Café de Olla (Mexican Coffee)

Tips for choosing the Best Coffee beans

Here are a few tips for choosing the best coffee beans for you.

A cup of coffee in the morning can help you wake up, kick-start your day, and give you that boost to start your tasks. But how do you know what coffee beans will produce a good cup for you? There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to coffee beans. Some people prefer the brewed variety from their local shop while others opt for instant coffee. To help you make an educated choice, I’ve collected some useful tips on choosing the best coffee beans.

Choose the best type of coffee for you

Coffee may be one of the most popular drinks in the world. It is one of the most important commodity in international trade. The popularity of coffee has spread all over the globe and has given rise to a number of coffee houses. Today, in fact, you can find coffee in almost every corner of the world. You can get coffee from different kinds of roasts. However, they all have their own distinct taste and aroma. For this reason, people should know their preference when they are choosing the best type of coffee.

There are different types of coffee beans that can be bought in the market today. Some are Arabica beans while others are Robusta beans. The Arabica coffee beans have high quality and have a stronger and more complex taste compared with Robusta coffee beans. For people who have no idea what kind of type of coffee they would like to use, it is essential to know their preference when it comes to choosing a type of roast for their cup of Joe or Java. They should consider factors such as price, flavor, bean type and brand before purchasing their favorite brew.*

What Caffeine level do you love

How much caffeine do you want in a cup of coffee? If you are like me, then you’re hooked on caffeine and want as much as possible. But if you’re like my wife, you don’t really need any caffeine, and three cups will give you a headache. The difference is not so much how long we brew the coffee, or how darkly we roast the beans; it’s how finely the beans are ground. A finer grind allows more caffeine to be extracted per unit time. One thing this means is that if your coffee isn’t strong enough, the problem may not be with your brewing technique. You may simply need to use more finely ground coffee. There are two other things that can determine strength:

How coarsely the beans were roasted (coarser roasts allow for stronger brews). How fresh the beans are (older coffees need more brewing time). If your coffee comes from a retail outlet in bags with one-way degassing valves, then most of their “freshness” claims have nothing to do with how fresh the coffee actually is — it’s just a measure of how much air was let into the bags after roasting. The less air that gets in after roasting, the fresher your coffee will be.

Choose the right bean

Choosing the best coffee beans is not terribly complicated. Indeed, it is one of those areas where buying expensive brands and paying attention to marketing is likely to make things worse, not better. The most important thing is freshness. If you grind your own coffee, that’s simple: grind it just before you brew it. But when you buy coffee in bags or cans, how do you know how long it has been sitting around? The answer is roast date. You want to buy coffee that was roasted within the last week or two; anything older than that is stale. Most supermarket brands don’t even indicate roast dates, making you think they have stock from every harvest for the past year or two; avoid them if possible.

If you are looking for a specific roast style (say, dark) you can limit yourself to a particular roaster or brand, but otherwise look first at roasters who indicate the roast date on their packaging. Cherry Street Coffee Roasters in Seattle and Kaldi’s Coffee Roasters in Kansas City are two examples of roasters who print a roast date on their bags; Starbucks often prints a “best by” date but doesn’t list the day of the month—you’ll have to look inside the bag to find out more precisely when.

The only way you will find a coffee bean that suits you perfectly is if you do a bit of tasting. When it comes to coffee, do not be afraid to ask questions and try things out. You might just find that your morning coffee can be even better than you thought before.

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New Year Global Celebrations – A Dish For Luck!

New Year Traditions Celebrations: 2020 has been an extraordinary year for everyone on the planet Earth! Going back to normal, as we once knew it, will take on new meaning in the upcoming year.

happy new year

Since change appears to be the dominant force in our new normal, let’s have a unique celebration to welcome in 2021!

As we push out the old and welcome in a new year of hope and opportunity, let’s throw in a dash of luck for good measure.

happy new year

Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity. 

So let’s prepare an international smorgasbord of good luck eats this year to invoke luck from every culture across the planet.

It doesn’t have to be elaborate.  Get creative. Make it representative…and always, always celebratory!

happy new year

Here are a few international food ideas for your New Year celebration.  

See which ones would compliment your festive New Year Celebration… and remember to add a little “luck” on the side:

Asia: Noodles and Fish
Bahamas: Junkanoo
Brazil: Sopa de Lentilhas
Cuba: Roast Suckling Pig
Denmark: Marzipan Ring Cake (Kransekage)
Germany: Marzipan Pigs
Greece: Vassilopita
Italy: Lentils and Pork

Kenya: Nyama Choma

Mexico: Rosca de Reyes
Nigeria: Fish Stew
Philippines: Round Fruits
Scotland: Hogmanay
Southern U.S.: Black-Eyed Peas
Spain and Portugal: 12 Grapes
Sweden : Rice Pudding
Turkey: Pomergranates

Happy New Year!

