I love playing around with new margarita flavors. But, sometimes a traditional margarita is just the thing. Here’s a good, basic margarita made with fresh lime juice.
Mixing up a fresh margarita is easy, so skip the mix. Make with blanco (silver) tequila for a milder flavor. If you prefer more robust tequila flavor, use reposado aged tequila. Whichever you choose, be sure to look for tequila made from 100 percent agave.
Fresh Lime Margarita Recipe
1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron or Cabo Wabo
3/4 ounce clear orange liqueur such as Cointreau
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
Add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with lime wheel.
Makes 1 cocktail
Looking for a large batch recipe for lime margaritas? Use the cocktail ratio to scale up the drink. This margarita recipe is 2 parts tequila, 1 part orange liqueur, 1 part fresh lime juice, 1 part simple syrup. To make 8 margaritas you’ll need 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) tequila and 6 ounces (3/4 cup) each of orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Be sure to shake the cocktail with ice to chill and dilute the margarita. Serve over additional fresh ice.
How to add salt to a margarita glass: Rub the outside rim of the glass with a cut lime. Sprinkle moistened glass with coarse salt. (Or, place salt on a small shallow plate and roll moistened glass rim in salt.)
What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.
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