Not Your Mama’s Margarita Recipe

delicious margarita recipe

If you aren’t a fan of the intensely sweet, made-from-a-mix, restaurant style margarita, this is the recipe for you!  It’s simple, fresh, and strong, just how nature intended.

Caution: More than two consumed can cause some serious truth-telling!


The Goods:

3 oz. Tequila, blanco, reposado, or anejo – it’s all fantastic

*Use Blanco (white) for a tart taste with a little bite at the end

*Use Reposado (gold) for a warmer taste with an even warmer finish

*Use Anejo for a super smooth, make-you-drink-it-3-times-as-fast taste

1 oz. Triple Sec

2 oz. Fresh lime juice (about 1 ½ limes) – this is a key ingredient!

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Lime wedge


Mixed drink shaker


How To:

It’s not rocket science, but you must be precise.

–Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice in a shaker.

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–Shake for about 20 seconds and pour through a strainer into a low-ball glass – rimmed with salt or sugar – over ice (or margarita glass with no ice).

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–Squeeze the juice from the lime wedge over the top, drop it into the glass or use as garnish and stir three times.

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