Old Fashioned Margarita on the Rocks

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Okay, so I have to admit, this is NOT my recipe.. it is stolen in its entirety from the food guru / food science genius Alton Brown.
Hubby and I have always enjoyed a good margarita (I love salt-rimmed ANYTHING) and when we were having a Good Eats Netflix binge awhile back, we discovered the episode that was all about this magical drink. We decided to try Altons old fashioned recipe and BOOM. We were addicted. We don’t make our margaritas any other way these days.
So give this a try and let me know what you think! I promise you, you’ll be hooked! Check out the original recipe at the Food Network website HERE.

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Ingredients

2 ounces 100 percent agave silver/blanco tequila, divided
1 tablespoon kosher salt
4 limes, divided
1/2 small Hamlin or Valencia orange
2 tablespoons light agave nectar
3/4 cup ice cubes, about 3 to 4

Pour 1/2-ounce of the tequila into a small saucer. Spread the kosher salt in a separate small saucer. Dip the rim of a martini or other wide rimmed glass into the tequila. Lift out of the tequila and hold upside down for 10 seconds to allow for slight evaporation. Next, dip the glass into the salt to coat the rim. Set aside.

Halve 2 of the limes, cut a thin slice for garnish from 1, and set aside. Juice the halved limes into the bottom of a Boston-style cocktail shaker. Cut the remaining 2 limes and the orange into quarters and add them to the juice in the shaker. Add the agave nectar to and muddle for 2 minutes until the juices are release. Strain the juice mixture through a cocktail strainer into the top of the shaker and discard the solids.

Return the juice to the bottom of the shaker, add the remaining 1 1/2 ounces of tequila and any remaining on the saucer. Add the ice to the shaker, cover and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the mixture through a cocktail strainer into the prepared glass, garnish with reserved lime slice, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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So! What is your favorite kind of cocktail? Share below! <3

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

43 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Margarita on the Rocks

  • 19 October, 2015 at 11:52 pm
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    If I drank I’d try this Gingi… I did love Tequila back in the day and like you I like salt with a good drink.

    I hope you and the family are doing well… how is the Pro Goat campaign going?

    • 20 October, 2015 at 3:01 pm
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      It’s going slowly, since we’ve hit some kinks in the road.. but it’ll happen!! <3

  • 20 October, 2015 at 9:58 am
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    Must confess: neither I nor my wife have ever had an alcoholic drink of any kind. I prefer my Dr Pepper 10. If not available then Diet Dr Pepper works. As does water with lemon. 🙂

  • 20 October, 2015 at 11:40 am
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    I’m pretty much a cocktail failure… but I do love a salt rimmed glass. Even if it is empty, I just love the salt! I guess my one indulgence is a pina colada on a hot beach – that is the ultimate relaxation to me!

    • 20 October, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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      Yeah, I am a salt-aholic, haha…

  • 20 October, 2015 at 12:39 pm
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    Gosh, I need a drink now, Gingi! You’ve caught my attention with this one! xoxo

  • 20 October, 2015 at 4:47 pm
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    Haha, I love how you stole this from Alton Brown! I learned how to make a wicked good pie crust from that man. So now we love each other for life. Great recipe!

    • 21 October, 2015 at 3:05 pm
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      LOL, have you seen his show Good Eats??

    • 21 October, 2015 at 3:06 pm
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      Yeah, the orange is something I’d never added before.. but it totally makes a difference!

  • 20 October, 2015 at 5:04 pm
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    Great drink recipe! Very nice! YUM!!!!!

    • 21 October, 2015 at 3:07 pm
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      Give it a try and let me know what you think!

  • 21 October, 2015 at 1:17 am
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    this cocktail look very delicious
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  • 21 October, 2015 at 2:51 am
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    Mm… valencia orange! And anything Alton Brown. I love that man.

    • 21 October, 2015 at 3:07 pm
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      Yeah, my husband introduced me to his shows… now I’m hooked. Even on Cutthroat Kitchen. Haha!

  • 21 October, 2015 at 6:37 am
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    Great inspiration for chic and casual days when you have a lot to do

    • 21 October, 2015 at 3:08 pm
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      <3

  • 21 October, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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    Aw that is really awesome idea for Saturday night! I definitely will try it! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • 21 October, 2015 at 9:08 pm
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      Yeah, we tend to pull this out when we have company over, haha!

  • 22 October, 2015 at 1:46 am
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    Wow, I think I am definitely missing out on a whole world of good being a “teetotaler” 🙂

    • 22 October, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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      Thanks, you too! <3

  • 22 October, 2015 at 5:08 pm
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    Great post to share …
    Sometimes a gin and tonic can be nice too!

    All the best Jan

    • 23 October, 2015 at 3:08 pm
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      Gin and tonics give me heartburn.. every time! No idea why!

  • 22 October, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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    This looks like a perfect way to celebrate surviving this work week, thanks!

    • 23 October, 2015 at 3:08 pm
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      <3 <3!!

  • 22 October, 2015 at 11:43 pm
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    This looks quite yummy. I don’t personally drink alcohol, but I could see my sister and a lot of my friends loving this. 🙂

    • 26 October, 2015 at 2:42 pm
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      You too!!

    • 9 November, 2015 at 3:25 pm
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      <3

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