2 oz Tequila
3⁄4 oz Agave syrup (equal parts agave nectar and water)
Instructions

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with lime (optional).

Notes

This take on Tommy's Margarita -- which is a margarita that replaces triple sec with the more subtle agave nectar -- simply adds a touch of Angostura bitters to the mix. It seems like a minor modification, but a little bitters goes a long way.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Jackson Cannon of the Hawthorne, Boston
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

OFF DUTY -Kevin Sintumuang. Wall Street Journal. (Eastern Edition). New York, N.Y.:Jun 30, 2012. p. D.1

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Comments

I was discussing this idea of subbing Cointreau for agave syrup with a friend the other night, and I just don't understand the appeal - it's a tequila sour, which is fine and all that, but it's not a Margarita.

Thanks,

Zachary


Dan commented on 3/24/2014:

I agree. I'm all for Jackson Cannon and what he has done for cocktails in the Kendall Square area of Boston, but this steps far enough away from a Margarita as to be a different drink. I Margarita is about the interplay of the pepper of the blanco, the fruit of the triple sec, and the sweet/sour balance of the liqueur and lime. Plus salt of course.