Ladies and gents, we continue our exploration of food and drink with the almighty Margarita. We are in the full throngs of Summer. What better way to cool down than to sit on the deck or by the pool sipping on a beautiful margarita? We just finished a grilling series and that was loads of fun, but it also gave me plenty of outdoor grill time. That also means I found plenty of outdoor cocktail time. We love Summer and would love for you to stick around for our margarita series.
What I Hope to Cover With The Margarita Deep Dive
If this is your first time joining me, we spend several weeks covering a specific dish or cocktail. During that time, we like to try and find the essence of that item and make the best one we can. This series is no different and please check out the Start Here page for more information on what we have done in the past. We will, however, try to make the best margarita we can. In addition, we will be investigating the history of the margarita and diving deep into all of the ingredients that go into this classic cocktail. Finally, we tend to use our newfound knowledge to build on that. The classics are great, but understanding what a real margarita is can help us construct other cocktails or recipes that can celebrate the margarita. We don’t get hoity-toity about everything around here. If it tastes good, we will try to make it. Hopefully, we will just find some damn good Margaritas along the way. Welcome to our margarita deep dive!
My History With The Margarita
I am not gonna lie that I am not very experienced with Margaritas… yet. Sure, when I go to a Mexican place, I might go wild and order one, but I have not really put much thought into the drink. One reason may be my experiences with Tequila.
Tequila has not served me well over the years. As a bartender at a local college bar for several years, I definitely had my experiences. Usually, they were in shot form. Probably more often from the rail that is one step lower than the rail tequila comes from. Ha! Yeah, I have eaten a worm a time or two and come to regret it.
Here I am as a middle-aged guy who still likes his drinks. I like to think I found a bit more moderation and taste over the years. I think I can appreciate tequila a bit more now, despite the abuse of my twenties, I am going to give it a whirl! We hope you stick around over the next several weeks to explore the Margarita. Sign up to get updates via email or please follow me on Instagram.