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winter Starbucks drinks

8 Copycat winter Starbuck Latte Recipes

winter Starbucks drinks

If you are like me you are dredging the upcoming winter chill. I took it upon myself to put together the Starbucks holiday drink menu based on what is available in 2020. Whether you’re a fan of Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate or the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, and I hope you’ll like these tasty Coffee Lattes. 

1) Pumpkin Spice Crème

Pumpkin Spice Crème

If you are looking for a pre winter treat then this is the drink for you. Steamed milk is combined with a blend of pumpkin and traditional fall spice flavors is all the rage. Finished with whipped cream if you are feeling crazy and Pumpkin Spice topping.

Copycat recipe: https://www.foxandbriar.com/pumpkin-cream-cold-brew-recipe/

2) Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Who doesn’t love a good Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate on those cold winter nights. Steamed milk and mocha sauce is combined with toffee nut syrup, then topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt. Doesn’t this sound amazing for those long winters. A sweet made even sweeter with our touch of salt.

Copycat recipe: https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/salted-caramel-hot-chocolate/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social

3) Caramel Apple Spice

Caramel Apple Spice starbucks

This is a simple but amazing winter classic. This apple delight reminds you of those cold new england nights. Steamed apple juice complemented with cinnamon syrup, whipped cream and a caramel sauce drizzle.

Copycat recipe: https://www.creativegreenliving.com/2018/11/copycat-starbucks-caramel-apple-cider.html

4) Salted Caramel Mocha

Salted Caramel Mocha

After a hard day of work and you are on your way home there is nothing better than a nice Salted Caramel Mocha to calm your nerves. Mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup are combined with coffee and steamed milk, then topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel drizzle and a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt. Enjoy the flavors of fall in every sip.

Copycat Recipe: http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2011/10/12/homemade-salted-caramel-mocha/

5) Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew starbucks

It’s thanksgiving morning and you want a nice pick me up than this Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is for you. Cold Brew sweetened with vanilla, and then topped with a pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice—a super-smooth fall treat..

Copycat Recipe: https://midwestniceblog.com/2020/09/15/pumpkin-cream-cold-foam-cold-brew-recipe/

6) Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha starbucks

This is a nice Christmas treat, if you are interested in a nice holiday treat than this is the drink for you. Caramelized white chocolate mocha sauce meets espresso and steamed milk, which is then finished with whipped cream and a celebratory topping of holiday sugar sparkles and crispy white pearls. Available hot, iced, or as a Frappuccino blended beverage. My personal favorite for the winter is definitely served hot.

Copycat Recipe: https://snacksandsips.com/toasted-white-hot-chocolate-starbucks-copycat/

7) Caramel Brulée Latte

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha starbucks

This Caramel Brulee Latte is a nice smooth drink that is a nice wake me up for those cold winter nights. Espresso, steamed milk and rich Caramel Brulée sauce, topped with whipped cream and caramel brulée topping. Available hot, iced, or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.

Copycat Recipe: https://www.madebyaprincessparties.com/copycat-creme-brulee-latte-recipe/

8) Eggnog Latte

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha starbucks

This is the ultimate holiday latte. A simple but rich latte that makes your mouth water. Rich, steamed eggnog combined with Starbucks signature espresso and topped off with a dusting of ground nutmeg.

Copycat Recipe: https://www.730sagestreet.com/eggnog-latte-recipe/

Brazilian Coffee

Brazilian Coffee Cocktail

Brighten up your night in with this sweet zing! This Coffee Drink is inspired by Brazilian culture might be just the thing to unwind with on a hot summer night or snowy day in.

How to make the perfect Brazilian Coffee

The first step is to brew your coffee. You can have it hot or cold all depends on how you like it. I would recommend using Cold Brew if you are going iced. You can do it two ways, the first is old school cold brewing. That takes about 12 -24 hours to make. Or you can spend a little money and buy a cold brewcoffee maker. And take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Add the coffee to your glass. Top each coffee with one part boiling water and 1-ounce of the brandy, Grand arnier, Brazilian liqueur. Stir well. Top each glass with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Coffee Fun Fact

Burn Fat! Coffee Can Help You: Coffee fact, coffee has the effect to boost your metabolic rate. Helping you to burn a few extra calories over time? With Cold Brew coffee, similar to the super antioxidant wielding green tea, coffee can help you burn fat! The caffeine in just one cup of Cold Brew can boost calorie burning by 4% over the course of two and half hours. Coffee’s fat-burning qualities will literally translate into big losses in calories over time. So weight loss can be fun and easy—especially with this Mocha Mint Cappuccino.

