Let us take a moment to honor the creation called a margarita on February 22, its national holiday. You may use a mix. You may pop for the priciest tequila at the liquor store. Go ahead.
We're sticking with the pros for their tips on two of the three crucial ingredients: the tequila and the limes. We'll let you experiment with the orange liqueur. Pick one: Cointreau, curacao or triple sec.
You see, a point of contention for many margarita fans centers on the limes. What's better, plump Persian limes or little round Key limes. Key limes (Citrus aurantifolia), for example, are smaller, yellower, more acidic and more aromatic than darker green Persians (Citrus latifolia). Key limes have seeds. Persian limes, also called Bearss, usually don't have seeds and are less acidic.
As for the margarita argument? "Get Key limes and Persian limes. Make your favorite lime-based cocktail. Try one with the Key lime, one with Persian. See what you like."
But whatever you do, says chef and TV celeb