Making a Perfect Margarita
There are just about as many recipes for Margaritas as there are people who drink them, but to make a really great margarita you need only a few ingredients and just a little know-how.
The key to making the perfect margarita really comes down to the ratio of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and sweetener that are combined together. It's really that simple.
Of course, there are one or two other things you should know so that you can make the very best margarita ever - every time.
It's all in the ingredients
The secret to making a fantastic margarita is to start with the very best ingredients.
Taking the time to use fresh-squeezed lime juice is the most important key to making a margarita that tastes fresh and delicious. Nothing else will do. Ever.
Investing in premium liquor and liqueurs is also important. If you skimp on the quality, it will definitely show up in the glass when you taste it. The smoother the tequila, the better the margarita.
And I encourage you to create your own homemade simple syrup, it's easy and economical (and after splurging on good quality tequila, you can save a little money by doing so!).
It's simply water and sugar
Making your own simple syrup is a snap and well worth doing. It's so inexpensive compared to store-bought, it's used in so many drink recipes, it stores for up to 6 months in the refrigerator, and you can use it in dessert recipes as well! So versatile, so sweet, so yummy!
So how do you make simple syrup? It's simple.
In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a just below a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
A few items for the bar
Some essential tools and other items that you'll want to have for easy margarita making.
Love this one for the 24 oz. capacity. I usually don't drink alone so it's always nice to be able to make two drinks at a time!
Squeeze those Limes!
Fresh squeezed lime juice - it's a must
For the classic margarita
2 ounces 100% agave reposado tequila (or high-quality mescal)
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
Shake all ingredients together and pour over ice into a salt-rimmed glass. Or place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a salt-rimmed margarita or martini glass.
Which do you prefer?
No matter what you've heard, there really is no right or wrong way, it's all just a matter of taste. Let us know which you like better!
Why not have a party?
Invite your friends over for a fun evening of margarita tasting! Start with the classic margarita and try out some variations and alternative flavors. What could be more fun?
So if you're going to have a party, you'll need some margarita-themed invitations to gather everyone together. These great invitations are easy to customize and printed in one business day - perfect for those last minute get-togethers!
Click on any image below to see more details and start customizing for your party.
Learn more about hosting a margarita-themed party!
There's hundreds of variations
Pick up either one of these recipe books to learn more about making a variety of different margaritas