Brazilian Coffee

Brazilian Coffee

Brighten up your night in with this sweet zing! This Coffee Drink is inspired by Brazilian culture might be just the thing to unwind with on a hot summer night or snowy day in.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Coffee brewing device

Ingredients
  

  • 14-16 tablespoons coffee coarsely ground
  • 1 quart cold filtered water
  • 4 ounces brandy
  • 4 ounces grand marnier
  • 4 ounces cachaça or brazilian liqueur
  • 4 parts boiling water
  • Whipped cream
  • Ground cinnamon for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Brew your coffee, you can have it hot or cold all depends on how you like it. I would recommend using Cold Brew if you are going iced. You can do it two ways, the first is old school cold brewing. That takes about 12 -24 hours to make. Or you can spend a little money and buy a cold brew coffee maker. And take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Divide the coffee between 4 mugs. Top each coffee with one part boiling water and 1-ounce of the brandy, Grand arnier, Brazilian liqueur, to each mug. Stir well.
  • Top each mug with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
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irish coffee

Traditional Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee is the perfect after dinner coffee, a smooth blend of delicious and simple flavors. Serve one up as a night cap or end to a perfect evening!

How to make Authentic Irish Coffee

Step one is to brew your coffee, you can have it hot or cold all depends on how you like it. I would recommend using Cold Brew if you are going iced. You can do it two ways, the first is old school cold brewing. That takes about 12 -24 hours to make. Or you can spend a little money and buy a cold brewcoffee maker. And take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Divide the coffee between 4 mugs or just one real large mug for yourself, and top with one part boiling water each. Add a little brown sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add 1 ounce of your finest whiskey and you are all set.

Whip the heavy cream until it is halfway to stiff whipped cream. Spoon about 4 tablespoons of cream on top and serve immediately.

Coffee Tip

Is Regular Coffee better than Espresso

What taste better regular coffee or espresso? For the most part it comes down to personal preference. Sometimes people say it’s all about the level of grind thats the difference between coffee and espresso. You go to any Starbucks and you will see a bag of coffee beans or ground coffee labeled espresso. But it’s not the type of roast or the grind at all. And that what gives the different tastes.

It’s the brewing process is what separates the two! Espresso is made by forcing steam into the ground coffee. Regular coffee is made by pouring water over ground beans in a filter. This process also gives its taste different. Because regular coffee is coarse, it tends to be very robust and bright. Espresso is considered very dark; the bean is very finely ground, almost like a powder, and extremely aromatic. So when it comes down to it, the difference between Regular Coffee and Espresso its all about your personal taste.

irish coffee

Authentic Irish Coffee

This is the perfect after dinner coffee, a smooth blend of delicious and simple flavors. Serve one up as a night cap or end to a perfect evening!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Coffee brewing device

Ingredients
  

  • 14-16 tablespoons coffee coarsely ground
  • 1 quart cold filtered water
  • 4 parts boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 6 ounces Irish whiskey
  • Heavy cream slightly whipped

Instructions
 

  • Step one is to brew your coffee, you can have it hot or cold all depends on how you like it. I would recommend using Cold Brew if you are going iced. You can do it two ways, the first is old school cold brewing. That takes about 12 -24 hours to make. Or you can spend a little money and buy a cold brew coffee maker. And take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Divide the coffee between 4 mugs and top with one part boiling water each.
  • Add the brown sugar. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add 1 ounce of whiskey to each mug.
  • Whip the heavy cream until it is halfway to stiff whipped cream.
  • Spoon about 4 tablespoons of cream onto each mug and serve immediately.
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African Coffee Punch

African Coffee Punch

African Coffee Punch: Put a pop in your next party with this special and exciting cold brew coffee drink. African inspired party punch combines liquors and coffee to make something truly exciting.

How to make African Coffee Punch

Brew your coffee, you can have it hot or cold all depends on how you like it. I would recommend using Cold Brew if you are going iced. You can do it two ways, the first is old school cold brewing. That takes about 12 -24 hours to make. Or you can spend a little money and buy a cold brew coffee maker. And take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Pour boiling water into a large punch bowl. Fold in sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved. Slowly add brandy, rum, and coffee. Stir until well blended. Ladle one serving into a mug and top with whipped cream, if desired.

