The Ultimate Margarita Recipe
Have you ever followed a margarita recipe from scratch, or are you used to packages of sugary margarita mix? A true, homemade margarita is much different than the mixes you can get at the store. The flavor is more authentic and, overall, much better.
Making a margarita isn’t hard either and it doesn’t take much time. It is also one of the most popular cocktails out there. It is a great thing to know how to make so you can impress your friends when you serve it at your next party. The interesting thing about the margarita is that no one knows where it came from.
One theory is that it came about in 1948 in Mexico. A rich Texan woman decided to mix a particular type of tequila along with lime juice and a bit of Cointreau. Another theory is that this cocktail is an alternative to another cocktail called Daisy. This wouldn’t be too surprising since the word margarita means daisy in Spanish. The Daisy cocktail is only different in its use of soda, which a classic margarita does not use.
But it doesn’t really matter where the drink came from as long as you have high-quality ingredients to make it. Get blanco tequila that says it is 100% blue agave. This is important because if it isn’t 100% blue agave, the drink will mostly be made of cheap sugars and fillers. Stay away from premade sour mix too.
This is because these mixes are loaded with sugar and artificial flavors. Using real lime will make a big difference and give you a chance to ruminate over the drink’s real flavors. As for the orange liquor, Cointreau is the finest choice, but triple sec is another good alternative.
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 ounce agave syrup
- Garnish with lime
- Optional salt
Get your cocktail shaker and mix together the tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, and agave syrup. Shake it all together with ice until the entire shaker gets cold. Strain the drink into a chilled glass. You can experiment with the garnish. Some people like to add a lime wheel or peel for a more aromatic experience.
Others prefer to line the edge of the glass with salt. This gives the drink an extra zing. It’s all up to what flavors you prefer. But as you can see, a classic margarita recipe is very easy to follow and enjoy.