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The Perfect Margarita


Margarita with a tajin rim


A margarita is probably my all time favorite cocktail. They can get a bad rep from premade mixes and super sugary drinks that leave a bad hangover. My version is made with fresh lime juice, light sugar, and a mix of tequila and mezcal- it's so refreshing, delicious, and easy to make!


Prep:

-I like to squeeze a bunch of limes in advance of either the weekend, having people over, or just when I know I'll be making a bunch of drinks! Store that in a jar for a few days

-Definitely make your own simple syrup! My favorite recipe is here and you could make it spicy or just keep it to sugar and water


Tips:

-If you don't like mezcal just double the tequila

-You could also replace some of the simple syrup with some orange liquor like Cointreau

-These would be so great to make a big batch of them for entertaining!


Leftovers:

-I doubt you'll have any :)



 

The recipe:

The Perfect Margarita


Prep time: 5 minutes

"Cook" time: 1 minute to shake!


Serves: 2

For the Margarita

2 fl-oz of mezcal

2 fl-oz of tequila

2 fl-oz of lime juice

2 fl-oz of simple syrup

Tajin or salt for the rim

Lime wedge to top with

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with tons of ice

  2. Shake for 30 seconds to a minute

  3. Rub a cut lime on the rim of the glass

  4. Pour tajin or salt on a plate and dip the rim of the glass into the tajin or salt for a fun and delicious rim

  5. Place one large ice cube or a cup of crushed ice into your glass and pour your margarita on top. Then add a cut lime wedge on the glass

  6. Serve and enjoy!



 

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