Peter Salerno’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipe: Tres Agaves Margarita

Peter Salerno’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipe: Tres Agaves Margarita

Learn How to Make 2015’s Best Cinco De Mayo Margarita Recipe

It’s no secret that Peter Salerno’s favorite online recipe source is Epicurious (it’s been featured so many times on our blog, we’ve lost count!). So when it came time to find the very best 2015 Cinco De Mayo margarita recipe, Epicurious had the answer – of course!

Tres Agaves Margarita recipe, courtesy Epicurious and Tres. (photo: Rachel Sale)
Tres Agaves Margarita recipe, courtesy Epicurious and Tres. (photo: Rachel Sale)

The Tres Agaves Margarita blends the classic tequila taste of a margarita with the sweet-and-sour blend of fresh lime and agave nectar. (Agave nectar, also called agave syrup, is produced from several types of agave plants, including the blue agave. Don’t be fooled, though – agave nectar is actually sweeter than honey!)

The recipe comes to us through Epicurious from Tres, an outstanding restaurant in San Francisco, and this is their house specialty blend of margarita. Served in an old-fashioned or rocks glass as opposed to a margarita or martini glass, this margarita is shorter in size but much, much longer in memorable flavor. And don’t worry – it packs all the punch you want! (It’s no wonder it currently has a perfect 4 fork rating on Epicurious!)

It is hotly debated when the margarita originated, but no one questions where the margarita is from – it’s as authentically Mexican as Cinco de Mayo itself.

Did you know? Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day (Sept. 16th), but rather a celebration of the day the Mexican Army defeated the heavily-favored French in the Battle of Puebla.

Enjoy this outstanding Cinco de Mayo drink recipe for the Tres Agaves Margarita. Thanks to Epicurious and Tres, Peter Salerno’s 2015 Cinco de Mayo just got much more delicious!

Cinco De Mayo Margarita Recipe: Tres Agaves Margarita (courtesy Epicurious):

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 water
  • 2 ounces tequila made from 100 percent agave, such as Patron, Don Julio, and Corazón
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Preparation

In glass or small bowl, combine agave nectar and water, and stir until combined. In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, agave nectar mixture, and lime juice. Shake vigorously, then strain into old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

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