Why Cold Brew Coffee So Less Acid And Smoother

Make Coffee with Less Acid for a Smoother Flavor, Cold-brewed coffee is the way to go. You might not believe how smooth it is until you try it! The Cold brew process creates a less acidic flavor of coffee. Say good bye to the “burnt toast” taste. The reason why Cold brew creates a smoother flavor is all due to the fact that cold brewing coffee doesn’t chemically alter essential oils of the coffee bean. The reduced acid also has massive health benefits! It’s not only healthier for your teeth, but your sensitive stomach too.

African Coffee Punch

African Coffee Punch

Put a pop in your next party with this special and exciting cold brew coffee drink. African inspired party punch combines liquors and coffee to make something truly exciting.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine coffee
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Coffee brewing device

Ingredients
  

  • 14-16 tablespoons coffee coarsely ground
  • 1 quart cold filtered water
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 bottle brandy
  • 1/2 bottle white rum
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Whipped cream for topping

Instructions
 

  • Brew your coffee, you can have it hot or cold all depends on how you like it. I would recommend using Cold Brew if you are going iced. You can do it two ways, the first is old school cold brewing. That takes about 12 -24 hours to make. Or you can spend a little money and buy a cold brew coffee maker. And take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Pour boiling water into a large punch bowl. Fold in sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved.
  • Slowly add brandy, rum, and coffee.
  • Stir until well blended.
  • Ladle one serving into a mug and top with whipped cream, if desired.
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Fall Starbucks drinks

It’s that time of year again! Oversize knit sweaters, golden leaves crunching under your boots, cuddling under a warm blanket in front of a crackling fire.

Fall is prime time for me to go to Starbucks. Between your Pumpkin Spice Lattes and your Salted Caramel Mochas, I just can’t get enough of these drinks.

My Top 8 Fall Starbucks drinks

Chai Tea Latte

Black tea infused with cinnamon, clove and other warming spices is combined with steamed milk and topped with foam for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. An iconic chai cup.

Maple Pecan Latte

We build on our rich espresso and steamed milk with notes of maple syrup, pecan and brown butter, then finish it with a beautiful sugar topping for a can’t-miss autumn latte.

Salted Caramel Mocha

Mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup are combined with coffee and steamed milk, then topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel drizzle and a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt. Enjoy the flavors of fall in every sip.

Caramel Apple Spice

Steamed apple juice complemented with cinnamon syrup, whipped cream and a caramel sauce drizzle.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

We add freshly steamed milk and cinnamon dolce-flavored syrup to our classic espresso, topped with sweetened whipped cream and a cinnamon dolce topping to bring you specialness in a treat.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Starbucks Cold Brew sweetened with vanilla, and then topped with a pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice—a super-smooth fall treat.

Nitro Cold Brew

Our small-batch cold brew—slow-steeped for a super-smooth taste—gets even better. We’re infusing it with nitrogen to create a sweet flavor without sugar and cascading, velvety crema. Perfection is served.

Salted Caramel Mocha

Mocha sauce and toffeenut syrup are combined with coffee and steamed milk, then topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel drizzle and a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt. Enjoy the flavors of fall in every sip.

Game Day Delicious Sangria

Its Sunday afternoon and you are about to host a nice opening day party. Try this delicious white wine Sangria.

All you need to do is combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Grab some mason jars and go to town.

Delicious Game Day Sangria

Made with white wine and hard apple cider, it’s the perfect football party cocktail.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
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Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 32 oz apple cider
  • 1 bottle White wine
  • 12 oz Hard apple cider
  • 8 oz Ginger ale
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices
  • Orange Slices

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
  • Serve in a Mason jar over ice with a straw.
  • Garnish with Pear, orange and apple slices.
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Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

The perennial fall drink at Starbucks is back, the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is made of “espresso, pumpkin, fall spices and milk over ice. And if you are feeling excited with sweetened whipped cream.

The price for a 12-ounce “tall” is $3.75 at most places. But now you can make your own iced pumpkin spice lattes for around $2. Its time to stop overpaying for your favorite fall iced latte drink.

