With margaritas, sometimes quicker works better, especially when you’re the bartender for a party. Margarita mix can be a lifesaver. Margarita mix includes a number of ingredients that aren’t alcoholic. It’s all about flavor with margarita mix.
While tequila is often regarded as the star of a margarita, flavor is just as important. Silver tequila, the kind used in margaritas, has very little flavor on its own beyond, well, tequila, which is not for everyone. There’s a reason most people drink it as a shot. There’s certainly plenty of taste difference between cheap and expensive tequila, but it simply isn’t as tasty as a good margarita.
Margarita mix provides the flavor to balance out the punch of tequila in a quick and easy form. Just buy a bottle (or several) of margarita mix. It makes it much easier to know what to mix with tequila to get a margarita drink that tastes good. It also simplifies the margarita making process. Combine margarita mix with the tequila of your choice, blend or shake with ice, then serve. All margarita mixes can be served frozen or on the rocks.
Here is a list of some of the best margarita mix bottles you can find. Let’s take look at what they can do for your margarita-making game!
Tres Agave Margarita Mix
This is a truly excellent margarita mix. It is very well balanced. It’s all too easy to end up with a margarita that is either too tart or too sweet, but the Tres Agaves Margarita Mix manages to hot the sweet spot. It’s also very light and refreshing, you don’t need to feel like you should only use cheap tequila when you use this margarita mix.
What’s more this margarita mix has only four ingredients, all of them natural. It makes your margaritas much healthier and have fewer calories than many others, which contain a number of artificial ingredients and a more than healthy dose of sugar. The price is also hard to beat, especially for the quality you’re getting.
If you want to toss in something extra with this margarita mix, try including Manderine Napoleon or Grand Marnier. They add quite nicely to it.
Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy Top Shelf Margarita Mix
This margarita mix is commonly available in both 1 liter and 1.75 liter bottles. It’s made using real grapefruit pulp to enhance its citrus flavor, as well as real lemons and limes. It has no artificial sweetness in its flavor and doesn’t seem too sugary. The result is a nicely balanced margarita drink that is ‘top shelf’ just like the name suggests. It’s very clean and refreshing.
As far as margarita mixes go, this one is on the pricier side, but far from expensive. A lot of people swear by it, so it tends to go out of stock fast. Grab it if you want to try out one of the best margarita mixes out here.
The Margarita Texas Company’s Margarita Mix
This margarita mix comes in two flavors, lime and strawberry, offering a nice touch of variety for anyone who wants to whip up a quick margarita. It’s on the sweeter side of margarita mixes, but doesn’t taste artificial or chemical in any way. It is a bit thick, but that is easy enough to dilute with alcohol and ice. It is one of those margarita mixes that work better when blended as a part of a frozen margarita recipe.
There is no high fructose corn syrup used to make The Margarita Texas Company’s Margarita Mix. It only uses pure cane sugar. Thanks to this, it’s very refreshing, and has even won a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute. It comes in 32 ounce size bottles, though they tend to run above $11. It’s not the best deal, but a single bottle can serve a decent amount of people, who will absolutely love the margarita drinks you make from it.
Ass Kickin’ Margarita Mix
If you want a margarita with a proper kick, this habanero-flavored margarita mix will certainly do it. It packs a punch, so be warned, but it shouldn’t be too much if you know what you’re getting into. Just don’t serve it without warning. A lot of people recommend this as a gag gift, but it actually does make for a good margarita drink.
If you ever want a habanero margarita, you’ll find that making it from scratch is a lot of work and you won’t use up all of the ingredients you have to buy. This margarita mix spares you a lot of effort while still bringing the heat.
The Ass Kickin’ Margarita mix is on the thick and syrupy side, which may not be to your tastes, and is probably best served frozen. It certainly makes for an interesting margarita! It is quite friendly for most budgets, tending to run under $10 for a 26 ounce bottle.
Be Mixed Zero Calorie Cocktail Mixer Margarita Flavor
Margarita mixes tend to pile on the calories. Most of the low calorie versions lack in flavor or have a very artificial taste. This one, however, tastes good and has no calories. It’s not overly sweet or too sour. It has a very simple set of all-natural ingredients. The company was founded by people who wanted to create diabetic-friendly drinks, so this is ideal for those who have issues with sugar intake.
What’s more, this margarita mix offers a number of great margarita recipes and other cocktail recipes on the label. All of them reflect the all-natural low-calorie philosophy that made this margarita mix. They also taste good. All too many low-calorie drink mixes taste absolutely terrible, but smart thinking has made this one much better.
There are both single and small, single-pour bottles available. Your margarita loving friends will probably be shocked to learn that such a great tasting margarita was made by mixing tequila with a zero calorie margarita mix, but who doesn’t love a (relatively) guilt-free margarita?
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