Let’s set up the truth that I’ve tried and experimented with making nearly each basic margarita recipe possible. From jalapeño to skinny to frozen mango… we’ve shaken, stirred, and blended them everywhere in the years. And had a actually good time doing it, I’d add.
But lately once I discover myself craving that unmistakeable mixture of fine tequila and lime juice, I normally flip to the basic model that’s turn into our go-to.
There’s nothing fancy about it — it’s only a easy ratio of tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, Cointreau, and agave syrup that we’ve all the time bought readily available. No matter what number of instances we make this recipe, the primary sip by no means fails to go away us saying, “Wow, that is really damn good.”
A couple of notes for final margarita-making success:
- Chill your glasses within the freezer for half-hour earlier than making them.
- You should, I repeat should use fresh-squeezed lime juice.
- Shake it up for longer than you assume it’s essential. I’d say a really enthusiastic shake for 30 seconds is adequate to get that icy, frothy consistency.
- You can completely add a few jalapeño slices to the shaker for a spicy kick—I gained’t inform the purists.
Scroll on for the recipe to my basic margarita, and in addition try our spicy grapefruit margarita recipe we’re loving proper now!
This put up was initially printed on May 3, 2020, and has since been up to date.