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Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Perfect Margarita

May 5, 2011

It’s Cinco de Mayo – I know while you are sitting there reading this post you are secretly, or perhaps not so secretly, craving a margarita. And while we all wait for the work bell to finish for the day, most of us are probably headed to your favorite local Mexican restaurant or for a party back home.

Lucky for you, I have the perfect margarita recipe. It’s all about ratios and works everytime. 3 parts tequila, 2 parts triple sec, 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice. 1 part could be a shot glass, a pitcher, or a trash can. It doesn’t really matter as long as the proportions are correct.

Here’s my secret – make sure you are using fresh squeezed lime juice! That margarita mix stuff is an abomination and laced with tons of sugar. Fresh squeezed lime juice separates a good margarita from a great margarita.

I prefer mine on the rocks, but feel free to put some in the blender with ice and make them “frozen”.

The Perfect Margarita

(Recipe Courtesy of Vivek Surti)

3 parts tequila

2 parts triple sec or Cointreau

1 part freshly squeezed lime juice

Combine in a shaker, pitcher, or other vessel and stir to combine. Pour over ice for “rocks” and put in a blender with a ton of ice for “frozen”

Sit back, relax, and enjoy folks! Should be a beautiful day to go out there and celebrate. And if you need something to eat, make my skirt steak tacos! You’ll be satisfied to the max.



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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2011 10:34 AM

    Just what I needed, though I’m making our margraitas today with gin since I don’t really drink tequila. Should be interesting.

  2. May 5, 2011 4:04 PM

    i’m cracking up at the visual of mixing trashcan sized proportions. in the bathtub, maybe? now that’s a party. i’ve been craving margaritas ever since i tasted that Cuestion tequila at Iron Fork.

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