Tequila and I have had a long and difficult relationship. We met when I was in my twenties and for a while we were BFFs. I was living in South Florida at the time, and I didn’t really like beer back then which was what everyone else drank, so tequila with lime became my go to drink. Then one night (it was a wedding anniversary if I recall right) I had a little itsy bitsy too much and it was really a bad scene. Bad enough that I didn’t drink tequila for a couple of DECADES.
Now that I’ve grown up a bit, ahem, we are friends again, so I have been experimenting. This version is especially tasty:
Take about a 1/4 cup of tequila
and about 1/8 cup of agave syrup (more or less depending on how sweet you want it)
then take a lovely refreshing lime, slice in half and squeeze the juice into a cocktail shaker with the tequila and agave syrup and add a few drops of lime juice from a little plastic lime (for some reason this is really important, I tried it without and it just wasn’t as good).
shake it up in a cocktail mixer with ice
rub a lime around the top of a glass then dip it in kosher salt
fill the glass with ice and then pour the cocktail on top, garnish with a little lime if you want to be all fancy schmanzy….
this will get your motor running!