Silky Margarita
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Silky Margarita
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.97 / 5
I drink these at home. Smooth, tasty, and subtle. The bitters add depth. I drink these at home. Smooth, tasty, and subtle. The bitters add depth.
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Tequila Reposado
Alcohol content
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16.47% | 2.85 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Silky Margarita blends the classic flavors of a margarita with a velvety twist, thanks to the addition of grenadine and a dash of Angostura bitters. The result is a sophisticated, deeper flavor profile that retains the beloved tang of lime and the smooth caress of tequila reposado.

Method
How to make a Silky Margarita

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with lime juice, and roll the edge in sea salt
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake until well chilled; a minimum of 30 seconds
Strain into your prepared glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I shake the Silky Margarita to achieve the best texture and blend of flavors?

For the Silky Margarita, it's recommended to vigorously shake the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker for about 10-15 seconds. This not only chills the cocktail but also ensures a well-integrated mix of flavors and creates a slightly frothy texture due to the aeration, enhancing the silky mouthfeel.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnish recommendations for a Silky Margarita?

To complement the elegance of the Silky Margarita, a thinly sliced lime wheel or a twist of orange peel can be used as garnish. For a more decorative touch, the rim of the glass can be salted or even combined with sugar, which balances beautifully with the drink's sweet and sour components.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the Orange liqueur in a Silky Margarita if I don't have it available?

Yes, if orange liqueur is not available, you can substitute it with Triple Sec or Cointreau for a similar citrusy sweet profile. A homemade orange simple syrup mixed with a bit of lemon juice can also work in a pinch, although the flavor profile will slightly differ.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Silky Margarita compare to a classic Margarita?

The alcohol content of a Silky Margarita, at approximately 16.47%, is slightly lower compared to a classic Margarita, which typically ranges from 18% to 20% alcohol by volume. The difference is due to the inclusion of syrups and bitters in the Silky Margarita, which dilutes the alcohol percentage while adding complexity to the flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Silky Margarita to maintain its intended flavor and presentation?

The Silky Margarita should be served in a chilled cocktail glass to keep it cold for longer. Optionally, before filling, you can rim the glass with salt or a mix of salt and sugar to enhance the drink's sweet and sour balance. Serving it immediately after shaking ensures the flavors remain vibrant and the texture smooth.

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