Happy Cinco de Mayo!
And it falls on a Friday no less!
Okay, this is simple, are you making a great margarita? If not, read on, because this is going to change your entire margarita game.
Starting with an Archerita, a margarita has five ingredients! Lime, tequila, cointreau, ice, and salt.
From these five ingredients, you can elevate your next drink to whatever you want it to be.
Our recommendation, always use fresh fruit, never sweet and sour. Use great tequila. You can substitute or swap Grand Marnier for the Cointreau if you like, both are fantastic.
Sweet and Sour Is Not Good
Sweet and sour is not good. It is never good. Make your own, or if you are at a restaurant, substitute fresh lime. There is no substitute for fresh ingredients in cocktails, and in a margarita there is no where to hide.
We make our own sweet and sour based on a rough 1:1 ratio. 1 part fresh citrus juice to 1 part sweetness, in this case, we prefer agave. Mix together and you are ready to go. You can decrease the agave if you prefer less sweetness or add more if you like a sweeter drink. Tequila can also add or substract sweetness as well so keep that in mind.
Great Tequila Makes a Difference
Again, in a margarita, there is really no where to hide. Better ingredients will give you a better result.
- Patron, yes.
- Casamigos, yes.
- Milagro, yes.
- Don Julio, yes
Other Tequila's we like that are more budget friendly.
- El Jimador
- Kirkland Tequila Anejo
Classic Citrus Margarita
Limes, for garnish
KSC Salt, for garnish
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice
3 oz resposado tequila
1 ½ oz Agave
1 ½ oz Cointreau
- Prepare a cocktail glass by rimming the glass with lime and then dip in your favorite salt. Fill glass with crushed ice.
- In a cocktail shaker, mix remaining ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into your prepared glass.
- Garnish with a lime or a freshly sliced jalapeno for a spicy margarita.
More Of Our Favorite Margarita Recipes