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Nava's Perfect Margarita
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
FROM THE MENU OF . . . Nava
3060 Peachtree Road, Atlanta
Q: "I don't have a recipe to equal the Perfect Margarita from Nava -- definitely the best margarita in town. Could you get the recipe?"
-- Lynda Wier, Atlanta
A: "What makes our Perfect Margarita perfect is the aged tequila, " said Nava general manager John McDaniels. "If you want to do a simple margarita, you really want to use a nice tequila with a nice flavor." Nava uses Sauza brand Anejo Conmemorativo for these -- perfect indeed when served on the restaurant's patio.
Hands on time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Serves: 4
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Sauza Anejo Conmemorativo tequila
1/4 cup Cointreau
Pour the tequila and Cointreau into a pitcher, then stir in the simple syrup. Add lemon and lime juices and stir. Pour over ice into salted margarita glasses. (To salt glasses, touch the rims into a plate of water, then dip into margarita salt. Coarse margarita salt is available in many grocery stores.)