If you live in a larger city, there is a good chance you have a movie theatre that has taken the concessions up a notch. Some have full bars and some offer the complete gourmet dinning experience. Today, we launch a recipe series that will take your home viewing up a notch. Most recipes will be accompanied by suggested classic movies. If you follow us on Twitter or are a member of our Facebook group, I will ask you which movies you recommend with a specific recipe.
Our first recipe is for a classic margarita on the rocks. The movies that were suggested can be found below.
The key to making a classic margarita is striking the right balance between your tequila of choice and the orange-flavored liqueur you pair with it. A strong flavored tequila needs a strong-flavored orange liqueur to stand up to it.
As a result, the following is a more of a formula than a true recipe. Use your favorite tequila and orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
1.5 oz. tequila
1.5 oz. orange-flavored liqueur
1.25 oz. freshly squeeze lime juice
1-2 tablespoons simple syrup
(To make, heat 1 part white sugar with 1 part water until sugar is thoroughly dissolved).
Fill a cocktail shaker full of ice and add the tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Shake vigorously to combine and pour into salt-rimmed margarita glasses filled with ice. Serve with a wedge of lime, if desired.
Note: this is a strong drink when first poured. The flavors will mellow a bit as the ice melts. If you prefer a little sweeter drink, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of simple syrup to the cocktail shaker before mixing.
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