Margaritas awaken memories of past summers and elicits anticipation for future ones. It’s a fun vacation in a glass! So who could blame you if you would like to enjoy it at home as well as at a bar?
This recipe is good for two servings. To make more than two servings, simply multiply the recipe.
2 oz tequila
1 oz lime juice
1 oz orange liqueur or triple sec
salt (optional; preferably kosher salt, which has a purer taste because it has no iodine)
crushed ice (optional)
cocktail shaker or covered pitcher
Of course, you can always raise the amount of the tequila for more buzz, the amount of lime juice for more zing, or the amount of triple sec or liqueur for more sweetness. True margarita does not need sugar, but if you want your margarita sweet, feel free to add sugar, as is often done anyway.
The quality of a margarita mix is determined by the quality of the tequila and triple sec used to make the drink. If you want premium margarita, spend on the best bottles of tequila and triple sec.
For a slushy version of margarita, crush some ice cubes in an ice crusher and mix that with the drinks. You can also skip the cocktail shaker or covered pitcher, and just mix the liquid ingredients and ice in a blender to get a shake-like consistency.