Agave nectar

Agave syrup or agave nectar is a sweetener commercially made from some species of agave, including Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. Blue-agave syrup includes 56% fructose as a sugar providing sweetening effects.

Agave is not a healthy substitute for table sugar. While it is less harmful and more natural, people closely managing blood glucose should bypass agave. The high fructose content can decrease insulin sensitivity and can worsen liver health. Agave is also a higher-calorie sweetener than table sugar.

Agave nectar is also great with

Tommys margarita
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Tommys margarita

Made with tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar or simple syrup and orange bitters 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 highlight the natural agave notes in Tequila. Tommy's margarita was conceived in San Francisco in 1990 by Julio Bermejo at his parents' restaurant called Tommy's.