Many restaurants these days offer a happy hour specials, especially in the bustling city of San Diego. This indicates a specific hour (or, in some cases, several hours) out of the day where restaurants offer discounts--often on drinks and appetizers. One of the most popular happy hour beverages--especially at area Mexican restaurants--is the margarita. Below are a few secrets to making the perfect margarita at home; no need to wait until happy hour at a favorite restaurant.
Proportions Are Everything Anybody who's ever had a bad margarita knows just how "off" a margarita can taste if it's not made properly. Furthermore, it should be noted that the proper method for making a margarita can vary depending on the type of margarita. This article will explain the making of a perfect margarita on the rocks, which is a pretty standard choice. The proper proportion of ingredients is the most important factor when it comes to making an excellent margarita on the rocks. Too much or too little of one ingredient can throw off the taste of the entire beverage. Specifically, the three main ingredients of a great margarita include tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. For the best results, two-thirds of the margarita glass should be filled with 100% blue agave tequila (the best kind).
Of course, ice should be added first. Oh, and if salt is preferred on the rim (a preference among many margarita-lovers), this should be done before anything is added to the glass, as it requires that the glass be turned upside down. From there, the remaining 1/3 of the margarita glass should be a split between the Cointreau and the lime juice. When it comes to lime juice in a margarita, there's no other way to go than fresh-squeezed. Store-bought lime juice often gains more acidity in its packaging and can lead to an off taste. Always use fresh-squeezed limes whenever possible. From there, all that's left to do is mix up the drink and serve it. Adding a fresh-cut lime wedge on the edge of the glass is also a great way to make the presentation more appealing. For those who can't wait for happy hour san diego at their favorite restaurant to enjoy a margarita, using these tips to make one at home is always a great option. Just be sure to invest in some quality tequila and fresh limes.