For The Margarita Lover

Spring has sprung, the sun is out and your taste buds yearn for a nice cold beverage. This four ingredient margarita recipe is the perfect thirst quencher for any occasion!

It’s no secret that I love a good margarita. Instead of buying one of the margarita mixes that can be overly bitter or sweet, make your own in under 5 minutes! This recipe is nice and strong (look out!), easy to mix as an individual serving and also easy to modify if you want it a little more bitter than sweet or vice versa.

So, if you’re craving a delicious iced cocktail to enjoy on a warm day or with your Taco Tuesday, here’s the margarita recipe that I recommend.

Margarita Ingredients:

  • Tequila – My personal favorite is the Espolon Tequila Blanco, but any tequila of your preference will do!
  • Freshly-Squeezed Lime Juice – I highly recommend freshly squeezed, not store bought. I use a hand-held citrus juicer to squeeze my limes.
  • Orange Liqueur – I’ve been using Patron Citronge Orange Liqeur, but Grand Marnier or Triple Sec will do too!
  • Simple Syrup – Homemade, over the stove is the only way to go in my opinion.

Additional ingredients can include kosher salt or sugar for your rim glass, a lime wedge for garnish and a splash of seltzer (which I like to include).

How To Make A Margarita – Simple and easy instructions for a single-serving.

  • Simple Syrup – Add one cup of water and one cup of sugar over the stove in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir until dissolved. Let cool, then pour into a heat resistant container and cover with lid. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Prep – If you like salt or sugar on the rim of your glass, run a lime wedge around the rim and then dip the rim in the garnish of your choice. Set aside.
  • Combine Ingredients – Using a cocktail shaker or larger glass, combine the following ingredients and mix with ice:
    • Fill Glass with Ice
    • 1 Shot of Tequila
    • 1 Shot of Orange Liqueur
    • 1 Freshly Squeezed Lime
    • 1.5 Shots of Simple Syrup
  • Taste Test – Taste and add more simple syrup if you want it sweeter. Some people also like their margaritas more bitter than others, so you can also add more freshly squeezed lime juice upon your liking. I like to add a splash of plain seltzer to mine to get the acidity down.
  • Serve on the Rocks – Fill your garnished glass to the rim with ice. Strain your concoction into you glass and enjoy!

So, the next time you’re sitting next to the pool or prepping for a Taco Tuesday, grab the four simple ingredients above to make your day or event a little more enjoyable. Cheers!

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