Javier Quiroga: Hello, I am Javier Quiroga with To Your Taste Catering. Once again, we are here to show you how to make some delicious dishes for a Latin fiesta. Now I have my brother Alonso, bartender extraordinaire and he is going to be showing you how to make some wonderful, wonderful drinks starting with a Margarita, that he says he created. I still don't believe him, so what do you think?
Alonso Quiroga: Well, there is a lot of confusion in that. Javier, thank you again and welcome. We are teaching you how to make a premium Margarita. I know, many of you know how to make it, but usually it's too tart, too sour, too strong. So I am going to show you how to make it with premium ingredients and all natural juices. So we have to start off with a bottle of Tequila, Premium, preferably a Herradura, aejo. Aejo meaning that's past the age of at least one year now; Grand Marnier. Also, if you don't want to go too high end, you can use triple sec because this could be a little too sweet. Some fresh limes, a little bit of fresh orange juice, salt, ice and Margarita glasses.
So what we need to do is get a shaker, add some ice. Javier Quiroga: Why is that called a shaker?
Alonso Quiroga: Because you can shake it. So what you want to do is use about 3-4 ounces of tequila. Pour it out and I use about 2 ounces of Grand Marnier.
Javier Quiroga: Grand Marnier is made of what?
Alonso Quiroga: Orange peel. It's actually CognacJavier Quiroga: Oh! delicious.
Alonso Quiroga: You want to rub your lime like that to get the juices out. You can use one of these gadgets which makes it much easier, facilitates the usage of squeezing.
Javier Quiroga: How much lime did you put for the tequila?
Alonso Quiroga: Well, you can use about 2 ounces of lime juice. You can always work with it fix it in. You can also use just simple syrup, if need be, which is just basically sugar water, but it won't make it so premium as you like.
Javier Quiroga: You would do that just to make it sweeter.
Alonso Quiroga: Yeah, exactly, to make to sweeter because a true Margarita, you shouldn't taste the tequila. I am going add a little bit of orange juice as well. So over here you have the Grand Marnier which is made of orange peel and a little fresh orange there. Then for your garnish, you can always just cut a little lime wedge.
Javier Quiroga: Where Margarita is from, Mexico?
Alonso Quiroga: Mexico, that's correct. Javier Quiroga: Alright.
Alonso Quiroga: It was told that the bartender who made a drink for a young lady named Margarita and that's where it comes from. Now you get your Margarita glass. What you want to do is rim this nicely.
Javier Quiroga: So where does wine come from?
Alonso Quiroga: Wine comes from grapes. Then you want to get your coarse salt, get it like that, get a nice salt rim on that.
Javier Quiroga: I would like to do that. How did you put the lime around it?
Alonso Quiroga: Yeah, I will show you again. You just rim it such.
Javier Quiroga: Okay.
Alonso Quiroga: Nice, lime juice there and then a couple of turns of rim. There you have it. Now shake it and then add more ice cubes.
Javier Quiroga: It's really good.
Alonso Quiroga: There you have it. Then I am going to cut two more of the wedges, and cut the lip right there, and one more here.
Javier Quiroga: Very nice.
Alonso Quiroga: There you have it. Simple, very quick and easy.
Javier Quiroga: Thank you very much.
Alonso Quiroga: So we hope you enjoy that. Tell me what do you think, Javier?
Javier Quiroga: Cheers. That's a good drink.
Alonso Quiroga: You don't taste the tartness.
Javier Quiroga: No.
Alonso Quiroga: Sweet enough.
Javier Quiroga: It's lie drinking the lemon. Delicious, very good.
Alonso Quiroga: Thank you sir. Well coming up, we are going to show you another fabulous beverage, the White Sangria which is really nice for Spanish themes. It goes good with tapas on a nice refreshing day when you are out on the beach or on the deck.