Making a great margarita shouldn’t be so hard, but it seems that every bar, restaurant, lounge, hotel has their own version of it an none really taste all that similar. The problem of course stems from the sheer number of different tequilas of different tastes, the myriad of different styles to get the citrus in their and then the “orange” cordial.
Here is the basic, can’t miss always delicious perfect margarita.
Four Parts Tequila, Preferably Silver
Three Parts Cointreau (must)
Teaspoon Agave Nectar
Tequila and Cointreau over ice. Juice the limes and lemon and then mix in the Agave, shake vigorously. You cannot have a great margarita without fresh limes, the lemon adds a little twist of taste, the agave compliments the tequila perfectly, although amber tequila can have too much flavor on its own, and lastly Cointreau is the best “orange” liqueur, period.
Once you’ve made this version then you can experiment with the proportions.
Lovin’ that Margarita and want to have something to fill up the stomach to go with it? Looking back into our recipes section here is a great combo for a beautiful lunch outside throughout summer and early fall – go for the Cubano Quesadilla and some of our amazing guacamole. Yum.