Is it time to update my signature cocktail recipe? Why yes, I believe it is. I have been tinkering with the recipe for a little while, and I’ve finally got it perfected. Not that the original version wasn’t perfect — it was — this is just more perfect. Naturally.
Swapping out the simple syrup in the old recipe for agave nectar served two purposes. One, agave nectar is healthier than sugar, as it’s unrefined and lower on the glycemic index, and two (because, let’s face it, cocktails aren’t health foods), it’s tastier. The agave nectar compliments the flavor of the tequila perfectly. I first discovered that secret in Bon Appétit’s formula for the ultimate margarita, and I haven’t looked back since!
- 4 oz Sauza Conmemorativo or other high-quality tequila
- 2 oz Grand Marnier
- 3 oz lime juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz light agave nectar
- 1 oz warm water
- Whisk the agave nectar and the warm water in a small bowl and set aside.
- Combine all other ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, then add the diluted agave nectar. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass. Enjoy!