The margarita recipe was created in the 1990s by Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. The neutral sweetness of Agave syrup replaces the traditional orange liqueur used in a margarita and blends perfectly with tequila and lime.
Tommy’s Margarita is a popular happy hour special because the cocktail omits the orange liqueur, often the most expensive ingredient in a margarita.
Shake all liquid ingredients with ice. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass and top with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.