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margarita cocktail question

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  • 29-11-2020 2:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,255 ✭✭✭


    Hi

    Apologies if I'm in the wrong forum.

    Triple sec or Cointreau is a component of a Margerita cocktail, would it be possible to make my own please?
    Spirits are a good price at the moment so wondered if possible.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,137 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Yes I sometimes make one with orange peel and cheap brandy and after about 48 hours it is ready to go
    - note online recipes usually call for vodka and longer steeping time.

    I don't use sugar but refrigerate the mixture.

    This will give you some idea of the approach:
    https://www.instructables.com/An-Easy-Orange-Liqueur/

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,255 ✭✭✭ellejay


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Yes I sometimes make one with orange peel and cheap brandy and after about 48 hours it is ready to go
    - note online recipes usually call for vodka and longer steeping time.

    I don't use sugar but refrigerate the mixture.

    This will give you some idea of the approach:
    https://www.instructables.com/An-Easy-Orange-Liqueur/

    When you say cheap brandy, something from Aldi / Lidl?

    Which do you think would be better for margarita's Vodka based or Brandy based.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,760 ✭✭✭Effects


    If I was making my own, I'd probably opt for vodka. Grand Marnier is made with Cognac, if you prefer to make yours with brandy instead of vodka.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,137 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    ellejay wrote: »
    When you say cheap brandy, something from Aldi / Lidl?

    Which do you think would be better for margarita's Vodka based or Brandy based.

    Yeah Tesco Aldi Lidl all have generic brandy for 14-15.

    Probably for margarita vodka would work ok and might be a couple euros cheaper.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,618 ✭✭✭El Tarangu


    Don't put cream in it, whatever you do.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,005 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    El Tarangu wrote: »
    Don't put cream in it, whatever you do.

    Who puts cream in a margarita??:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,618 ✭✭✭El Tarangu


    Who puts cream in a margarita??:eek:

    This is callback to the carbonara thread on AH, though maybe it's not as much of a widely-know cultural reference as I thought :o


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