Tommy's Margarita
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Tommy's Margarita
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
Tommy's Margarita is a refreshing twist on the classic Margarita, simplifying the traditional recipe while emphasizing quality ingredients and nuanced flavors. Originating from San Francisco in the late 20th century, ... more Tommy's Margarita is a refreshing twist on the classic Margarita, simplifying the traditional recipe while emphasizing quality ingredients and nuanced flavors. Originating from San Francisco in the late 20th century, this variant stands out by substituting the usual orange liqueur with agave syrup, enhancing the natural sweetness and earthy tones of the Tequila Reposado. Lime juice adds a bright acidity, perfectly balancing the sweetness and providing a crisp finish. A few drops of Margarita Bitters introduce an additional layer of complexity to this iconic cocktail. Usually served in a cocktail glass, Tommy's Margarita has become a beloved staple for enthusiasts seeking a pure, agave-forward drinking experience. This cocktail is a prime choice for those appreciating artisanal cocktails and the rich history of Mexican spirits.
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Tequila Reposado
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22.86% | 2.4 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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ml
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30ml 1oz 3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
4 drops 4 drops 4 drops
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Tommy's Margarita expertly strips down the classic cocktail to its core, spotlighting the agave in both the tequila and syrup which unites seamlessly with the crisp tanginess of the fresh lime juice. The use of Margarita Bitters adds an intriguing depth, ushering in subtle herbal notes that elevate this refreshing drink beyond its simpler roots, making it a harmonious choice for tequila aficionados and newcomers alike.

Method
How to make a Tommy's Margarita

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by adding all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice
Securely close the shaker, then vigorously shake it for about 10-15 seconds or until the exterior feels cold and frosted
Once shaken, use a fine strainer to pour the mixture into a glass already filled with fresh ice, ensuring a smooth pour without any ice chips or herb bits making it through
This process helps to blend the flavors while chilling the drink to perfection
Enjoy your perfectly strained cocktail, now ready to be savored

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FAQ's

FAQ

What makes Tommy's Margarita different from a classic Margarita?

Tommy's Margarita differs from a classic Margarita primarily in its sweetener and the absence of triple sec. While traditional Margaritas use triple sec (orange liqueur) and simple syrup or sugar, Tommy's Margarita utilizes agave syrup to sweeten the drink, highlighting the agave flavor from the tequila. Additionally, it's a simpler mix, focusing on the purity of its ingredients.

FAQ

Why is a Lowball glass recommended for Tommy's Margarita?

A Lowball glass, also known as an Old Fashioned glass, is recommended for Tommy's Margarita to enhance the drinking experience. The wider rim allows the aroma and flavors to be more accessible while drinking, and the glass's size is perfect for the volume of the cocktail, including ice, without diluting the drink too quickly.

FAQ

Can I use any type of tequila for Tommy's Margarita?

While you can technically use any type of tequila, Tequila Reposado is recommended for Tommy's Margarita because of its smooth, well-rounded flavor that comes from aging in oak barrels for between two months and a year. This aging process gives the Reposado a milder taste than Blanco tequila but retains more of the agave flavor than the older Añejo, making it an ideal choice for this cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Tommy's Margarita?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of Tommy's Margarita by substituting the tequila with a non-alcoholic spirit that mimics the flavor of tequila, or simply by using more lime juice and agave syrup, adjusted to taste. The agave syrup maintains the cocktail's characteristic sweetness, making it enjoyable without the alcohol.

FAQ

How do I properly incorporate Margarita Bitters into my Tommy's Margarita?

Margarita Bitters should be added with precision to not overpower the drink. Four drops are usually sufficient for the balance of flavors in Tommy's Margarita. Add the bitters directly to the other ingredients before mixing. The bitters contribute depth and complexity to the cocktail, complementing the agave and lime flavors. Ensure to properly integrate them with the rest of the ingredients for a balanced taste.

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