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Best Margarita Recipe

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The Best Margarita Recipe is made fresh ingredients and quality tequila.

Margaritas are a classic summer libation. Frozen margaritas, like my frozen mango margarita, will surly cool you off on a hot summer day but there’s nothing like this best margarita recipe. It’s the classic lime margarita, and it reminds me of my Mom. It was her favorite.

Lime salt for margaritas

I’ve taken her drink and kicked it up a notch without losing the classic flavor. First, I added fine lime zest to the coarse salt. I have a grater that very finely grates zest. It added a little subtle lime flavor.

The best margarita recipe starts with quality ingredients. Use a good tequila. Many people use a reposado but I prefer to make them with a 100% blue agave tequila. A “top shelf” margarita includes Cointreau. Cointreau is an orange flavored liqueur. I prefer to use a non-alcoholic triple sec, also orange flavor, because the Cointreau only makes the drink stronger. Some bartenders prefer a sour mix instead of fresh lime juice. The first time I had a margarita made with fresh lime juice it was life changing. I’ve never looked back! Try it and you’ll understand.

The Best Margarita Recipe is made fresh ingredients and quality tequila.

Best Margarita Recipe

Yield: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Summer entertaining calls for classic margaritas. This is the best margarita recipe I've found.

Ingredients

Lime Salt

  • ⅛ cup coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

Margarita

  • 4 ounces Reposado Tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounces Triple Sec, non-alcoholic
  • Lime wheels for garnish
  • Lime wedge for wetting glass rim

Instructions

  1. On a flat shallow plate combine lime zest with coarse salt. Set aside.
  2. Using a lime wedge, rim glass so it's wet with lime juice then dip in lime salt.
  3. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice. Shake to mix. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wheel and serve.

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The Best Margarita Recipe is made fresh ingredients and quality tequila.

Kate

Saturday 25th of May 2019

I love adding the lime zest to the salt! So smart!

Christie

Saturday 25th of May 2019

Adding the lime zest to the salt is genius! That little aroma and flavor of lime hits the lips before the margarita. I'm sure it heightens the lime flavor. So refreshing for summer.

Cheese Curd In Paradise

Saturday 25th of May 2019

I love a margarita when the weather is warm! This looks delicious and I can't wait to try it!

Karen

Friday 24th of May 2019

I go for the fresh lime juice too (and the Cointreau) =)

Hezzi-D

Friday 24th of May 2019

You know me, I love a good margarita and can't wait to try a new recipe!

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