Despite much effort I have yet to find a good Margarita in Columbus.
A good Margarita does NOT have:
fruit juice (except for lime)
Does not come in fruity flavors
Is not churning in some machine
THIS is a good simple margarita:
1 cup tequila, preferably a young silver or reposado 100% agave tequilaÃ¢â‚¬â€œlook for widely distributed ones like El Tesoro, Cuervo Tradicional, and Herradura, or search out the distinctive small production tequilas like Chamucos or Suave Patria
1/2 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur
1/3 cup fresh lime juice, plus a little extra for moistening the rim of the glasses
A little sugar if necessary
About 1/3 cup coarse (Kosher) salt for crusting the rim of the glasses
About 3 cups medium ice cubes
In a small pitcher, combine the tequila, orange liqueur and lime. Taste and decide if you think the mixture needs to be a little sweeter or a little tangier (keep in mind that it will taste a little tangier once itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been shaken). Add a bit more lime or a touch of sugar, if necessary.
Pour half of the margarita mixture into a cocktail shaker, add half of the ice cubes. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds (this is important to achieve the perfect strengthÃ¢â‚¬â€œsome of the ice needs to melt into the margaritaÃ¢â‚¬â€œand the right degree of frostiness). Strain into the prepared glasses, then repeat with the remaining margarita mixture. Relax and enjoy.
Is that so hard?