JLP Golden Lime Margarita
Hands down, the best ready-to-drink margarita on the market today!
When Javier Martinez sent us samples of his JLP Tequila ready-to-drink margarita in a can, we really weren’t sure what to expect. Before I learned about sipping tequilas, I was a margarita girl. I’ve tried every ready-mixed margarita I could find. I’ve had drinks with overwhelming amounts of sugar that led to a hungover feeling (completely messed-up blood sugar levels) after just one. I’ve had others where you could swear there wasn’t a hint of tequila in them. Others were so salty I needed Midol for the water retention. And still others, that claimed to be “Light” or “Sugar-Free”, were so disgusting I couldn’t even drink them after the first sip.
After chilling the JLP Margarita, Mike Morales and I tried it and were shocked!
It was tart enough to be refreshing, sweet enough to be smooth, and required no salt or other special preparation. It was fantastic straight out of the can!
We both agreed that this was by far the very best ready-mixed margarita we’d ever tried.
When I needed a margarita mix to add to my Diva Tequila Cupcakes in the Tequila Aficionado Test Kitchen, I had about 10 untried mixes in the refrigerator and could have just picked any one of them, but I knew I wanted these cupcakes to be perfect and the JLP Margarita wouldn’t let me down. It may have added a touch more tequila to the recipe but everybody loved them!
When we wanted a nice margarita to pair with our Hornitos Lime Shot Grilled Chicken, the JLP Margarita was an easy choice.
In closing, let me say that I have issues with sugar (Reactive Hypoglycemia), so taste-testing margaritas and margarita mixes can be particularly treacherous for me. Luckily, I felt no insulin response to the JLP Margarita so although I don’t have nutrition information for it, I believe that any sugar in it is below my usual threshold of about 10 grams. (No guarantees though.)
All in all, this is a great ready-to-drink margarita that I recommend highly. In fact, I recommend it so highly that I’m nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.