Every Friday this summer, some of the state’s best bartenders are showing us how to make an inspired cocktail at home in our drinks series, TM Happy Hour. The best thing about this margarita -- aside from its simplicity -- is that you can riff off of this basic formula. Strain the cocktail mixture into the prepared glass. https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/how-to-make-the-texas-margarita/. Pour into glass rimmed with Tajin. All rights reserved. In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice cubes, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and agave. Swap in some mezcal for a smokier taste. Let soak for about two weeks. Garnish with second lime slice. Learn about what makes Tres Agaves the best brands of tequila and margarita mixes: our ingredients, how we make Tequila, and the blue agave in the Tequila Valley, Mexico. The bright tartness from the lime plus the sweetness of the agave nectar blend to make a perfectly-balanced cocktail. Here's our take on a classic margarita, no sour mix needed. © Gannett Co., Inc. 2020. Recipes you want to make. I Live in the Middle of Nowhere. Bon Appétit may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Subscribe or link your existing subscription. *To make the jalapeño agave, cut a fresh jalapeño and combine with agave syrup in a small container. Ice cubes, for shaking and serving To revisit this article, select My⁠ ⁠Account, then View saved stories. Garnish with second lime slice. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Choose your favorite tequila blanco for the base. *To make the jalapeño agave, cut a fresh jalapeño and combine with agave syrup in a small container. This recipe was submitted by Ashley Twist Cole, Editor-in-Chief, and is borrowed from a family friend, Tommy West. This week, we’re featuring Danny Caffall, lead bartender at the historic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, in Dallas. https://www.southernkitchen.com/recipes/drink/agave-margarita Enter your email below to send a password reset email. Agave syrup should be sweet and have heat. Strain into prepared glass. Sorry, we’re unable to find an account with that username and password. © 2020 Condé Nast. Place about 1 tablespoon of kosher salt into a plate. TM Happy Hour: A Bourbon Twist to the Tom Collins, TM Happy Hour: A Seasonal Nod to the Classic Whiskey Smash, TM Happy Hour: A Martini That’s Ready When You Are, TM Happy Hour: A Southern Sipper With a Kick, Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewing Company Is Making the Weirdest Beer in Texas, Salaryman Permanently Closes as Chef Justin Holt Fights Leukemia, Texans You Should Know: How a Black Cowboy’s Discovery Changed the Field of Archaeology. If you are an existing subscriber and haven't set up an account, please register for an online account. All rights reserved. Jalapeño-infused agave is the secret to this sweet and spicy version from Danny Caffall, of Dallas’s Mansion on Turtle Creek. With Texas bars closed right now in the fight against the novel coronavirus, Texas Monthly is putting the spotlight on a different bartender each week, as well as their charity of choice. Dip the rim of the glass in the salt. Let soak for about two weeks. Strain into prepared glass. The possibilites are endless! Pour some kosher salt into a small dish. Leave them blank to get signed up. Get our weekly newsletter, filled with good reads, news analysis—and updates on special events. Caffall’s version offers a touch of sweet heat from a jalapeño-infused syrup, which should be made ahead. Garnish with lime wedge. Dip rim of glass into salt. Don't have an account? The fund is designed to directly support its associates and communities affected by COVID-19. He pointed us to Rosewood Raise, a relief fund launched by the Rosewood Hotel Group, which owns the Mansion on Turtle Creek. Caffall is known for shaking (and sometimes stirring) up a curated menu of sophisticated cocktails well suited for his iconic bar, and no Texas bar list is complete without a mean margarita. Combine tequila, agave syrup, and juice in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. 1 ounce triple sec By Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust. If you want to make a strawberry margarita, puree up some fresh strawberries and try various measurements to get your desired sweetness. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. 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Fill the glass with ice cubes. 2 ounces silver tequila Says Caffall: “This simple recipe calls for ingredients that are typically already in the home, combining the classic flavors with jalapeño agave for an added kick.”, 2 ounces favorite tequila1 ounce fresh lime juice3/4 ounce Cointreau1/2—3/4 ounce jalapeño agave* (adjust for sweetness)1 lime. Shake until well-chilled, 15 to 20 seconds. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights. 1/4 ounce light agave nectar, or to taste, Run one of the lime wedges around the rim of a rocks glass.