One of our favorite quick dinners is Mexican food! It usually consists of some sort of meat, tortillas, peppers, and cheese. Sometimes we spice things up with avocados, radishes, corn, beans, etc. Fajitas, nachos, burritos, or tacos - any shape or form - the same basic ingredients can be prepared in so many yummy ways!
Mexican food night is not only totally scrumptious, it is really the best excuse I can think of for margaritas. Typically, margaritas are full of calories when you get them at the bar, but homemade margaritas with fresh lime juice and agave nectar for sweetener are much easier on the waist line. I first fell in love with the "skinny" margarita at Local Lime in Little Rock, AR, and figured it was time to start making my own.
Local Lime uses reposado tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, with salt on the rim, although I prefer platas (or silver) tequila. One of my favorite budget tequilas is Altos. I first came across Altos while on our honeymoon in Mexico, but couldn't find it in the states until we moved to Tampa. It's affordable and smooth enough to enjoy on the rocks if that's your thing.
Of course, tequila is one of the most important ingredients in Margaritas, the sweetener should not be forgotten. We have been using Milagro's Organic Agave Nectar for a couple years and really love it (but any agave nectar will do the trick)!
2 parts tequila to 1 part fresh lime juice
3/4 parts agave nectar
a sprinkle of salt (if you want more, coat half the edge of the glass)
Mix ingredients using a martini shaker and pour over ice.