Photo: Jeffery Cross
Total Time
5 Mins
Makes 1

Sometimes simple is the way to go. This basic margarita showcases high-quailty blue agave tequila.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together agave nectar and 1 tbsp. water in a small bowl.

Step 2

Pour thinned nectar, tequila, and lime juice in a shaker. Add ice and shake until blended.

Step 3

Strain into a glass or pour over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Chef's Notes

San Francisco bar legend Julio Bermejo, owner of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant and named U.S. ambassador of tequila by the state of Jalisco, gives us this recipe. Fine tequila can have all of the depth and character of wine. Quality matters, so always use tequila labeled 100 percent blue agave. Any variety or style will work, but the more aged it is, the smokier it tastes; highland style tends to be briny with citrus notes, and lowland style can be herbaceous and earthy.

Tommy's Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Ratings & Reviews

eebo79's Review

August 05, 2012
made for 3 friends, we all loved it. Not too sweet. Used non light agave nectar.

TammySo's Review

June 22, 2012

Lizabeta's Review

April 27, 2012
Diabetes-friendly as it gets if your diet allows! The agave nectar makes as good a mixer as any high-calorie mix you could find! Tasty, simple, fast and did I mention tasty?

Brad222's Review

April 25, 2012
One of the best and easiest Margarita I've made. I used Centenario Reposado 100% De Agave Tequila, fresh lime from my tree, and Organic Blue Agave light nectar. I followed the recipe exactly and I was surprised at how good this was. Good Tequila and good ingredients are the key. I'll be doing this one again.