Last night I checked out an outdoor Beach Boys tribute band concert. Off to the side, I spotted a Whole Foods tent where they were handing out samples of Ripe 100% Fresh Squeezed cocktail mixers. Their Agave Margarita Mix really captured my attention made with just 4 ingredients: Pure fresh juice squeezed on-site using Persian limes and Valencia oranges without adding citric acid or highly-processed juice from concentrate; 100% organic agave nectar (absolutely sans cane sugar or corn syrup); and pure reverse-osmosis-filtered water. All you have to do is add your favorite tequila! Here’s a Margarita recipe courtesy of Ripe to get you started:
Ingredients: 4 oz RIPE Agave Margarita Mix, 2 oz Premium Silver or Reposado Tequila, fresh lime slice and sea salt (optional)
- If you like salt, rim the glass with a lime slice and dip in good sea salt then fill the glass with enough ice to fill all the way, do not skimp on ice!
- Pour the RIPE and the tequila into the shaker and shake in a hardcore manner for 5 seconds. Strain into the glass with the ice. It should be slightly hazy and frothy.
- Garnish with a premium sea salt or kosher salt and a fresh lime slice.
If you need to alter the size of the cocktail always try to keep the RIPE to tequila ration equal or 2:1.
photo courtesy of Ripe