Tommy's margarita

Tommy’s margarita is a classic cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar. It is known for its balanced sweetness and tartness, making it a popular choice among margarita lovers.

Tommy’s margarita recipe

  • 60 ml Tequila agave 100% reposado
  • 30 ml Fresh lime juice (Persiano)
  • 30 ml Agave syrup (1/2 water + 1/2 agave nectar)

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake well with ice, strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice.

Directions for how to make the Tommy’s margarita

  1. Combine 60 ml of Tequila agave 100% reposado, 30 ml of Fresh lime juice (Persiano), and 30 ml of Agave syrup (1/2 water + 1/2 agave nectar) in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice to the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake the cocktail shaker well.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled rocks glass.
  5. Fill the rocks glass with ice.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for how to make the perfect Tommy’s margarita

  • Use high-quality, 100% agave tequila for the best flavor.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice is crucial for a tart and refreshing taste. Avoid using bottled lime juice.
  • Use agave nectar instead of simple syrup for a smoother flavor.
  • Shake the margarita with ice until well chilled, then strain into a salt-rimmed glass for the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness.
  • Feel free to customize with different types of tequila, such as reposado or añejo, for slightly different flavor profiles.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Tommy’s margarita

One alcohol-free alternative to Tommy’s Margarita is the Virgin Margarita. The ingredients are lime juice, orange juice, agave syrup, and soda water. To create it, combine 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz orange juice, and 1 oz agave syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake well. Strain the mixture over ice in a glass, and then top with soda water. Garnish the drink with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Tommy’s margarita fun facts

  1. Tommy’s margarita was created in the 1990s by Julio Bermejo at his family’s restaurant, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, in San Francisco.
  2. The recipe for Tommy’s margarita only includes three ingredients: 100% agave tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar.
  3. Unlike traditional margaritas made with triple sec or another orange liqueur, Tommy’s margarita allows the flavor of the tequila to shine through.
  4. Tommy’s margarita has become so popular that it spurred a movement to create “The Tommy’s Margarita Standard,” a set of guidelines for making the perfect Tommy’s margarita.
  5. Tommy’s margarita is often referred to as a “skinny margarita” because the use of agave nectar instead of simple syrup reduces the calorie count.