Friday, April 6, 2012

Presidente Margarita

As some of you know, a lifetime ago I was a drink-slinger at Chili's Bar & Grill.  Their signature drink for years has been the Presidente Margarita.  If you look around on the interwebz, you'll see dozens of different recipes for this drink.  Most of them are wrong on at least one ingredient.  This is the real build:

2 oz    Sauza Tres Generaciones Tequila 
1 oz    Presidente Brandy 
1 oz    Cointreau 
1 oz    Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice 
5 oz    Sweet & Sour (I show the "On the Border" mix.  Fun Fact: OTB & Chili's are owned by the same company - Brinker) 
2         Lime Wedges

Start by putting 4-5 ice cubes into a martini shaker

Squeeze one lime wedge over the ice, and drop same wedge into the shaker

Add the rest of the ingredients

Shake 8-10 times

Strain into large iced (& salted?) martini or margarita glass
Garnish with 2nd lime wedge 

You may be asking: "Craig, how often do you enjoy these?"

In order to make this the correct way, the liquors are just too expensive.

Seriously, have you met me???

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