How many frozen margaritas have I sipped while sunning by the pool or eating dinner on the patio? In my family, the frozen margarita is an institution. My stepfather exclaims every time he turns on the blender, “Save the limes! Drink the tequila.”
Julio Bermejo can relate. The United States’ tequila ambassador didn’t gloss over this Tex-Mex favorite when we talked, acknowledging that it’s a refreshing and essential component to his margarita repertoire at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco.
Here’s to hoping that wherever you are, cold drinks and spicy eats are on your menu for Cinco de Mayo. Salud!
Watch the video below to see Bermejo in action, and check out his other margarita-making demonstrations here:
- How to Make the Perfect Blanco Margarita
- How to Make the Perfect Reposado Margarita
- How to Make the Perfect Anejo Margarita
What are you doing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
2 oz. high-quality tequila
1 cup ice
1 oz. equal parts water and agave nectar
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Add the tequila, ice, agave nectar mixture and lime juice to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Serve immediately. Serves 1.