Simple Margarita





Introduction: Simple Margarita

While recently on vacation in Mexico, I wanted to whip up some tasty margaritas, with limited supplies on hand. What follows is the simplest margarita recipe I can think of! You will need:

  • tequila
  • orange liqueur such at Cointreau or Controy
  • limes and a way to juice them (a fork works)
  • glass with ice
  • mixing implement
  • kosher salt (optional)

Step 1: Mix It Up!

If you have kosher salt available, wet and dip the rim of the glass in salt first. In your glass of ice, combine:

  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1 part orange liqueur
  • 1 part lime juice

Mix it up with a spoon, or the same fork you used to juice the limes. Adjust ratios to your taste. Enjoy!!



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    I thought you were going to explain how to avoid spending 15 euros in a Cointreau bottle. I stopped mixing margaritas because it's such an expensive cocktail. And you missed the salt in the rim of the glass in the video.

    Scratch 15, replace with 20!

    This is not the simple way, it's the ONLY way to get a good margarita. After this, nothing else will be worth drinking.

    A few extra details:

    • Always use a good quality 100% agave silver tequila. You won't notice the difference between good Sauza and Patron, but the cheap stuff will not be as good.

    • Aged tequilas are great for sipping but lack the brightness for a good margarita.

    • Never ever use triple sec! It will ruin an otherwise good margarita. I always use Cointreau but Gran Marnier would probably be ok. For that matter, never buy ANY booze you can get for under $10.

    • I like a touch more Cointreau, 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 parts.

    • Never use lime juice out of a bottle. Squeeze it fresh then use the spent limes to moisten the rim for the salt.

    • On the rocks ONLY, NO BLENDERS!!!

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    I agree with everything you said. When in Mexico you can buy Controy very reasonably and it's every bit as tasty as Cointreau. Gran Marnier is for fancier Margarita style drinks - my preference is to stay traditional.

    This is just a standard margarita recipe!

    That's what I say; but there are 'Margarita Infidels' among us. They look and talk like us, but they don't mix like us.

    I like the way you mix.