I recently discovered Flybird Ready-to-drink Margaritas, I got them shipped from Splash wines (my pandemic wine go-to). I don't mean to sound like a Shill, the shipping detail is important because I live in Pennsylvania and liquor shipping laws here are just plain messed-up. You can only get liquor shipped by the state of PA itself. I was wondering how it could ship, and it seems the product is not an actual Margarita made with Tequila. it's essentially a flavored Agave Wine. While I'm not connoisseur of Margaritas this product tastes legit to me, and the wife loves it so...
Anyway it has me wondering how hard it would be to make something like that at home... given that I have ZERO experience with agave. I see some bulk products on Amazon, and I've seen some tiny bottles at the local grocery...
My line of thinking...
Agave Syrup or Nectar diluted to ~1.080
whatever clean, alcohol-tolerant yeast.. US-05 maybe or a Voss Kviek, or a Belgian strain with the temps kept low.
Anyway if it's that simple, it may be fun. But if needs some weird schedule of yeast nutrient additions to finish, or would require sulfites and back-sweetening then it may be approaching the point of "Just get a mix and some tequila"
Has anyone tried a recipe like this?