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
- 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.
- Add ice to the cocktail shaker.
- Shake the cocktail shaker well.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled rocks glass.
- Fill the rocks glass with ice.
- Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.
- 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
- Tommy’s margarita was created in the 1990s by Julio Bermejo at his family’s restaurant, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, in San Francisco.
- The recipe for Tommy’s margarita only includes three ingredients: 100% agave tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar.
- Unlike traditional margaritas made with triple sec or another orange liqueur, Tommy’s margarita allows the flavor of the tequila to shine through.
- 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.
- 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.