Updated: Aug 7, 2021
This classic version of the margarita is absolutely perfect. It is made with only 4 simple ingredients: freshly-squeezed lime, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup. Sometimes, my friends, it's just best not to mess with perfection!
Recipe adapted from the Food Network Kitchen.
I am a cocktail loving girl. I get super excited to try a new cocktail recipe. Through the years, I have made many different versions and flavors of the margarita. But a classic margarita is by far my all-time favorite. This version is perfect served alongside your favorite Tex-Mex dishes or on its own. It's light and fresh with just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. It's so refreshing on a hot summer day. So, go ahead and celebrate Cinco de Mayo every month. I won't judge.
This recipe makes 1 serving.
Let’s get cooking!
3 ounces of tequila
2 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce of simple syrup, recipe follows
1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
1 tablespoon lime sugar, recipe follows
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
Zest of one lime
2 tablespoons of sugar
How to make
Please be sure to visit Food Network Kitchen for the source recipe and original instructions.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds.
Place the lime sugar on a plate. Press the rim of a chilled margarita glass into the mixture to rim the edge.
Strain margarita into the glass.
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Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, you can heat in the microwave.)
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Blend together the lime zest and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.