Tommy's margarita

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Tommy's margarita
IBA official cocktail
Tommy's margarita as it is served at Tommy's
Type Mixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight (except at Tommy's)
Standard garnishLime slice
Standard drinkware
Cocktail Glass (Martini).svg
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationShake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
TimingAll Day
Dagger-14-plain.png Tommy's margarita recipe at International Bartenders Association

Tommy's margarita is a variant of the margarita cocktail. It is recognized by the IBA as a new era drink. [1]



It is made with tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar or simple syrup and served in a cocktail glass. It is distinct from the margarita in its omission of orange liqueur and its preferred substitution of agave Nectar, to accent the notes in the agave based spirits. You will also see it made using Orange Bitters to bring in the familiar notes of the orange liqueur that has been omitted. [2]


Tommy's margarita was conceived in San Francisco in 1990 by Julio Bermejo at his parents' restaurant called Tommy's (not to be confused with Tommy's Place in Juárez, Mexico. See Margarita Origin). Bermejo had been recently introduced to agave nectar as an ingredient, and, although it was still expensive at the time, he preferred to use it to enhance the agave flavor of the cocktail instead of using triple sec to highlight the citrus flavor in the original Margarita recipe. [2] [3] [4]

See also


  1. "New Era Drinks". IBA World. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. 1 2 "A Visit With Julio Bermejo, Creator of Tommy's Margarita". Tequila Patrón. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. Sintumang, Kevin. "The Only Margarita Recipe You Need". GQ. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  4. Krieger, Daniel. "Tommy's Margarita". Punch. Retrieved 9 April 2017.

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