If margaritas served in your favorite waterer always seem to taste better than the ones you make at home, it might not just be the ingredients or your technique, but also the equipment you use. Whether they’re brewing the classic or frozen cocktail, mixologists have their own “secret weapon” bar kits that include the best tools to help them get the job done right. We’ve talked to the experts to get the 411 on the best gear for your margins, whether you’re drinking them for Cinco de Mayo or all year round.
Meet the margarita experts
“Margarita is part of the cocktail family known as daisies, which means it’s a sour cocktail whose sweetness comes from a liqueur, which in this case is Cointreau,” Ivy mix told HuffPost. Mix, author of “Minds oF Latin A merica: A Celebration of Curead and Cocktails, “ has a latino cocktail bar Leyenda and wine and spirits shop Fiasco!, both in Brooklyn, New York. “Most of the history of alcohol is a bit hazy, because – surprise – people drank, but margarita probably came from northern Mexico or Texas before it was popularized in America. When made right, it’s the most delicious drink in the world, ”she said.
“Everyone knows the marg – it’s a signature cocktail that’s been everywhere from weddings to family celebrations to Tuesday tacos” Anali Martinez Gonzalez, the taste maker says La Nueva Latina, told HuffPost.
“It was the first cocktail I learned to make when I was 18”, mixologist and specialist in agave spirits Carlos ruiz told HuffPost. “From that day forward, it was my favorite cocktail.”
Maxwell Reis is director of beverages in Los Angeles’ Gracias Madre, where they often sell over 1,000 margaritas a day, including a $ 100 version made with vintage spirits and served in a 1960s glass. “Dude, I like a marg,” he told the HuffPost. “No one orders one when they’re in a bad mood, and you feel good when you have one in hand.” It’s a happy cocktail.
Here are some tools that help these experts make the perfect margarita.
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A good paring knife
A solid juicer
Amazon / Williams-Sonoma
Kingdom of cocktails
A shaker (conventional or unconventional)
Fotessa / Yeti
A good colander
Large ice cubes
A solid mixer
Vitamix / Oster
A Margaritaville machine (seriously)
And of course, drinking glasses
Ikea / Crate and barrel