A San Diego-based margarita expert claims most people have no idea what a real margarita is like.
Juan Arias, who manages El Agave, a San Diego restaurant with more than 1600 different tequilas, says a true margarita contains only lime juice, Cointreau or Triple Sec liqueurs and is served with crushed ice, not blended like a Slurpee.
Also, Arias says tequilas marked blanco are the best for margaritas because they have the bite necessary to cut through the fruitiness.
Arias also warns against going too high-end because fancy tequila is meant to be sipped, not mixed.
Finally, Arias says the flavors of a good margarita go nicely with tacos and quesadillas, but warns against pairing with burritos or chimichangas.
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