After consuming TWO Agave Nectar Margaritas at Blue Ginger for the bargain price of $15 each (spending another $15 on a second margarita sounds like a better idea after the first one starts to work its magic) I decided to try to make these at home.
Margarita "mix" makes me cringe. Not only is it filled with god-knows-what unnaturalness that makes it that neon green color, it's also about as caloric as a stick of butter and as sugary as a melted lolly pop. The only ingredients in this margarita are: silver tequila, agave nectar, fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice, and salt for the rim.
It's rather fitting to use Agave Nectar to sweeten a margarita since tequila is made from agave. Don't be fooled, although it looks like a cactus, the agave plant is actually a relative of the lily. Some vegans use agave nectar instead of honey because they are crazy. I, for one, don't care about eating bee barf - but agave nectar is great because it's a natural sweetener and has a more neutral taste than honey. It's delicious in these margaritas!
3 parts silver tequila
1 part agave nectar
1 part grapefruit juice
1 part fresh lime juice
Put everything into a shaker with ice and channel Tom Cruise for a minute.
Serve over ice in glasses with salted rims.