess's picture

(post #35121, reply #40 of 47)

As far as I know Micheladas do not have tomato juice in them.  They have Maggi sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco, lime juice and salt rimmed...


 


Michelada? Usually a beer with tequila and tomato juice, sort of like a Bloody Mary...Micheladas are on just about every Mexican restaurants menu here...

Carole4's picture

(post #35121, reply #42 of 47)

LOL...Better tell the bartenders at El Charro! Maybe it's different in different regions. Here in Tucson, beer with tomato juice and lime and hot sauce is sometimes referred to as a Michelada or cerveza preparada. Glass is rimmed with salt, though.

kitchengoddess's picture

(post #35121, reply #43 of 47)

Well, maybe in the States it has evolved into something different... I find that a lot of Mexican food/drinks get modified once you cross the border.


Last I checked when I visited my hometown that is what was in the mix...but hey maybe with tomato juice it tastes good too.


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LOL...Better tell the bartenders at El Charro! Maybe it's different in different regions. Here in Tucson, beer with tomato juice and lime and hot sauce is sometimes referred to as a Michelada or cerveza preparada. Glass is rimmed with salt, though.

Carole4's picture

(post #35121, reply #44 of 47)

Oh, it does.

Gretchen's picture

(post #35121, reply #18 of 47)

There is some sort of tomato based liquor we got in Mexico one time. It was sort of interesting. I wonder if that was the chaser. Have no idea of the name now.

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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #35121, reply #19 of 47)

Sangrita? 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #35121, reply #20 of 47)

I'll bet that is it. Thanks.

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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #35121, reply #21 of 47)

I had it in AZ once.  It came with shots of tequila.  I'll bet there is a recipe for it somewhere.



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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #35121, reply #22 of 47)

Here is just one of many:


http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/kgk/2000/0500/completo.html



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Gretchen's picture

(post #35121, reply #23 of 47)

Thanks. I hadn't thought of it in years.

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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #35121, reply #38 of 47)

Gretchen, look what I found!



Sangrita

makes 2 quarts


Like tequila, sangrita is from the Mexican state of Jalisco and has become the traditional tequila chaser in most of Mexico. Sweet and savory with big tomato and citrus flavors, juicing your own citrus yields the freshest, most authentic flavor.






ingredients

1 or 2 dried chile peppers, seeded
3 cups tomato juice
3 cups orange juice
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce




timer

prep: 5 minutes
total: 25 minutes



tools

blender
fine mesh sieve
citrus juicer



 

1. In a skillet, toast the dried chile pepper until dark spots appear on the skin. Remove to a plate and let cool, 5 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the tomato juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, diced cucumber and minced onion. Add the toasted chile when cool to the touch. Process until the mixture is smooth and then strain into a pitcher.


3. Add in the lime and lemon juices, Worcestershire sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes prior to serving with shots of tequila.




 


Gretchen's picture

(post #35121, reply #45 of 47)

Oh, we have bought sangrita in Mexico when there. I liked it a lot.

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thecooktoo's picture

(post #35121, reply #30 of 47)

Found this on Sangrita...the typical tomato based tequila chaser.


Sangrita ("little blood") is a spicy, non-alcoholic Mexican drink served as a chaser, a co-sip or as a mix. The traditional method is to alternate sips of tequila with sangrita, but it is sometimes mixed with the tequila and served in a single glass.  A tequila-and-sangrita serving is called a 'completo'. Sangrita was born in the same state as tequila: Jalisco.


There is no absolute or even widely-agreed-upon recipe for sangrita, but almost all versions contain tomato juice and orange juice in roughly equal amounts, with additional lime or lemon juice (or concentrate, but NEVER lime cordial) to make it more tart and give a sharp tang.


 The best recipes use fresh ingredients (peel and seed the tomatoes, then blend). The final result tastes a little like a Bloody Caesar, or a spicy gazpacho, but with much more character.

 Tapatia SangritaGenerally sangrita is served with blanco tequila, but it can also accompany reposado.

Jim

Gretchen's picture

(post #35121, reply #31 of 47)

Thanks. I really liked it.

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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #35121, reply #34 of 47)

I made a sangrita mix the other night...it was very good!  http://www.recipezaar.com/68185


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kitchengoddess's picture

(post #35121, reply #41 of 47)

My dad makes a drink with Sangrita, tequila, grapefruit juice and limes I think...we would only have it at Christmas and New Years...it is the most delicious cocktail ever!!


 


There is some sort of tomato based liquor we got in Mexico one time. It was sort of interesting. I wonder if that was the chaser. Have no idea of the name now.


Gretchen
ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #35121, reply #6 of 47)

I love all of the Sauza tequilas!  If I use a margarita mix I use gold, if I actually squeeze fresh limes, I use Hornitos or Commerativo.  For shots Tres Generaciones or whatever the three are, and Cabo Wabo.  I have a few other special tequilas, but I can not remember them right now. 


Out in Phoenix, Costco had some fantastic prices on The Sauza brand, but we don't have liquor in our Sams or Costco...


San Diego, Old Town Margarita is my favorite recipe at the moment, but squeezing the limes is a pain, unless you use the garlic press as one CTer suggested, works like a charm if you have the right press. 



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Edited 11/18/2007 8:00 am ET by ICDOCEAN1

Gretchen's picture

(post #35121, reply #7 of 47)

I think the liquor stores connected with Sam's/Costco are independent enterprises--at least that is the way it is in Denver.

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Unschoolmom7's picture

(post #35121, reply #8 of 47)

I love tequila. Cabo Wabo is my first pick. Then Jose Cuervo. I can really tell the difference between a margarita made with "bottom shelf tequila" and "top shelf", so I prefer to use what I would drink straight.


Karena


 

Gretchen's picture

(post #35121, reply #9 of 47)

I would use cheaper tequila for our beach margaritas, but DS insists on Jose Cuervo. I guess I should be grateful he doesn't want something better.

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MadMom's picture

(post #35121, reply #10 of 47)

I use TQ Hot...gives it a bit of an extra kick.



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Regality's picture

(post #35121, reply #11 of 47)

Thanks for all the replies.  I've made note of the advice/brands and now have to decide if we're going to serve them or not. Since only two of the ten would be drinking them,  am leaning towards "not."

 


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Risottogirl's picture

(post #35121, reply #14 of 47)

I got really, REALLY sick on Tequila when I was 19 and just whiff from a nearby person's drink makes me want to hurl. Still...and I am 45.


 


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