If you know me then you know how much I LOVE Margaritas. I love them sooo much that I broke down and cried when I was 6 months pregnant with Graham. We were in our kitchen enjoying delicious homemade Mexican food, while a few of my family members were blending up frozen Margaritas. I was so upset I couldn't have one.... LOL! But when the day came to enjoy one after 9+ months of withdrawls, you bet I savored every last bit!
When tequila is your liquor of choice, knowing how to make a margarita is must, and I am proud to say this is my tried and true famous Margarita recipe. This Classic Margarita Recipe is perfectly balanced with tequila, triple sec and lime juice for a crisp and refreshing cocktail. No margarita mix required!
Choose a high-quality blanco or silver tequila for the best margarita. Since the recipe only has three ingredients, there’s nowhere for any flavors to “hide.” Quality is important. Here are a few tequilas I recommend.
- Grand Mayan Ultra Aged
- Patron Silver Tequila
- Cabo Wabo
- Don Julio Blanco
- Lime wedges, for rimming
- Salt, for garnish
- 3 cups tequila
- 2 cups fresh lime juice, plus lime slices, for garnish
- 1 1/2 cups orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
For the rim: Moisten the rim of the glasses with lime wedges and dip in the salt.
For the margarita: Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and agave syrup in a large pitcher. Stir vigorously to combine. Pour over ice in the salt-rimmed glasses, garnish with a slice of lime and serve immediately.
Happy Cinco de Mayo... but really it doesn’t matter – margaritas are timeless. Every season is margarita season in my book!