Anybody who has ever enjoyed a cold margarita in a Mexican restaurant San Diego probably has wondered how hard it would be to enjoy these drinks at home. Actually, good margaritas are simple and quick to make. The important things are to have the right ingredients and use them in the correct proportions.
Mixing the Perfect Classic Margarita
Of course, there are probably as many margarita recipes as there are bartenders. This is a classic recipe that is commonly used for a margarita on the rocks.
These are the ingredients to have on hand:
- Agave tequila : 1 1/2 ounce
- Triple sec liquor : 1/2 ounce
- Fresh lime juice : 1 ounce
- Lime or lemon wedge
First, coat the rim of the glass with juice from the lime or lemon wedge. After that, dip the rim of the glass in salt to coat it. Set the lemon wedge aside or cut a small notch to balance it to the rim of the glass to give the drink a festive look. Whoever enjoys this drink also has the option to use the lime or lemon wedge to add an extra squeeze of sour into their drink.
Mix the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec together in the glass and add a handful of ice cubes. Make sure it’s well stirred and enjoyed.
Frozen margaritas have become a popular variation. Instead of mixing the ice and liquids together in a glass, blend them up in a blender first. Then pour this icy and refreshing drink into a glass that has had the rim coated with salt. Some people who think that regular margaritas taste too strong enjoy frozen margaritas, and they are always popular on warm days.
Lime juice is the traditional non-alcoholic mixer for these drinks. However, there are plenty of tasty variations. Almost any type of fruit juice works well, so why not experiment with orange or pineapple juice? Also, some people prefer to add a bit of sugar or other sweetener to the mix. Another option is to coat the rim with sugar instead of salt to make the drink sweeter.