Sunday, March 11, 2012

Libation (Re)creation: The Tres (Agaves) Margarita

Tres (formerly Tres Agaves) can be quite the scene on a Friday or Saturday night.  You can always rely on their margaritas to take your night from good to epic and you rarely have a hangover the next day.  The key to their recipe is agave nectar.  Their margarita is very similar to the award-winning version at Tommy's Mexican Restaurantwhich also uses agave nectar.  Neither restaurant uses Cointreau, Triple Sec, or any gross mixes- just limes, tequila, and agave nectar.  Agave is light and not as caloric or sweet as straight sugar, which certainly helps your head (and waistline) the next day. You can make these margaritas with any type of decent 100% agave tequila but I prefer it with Partida Añejo tequila.  For the rim, you can use any coarse salt but I am partial to a chili salt called Tajin Clásico that I bought when I was in México.   Either way you serve them, they are guaranteed to be delicious, refreshing, and serious crowd-pleasers.  Olé

Makes: 1 solid Margarita


  • 2 oz 100% Agave Tequila (blanco or añejo)
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • Kosher or Chili Salt (for rim)
  • Ice cubes


Pour tequila, lime juice & agave nectar in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Moisten the outer rim of your glass with lime juice and lightly coat with salt.

Pour the margarita in your salt-rimmed glass over ice.

Enjoy responsibly ; )

130 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 227-0500

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