If you’re craving a taste of Fall but don’t care for a warm beverage, you’ll love this iced pumpkin spice latte recipe. All you have to do is take a few ingredients, and 5 minutes of you time and you are golden.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you're craving a taste of Fall but don't care for a warm beverage, its time for the iced pumpkin spice It only takes 5 minutes to make this delicious beverage at home.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 cup Oat Milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice plus more for serving
  • Ice
  • whipped cream optional

Instructions
 

  • Make the espresso or strong brewed coffee.
  • Combine coffee (or espresso), milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and sweetener in a blender. Blend until really smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust sweetness, if needed.
  • Pour into a glass with ice and top with whipped cream, if using. Sprinkle with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice and serve

Notes

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on-hand, add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of each ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.
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Blended Iced Espresso

Its the end of the summer and there is only so many opportunity left to get your Blended Iced Espresso. Whip up one simple blended treat before its pumpkin spice time.

This iced espresso is the perfect pick me up, afternoon treat on those hot summer days! Simple Bites if blended ice have a delicious and refreshing feel. And this iced frappe is simple to make and perfect for making at home. This easy to follow, is so great because the ingredients needed are probably already in your kitchen.

If you think Starbucks Frappuccinos are generally too sweet, you might really like this recipe as it has a good balance of coffee flavor, without being too sweet. You will have the ability to make the blended coffee your way.

Blended Iced Espresso

Whip up one simple blended treat in no time with your Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Iced espresso is the perfect pick me up, afternoon treat!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Coffee brewing device
  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces espresso =one double shot
  • 2 cups cold ultra-filtered milk like Fair Life
  • 3 teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute
  • 4 cups ice
  • Whipped cream optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine the espresso coffee, milk, sugar, and ice in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Divide the iced espresso between four glasses.
  • Top with whipped cream, if desired, to serve.
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Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino

Turn your favorite sweets into one sweet, salty drink with this delicious frappuccino. Cool and creamy Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino is perfect on a hot day or fall Afternoon!

I’m a big fan of the salty/sweet combo like in the Fall Pretzel Candy recipe we just shared, so naturally this was on my good list. Homemade Salted Caramel Frappes are an easy, cold, refreshing treat ready in just 5 minutes. Save your dollars and make it yourself at home!

Warm, sunny days have me craving iced coffee drinks with a tall whipped cream topping. And a drizzle of caramel. Yes, definitely a drizzle of caramel.

This Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino takes 40 seconds of high speed in my blender and another ten to be dressed up with a generous swirl of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. I used ice strong coffee, half-n-half, caramel sauce and vanilla extract to make this delicious mixture.

Salted-Caramel-Mocha-Frappuccino

Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino

Turn your favorite sweets into one sweet, salty drink with this delicious frappuccino
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • blender
  • Coffee brewing device

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup strong coffee depends how strong you want it
  • 4 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • Whipped cream optional

Instructions
 

  • Add the ice cubes, caramel syrup, sea salt, chocolate syrup, and
  • coffee to a blender. Blend well.
  • Divide into 4 glasses. Top with whipped cream if desired.
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How to make the Perfect Margarita

The number one cocktail in american according to the Nielsen rating company is the Margarita.

Many bars and restaurants choose to use an artificial sour mix as the base, I personally love using this version. The finale thing you need to consider for the perfect Margarita is do you want it Up or on the rocks? And Salt or no alt? I prefer the Margaritas on the rocks but I encourage you to explore your own personal taste.

How to make the perfect Margarita

If you would like a salted rim, the first step is to moisten the outside of the rim of your glass with a lime wedge.

Next dip the glass into a dish filled with salt. The salt rim layer should be very thin and only on the outside of the glass. To be classy and nice to your guest, coat only half the glass with salt to give the drinker a choice, unless a salt rim was requested.

Fill your shaker halfway with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup

Shake for 15 seconds, and then strain into your prepared chilled glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the lime wheel and you have the perfect Margarita. Enjoy

Perfect Margarita

The number one cocktail in american according to the Nielsen rating company is the Margarita.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine cocktails
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Old fashioned glass
  • amargarita glass
  • Citrusjuicer/extractor
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce tripple sec
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • lime wheel
  • sea salt or kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • If a salted rim is desired, the first step is to moisten theoutside of the rim of your glass with a lime wedge.
  • Dipthe glass into a dish filled with salt. The salt rim layershould be very thin and only on the outside of theglass. If you decide on a salt rim, coat only half theglass with salt to give the drinker a choice, unless a saltrim was requested.
  • Set the glass aside. Fill the shakerhalfway with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, triplesec, and simple syrup
  • Shake for 15 seconds, then straininto a chilled glass if serving up or into a double oldfashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the limewheel.

Notes

If you’re feeling fancy, use añejo tequila and highquality Grand Marnier over triple sec (½ ounce) with the simple syrup to  roduce a heavier mouthfeel. You’ve now made a Cadillac Margarita.
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